Strive for Progress Not Perfection

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As I mentioned the other day on Facebook, I had  an off week last week with my eating. I had some left over snacks from a girls night at my apartment that I wouldn’t normally keep here. I had a snack attack several nights this week & missed my workout yesterday. But, it’s all about progress not perfection.But instead of beating myself up, I focused on how far I’ve come & the healing God is giving me. If this would’ve been me just a few months ago, I would’ve been on my bathroom floor crying & probably with a spoon & a jar of cookie butter (it’s like crack, don’t buy it). Again, progress not perfection!

But this week I instead accepted the fact that I was human & celebrated the fact that it was only half a jar of peanut butter I consumed (that’s a lot I know, but I’m just being real). And I got right back to eating healthy on a Saturday out of all days! Strive for progress not perfection! 

Normally I would’ve been like, “yeah I will wait till Monday it’s the weekend,” because I knew I had a lot planned with friends & stuff going on at church. But I instead made healthy choices being out the entire weekend. I feel almost back to normal!

I say all this to say that I’m not where I want to be (my abs have gone in to hiding after this week lol), but I sure as hell ain’t where I used to be! I’m not in fetal position with sweets, I’m sipping my Shakeology enjoying the sunshine instead. 

So strive for progress, not perfection peeps! No more beating yourself up because I care about you! 

Gain Confidence this Summer

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Do you dread summer each year because you don’t feel comfortable in sleeveless shirts or bathing suits? You’re not alone. That was me for half my life.

I want to help you take your life back & gain CONFIDENCE this summer. It’s not just for you, it’s for your spouse & your family as well. They NEED you to be around & be healthy.

And because I have such an absolute passion to help others transform their lives, I am doing something super special for you in preparation for summer. Because God has called me to help transform as many lives as possible. 

Normally I only host one fitness group a month, but for the next 6 weeks I will be offering a fitness group EVERY week. Spots are limited & I can only accept a certain amount of clients for each week.

I don’t want you to do this alone, let’s do it together.  <3

Head over here to fill out your application now.http://getfitjess.com/health-freedom/

How to Overcome Binge Eating

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Today I wanted to write about something that I also struggle with in hopes that it’ll help others. Ever since losing 60 lbs a few years ago & keeping it off, I have struggled with binge eating. I will decide to go on these crazy restrictive diets & then when I am done & can have “real food” again, I tend to get out of control.

Most recently I was doing probably the most restrictive diet I have ever done in my life & it caused me to end up binging pretty bad at Christmas. I literally just wrote ya’ll a post Monday about how to stay healthy, but I didn’t follow it myself. Sweets are totally my weakness so I overindulged on several cookies & lots of Sangria. But for once, I am not going to beat myself up & am going to take this as a learning lesson. I have decided no more crazy restrictive diets, I will just eat healthy & allow myself small treats in moderation so that I don’t feel the need to overindulge.

So because of all this I was doing some research on how to overcome binge eating so I wanted to share it with ya’ll, too.

  1. Mange your stress. Find alternate ways to handle stress such as exercising, meditating, or other relaxation practices.
  2. Eat 3 meals a day plus healthy snacks. Be sure that you’re eating every 2-3 hours & consuming healthy foods. Think lots of whole grains, lean proteins, veggies, & fruits.
  3. Avoid temptation. Remove all the junk food from your house so it’s not there to tempt you.
  4. Stop dieting. Avoid banning certain foods & focus on just having things in moderation when you are craving something “unhealthy.”
  5. Exercise. It will help boost your mood & the positive emotions can put a stop to binge eating.
  6. Fight boredom. Distract yourself from eating by taking a walk, calling a friend, or reading a book.
  7. Get enough sleep. Make sure you’re getting 7-8 hours a night.
  8. Listen to your body. Learn to distinguish physical hunger & emotional hunger. Drink a glass of water & if you’re still hungry 15 minutes later, than you’re truly hungry.
  9. Keep a food diary. Track what you’re eating. You’ll be less likely to eat too much if you know you have to write it down.
  10. Get support. Use your family & friends to lean on. Join a support group.

I know the one that stood out to me most was “stop dieting” because that’s basically the only one that I’m struggling with now. I also know that having a huge support system around me helps so much! I never had this before I became a coach. I would love to help you get the amazing accountability & support that I get on a daily basis. Head over here to come join us!

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I hope this post helps you if you are struggling with binge eating as well. It can be difficult when you are trying to figure out how to overcome binge eating, but we can do this together!

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Help Us Change the World 2014

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Hey ya’ll! I know it’s been a while since I posted, I am so sorry! I was away at a conference in Vegas & have been so busy! I am working on something absolutely epic & I wanted to tell all of you about it! I want YOU to help us change the world in 2014!

In today’s video I wanted to tell you exactly about what our team is about to do & how you can help us change the world in 2014!

So let’s watch today’s message on how your life is about to change because of this opportunity.

Just click below to watch!

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Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Have Fun Getting Fit

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Before & after I lost 60 pounds icon smile Have Fun Getting Fit

I was overweight half my life & used to think that eating healthy was boring & miserable.

I was wrong.

After losing 60 lbs, I became obsessed with doing too much cardio & eating too little calories, while also calorie counting. Then I realized that eating healthy is AMAZE, super yummy, & it’ll change your life.

I started playing with food . . .and having a blast. I created new recipes – made them and the most fun part . . . taste testing!! Now, I have teamed up with my friend Sarah to bring you the most FUN cookbook!

We’ve been working on yummy & healthy recipes for the past couple of months. And it is ready!!

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My most recent pics! Before Insanity & after Insanity

INTRODUCING: FUN – FIT – FOOD!

Just some of the tasty recipes that are included:

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
  • Chocolate Coconut Crepes
  • Asian Sesame Salmon
  • Healthified Pizza
  • And so much more.

Seriously eating healthy does NOT have to be boring & it can be delicious!

Start having fun with food. . . get your copy of Fun-Fit-Food now!

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ONLY $20 $10

GET IT NOW!

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Note: Because the purpose of this cookbook is to have fun, calories & macros are NOT included. Just know that if all the ingredients are healthy, the end result is too!

Your Mind Controls Everything

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Am I a coach? Yes! Do I love eating healthy & working out? Duh! Am I motivated to most days? For the most part, sometimes I still feel like my old 200 lb self though! Today was NOT one of those days though where i felt motivated, just being real. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, wanted to keep sleeping, was beating myself up for everything imaginable. Seriously, your mind controls everything.

But you know what? I’m SO thankful for Jesus to get me through anything, for my accountability partner, & to be a part of the online groups that I’m leading because they help keep me on track! And guess what else? None of these people I knew before, my accountability partner I didn’t know, yet they’re the most amazing group of people ever! People are losing the amount of weight I’ve lost (60 lbs) in just MONTHS, whereas it took me a little over a year because I didn’t have accountability or support. Your mind controls everything.

I took some extra time feeding my mind with positivity because we determine what thoughts come in to our minds & stay. Like Pastor Steven says, make a decision what you let in & out of your life so you don’t let certain thought patterns control your mind. I’m so thankful for my group & my Jesus today!! Your mind controls everything, feed it something positive.

In today’s video I wanted to address just how your mind controls everything. I actually made this video for my group, but wanted to share it with y’all as well icon smile Your Mind Controls Everything

So let’s watch today’s message on how your mind controls everything.

Just click below to watch!

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Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Fun Fit Food

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Happy Monday!!! Today’s post will be very brief, but SUPER EXCITING!! I’ve been working on an ebook with yummy & healthy recipes with my friend Sarah for the past couple of months. GREAT NEWS!!! Our ebook,  Fun Fit Food, is almost ready to publish!!! We should be releasing it by the end of the week!

I’m super excited to share these amazing recipes with ya’ll that I’ve learned this year! I was overweight half my life & used to think that eating healthy was boring & miserable. After losing 60 lbs, I became obsessed with doing too much cardio & eating too little calories, while also calorie counting. After overcoming that, I wanted to share with ya’ll that eating healthy is AMAZE, super yummy, & it’ll change your life. For that reason, calories & macros are NOT included in the ebook because it is all about living a healthy & balanced life.

Just some of the tasty recipes that’ll be included in Fun Fit Food include Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Bars, Chocolate Coconut Crepes, Asian Sesame Salmon, & Healthified Pizza just to name a few. Seriously eating healthy does NOT have to be boring & it can be delicious!

I will keep you updated on the release of Fun Fit Food, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled on my social media pages for more details!

Please look me up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or feel free to email me at any time with any questions or if you need help on your health & fitness journey! icon smile Fun Fit Food

Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3