Living With A Grateful Heart

This last weekend was amazing. I had the best experience going on vacation with my husband and had some time to really catch up on my thoughts and talk the future with my husband.

For one, I haven’t had time to really blog as much much as I’d like. Between my new role as a Girl Scout Leader and juggling both of my businesses, there hasn’t been time for much.  On top of that, being a mom and wife is a full time job of its own. I am so incredibly blessed . I’ve realized that I just need to write. I need to write my heart out and share the good, bad, and the ugly. It helps with clarity and knowing it can inspire or relate to someone is just so incredible .

I’m living in this season where I’m truly learning so much about what I can and cannot handle.  For one, I do a lot . Why? I don’t know. I’m such an over-achiever , I know. I like to consider myself extremely self driven and motivated to chase after what I want.  I love doing it all.  Everything I do , I do with love and I lead with my heart . When things get tough, I fall and get back up. I try to not stress too much about the month or weeks ahead. Instead, I like to be optimistic and take things one day at a time or else my anxiety will rise.

Our trip to Cancun was amazing. It meant everything to bring my husband to this trip. For one, we deserve our time together. My marriage is a priority.  Seems like both of us are just trying to achieve our goals and provide for the babies. I do not want time to pass and wonder why my marriage fell apart. I want to live in the moment with my husband and have him enjoy the fruits of my labor too. He is my number one. None of anything I do would run smoothly if it weren’t for his support. I seriously hit the jackpot with him . Him being on this trip really helped him see why i work my tail off.

The hubby and I had a blast. Seeing him smile and tell me how proud he was of me really meant so much . I work hard. I work really hard to work on myself and help others. This was my first all – expense paid trip earned for just doing what I love by helping others get started on their health and fitness journey! It was amazing! The company I work with really spoiled the heck out of us . You see, our lives are changing. I am not who I was last year and I’ve learned that its ok to have several passions.  Our kids are growing, we are growing, and being able to experience time and financial freedom is a huge priority to me .

I’ve also learned through my entrepreneurial mindset that I should never focus on just one stream of income. I have learned that nothing in life is ever guaranteed. You have to find out what it is you love and go for it all while remaining humbled and finding a good balance between business and family.

There was a time I completely lost myself though. I thought I had it all together and figured out. I thought I had this mom job under control. Then I experienced some trauma while pregnant with my second. My mom was diagnosed with cancer. It had nothing to do with me . But my mom is my everything. I’m an only child. She IS my person . Then my son was born with some unexpected health issues and was not able to come over for 5 weeks . That NICU ride was a roller coaster followed by visits with specialists and restless nights. My world changed. I changed. Life and stress became so overwhelming to me yet it became all about the littlest of things. So much of what used to matter did not matter anymore .

All I wanted was to feel good and have an outlet aside from this new relationship I was trying to have with the Lord. Work became just work . My thyroid was out of wack. I was a mess.  I was tired all the time and at one point I decided to draw the line in the sand. No more. After experiencing my postpartum depression , I realized that I was in charge and I needed to do something.

I’ve learned that God only puts things in our lives that he knows we can handle. Sometimes we don’t know why. But there is a lesson in everything. I feel my lesson to this day was to learn to have faith, let go, and let God do his work .I am a control freak. Learning that I am not in control has done wonders for me.  Before this whole experience, I questioned the difference between religion and faith so much. I did not feel a close relationship to God until I truly needed him. That’s sad right? So common though . I have become so much closer to God and my faith is stronger than ever. I do not practice any type of religion yet I’m super spiritual in many ways.

God sent me my babies to make me a better person. I am so blessed to be a mom period. I really had no idea how religious the name Elijah was until after I had him. Elijah was a prophet in the bible who was sent to people to help them believe in God. Wow. Not a coincidence at all right ?

God sent me this incredible opportunity to serve others in ways I love to not only help myself but to help others who are struggling too . I struggled physically by being stuck in the yo- yo diet cycle. I abused my body by eating my emotions and eating all the wrong all while self sabotaging myself. I went through extremes to try to make my body look the way I thought it should look. I went through a phase where I even experimented with substances to help me cope with certain difficulties. Along the way I’ve learned that we all go through trials where we use substances to cope with life without not even realizing it . I struggled financially as my husband and I had some unexpected struggles on top of co pays and medical visits. Being a hairdresser meant that If I didn’t work , I didn’t get paid. Being with my kids mattered more than money. Emotionally, I was a hot mess. The worst part was realizing that I was taking it out on the closest ones I love by lashing out on them and shutting down .

Beachbody came into my life when I needed it the most. I’ve learned that I matter. It is not selfish to learn to love yourself and treat yourself well. Our sanity and mindset mean everything. At first I wanted to lose 50 lbs and along the journey, I’ve learned that I really just needed a healthy and sustainable life change. I learned that I didn’t have to forget about me. I reinvented myself. I am not perfect and that’t what I love about being a lifestyle coach. Becoming a coach has helped me stay accountable in many ways. I found structure in not just my life, but in my days. I have been able to improve our marriage, communicate and understand my husband better,  work on my mindset, teach my family healthier habits, and meet some incredible people. It’s so much more than just a fitness journey. Its about living a healthier and fulfilling life all while dreaming big and going after what you want. You should never be told your dreams are too big. You should never feel guilty for chasing that one thing that sets your soul on fire.

I am passionate about health and fitness because feeling healthy makes me feel whole. Being healthy makes me have more energy and continue striving to be a better version of myself than I was yesterday . It is my platform to meet other people and offer them a solution . Through my journey as a mom with thyroid nodules and a goiter at only 31, I’ve learned that I should never take my health and mindset for granted. Life is beautiful . Its about quality. If you don’t feel good, it shows. I want to have energy for my kids. I want to keep up with them and be around for as long as I can. Not just that, I want to teach them these incredible and sustainable habits that they can grow up with. Its not about perfection. Its about finding a healthy balance and eating for fuel . Its about LIVING and being present in the moment all while showing yourself some grace.

Becoming a lifestyle coach has added to my passion for helping others. I get to do what I love for a living. Coaching gives me a sense of purpose. I want to show my kids that its ok to be an entrepreneur and chase your dreams. You do not need to go out there and do what society expects of you . It’s ok to do what you love and make sacrifices to get you to where you want to go . Hard work pays off and I want my kids to grow up knowing that.  I love living the no boss life. The dreams are big yet the hustle is sold seperatly. I want my kids to always remember that their mommy was there to take them to school, pick them up, and always have the resources to create memories and experiences to do things together as a family.

This trip to Cancun was a HUGE eye opener for not just me , but for my husband! SO much is possible when you work hard and believe in yourself. My mission is to help woman crush their fears and chase their dreams all while creating a sustainable and healthier lifestyle change. My mission is to inspire other extra needs moms who have struggled with self doubt and show them that change is possible. Perfection is a joke. Its ok to fall and have a pity party for a few minutes. But with struggle comes strength .

Becoming a coach has allowed me to connect with other extra needs mom’s and help them feel good too . I’ve found that being part of an amazing community has been key to feeling like my head isn’t going to fall off. The support has been incredible. Without Beachbody, I wouldn’t be in the shape I am in today nor would I be able to find a way to earn an income doing something that fulfills my passion and purpose . I am blessed.

 

 

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A Busy Woman’s Guide

 

Are you a busy working woman who feels like she’s always strapped for time?

Are you someone who is always on the go juggling work, the kids, marriage , and everything else in between?

As woman , were often running a million miles a minute trying to attend to everyone else’s needs. We have to take care of the kids , figure out how to keep the house clean, cook and squeeze in some workouts too! It’s defintely not easy right ?!

I’m here to support you and provide some tips to make it all flow a lot easier !

Our family has experimented with different meals and we’ve found some winners that are now in our weekly menu! My goal is to provide some tips and tricks to help YOU stay on track with a busy lifestyle

I hope to teach you about the principles of eating clean and inspire you to make some healthier changes too!

Does this sound like something you need ?

My body has been stretched over 200lbs twice . Between both being a mom , wife, and business over… I know how busy life can get .

With both my babies I developed road maps. I was so self conscious about it . I’ve always been positive on the outside but the negative self talk took over . I’ve always had my weight issues and it contributed from bloating , emotional eating , thyroid issues , stress…. everything was part of it. I didn’t know what I know now . I found a way to cope with life. I found an outlet . I’ve learned it’s not about the body. It’s about the mind .

Growing up I suffered from extreme eczema. My skin would open up, scar, and that’s that.

For the first time in my life I feel empowered, strong, and capable of anything I set my heart to. I want nothing more than for my daughter to feel that way too .

I’ve been seeing so much Mom shaming out there this week. It doesn’t make me a better mom to be a “fit mom” or a “ Pinterest mom “ All i know is that I’m a better mom because I wake up happier than I’ve ever been and I have some exciting news! Join my Busy Woman’s Guide To A Healthier Lifestyle here for some daily inspiration and tips .  I like to consider my myself a “fit/ish “ mom who has found a decent balance . These last two years I’ve grown so much and I’m a lot more patient, kind, and my stamina rocks! I’m not sluggish like I used to be . I know what foods make me feel amazing . I like shopping for clothes now and I have more energy for the little’s and my husband. I’m a lot  more intentional with my days and I love sharing it with others !

Fill out the application and I will be in contact with you! So excited!!

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What’s The Deal With Timed Nutrition ?

Even if you can’t physically see the results in front of you, every single effort is changing your body from the inside! You can’t get discouraged just because the scale isn’t moving fast enough.

This journey is  meant to make you work . Some days will be hard. Some will be ok and some will be amazing . The second you have a bad day or week doesn’t mean you give up. The more you sink into it and apply the effort daily, the easier it becomes and the stronger you become . Most importantly , the stronger and HAPPIER you become!

Something I’ve learned with this program is to truly give my body the love it needs. I’m finding myself stronger than ever ! Part of the nutrition plan is to practice self care weekly.  It’s been a mental battle more than anything and I am so proud of how hard I’m working . Never compare results with anyone guys . We all shed weight and inches in different areas. I’ve also learned to not cave into my excuses as much as I’ve  wanted to with this cold weather.

You have your OWN struggles
Nobody is perfect
It all comes down to YOU
YOU are in charge and YOU can only make the changes
YOUR health comes first

I do this for me. I do this for my moodiness, my stress , my anxiety , my fears , my health, my family . I once never physically saw the changes happening . But I felt them. I will never go back to that sad , lack of energy , lost , stressed out mess. I do this for me.

I came into this program with an open mind and an open heart to help others too. Its been such a pleasure seeing the woman in my Wellness Workshop get results too .

I do not promote being obsessed with your weight. I am absolutely loving this meal plan and the workouts. I love the structure its giving me.  I’m learning so much about myself mentally and physically. Don’t let the word Obsessed steer you wrong. Its not about being obsessed with working out or obsessing over everything we eat. Its actually the opposite. Its about making a commitment to ourselves to show up everyday , especially on the hard days, and learning to have a healthy relationship with food. Its not about feeling deprived.

What exactly is this program all about ?

Its the newest program by celebrity trainer Autumn Calabrese . Its a focus on abs , booty, and so much more! I am officially 15 days in and Im already seeing definition. What I’m loving most is that I feel good.

I am not on a diet! I don’t restrict food groups.

I eat clean and follow balanced portioned nutrition. I eat more than most people and eat a well balanced variety of macros.

I eat clean versions of each food group. This is a plan I have enjoyed following and have been able to find meals that my husband and  kids enjoy too!

Timed nutrition is the same clean eating balance but there is a balance of food groups within the meals too and there are certain foods I eat around my workout and then eat every 2-3 hours each day.

I have also added in a re-feed day every two weeks. It wasn’t a cheat day by any means. I ate a few more carbs and they weren’t necessarily clean. White bread, double chocolate chip cookies, and a chickpea brownie . The point of it was to restore glycogen in my muscles.

So far I’m 38 days in and I’m trusting the process. The journey is never a straight line but its always an up hill climb if you keep taking action and focusing on one day at a time.

If you would like to know more info about this program or you would like to get started on your own journey, you can message me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com

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Holiday Survival

Did you know that the average person gains 7-10 lbs over the holiday season!?

That is 7-10 lbs maybe on top of what you already wanted to lose or its going to force you to feel sluggish and less energetic for the things you need to get done this season. Its insane to think about all that right ? If you’re someone on your health and fitness journey, the holidays are also about survival mode when it comes to reaching your goals. This is the time of year when most people make excuses as to why don’t have the time to workout or why they don’t have the money to eat healthy.

I know for a fact that if you have a strong desire and motivation to do anything then you will find a way. If you are not highly motivation then you will find excuses instead! I hear it a lot. For the last 2 years of coaching people to reach their health and fitness goals, I see excuses, I see people lose motivation and give up , but I also do see people that succeed. You can stay on track during the holidays! Here are 4 characteristics  you need to have  to stay on track this season and always.


Whypower. A strong driving force or ” WHY”  to change their nutrition and fitness. You can’t “sorta” kind of want to change. You have to really want to change! If your why isn;t big enough, it will be that much harder for you to stay consistent. The work you put it now will be a reflection of your results next month and the month after . The work you put in NOW does not need to be perfect. You just need to have a good balance to get through this tough season. Its possible!

 

Commitment. Commitment means staying loyal to the things you said you were going to do; long after the feeling of wanting to do it goes away. People that succeed are committed. They are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful and they are not quitters. They may feel like they failed from time to time but they are all in !

 

Faith.  People who succeed have faith! They believe that without a shadow of a doubt that somehow , some way , they will be successful at this . Its just that, it’s a series of trials, errors and triumphs before you find what works best for you . Everyone is different.

 

Stick To Planning. Preparation and planning is key. Successful people follow the nutrition plan. Yes , I know most people don’t want to hear this but it’s the truth! The people who have the MOST success are those that really do truly follow the nutrition plan laid out in the program.

 

I am on a mission this holiday season to keep people including myself ACCOUNTABLE and MOTIVATED to continue their health and fitness journey. Have you applied yet?

You can apply HERE and I will be in contact with you

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What Is Gut Health?

What is Gut Health?

I’m sure you’ve seen, heard , or yove u’d a conversation about gut health . Have you heard the term “leaky gut“?
Everything starts in your gut . It’s the “Home” station in your body and basically means it’s the starting point to our health. So why wouldn’t we want to take care of our bodies right ?

Did you know that problems with your immune system, skin, inflammation, digestion issues, emotional health , can all mean there’s a problem with your gut?
It all boils down to what we put in our gut . The majority of people are putting bad bacteria in their bodies and it’s the GOOD bacteria that we need more of !
Here’s the deal … it’s connected to all of our issues. What we feed our bodies causes inflammation. … Sugar , processed foods , and gluten. It all breaks the lining down in our intestines and allows the bad bacteria and toxins we’re exposed to daily leak into the bloodstream.

Crazy right ?

If toxins are leaking out of your gut and into the bloodstream, it’s no wonder you’re feeling horrible .
It affects us in forms of pain; inflammations, fatigue , and auto immune issues …. Serotonin is even affected! So this is what I’ve learned …
If we feed our bodies things that don’t keep it whole, that’s when we see more things like depression and anxiety go up!
Listen to your body, it’s your vehicle. It wants to run at its best. Fuel it do what it wants to do .

Prebiotic!

Biotic means life and antibiotic means death: probiotic gives our gut the good kind of bacteria . Aka Flora! This helps your digestion, boosts the immune stem , and helps your body see and feel good things that are happening to it . The prebiotic in my shake is one of the BEST probiotics that can actually break down the acid in your gut ! Most don’t even get that far .
It’s made out of Whole Foods with no chemical or artificial sweeteners! Whole Foods help heal your body naturally! Don’t rely on meds or do do the job. Medication is not natural and your body doesn’t know how to deal. In return, it will just be a temporary bandaid for what’s really going on.

If you want to try my favorite superfood shake, click here    

 

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What Is Shift Shop ?

Guys! I can’t even express to you how excited I am about Beachbody’s newest program! I am totally itching for a kick in the butt and Im ready to make the shift. I do so well with structure and when I have something to follow . Are you itching for a new and AMAZING workout program that not only helps you get fit and lose weight but ALSO shifts your mindset in a more positive awesome way?? Well you definitely do not want to miss out on Chris’s workout! He is so motivational and inspiring!

 

Click Below To Check Out Chris Downings Latest Fitness Program!!!

 

Summer is here and it’s a busy time for everyone! A couple of weeks ago , my health and fitness coach was selected to be in the official test group of this  program by trainer, Chris Downing. It has been such an incredible experience watching her journey of transforming her body in just three weeks! I have absolutely no doubt that I want to do this program and see the results on myself. Both my husband and I are going all in and following it to the T.  Im going all in for the month of July and you should join us ! The workout program launches July 12th. It’s a 6 week rev-up program designed to help you attain amazing results by intensifying the workouts and shredding the meal plan. 

What Does it Mean to be in a Test Group?
A test group is a selected group of coaches who’ve been asked to review the program in a private group and provide feedback throughout their journey. Each coach participates in the program’s nutrition plan and fitness plan. It allows the creators and production team to make any tweaks to the program or to the nutritional plan before it is released to the public. They provide the company with testimonials and transformations to be used for endorsement.

What are Workouts Like?

Beachbody describes Shift Shop as a “3-week rapid rebuild.” (Check out the results below, can you believe most of them are from just 3 weeks?!) What Chris has created is a mix of cardio and strength training, with each week ramping up in length and intensity.

Week 1: Shorter 25-minute workouts 6-days a week to help you focus and get committed to the program.

Week 2: As your body begins to get use to the workouts, 10 minutes are added to each workout—35 minutes each!

Week 3: Just like the previous week, the length and intensity ramps up. Be ready for 45 minutes of high intensity fitness! It’ll be challenging, but week 1 and 2 will have prepared you for it!

Sundays are a rest day, but include an optional stretching program to help you recover.

What is the Shift Shop Meal Plan?

Have you ever used the Portion Fix containers by Beachbody, like the ones used in 21 Day Fix? Shift Shop uses these same color-coded measurement containers, but adds it’s own little twist. Each week, as your workouts change, your meal plan will also change.

Week 1 will feel similar to the meal plan you may have followed in other programs using Portion Fix containers, but with a more specific list of foods.

Week 2 will ask you to cut down on starchy carbs, revving up protein and veggies.

Week 3 takes it a step further and completely cuts out your yellow container (carbs), while increasing healthy fat and proteins with unlimited vegetables.

Who is this program for?

ANYONE! That’s the joy of this program. If you’re just getting back into fitness after falling off the bandwagon, this is a great program to get to back into the swing of things. If you’re just starting your fitness journey and need to lose weight, you’ll see tremendous results! And if you’ve already been working out regularly, you’ll take your fitness to the next level!

This program isn’t geared specifically toward people looking to lose weight or looking to gain muscle. It involves BOTH cardio and strength to help you lose weight and feel stronger!

Is Shift Shop a hard workout?

The program is challenging, but it’s something that anyone can do! Each week amps the a little helping you gain the stamina and strength to keep up. Plus, for each workout there’s a modification. So if you’re struggling keeping up, switch over to the modification and you’ll be able to keep on going!

What equipment will I need for Shift Shop?

The Shift Shop markers
A set of weights (the size is up to you and your strength)
A good mat to add bit of cushion for certain workouts
If you’re using Beachbody On Demand, the markers will be available to purchase separately through Team Beachbody. If you purchase a Challenge Pack they’ll be included in your order!

 

Are You Ready to Make the SHIFT with me ?

It’s time to get started on that new routine you’ve been yearning for! Let’s face it , no matter how healthy we think we eat, how much we think we exercise, there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Every time I challenge myself to keep track of my food, to amp up my workouts, I notice big jumps in my energy level and how I feel overall each day ! Im definitely looking forward to making the SHIFT.

I know it’s easy to get off track. I know you’re scared of commitment . It starts with a slice of pizza here and there , an ice cream here and there , a cookie now and then , a few drinks with friends and before you know it you feel tired and crave all the bad! All the working out in the world isn’t going to take away the bloated and sluggish feeling you get when you over eat. This virtual bootcamp will focus on grilling tips , eating on vacations, going out to restaurants , summer temptations with BALANCE and not feeling deprived!! That sounds good right ? Don’t be afraid to commit. Be afraid to miss out because time passes whether you’re on board or not.

We are going to jump start our weight loss by clearing out the junk and working on those bad habits by replacing them with new ones. I want you to maintain what I teach you and for you to make progress .

If you want to try Shift Shop for the first time right along side me and a bunch of other amazing people, fill out the form below and you’re in! I will be in contact with you within 24 hours.

https://tinyurl/virtualslimdown

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Rules I Eat By

Coming back from vacation was enough time away for me to get my motivation and spark going again. My clean eating habits and the time change completely threw me off and I missed my 80/20 balance! It’s ok because my kids had a blast at Disneyworld and it was all worth it!  I came back with every intention to focus hard and truly dial in to my health and fitness and ensure all of my challengers are feeling and seeing progress. Every ounce of fire in me wants to see people to succeed at this too. One of the biggest things I’ve learned on my health and fitness journey is that life sure has its share of ups and downs. We have no control over what,  when , and why, but we can only manage to control how we choose to feel. It’s ok to get knocked down, to feel defeated, and to be tired. But its even more important to get back up and get yourself off the floor. Let yourself have those off days. But choose to be your own motivation too. Your desire to change has to be greater than remaining the same.

I am really focusing on teaching my current coaches and challengers the importance of taking  care of yourself no matter how tough life gets. It doesn’t matter how busy we are. We have to make the time. I’m super excited to see and hear that everyone is feeling results. First and foremost, if you do not own a copy of “Eat Clean Recharged” by Tosca Reno go out and get your copy now. It not only tells you exactly how to get started eating clean but it really gives you the history behind why eating clean is the most beneficial for your body. There are so many areas that Tosca touches upon in the book that were like “ah ha” moments for me! I love how every single fitness program I love to follow is incorporated with the same clean eating principles, except its way more simplified.

Portion sizes This strategy does not count calories or points. Instead you are guided by simply following correct portion sizes and pairing the correct foods together. So it is very easy to stick to the correct plan and make this a lifestyle because you don’t need any fancy sliders to figure out your calories or scales to measure your food. A serving of protein is the palm of your hand. A serving of complex carbohydrates such as apples, oranges, veggies is 2 cupped handfuls and a serving of starchy carbs is the size of 1 cupped handful. I use these awesome portion control containers to simplify my portions and they’ve helped me so much. If you follow the correct portion sizes you will stay on track and are less likely to over indulge. When you combine a complex carb and a protein together, you are keeping your energy levels stable and avoiding the sugars to crash and make you hungry faster.

 

Get a lunch tote or cooler 31 handbags sells these great lunch totes that are perfect for packing healthy snacks and meals. On Sunday I always sit down and plan out my meals for the week. I make my grocery list and then I cut up fruits and veggies and portion into serving sizes for the week. I measure out hummus, all natural PB and nuts as my proteins to pair with my fruits and veggies. Then, if I am out doing errands I always pack a snack and even an extra one! I always throw in my shaker cup and shakeology because you can always find water somewhere! I try to avoid being stranded and starving! I will never let myself get to the ravenous stage where I eat everything in sight! This has been my saving grace.

 

Carry a refillable bottle with water everywhere you go. You can add lime, lemon, cucumber and strawberries to your water to give it flavor. NO SODA OR JUICE! I’m telling you that it’s full of empty calories and you are not going to lose the weight if you drink soda or juice! Just WATER!

 

Drink green tea when you are hungry I noticed that this helps with my cravings especially in the late afternoon or evening! I always strive for green or herbal tea in between my meals for a little pick me up. In fact, Im drinking some right now.

Buy In Bulk. It is better to buy fresh produce than frozen. Especially in chicken they infuse it with salt water as a preservative. I prefer to buy organic too.  Pick a day that you can make some proteins of your choice for the week ahead of time. When you wake up and you’re running out the door, having some protein you pre made really sets you up for a good day of eating rather than wondering what to eat or saying you don’t have the time. You can easily pull out your chicken and throw it into a salad or a bowl.

Plan For Leftovers. Cook extra for dinner and place in containers for lunches throughout the week. Get used to planning out your week with a few leftovers for your lunch the next day.

Eat Often . Do not deprive your body. Eat six small meals a day. Eat every two and a half to three hours. I literally had to set the timer on my phone for a few months to remind myself to eat what I had packed. Now that I have been doing this for so long, my body automatically tells me that its time to eat! I do eat a lot and when Im off track, my body and energy levels feel it.

Make Breakfast A Priority. I love breakfast. You should be eating breakfast everyday. I drink my shakeology for breakfast or I will eat a large colorful quick breakfast. It all depends on my mornings and what we have planned.

Always Eat A Combination Of A Lean Protein And A Complex Carbohydrate. A lean protein would be your plain unsalted nuts, almond butter, all natural peanut butter, and  meats such as chicken and fish. A complex carb is your fruits and veggies such as bananas. apples, oranges, cucumbers, carrots, and tomatoes to just name a few. Incorporating a healthy fat in there makes it even better! This is why I love using my container system . It allows me to see just how many I need to have each day.

Eat The Best Quality. Depend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes. Limit your starchy complex carbs to two to four servings each day. I suggest not relying to heavily on juices. I would aim to get your servings of fruits and veggies each day from actulaly eating them. This way you get the added fiber from the skins of the fruits! Juices more often than not have added sugars and additives that our bodies do not need.

Eating clean is not always easy when things come up or life happens. But its that one lifestyle that can work for everyone. There is no magic pill. Combining these rules with just 30 minutes of working out daily will not only help you lose weight, but it will allow you to feel better than ever! There is no perfect balance. The true formula comes down to 80% nutrition plus 10% exercise, and 10 % genetics.

 

Im getting together two new groups this month. First we will focus on the clean eating principles, how to pair our foods together, and I will share just how easy this is. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Then we will move on to incorporating these habits combined by following a workout program together.

 

What do you need to do?

Commit to starting on May 29th and staying committed.

Prepare to be surrounded by busy positive people who want you to succeed with them!

Have a chance to win prizes!!!!

Are you in? Are you ready to focus on YOU , get healthy , involve your family , and learn better habits with us? Be sure to comment MORE INFO or email me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com and I will share more details with you . Spots must be reserved by June 1st.

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Meal Planning 101

One of the most common things I hear people tell me is how they feel meal planning and prepping is hard. It can seem like such a daunting task when you let it overwhelm you because you live a busy lifestyle. Living a busy lifestyle is all the reason you should get into the habit of planning your week out as much as you can. Here are a few ways you can start implementing meal prepping into your week.

 

A few things you should consider before getting started:

Did you write out your goals?

Are you trying to lose weight?

Gain weight? Build muscle? Save money ?

Free up time during the week ?

 

When it comes to being prepared, planning and prepping is key to accomplishing your health and fitness goals. It’s important to know that meal prepping doesn’t need to be done perfectly and it definitely doesn’t need to stress you out. There really  are ways to make this fun and the more you do it, the easier it will become. Meal prepping doesn’t always have to happen on a sunday either. You choose what day works best for you. Social media outlets and the internet are full of resources and pictures of people with their picture perfect preps. When you’re a busy working mother like me, time is of the essence and you will be lucky to have time to plan and prep some food ahead. Believe me when I tell you, it can be done. Don’t compare your planning and prepping to someone else’s who has been doing this for a long time. Their goals are different from yours.

Do you have a system in place ?

I love to plan my week out by using this blank template. You can view and print HERE. I spend some time looking at my calendar for the week and plan out our meals for the week. If it seems like my evenings will be pressed for time, I will try to use my crockpot more. If I will be home a little earlier, I will try a new recipe. The more you discipline yourself, the more you will look forward to this process because you will feel results. When you feel results, you will notice the difference between planning and not planning. Fail to plan, plan to fail.

Some people work night shifts, some people have weekends off, or some people work weekends. This needs to be a plan that fits your lifestyle.   Sometimes, just simply having a few ready -to -go meals available and on hand will give you more flexibility to pick what you eat on the go. It is the best strategy. This doesn’t have to be perfect. You learn and find a system as you go.

How do you start?

In my private health and fitness groups, we always discuss the importance of eating a good balance of lean proteins , complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. I love living by the clean eating principles because they are easy to stick to and I never feel like I’m depriving myself. Will you be counting calories or counting portion control containers like me? I’ve been watching my portions with these awesome  containers and I love them.

I love to include a good range of fruits and vegetables into my menu. If you plan on prepping some food, I always suggest you write down a list of meals that you will want to eat during the week. You want to consider your breakfasts, am and pm snack, lunch , and dinners. If you find that you go too long without eating, planning and prepping is key. If you’re trying to make healthier choices, start by eating 5-6 small meals during the day and eating every 2.5-3 hours. This will allow more structure into your diet and will help your energy levels throughout the day. You will not have blood sugar crashes if you’re eating the right foods. I always suggest to my challengers to set an alarm on their phones to get into this habit. Its hard work when you first get started, but your body will eventually crave it and love that you are keeping it fueled throughout the day. This will also help you not overeat throughout the day.

If you fill out your menu and grocery list, you will be able to go to the store and specifically get what you need.It will also save you money in the store because you won’t spend as much buying things you don’t need. If you are someone who is making multiple people food like me, doing this will help because you need to be prepared more than ever! It makes things a bit more challenging but well worth it! Before I started my health and fitness journey, my husband was not on the same train as me and my daughter could never eat a vegetable . Lets just say that consistency and results will influence your family within time if you make this a priority. How bad do you want those goals to come true? Then stick to planning and prepping every week. You have to put in the work.

Another way you can start this process is by starting small. If you want to start making healthier choices, start small but prepping some of those healthier choices. This is a great way for you to avoid temptations . If you’re not used to cooking a lot of food and find this challenging , start by prepping just 1-3 days ahead of time. This is what really works best for me . Most of the time, I always have fresh fruit and veggies washed, pre- cut , and visible in my refrigerator. If  I don’t , it’s much easier to avoid them .  It’s easy to try too much too soon, get overwhelmed, and make you not want to put in the effort anymore. So give yourself a reality check and make the best choices for your lifestyle.

Keep it simple

Keeping it simple means combinations like chicken, brown rice, and broccoli for dinner, and salmon, roasted carrots, and spinach for lunch. To add flavor without calories, stock up on herbs and spices.  Once this becomes a little easier, you can start preparing staples — like rice, oats, lentils, and yams — in bulk. We are huge fans of yams in this family. I will make the whole bag in the oven and use them for breakfast and dinner sometimes. You can make a pot of rice, use some now for a meal, refrigerate a portion, and freeze a portion to be used later. Find what works best for you . Do not try to make a bunch of new recipes all at once because you will overwhelm yourself.

How can you make this even easier on yourself ?

Before you start your health and fitness journey, you need to draw your line in the sand and tell yourself that you can do this. Planning and prepping takes work yet it saves you plenty of time once you get home from a long day of  work and you avoid eating out because you have food easy to grab at home. Include some no-cook recipes in your meal prep too. Snacks like my favorite superfoods and foods that don’t require cooking (like salads and overnight oats) can help save time in the prep process. When prepping, use the oven to cook several things at once. Veggies can generally roast together, and there’s a reason that sheet pan dinners are so popular in this house. I definitely use my oven all the time. Another thing you can do is to avoid shying away from the Crockpot . It’s a huge time saver. Just add ingredients, set, and forget. While it’s doing the work on one recipe, you have time to focus on another.

Consider making extra of the meals you make and serve them again for breakfast and lunch. Most foods ( except soups) can also be added to an omelet for breakfast or put with a  salad for lunch. Another easy trick is to make salads or store leftovers in mason jars. You want to keep the liquid ingredients at the bottom for salads, then meat/toppings, then lettuce, and store them in the fridge. Then, the meal can be re- headted easily and put onto a plate and serve. I do this all the time.

Do you meal plan? What tips do you have that have helped you ? Share below!

Are you someone trying to live a healthier lifestyle? I’m getting together a new health and fitness group starting the 8th of May. We will all be working towards our goals together and I will help you get back on track. Im going to teach you the system that has worked for myself and others. I will be providing a meal plan, grocery list, daily motivation, recipes, and tips to help get you started right. Comment Below ” Interested ”  or email me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com.  I will contact you to share more info! Last day to join us will be the 1st of May .

 

 

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Spring Into Fitness – Busy Mom’s Challenge


“After gaining 50 lbs. with my pregnancy I needed drastic results. Thanks to Beachbody I not only lost all the weight, I am smaller than I was before I got pregnant! My core products are P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire & Shakeology. I am a coach for my own accountability & to share the steps I took so others can enjoy health & happiness. Let’s End the Trend!”

I’m looking for 2 more people who are READY to make a change like this. Are you overstressed, eating poorly, not sleeping well, and lacking energy? I’ve been there and I can mentor you step by step on how to make a lifestyle change. This includes having a positive support system, which is KEY and the piece most people miss, teaching you all about food and how it affects you, I give you meal & snack ideas, and you’ll get access to an entire year of workouts that you can literally do in 10-30 min each day. You will also get a dense dose of nutrition daily which will give you veggies, fiber, superfoods nutrients and protein – to help you curb cravings and get your nutrition in check.

You must be serious about this being YOUR TIME to Get Back on Track. You can do this all before the summer weather is here. I do not teach fads or quick fixes. I teach good nutrition, portions, quick fitness for busy people and mindset. I am committed to this because its what changed me completely. We start our new Busy Mom’s Health & Fitness Group on Monday!

Why not now? Why can’t this be YOU? It can!

“The girl in grey used to smile to hide the pain, frustration, and sadness she felt. She was unhappy, unhealthy, tired, embarrassed, depressed, and felt terrible about herself.

That was the very first picture I took when I began my fitness journey in July 2012. Insanity was my very first program. I weighed about 190 pounds.
Fast forward to sometime in 2014 with consistent workouts and Shakeology, I had lost about 40 pounds!
It’s very difficult for me to post transformation pictures because I’ve always been so critical of myself. But I think it’s an important illustration to encourage you to be persistent. Be diligent. Be determined. Be encouraged. Be consistent. Be fierce. Be brave. And the most important thing NEVER GIVE UP!

I’m had many setbacks along my journey. But, I’ve learned to let that sh*t go and move forward. You can’t let that derail you. It’s consistency that will eventually get you to your goals.
I’m a mom of 2. I’m in my 40s. I’m an autism mom. I’m an RN. I’m the breadwinner. I’m stressed. I’m busy as all what not. We are all busy. Make that commitment to yourself and have a no excuses attitude. You will be a better parent, a better partner, happier, healthier, and more confident.

Fitness is a journey, not a destination. I’m not looking back!”

 

 

My new health and fitness group starts on March 27th and I am looking for 5 people who want to get healthy and fit with me this Spring and learn to love themselves again. I’m going to teach you how I lost over 50 pounds and found my spark for life again. This isn’t about deprivation or starving yourself. it isn’t a quick fix where you can commit for 30 days and go back to bad habits. It’s about creating healthy sustainable life changes so that you can live your best life for the rest of your life.

Comment ” Interested” or shoot me a message at Jaclyn@TheFithairdresser.com

 

 

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Get Paid To Get Fit And Inspire Others

Have you ever felt that there’s got to be something MORE out of life? That you were destined to do something greater than what you are doing now?

Finding a better balance of family, fitness, marriage, faith, food, and tons of fun  is what my life as a Coach has become!!!

Who doesn’t want more positivity in their life? Or motivation and accountability?Do you want to belong to a team of driven, dedicated, moms and women who have found a way to make it all work?

Are you looking for a positive place to get started on your own fitness journey? This opportunity can help you get physically, financially, and mentally fit.

I decided to go for it, dream big, and make changes . I decided I needed the change and that is exactly what started happening in our lives. My husband and I are the healthiest we have ever been and we are on this incredible journey together. Its not just the journey that matters, it’s the person you become.

After baby #2 I was able to get back into shape with the help of my awesome team and challengers. I was able to break through my postpartum blues and overcome a lot of mental sabotaging. The support I receive is amazing and I want nothing more than for everyone to have it too. If I can lose 50 lb. with this amazing lifestyle , anyone can. I have now been able to make this journey turn into a part time income, working on my own time.

Yes it is real life! I am a real mom of 2, wife, hairdresser, part introvert and extravert, and former self conscious women that steps out of her comfort zone, shares my new passion with others, and continue to stay true to ME!

What’s in this for you ?
✅One on One mentoring
✅Support
✅A group of strong like minded females who have your back
✅You will get in the best shape of your life
✅Amazing income potential
✅A really healthy and positive life changing experience.

 

Just fill out the form below or email me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com and I will get back to you shortly

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** Because this is a real job : Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.

 

 

 

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