What Causes Cellulite?

What Causes Cellulite What Causes Cellulite?

Today I figured that I would share a blog post on something that I have been struggling with again recently. My cellulite had gotten much better, but for some reason lately it has reappeared. So I figured I would do something that would help all of us because 90% of women struggle with cellulite. So what causes cellulite?

  • Genetics, hormones, circulation, inflammation, fat, stress, poor diet, high alcohol consumption, & lack of exercise are what can cause cellulite

But good news! There are ways to help improve your cellulite that you can easily start doing. You will not have to buy any crazy creams, lotions, get surgery, or those weird body wraps. Here are a few tips that will help you get rid of cellulite:

  • Exercises that work your lower body (see below)
  • Drink more water
  • Certain foods – blueberries, tomatoes, watermelon, eggs, oily fish, flaxseed oil, spinach, brazil nuts, pineapple

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I’m glad that I researched what causes cellulite so that I can help get rid of mine & help ya’ll, too! We can do it together!

Maybe I will go back to doing Brazil Butt Lift - I would love for ya’ll to join me! Here were my results from when I did it earlier this year.

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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 Body and Your Image: Seeing Yourself Healthy

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The way you see yourself & your thoughts are literally what creates your life & happiness. I have personally struggled with an unhealthy body image for most of my life. I was overweight for half my life & a few years ago finally lost 60 lbs. Since then I’ve kept it off (gained a few in muscle though), but I continue to view myself as the girl I used to be when I looked in the mirror. Then God & the Pastor at my church started working on me about this topic. There is a way to love yourself & I like to call it your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

It’s all about the thoughts that you let stay in your head – you have to control that ACESSS – those negative thoughts CAN be kicked to the curb! There are going to be so many negative thoughts that pass through your mind each day, but you MUST overcome them with positive thinking & the Word of God. Remember how God views you & just how beautiful & fearless He made you. You DESERVE to be happy! Surround yourself with positivity so that those negative thoughts don’t stand a chance. It’s your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

Here are some more tips that I found, I love this list!!! It’s your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

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I want to encourage you to enjoy the process & be thankful for what you do have! My body has changed A LOT since starting Insanity almost 2 months ago! I’m not exactly where I want to be because I want to continue getting more toned & stronger, but I’m so thankful for how far I’ve come! I’m now able to get through almost all the workouts without stopping, I’ve lost several inches & a few pounds, I have a little mini two pack that comes & goes, my cellulite is basically go on, & my arms are more toned. So I’m sharing that with you to say pick out the GOOD – go write down your list & be thankful for that today! Stop complaining about the rest & thank God for what you do have right now! It’s your body and your image: seeing yourself healthy.

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Your Mind Controls Everything

Your Mind Controls Everything Your Mind Controls Everything

 

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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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Don’t Listen to the Scale!

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Achieving your health & fitness goals can sometimes seem so challenging when the number on the scale doesn’t move. I totally understand & have been there so many times!! But, seriously you are worth WAY MORE than that number! Don’t listen to the scale!

I just want you to know that you’re not alone, I felt that way half of my life. Then I started applying a couple easy weight loss tips,  found out about challenge groups & I’ve lost 60 lbs & have never been in the shape like I am today. But, after losing 60 lbs,  I’ve gained some weight but I know it’s all muscle because I look smaller now. So, don’t listen to the scale!

But, how do I overcome this battle? You may be feeling, “ I will never get over this number.”

In today’s video I wanted to address other ways you can measure your progress.

So let’s watch today’s message on how you can overcome the battle & finally be happy. Don’t listen to the scale!

Just click below to watch!

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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

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Help Feed America

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Happy Thursday! I’m so excited today to tell you about an amazing promotion that Beachbody is doing for the month of November that I get to participate as a coach. We are partnering with the organization Feeding America to help feed all of those hungry people out there this holiday season. Did you realize that there are 49 million people forced to make a decision between either food or heat (or some other necessity)? This breaks my heart! I really need you to help feed America with me!

The statistics of the people who are out there hungry and suffering are so alarming. It equates to about every 1 in 6 Americans, which would be literally 26 states worth of people. This just makes me so sad & we have GOT to do something about this issue! There are so many people out there with too much money & too much food. People throw away food every day because it goes bad. People are living in gluttony, while there are millions of people out there starving just in America alone! I personally contribute part of my tithes monthly to feed orphans, so I TRULY believe in this cause! So please join in this cause with me to help feed America.

This makes me so proud to work for a company supporting such a good cause. Our mission already is to “help people lead healthy fulfilling lives” & we are changing lives every day. But, what a better way to pay it forward by helping millions of people. For the month of November, every discounted fit pack that is purchased Beachbody will give $20 to Feeding America. For every $1 we give to them, it helps distribute 9 meals. So for each discounted fit pack you are helping distribute 180 meals. That is AMAZE if you ask me!

Beachbody will be donating a MINIMUM of $250,000 to Feeding America. I LOVE it!! So, please come help me with this amazing cause to help feed millions of hungry people this month. The details are below and you can also contact me to chat more.

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I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals & also help distribute 180 meals once you join my upcoming fitness group! icon smile Help Feed America

Please RT & share this as much as possible so that we can help feed America!

xoxo,

Jess