How many of us start something new and give up when we encounter the first obstacle ?
This group will be specifically designed for the people who have been following me for some time and want to get started on their own health and fitness journey .
This group is for those people who are not quite sure they want to commit to a full month of clean eating , 30 minute excerces, meal planning , and starting a new lifestyle!
It looks and seems overwhelming in the beginning, but I PROMISE it gets easier and I am by your side every step of the way 🤚
I love clean eating and the principles. I started this journey about a year ago and have been able to lose 60 lbs and transform our lifestyle with the way we fuel our bodies. I am really excited to share with you a brand new tool to help you understand the basics of clean eating , introduce you with 30 minutes a day of workouts just 4x a week, and a sampler of shakeology if you would like to try !!!!!
The good news is that this new program , CLEAN WEEK, will let you “ try” and jumpstart this lifestyle for just 7 days and no strings attached!
It’s one week long and will show you HOW easy it is to make healthy choices and give you confidence to take this another step further .
The best part is you do not have to fully commit to a challenge pack, you can sample this , test it out , be part of my amazing community , and let me teach you how to plan and prep, keep you motivated, and share some tips with you!
This group and program is great for beginners of ALL ages who have tried a fitness program and failed or haven’t started because they’re afraid to fail. This is your answer guys !
The first step in making better choices and building better habits is giving it a shot! If you stick with this for the full 7 days, you will start to see and feel changes in your body and be ready to continue on with your journey!
If you’re interested, click going and I will be in contact with you
It’s the start to a new month and this happens to be my most favorite time of year! Holidays are coming up before we know it , the kids are keeping us busy, life is busy, and it seems to never end right ?
I was mentally so I made sure to recoup. Let me share with you some of my tips for taking care of yourself mentally , because it’s not only about exercise when it comes to health and fitness
1. Journal. A way I like to look at this is calling it a brain dump. It’s one of my favorite things to do . Anytime I feel overwhelmed or mentally cluttered, I wrote everything down from my dreams, visions, thoughts , goals, and it really helps . Anything.
2.Do Something You Enjoy Doing That Relaxes You. Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always enjoyed getting “ lost “ in a good book and that rarely happens now that I have two kiddos. But I enjoy reading so I make time for it . When I’m feeling exhausted, I make time to just chill out and read or write . If I have a cup of tea or coffee in hand, I’m even better! It helps me relax my mind. This can be anything from shopping for a new shirt to meditating. Whatever it is that you enjoy doing that relaxed you.
3. Don’t Do Anything. This one means everything to me because I am horrible at this. Sitting down and getting the time to read a book is plenty for me. I’m always finding something that needs to be done. I know you mom’s feel me right ? I’m working on this. I try to remind myself that the things I need to do will always be there no matter what . It’s ok to do nothing because it refreshes you.
4. Go Out And Get Some Fresh Air. This might not be true for everyone , but Annie deep breath of fresh air does so much for Our soul. Take that fresh air to the beach and you have yourself a recipe for relaxation.
5.Reflect. I think some people forget to stop and reflect on a daily basis. This is one of the reasons I enjoy my morning routine. It allows me to reflect on all things including gratitude. My mindset is in such a better place . I struggle with along of things, but I will say that i excel in reflecting and being grateful for where I’m at today. It can be worse and there is always someone out there that has things way worse than you. I’m doing what I can to be the happiest and best version of myself rather than losing myself in life and doing everything for others. Everyone must set aside time to stop and reflect . You’re never going to get off the hamster wheel ( life ) if you don’t .
I hope these nuggets help you as much as they help me. Throughout my 30’s , I’ve been focusing on taking care of my mental health rather than just my physical health . It’s making a huge difference ! We must always make time to grow and learn.
“Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations”
Can this be any more true ?
Difficult Roads always lead to beautiful destinations. Here we are … on this beautiful yet difficult journey .
I was having a deep convo with a client and we were talking about life as a special needs Mom. I’m gonna be flat out honest. I don’t see myself as a special needs Mom. I see myself as an extra needs parent. I’m still getting used to saying it out loud . I don’t even know . I’m on this journey at this very second and I believe I’m doing everything I possibly could.
A difficult road I’ve been on is accepting a diagnosis for my son. Does this mean he will be in special ed ? Can I mainstream him? Will kids make fun of him? When will I be able to understand him clearly? Will be always have this diagnosis? How do you know? You barely know my son. Nothing is wrong with my son he is perfect. I truly believe my sons
Delays have everything to do with his lack of oxygen after birth and all the blue spells.
When I first found out about him qualifying for a development delay diagnosis , I was in shock ….Because I don’t see it like that. We could’ve said “ No we decline to accept “ but then I would be that parent who is in denial. We ultimately have decided to do what’s BEST for him.
I’ve come to find how so many parents don’t even know about all of the amazing resources and help there is out there . Get help for your babies EARLY if you ever suspect something . I was that exhausted and overwhelmed parent . I suffered from
Some depression . Our first years were tough, but these moments are amazing . Some
Parents out there are PRAYING to even have a baby.
I was that parent who “thought” she was making changes in her health by eating “ fat free” and “ sugar free “ trying to cope with her emotions. I was that angry parent deep down inside for many reasons. I lost
That difficult road has turned into an incredible journey . I’m so proud of our progress. I’m so proud of my
Son. He is perfect. He is so smart and he has taught me truly what I need to do to be a better parent . The acceptance of all of this is opening up these doors for us. I’m seeing a whole new world and meeting so many amazing special parents. Being a coach is my platform to share me and be vulnerable. It’s my platform to connect and help other like minded people. I’ve met so many amazing special parents like me on social media who have become some amazing support .
I am working on something though. I am super defensive. I am defensive when it comes to people asking me “ what’s wrong with my
Kid” and then offering advice. That I need to work on . Someone told me yesterday ( social worker ) that my son has a “ permanent disability “ if he has a diagnosis , and I immediately said “ how do you know that? He will outgrow all of this “
I shouldn’t have responded the way I did. This is all new to me . But I can definitely give off a really bad vibe if we don’t connect and I know she felt that . As a special parent , we should never feel ashamed to share our journey . People will always have an opinion no matter what . But I would never change our Journey . Things will play out the way it’s all meant to be . #blessed
For the next 4 weeks, I am going to help you develop your own routine now that the kids are back to school, the fall season starts ( this weather is confused I know!) and sports kick off!!
In my Wellness Workshop group, I am going to walk you through:
Setting realistic GOALS for your weight loss
Match you up with a fitness program to help you get results and shred those lbs.
Give you the tools to effectively create simple, family friendly meal plans
Give you the tools to help you with emotional eating, late night snacking, traveling, and more.
Teach you HOW to have a healthier and positive mindset, daily accountability, support and motivation!
This is NOT A CRASH DIET and only a LIFESTYLE change.
If you are ready to make a change now is the time!
HOW do you get started?
1. Complete the application here:
https://tinyurl.com/y8grfomv or email me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com
2. You cannot already be working with another coach.
3. You must be willing to commit to both a Beachbody Fitness Program and Shakeology for the duration of the group.
4. You must be 100% committed to sticking with the program from beginning to end and trust the process !
Now is the TIME! Don’t wait any longer! Holidays are near. No more hiding behind baggy clothes. Its time to ROCK any outfit you want!
Make sure to fill out the application
One of the biggest struggles I hear from people say is how busy and hectic their schedules are .
I can totally relate. I don’t even know how I get by sometimes. We’re so busy that it makes eating healthy a real challenge. Convenient foods end up taking the place of healthy, nourishing food when we’re on the go, go, go all the time. These poor food choices put us on the hamster wheel of experiencing low energy, weight gain, and potential health problems.
It’s a never ending cycle right ?
What if I told you it didn’t have to be this way?
You don’t have to be a slave to your schedule and resort to quick and convenient fast foods that will only leave you feeling a crash .
It’s possible to eat healthy foods, even with a jam-packed schedule. It just requires a little bit of pre-planning to ensure success. You’ll feel better, have more energy, and your waistline will thank you too! When you start eating better, you will have more energy and you will not feel that usual late afternoon energy slump.
Here are a few tips Ive gathered for you .
There will always be plenty of things going on that will take you away from being home. This time of year our kids are starting school again and its back to the practices and extra curricular activities. Plan to make some time throughout the week to sit and look at your schedule. Make the sacrifice and cut out your favorite tv show or scrolling social media and gather your thoughts. What do you have going on this week ? What do you feel like eating this week ? Will you be eating leftovers for lunch ? What type of snacks will you be having throughout the week ? Take note and literally map out a plan for yourself. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but knowing you have everything on hand leaves you feeling fulfilled and less likely to run to the drive thru .
Don’t wait until the point that you’re starving to make food choices, as this will almost always lead to bad decisions. Instead, plan ahead, so you don’t have to rely on your willpower alone to keep you on track. Pack easy to carry healthy snacks, and keep them in either your purse or your vehicle. Invest in a lunch tote that can store your food for you . This way you always have healthy choices right at your fingertips.
You can also take some time to pre cut your fruit and veggies while you put them away after coming home from the store. This makes eating healthy easy . Since you will be taking some time to sit and plan out your plans for the week and mapping out a schedule for yourself, you will know what you need to buy at the store .I find storing fresh fruit and veggies in clear glass containers to be helpful. I also keep everything in the front of my refrigerator so I ensure I do not let it spoil. Plus, its the first thing my kids see when they open the fridge!! For example, pre cutting celery sticks and storing them makes peanut butter and celery sticks a great fast snack to take on the go or eat at home.
Just because you might be in your car or on vacation, doesn’t mean you should skip out from your health goals. You can still live a healthy lifestyle on road trips by packing healthy foods to eat in the car. You can pack a cooler to keep handy so you have easy access to snacks while on the road. If you’re planning on stopping at rest areas along the way, pack a yummy lunch to eat before you head back to your next errand or trip .Most of us spend several hours in our vehicles every week anyway running errands, stuck in traffic or being taxi mom’s. If we don’t plan ahead, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking your too busy to take care of yourself. Being the busy mom that I am, I feel like Im always eating in my car . But I do not feel guilty because Im eating healthy fresh food that I wanted to eat. Eating healthy does not need to be boring or stressful.
I recommend starting this process easy and fun. Think of your favorite healthy food and make a list. So that you do not stress yourself out with what to eat, stick to the same thing for the week. Choose a few snacks you can eat. You should always aim to eat 5- 6 times a day . I enjoy my morning snack and my afternoon snack. I feel it keeps my energy up. Focus on eating small meals and be mindful of your portions. I will have to create another post all about portion control,
Here is a list of some foods that are convenient for a busy lifestyle
- Baby carrots and cucumber slices with hummus
- Sliced or whole apples with nut butter or sun butter
- Clementine or mandarin oranges
- Sliced or whole pears
- Smoothie (if you plan to drink it within 30 mins or so)
- Nuts and raisins (you can make your own trail mix)
- Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) and/or sunflower seeds
- Whole Food Snack Bars (such as Rx bars , )
- Sandwiches or wraps
- String cheese or cheese cubes
- High quality beef jerky
- Cut-up rotisserie chicken (keep cool with an ice pack)
- Hard boiled eggs
At the end of each day, I want you to give yourself a gut check . Just because you have had a busy day doesn’t mean we have to resort to fast food or processed foods for dinner. Sometimes its as easy as having one of t With a little extra though , you can make sure your family has healthy meals ready to go when you walk in the door. I love using my crockpot when I know I will be out all day long .
When you’re on the go, eating healthy doesn’t have to be such a struggle. Use the ideas I’ve mentioned here to sort through the junk and find only the most nutritious foods.
I’m having an amazing time with my family on our little family getaway. One of the biggest things I love about my job is that I can work from anywhere and everyone on my own time. We are just finishing up a good month of focusing on our nutrition , checking in with each other, and focusing on following our workouts. Its been such a good month and all of the ladies have done so good. The results are starting to come in and I will focus on sharing then here on my website.
With this new program I just completed , I feel amazing . I have a lot more energy, and my nutrition has been on point because the program comes with a nutrition plan each week. I loved how even if I do not approve of something in it, its flexible and easy for me to swap out certain food groups. I’ve enjoyed the workouts and definitely experienced a huge shift. I am planning on completing a new round again too!
Even though I’m away from home, I’m still finding time to sit down and check in with other woman who are on this journey with me.
I have to give a special shout out to Crystal Wilson. Crystal was assigned to me as her coach months ago and I immediately reached out. Because I actively work my business, I get free customers, pretty cool right ? Well anyway, Crystal mentioned to me that she had tried everything and was sick and tired of how she felt. She wanted a change and she wanted something she can stick with! 6 months later, she is actively using the same workouts I do, drinking her superfoods, planning and preparing her meals, and sharing her journey to inspire others! She openly shares with me her highs and lows too. What I love about us sharing our journey is how much it holds us accountable! The support and motivation we provide each other is priceless.
Crystal is down 40 lbs today and 28 inches!! Way to go girl! I’m so stinkin’ proud and happy for you because you deserve it!!! Can’t wait for our next round together on the 14th ! It doesn’t matter your age , schedule , or circumstances! This beautiful woman right here works full time , she works on call at times in the middle of night , and she serves others both as a coach on our team AND as a mental health social worker . So happy for you!
Here is what she has to say :
“So today is a huge milestone for me. I have been on my healthy and fitness journey for 6 months now and today I am officially down 40 lbs and 28 inches! I am beyond excited! I have worked hard and have literally worked my butt off.
I want everyone to know, no matter your age, size, weight, fitness level YOU CAN DO THIS!
What do I use to increase my energy and burn fat? HEALTHY EATING AND EXERCISE. To me there is no substitute for hard work. I encourage and challenge EVERYONE to start today. If you are wanting to lose weight, increase energy, improve your health comment below and let me help. It won’t be easy, but it will be WORTH IT!”
If you need support and accountability , please do not hesitate and reach out. I’m here to help you rock your goals despite your busy schedule! Fill out this application and we will set up a time to talk . https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLcQFt3ZRiqXQdmfT5nT_9Eh3rqsvZDbttJT-MD7res-La_g/viewform
Our new health and fitness group will start with our plan and prep week on August 14th . This will give us time to talk about your goals, struggles , and set up a manageable routine for you!
It’s a new month and new beginning. Every day is a new opportunity to start fresh and don’t you ever stop believing that you cannot get the results you want. Whatever goals, results , and progress you’re trying to make in your life , know that progress equals happiness. Progress equals results. Let today be the day you draw your line in the sand and make it YOUR day 1. Commit to making this your best year ever. I wanted to drop in and spread the word on Beachbody’s biggest sale EVER!
Have you ever heard of Beachbody On Demand ?
This is what I have and it’s what I use on a DAILY basis 🙂 Beachbody On Demand is one of the newest features where you can stream EVERY single program that Beachbody has released! This also includes all the newest and yet to be released programs coming in 2017! You can stream from your phone, laptop, iPad , or any other streaming divide. ( Apple TV, Roku, Chrome, Firestick, etc. )
I love my All Access On Demand because it allows me to customize my fitness program to my needs on a daily and weekly basis, it gives me all of the nutrition guides, program manuals and tracking sheets plus the Fixate Cooking Show which helps you navigate the nutrition plan and then you are connected with me as your coach in my challenge groups to help you start, troubleshoot along the way and get the results that you want! I love it!! I truly feel like I am able to help YOU customize your program and help YOU get amazing results.
With that being said, this challenge pack used to be $199 and it’s currently on special for only $160! This is HUGE and a good bang for your buck! You are getting over $6K in workouts! But Beachbody is doing a Spring Into Fitness Promotion starting TODAY.
This is what you get:
Beachbody On Demand All Access for 1 full year
A 30 Day Supply of Shakeology
The Portion Fix program
Access into my Spring Into Fitness Accountability and Support Group in April
Discounted price and shipping all for $160 US (previously at $199 + tax and shipping)
That is seriously amazing!!!!! The amount of value is just mind blowing! Plus I know that Team Beachbody is getting ready to release a ton of great new programs and you don’t want to miss out on them in your library!
Just send me a MESSAGE and LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ORDERED and if you would like to join the April 17th Spring Into Fitness Challenge Group with me as your coach!!!
For additional questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Just let me know when you do make a purchase so I can add you into my current accountability group!!!
Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go , just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.
Its seems like I’ve been stuck in my own head a lot lately. We all get like this from time to time right ? Between the constant worries and daily battles, I sometimes feel defeated. Its easy to want to curl up in a ball and lock myself in my room. The constant juggling can catch up to me from time to time and my fears tend to kick in.
Is my son going to be ok ? Am I being a good mom ? Willy I be able to put him in a mainstream class? What if nobody understands him in preschool ? How is he going to defend himself ? Am I paying more attention to one more than the other? Am I showing my husband enough attention ? Am I showing my daughter enough attention ? Will I be as successful as I aim to be ? Is it ok to want to grow my business and still be a good mom ? Am I putting in my part in this marriage ? I get to thinking and my reasoning keeps coming back to me. Why do I strive for more? I strive for more so that I can be here for my kids. My kids are my why. My kids are the reason I want to take care of myself. My kids are the reason I want to build my businesses.
Elijah’s journey has been a whole journey within itself. I’m still shocked that my son qualifies for services after the age of 3. Why does this bother me so much ? Well for starters, being the parent in these shoes is something difficult to be in. Its even more difficult when you really don’t know what the diagnosis is or if there is even a diagnosis . The beauty of qualifying for services is that I know we are getting him all of the intervention that will benefit him later on . I feel like he is doing great. I can see that the intense therapy he receives is making a difference in his life . I’m exhausted and I sometimes want to lose it. Between having to muster up more patience than I thought I could ever have to constantly to explaining myself over and over, I love my son. It doesn’t matter whether or not he is diagnosed with anything . I just want answers. I just want to make sure I’m doing all that I can . Truth is, Im not in control . I run my day, yes. But God runs my life. Upon some research, I found that my son can possibly have a genetic mutation and that can be the cause of his laryngomalacia. I am going to ask for genetic testing to be done once this new schedule of ours settles in.
I truly believe my son has delays because of all the lack of oxygen he went through his first month of life . I will never know. When people see him , they see a beautiful little boy full of love and life. That’s exactly who he is. He is such a precious and loving soul who adores his mama. Its easy for anyone to mention their opinion or advice too. After all, that’s just society. Everyone has an opinion. But no one knows my life more than myself. I know my kid better than anybody else. Having a child with laryngomalacia and delays in other areas can be emotionally exhausting. But as a mom, we do what we have to do . We commit to making our child’s needs a priority because we love them and want what’s best for them. Its ok to be scared. Its ok to worry. Its ok to not know what’s next. I have to accept that its ok to be a mom who has a child with extra needs. Extra needs is extra needs and it doesn’t matter the severity of the needs. Extra needs is extra needs . The constant talks with therapists and specialists, the frequent doctors visits, and the never ending reports. It never ends. You almost wonder if it ever will. Its easy to get stuck in your own head and worry. But when I look into my son’s eyes, I see my little champ. My son is so bright, so loving, and so determined to get his point across. He sure is showing us that he understands what we are saying and he truly tries to communicate back. When I look into my daughters eyes, I see a little girl who loves her mommy and daddy. I see a sister who loves her brother unconditionally. His vocabulary is growing and he is starting to get physically stronger. I just signed him up for gymnastics and I think this is going to be better than weekly physical therapy sessions. The core and balance work is going to be great for him . Deep down, I feel so blessed and honored to be his mommy. God gave me this path to teach me many lessons. I can sit here and question all of the suggestions and things that therapists mention to me. But I choose to keep my head up and take action .
My kids are the reason I have big goals. Last year we spent over $2000 in copays. I want to be present for my children and give them more than I ever had. My kids are the reason I want to build a six figure business. I want to be successful so that we can move anywhere and I still have a job. I want to be able to afford college for my kids. I want to take that financial burden off my husband and we will be able to pack our bags and leave for the weekend whenever we want. I’m creating that freedom in my life by working this business. The only way to continue to do this is to work smarter. I’ve been focusing on time management. Penciling everything in my calendar is what really helps me. Separating business and family time is crucial. Its ok to be a mom boss. It most definitely is. I want to wake up each day and run my day. I don’t like when my day runs me. Through this journey of self love and self care, I am learning that it really doesn’t matter what happens to me . I am the author of my story and I choose to be the best mom I can be for my kids. I don’t have this all figured out and I don’t want to. Deep down I know what matters is that I take care of myself whole heartedly from the inside and out. This means I need to continue doing the things that makes me feel good. Taking care of myself makes me feel good . Being present for my kids makes me happy. God sent me this opportunity or me to show other mom’s that its ok to be stressed and overwhelmed. I will use my struggles to fuel me through my journey. We all have our problems. We all tend to over work ourselves and be hard on ourselves. Its important to put the pause button on every now and then and pay attention to our own needs. It does’nt matter what happens to you. What matters is what you do when something happens to you. Are you going to stay down when you fall or are you going to get up, dust yourself off and keep going ? I choose to keep moving forward.
Have you heard people tell you ” Your body will never be the same after kids!”
I sure have! Boy they were right! But guess what! It can be better! You CAN feel better than before kids! You might have a little skin here and there 😹But you CAN feel sexier! You CAN achieve anything your mind believes . Before my second , I lost a bunch of weight … by taking B12 shots AND abusing my body by not eating as good as I do now. I had massive self esteem issues although I seemed confident on the outside , no self control, no self discipline , and no love and appreciation for myself . I was so hard on myself too . I completely fell into a depression after my second. I am good at hiding my feelings but the people closest to me knew I was not in a good place. That’s when I decided enough was enough. I needed a positive change and boy did I get it! It hasn’t been easy , but it’s been worth every single step in the right direction! I know I’m exactly where I need to be and I know that some things happen for a reason. I’ve learned to love and accept things as they are , I can’t change people … only myself , AND I can still be a good parent loving myself also. Most importantly , I’ve learned that crazy things always happen and busy times are always going to be here . Just as one of my favorite motivational speakers said this am ” Learn to EMBRACE your struggles . ”
Just as I share in my private accountability groups , progress stoppers are all around us! It’s up to us to build the mindset .
Here are my top progress stoppers
Eating out too often
Failure to plan your week or days out
No stress management
Too much alcohol
Lack of nutrient dense foods
Failure to believe in yourself
Failure to keep going
Failure to work on shifting your mindset
Do any of these apply to you? I find the hardest for me is stress and time management . But it’s all about taking it one day and one meal at a time!
If you are someone who needs a positive change in your life too, I would love to share this incredible journey with you and share every detail with you ! I believe anyone can truly do this. Even the most busiest of people. Change starts from within . Message me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser and we can do this together! I am opening up registrations for my New Year New You Fitness and Nutrition Group. Lets make 2017 the best year yet!