Here is a little background on me. I’m Jenna, my husband and I live in New York with our 3 beautiful kids. I grew up dancing and tumbling. I love working out and am AFAA certified in teaching group exercise.
In high school I loved track and running long distances. Running was a big outlet for me to escape anything I was battling – like my parent’s divorce. I was nicknamed “biggest health nut” on my cheer team and have always been concerned with health and wellness.
As I have gotten older, it became tricky to figure out what would work best for my body. Over my 3 pregnancies I gained more than 150 pounds! My first pregnancy I gained 80 pounds with Davis, and if you don’t believe me you can email me– I’ll send you a picture to prove it! :).
I’ve worked really hard to get where I’m at today. I know nothing comes without discipline and hard work. I became AFAA certified and started teaching group exercise when I got pregnant with my 2nd, Gwen. This kept me on track and I only gained ~40 pounds with her and my 3rd pregnancy. 40 pounds was so much better for me than the 80 I gained with my first!
Figuring out how to lose the weight after pregnancy has definitely given me so much insight into the world of weight loss. I feel like I really understand it and can empathize with those trying to figure out how to lose weight. Whether you are just beginning your fitness journey or feel like you are at a plateau or need a little motivation to jump-start follow along with us. It’s so much easier to do it with a team than on your own.
6 months ago I decided I wanted to be healthier, toned and fit, not just skinny. I started with a trainer at my gym to learn all about weights & to get me comfortable on the weight floor. I was pretty intimidated. (you don’t have to have a trainer to be successful) Now my favorite 4 LETTER word is LIFT. It has changed everything. I’m no longer a slave to cardio for hours. I get my work outs done in an hour and see better results than I ever have. Lifting weights while doing interval training is the key.And CONSISTENCY is the key as well. Be active everyday. Set goals to make this happen and get your friends and family involved. There really isn’t a huge secret. It’s just hard work,time, dedication, consistency, loving yourself and sweating it out!
The most important feeling for me right now in life is to feel strong and healthy. I’m not worried about being skinny, just strong. When I say strong I mean emotionally strong as well as physically strong. Taking care of your body changes your soul/spirit as well. Being strong makes you feel capable in the life decisions you make. It’s so important to realize one effects the other. I’m so excited to share my experiences and everything I am learning along the way. I have a healthier outlook on keeping my kids active and fed properly as well. Lisa and I work really hard at this so stay tuned! We are thrilled to bring more daily fitness routines, work-out tips and meal plans. Please leave a comment if you have specific subjects, body parts, or really anything you want to make sure we cover on our site.
cardio with weights
Zella Top criss-cross tank in NAVY now
Zella Active wear - Zella works for all shapes and sizes. Nordstrom nailed it with this line. I love this activewear line so much. I truly think it’s one of the best on the market. I really do wear it, ALL THE TIME. The fit is as great as my my most expensive pieces from leading brands. This line is very affordable. The fabrics are soft and the styles are great too. If you have never tried it start with the “LIVE IN LEGGINGS” – lots of styles to choose from. You won’t want to take them off, ever. I wear to work out and as leggings. I’m wearing these in the above pictures. You can see other Zella legging styles I love in this post.
Don’t WAIT. Make it HAPPEN and set goals TODAY
Big thanks to : sponsored by Nordstrom, Zella Activewear