You Can’t Starve Yourself Skinny!

starve You Cant Starve Yourself Skinny!

Losing weight can sometimes seem so challenging that you just don’t know where to start. I have seen so many girls out there & have been guilty myself of trying to starve myself . This is super unhealthy & seriously you can’t starve yourself skinny!

I just want you to know that you’re not alone, I felt that way half of my life. I tried so many different fad diets & none of them worked. Pills, formulas, nasty Slim Fast shakes, you name it, I tried it. Then I started applying a couple easy weight loss tips & the weight started falling off! Seriously, you can’t starve yourself skinny. You MUST eat or you will damage your health & your body causing the reverse to happen.

More recently I started trying new ways of eating to achieve my goal to get more toned. I have been doing two workouts a day, eating 1300 calories, & feeling so deprived & stressed out. Then I realized “Oh yeah Jess! You can’t starve yourself skinny!”

But, where do I begin? You may be feeling, “ I will never get this weight off.”

In today’s video I wanted to address a few easy  loss tips that you can apply right away to see the scale go down. This is proven to be effective. I lost 60 lbs a few years ago & have kept it off since then.

So let’s watch today’s message on easy weight loss tips you can start applying NOW.

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6 Easy Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

Rev Up Your Metabolism 6 Easy Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is one thing that can greatly affect your results from exercising & eating. Some people are blessed naturally & have super fast metabolisms, whereas some people have much slower ones like myself. My mom is one of those with a fast metabolism, she can eat whatever she wants & not gain weight. I, on the other hand, have to be super particular about everything that I put in my body. But, the good news is, according to Self Magazine, there are 6 easy ways to rev up your metabolism. They  can achieve all your fitness goals & melt off those pounds & inches!

1. Take a run. Running burns lots of calories & also slows the aging process!

2. Lift weights. Strength training is super important because lean muscle increases your metabolism. Lift weights for at least 20 minutes, 3 times a week.

3. Get in some cardio. High intensity interval training, jumping rope, & kickboxing are all great forms that can double your metabolic rate for an entree half hour after exercising.

4. Eat frequently. You’ll need to eat every 2-3 hours to rev up your metabolism.

5. Drink lots of water. If you don’t drink enough, your metabolism may decrease. Try to drink 8 glasses a day!

6. Eat more fiber & protein. Fiber helps you burn extra energy when you’re processing it. Protein helps rebuild muscle tissue which is essential for increasing your metabolism.

Try trying out these 6 easy ways to rev up your metabolism & you’ll see the inches melt off in no time!

And just something funny (because I’m a goof) in closing!

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Don’t forget to always love yourself!

<3 xoxo

Jess

How to Get Started with Clean Eating & Tracking Your Macros

Many of you have asked me about macros & clean eating. What they are, how you figure yours out, etc. Your head may be spinning right now trying to grasp the concept. Don’t worry. I felt the same way when I first started learning about them. Just take it one day at a time & I promise it’ll get easier.

But, how do I figure out what mine are? You may be feeling, “This is too hard for me.”

In today’s video I addressed two different topics that will help you achieve your fitness goals. Applying clean eating to your life & also tracking your macros. It is proven to be effective. Just from April to June I saw a drastic change in my body. I finally had muscle tone & my cellulite started disappearing.

So let’s watch today’s message on how clean eating & macros work so you can start applying it NOW.

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Don’t forget to always love yourself!

<3 xoxo

Jess

Mind, Body and Spirit: The Perfect Trinity For A Healthy Body Image

Body Mind Spirit Mind, Body and Spirit: The Perfect Trinity For A Healthy Body Image I am so excited to talk about one of my favorite topics today – the mind, body, & spirit. They are truly the perfect trinity for a healthy body image. Since I was overweight half my life, I’ve struggled with a healthy body image. Even after losing 60 lbs it’s something that I struggle with almost daily. It is definitely a process, but it becomes easier every day when your mind, body, & spirit are aligned.

If you don’t know my story, it’s been a step by step process to align my mind, body, & spirit. At the age of 21, I was so tired of being unhappy with myself, drinking my problems away every day, & not feeling comfortable in my own body. I tried ever single thing possible to try to lose weight from pills, to Slim Fast, to the Atkins diet. You name it, I tried it.

After going through teenage years of being tormented & a verbally abusive marriage that ended in divorce at the young age of 19, I knew that I HAD to do something to change my life. I was so sick & tired of feeling depressed, I had no confidence, & just felt like there had to be more to life. I also met a very attractive guy in college who I was trying to impress after my divorce, so part of that was my motivation to look better. My mind, body & spirit were not aligned at this time of my life.

I was eating terrible foods because I worked in food & beverage, so I was constantly eating fried foods, desserts, & consuming alcohol. So, I decided to change what I was eating, cut my portions in half, & added a fruit or vegetable to each meal. I also started doing an at home workout DVD because I was too embarrassed to workout at the gym & didn’t know what to do. You’ll see in a minute that even though I was taking care of my body, my mind, body, & spirit were still out of balance.

After making these changes, I lost 30 lbs during my senior year of college in 2009. However, I continued drinking all the time & my relationship with the attractive guy from college wasn’t going that well. Then I graduated college & was in the real world at a full-time “grown up” job, so my partying had to stop. I moved in with a roommate who was also losing weight, so I started running with her. My mind, body, & spirit were still not aligned, even though I started taking care of my body.

I then lost another 30 lbs after eliminating alcohol in 2010, incorporating a variety of workouts, & improving my nutrition even more by eating healthy every day. I ended up going through a bad break up with her boyfriend after a couple of years. This is what started the process of aligning my mind, body, & spirit. You can see below what I looked like in 2009 to what I look like today in July of 2013. Body Mind Spirit1 Mind, Body and Spirit: The Perfect Trinity For A Healthy Body Image

 

Although my body was healthy, my mind & soul were not. I was not happy, confident, or close to God. I hit rock bottom in 2011 & was at a very depressed state, so I decided to start attending church more often. I then got baptized again, joined a life group, started volunteering at church & in the community, & reading my Bible & praying daily. Now that I had a healthier body, I was finally learning how to align my mind, body, & spirit to have a healthy body image.

I then learned towards the end of 2012 about having a relationship with God & living like Jesus. God then helped me to become more confident & happy with myself as a single woman. I had never been single before & felt like I couldn’t live without having a significant other. But, I began to realize all I needed was Jesus in her life & I fell in love with Him. At last my mind, body, & spirit were aligned because I learned about how God viewed me.

I am so passionate about helping others realize that the body, mind, & soul all work together. I know that there are so many women out there who are struggling, dark, & depressed like I was before. God has revealed that He is going to use me to help others through those same struggles to change their entire life. I want to change the world one life at a time by teaching women how to align their mind, body, & spirit.

He helped transform my life from being dark, disrespectful, depressed, and overweight to positive, caring, happy, and healthy. You can also align your mind, body, & spirit, which is the perfect trinity for a healthy body image. Learn to view yourself as God views you. If you ever have trouble figuring that out just remember this Bible verse which always gives me encouragement,

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

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Remember to always love yourself,

xoxo <3

Jess

Easy Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight can sometimes seem so challenging that you just don’t know where to start. I just want you to know that you’re not alone, I felt that way half of my life. I tried so many different fad diets & none of them worked. Pills, formulas, nasty Slim Fast shakes, you name it, I tried it. Then I started applying a couple easy weight loss tips & the weight started falling off!

But, where do I begin? You may be feeling, “ I will never get this weight off.”

In today’s video I wanted to address two easy weight loss tips that you can apply right away to see the scale go down. This is proven to be effective. I lost 60 lbs a few years ago & have kept it off since then.

So let’s watch today’s message on easy weight loss tips you can start applying NOW.

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