We All Have a Story

By: Jaclyn

I have to apologize…

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a bit about myself and who the real Jaclyn is behind the workout clothes – so please allow me to introduce myself!

Not only have I experienced a total mind and body transformation, one passion of mine is to help others experience their own, motivate and inspire, and help them to live healthy and fulfilling lives too.

Like a lot of other women, I grew up being insecure and well aware of weight gain . I come from not knowing anyone on my dads side yet raised by sooo much love through my moms family . My mom would say “ You’re looking a little heavier Mija” (she didn’t mean it in a bad way. But I know that’s how my insecurities started )

We would eat tortillas and rice/beans on the norm and even eat out often. I don’t hold any resentment on that because my mom is the most beautiful and strong woman I know. She sacrificed a lot to raise me on her own. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with cancer that we seriously got serious about educating ourselves about nutrition. So much has changed since then.

I’ve always felt like I never really fit in with others. I’ve always been different. I was desperate to fit in to the right clothes and to look a certain way that I tried many things. I was obsessed with a number and caught up in the comparison mindset. After high school, I tried many different pills and even found myself struggling with addiction. I started coping with my problems in life by AVOIDING them through unhealthy habits. It’s not something I’m proud of. But this turned in to an addiction.

…. but then I got married and had children and instead of being proud of my body, I was ashamed. It’s sad. I struggled with a lot of anxiety after my second and that was because I was trying to find my way back again. I totally lost myself and felt like I could never just “catch up” I could feel myself going back in to a negative state and knew I needed a healthy change in my life. I was depressed and didn’t even realize that I was the one holding myself back. I was the only one that could make that change MYSELF.

THIS. This was my tipping point where I had to take a long hard look in the mirror and make a choice. I could either go down the road of this unhealthy mindset & continue to harm my mind and body or I could do some research & find something that is truly sustainable, healthy, and enjoyable.

My family deserved better & I know I did too, so I did the research. I found something that works – something that’s not a scam or a pill or a diet. It’s a LIFESTYLE. One that comes with the accountability of other women who have loved on me like I’ve known them my entire life. One that has taught me how to love myself and to respect my body. One that has helped me to grow from always hiding who I truly was to being more authentic and unapologetically me! No, it hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns, but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it saved me!

Never in a million years did I see myself doing this, but it has shown me opportunities I never knew existed and has shown me that I can be the strong woman I always knew I could be!

No matter what your story, I hope this can give you hope that you too can live the life you’ve been waiting for. We only get one, so now is your time to shine honey!

If you’re at all interested in knowing more about how you can make these changes too, drop a 👋 below and I’ll share some more info.

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Life Lately

I’m back!

 

The last few months have been a little crazy. We’ve had so much fun getting out with the kids this summer. But truth is, I have no idea where June and July went. I can’t believe how fast the year is flying by. You with me ?

With the kids being off from school, our usual routine was thrown off. We had an amazing summer together and I try to always remember to give myself some grace in the midst of the chaos. We even had some relatives visit from out of state which was nice.

I’ve decided to turn my blog in to a documentary of our lives with a sprinkle of lifestyle and motherhood tips. It’s therapeutic for me. Things have been pretty tough this month and I can feel myself coming out of the funk I’ve been in . On a good note, I have been introduced with such amazing opportunities that continue to show me I’m doing exactly what I’ve been called to do in my life. We also just celebrated our 8th wedding Anniversary after being together for 17 years! We’ve been through so much together and I’m so grateful for it all. We’ve both grown so much since being little teens and our marriage is beautiful . We’re both busy with personal goals and projects all while trying to make time for ourselves. He is a keeper .

First off, do you ever look at your kids and just ask yourself ” Where the heck is time going ? “

I can’t believe how fast my daughter is growing. She just started second grade . I look at her and I’m in awe with the little girl she is becoming. It seems like everything has been an argument lately and she sure enjoys making sure I understand that she is a big girl now. I just adore her and want to encourage her to be herself and speak her truth . This summer we took a break from Girl Scouts aside from having their Brownie Bridging Ceremony and camping at the zoo. Volunteering to be her Troop Leader has been an amazing experience .

I told myself that I would figure it out along the way because this is something that Ava and I can do together. Every now and then that mom guilt sets in and I think that I need to give my daughter more attention in the midst of this new extra needs journey with my son .  Our new Troop  season starts in October and I’m heading in to this new season positive and optimistic because I have one year under my belt. I’m learning as I go and this is such an amazing opportunity for our girls. I plan on delegating more with the parents , being more organized with my meetings, and creating some awesome memories with the girls!  I’ve told myself that being busy is a privilege . Being busy is good as long as you stop to smell the roses and learn to give yourself some grace along the way .

My son just started preschool. He is 4 years old and this will be his second year of school. Its been a while since I’ve shared much about our journey in here . I guess you can say I’ve been a tad paralyzed with fear and the constant reminder that everyone sure has an opinion with how they think children should be raised or their way is the right way. The reality is that my reality is hard sometimes. One thing that was really bothering me was that anytime I shared anything , I felt like people or even my husband would say ” Why are you sharing that?” or ” Well… it doesn’t look like anything is wrong with your son ” Then I would feel like I was opening up myself to opinions that I just did not feel like hearing. I’ve come to realize that I’m not alone and some other parents have bigger problems . So if you can relate at all with my journey, please be sure to connect with me!

Truth is that there is nothing wrong with my son. He has an ability is how I like to see it . One thing I find super frustrating is how long it takes to just get some answers . Not just that, but I hate that children have to be labeled to get some help . My goal is to be the best mom I can be for my kids and to put my family first before anything. Elijah’s diagnosis at three years old was a speech and language impairment and a developmental delay. That is when a lot of doors to new resources opened up for us. For the longest time, my husband and I were so financially drained with co-pays, opinions, evaluations, check ups, and worries. We have found that we are his voice and we have to do whats best for him . Not just that, but those diagnosis’ mean nothing. We treat him normal except we’re learning more and more about how important it is to be patient and more understanding to his behaviors. 

I’m blessed in the sense that I’ve been able to get my son some intervention since we was two years old. For the longest time, he was receiving early intervention, occupational therapy, speech, and physical therapy. We later added behavioral therapy too. I found an incredible therapy based preschool that is perfect for him and we discontinued therapy. Our local school district did not make it easy to get him qualified to get there and the whole process was long-  But worth it .

My anxiety has been through the roof lately because I’ve been over- thinking and playing scenarios in my head about the transition from preschool to kinder. Then I start asking myself if this district is even right for him. The biggest hurdle are the tantrums and the behavioral and sensory issues he tends to have at times. I go back and forth about seeking ABA Therapy for him . I was hesitant about whether or not I should seek such an aggressive therapy for all of us . The worst part was  that I finally decided to go for it because I do not want him to think that its ok to act the way he does when he doesnt get him way at times. He is such a smart cookie and super receptive. He understands everything you say . His attention span is super short at times, he has been having many accidents with potty training when he’s been potty trained for almost a year now , and he can get pretty defiant quick. It takes some work to calm him down. He gets loud, whiny, and will zone out when he gets over – stimulated. His vocabulary has increased and I hear him trying to say new words and sounds. He is constantly improving at his own pace and I just have to meet him where he is at.

Now I know it sounds like I’m complaining here, but this is my normal. This is what I’ve been dealing with and as Elijah’s mom, I only want whats best for him.  So after finally calling to get approved for this therapy, ofcourse my PPO won’t cover it . So I tried with our secondary insurance for him and found out they would only cover him if he has a diagnosis of Autism. This is when reality sank in for me recently. There is a possibility that my child could be on the spectrum. Now I’ve been waiting for answers for the longest time but his pediatrician and director of his school both say sure he has delays that are similar, but he does not meet that box. I personally am not ready to have another psychologist evaluate my child. I would like to give it more time because Im already doing everything I need to do to get him the help he needs. We have a consultation next month for genetic testing and that alone is a lot to think about right now .

So in a nutshell, my thoughts and emotions have been all over the place. Answers will come and either way, it doesn’t matter to me if my child gets another diagnosis . A diagnosis does not define your child and only gets them more help. But sometimes I do feel like children are over diagnosed the second a medical professional evaluates them . That’s my personal opinion.  But truth is, as his mom, I know him better than anyone. I know I sound like an in denial parent, but I’m just speaking from the heart here. This is all so new for me. He is a normal 4 year old little guy who loves nerf guns, playdoh, and tools. He loves people. He is social, friendly, compassionate, and outgoing. He even looks you in the eyes.  I feel like sometimes they just want to put a label on your child in order to open up some additional resources for them. These thoughts I have are really hard for me to explain . But time, faith, prayer , and patience is what we have. I’m so thankful for his incredible team of teachers/ therapists who take the time to talk to me and and offer comfort and tips. We have to trust the process because everyone is unique and different.

Aside from heading to the salon on my work days, my workouts and my coaching business have been an amazing outlet for me. I’ve taken a step back in the sense where I’m focusing on family and marriage before anything. My wellness is the biggest priority right now and my wellness groups mean the world to me . I love waking up to my amazing rock stars striving to be better versions of themselves and making themselves a priority too. I’m blessed with this incredible gift of helping others live healthier and more fulfilling lives too. Beachbody has changed my life for the better. I do not know where I would be if I didn’t have these incredible workouts and nutrition guidance. The old me would be eating everything in plain site and probably at an unhealthy weight. My wellness journey and coaching business is a way for me to give back and feel good at the same time. Thank goodness my husband and I are on the same page and stronger than ever. If we weren’t, I think I would literally be broken . I’m so blessed .

 

They say when you’re feeling down, the best thing to do is to turn it around and use that energy to help others.

 

Sometimes we have to remember that life can get pretty messy . That’s just how it is. Our mess is what others might be praying for. I tend to keep myself super busy and I’m learning to let go and just slow down .

 

We have so much to be thankful for and I’m looking forward to our family vacation coming up!

 

XO,

Jaclyn

 

 

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Go Get It

The only thing standing in your way is YOU. We end up being our biggest road blocks and don’t even realize it sometimes .

So today is the day…. rebuild relationships, rebuild financial stability, become the parent you want to be, and most importantly, become a better you! Now GO GET IT!

I face my fears every single day and much of what I have achieved has not been done in the absence of fear . I will continue to do things when I’m scared.

When you face your fears, they aren’t as big in reality life as they are in our minds .

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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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Vegan Orange Cherry Muffins

Taking on this Girl Scout Troop Leader roll has been a huge blessing. I’m enjoying the girls come out of their shell and enjoy the activities. My daughter loves being a Daisy Scout . We host meetings here at the house and for Valentines Day, we made these muffins for part of our snack time. Our Girl Scout journey has been great so far! Ava recently went to the Father Daughter dance with her daddy. It was so cute!

She  enjoys baking and trying new recipes so we decided to make Vegan Orange Cherry Muffins. They came out really good! You can definitely taste the citrus to it . I enjoyed one with a side of hot coffee. The best part was that I didn’t feel guilty about it! I love the combo of orange and cherry together. SO yummy! Enjoy!

SERVES: 12 (1 muffin each)
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 20 min.

INGREDIENTS: 
Nonstick cooking spray
1½ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour, sifted
½ cup almond flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
½ cup chopped raw walnuts
1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ cup extra-virgin organic coconut oil
2 Tbsp. all-natural peanut butter
¾ cup pure maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
1 Tbsp. finely grated orange peel (orange zest)
¾ cup fresh orange juice (approx. 1 to 2 medium oranges)
2 tsp. ground flaxseed
1 cup thickly sliced banana, very ripe (approx. 1 large banana)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
½ cup chopped fresh cherries

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
2. Prepare 12 muffin cups by lining with muffin papers and lightly coating with spray.
3. Combine flour, almond flour, baking powder, walnuts, and salt in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Place oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, orange peel, orange juice, ground flaxseed, banana, and extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth; approx. 30 seconds.
5. Add peanut butter mixture to flour mixture; mix until just moistened. Do not overmix.
6. Add cherries; fold until just mixed.
7. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. (One-quarter cup batter should fill each cup about three-quarters full.)
8. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
9. Remove from oven; allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing muffins from pan and cooling completely on a rack. Enjoy!

TIPS:
• Not all brands of all-purpose gluten-free flour are vegan, so be sure to check the label.
• Grade B maple syrup has a very strong, intense flavor that can be similar to molasses, and is perfect for baking

 

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Believe In Yourself

How many of us start something new and give up when we encounter the first obstacle ?

I thought that would be me . It used to be me . Many of us quit what we start far too early. What matters is we wake up the next day ready to get back on track and keep going !
Strivers improve in skill knowing that their will be bad days . With effort , your talent builds skill !
I know how challenging it can be to stay the course- especially when it feels like we’re not making any progress because we just can’t see it yet !
If you have ever felt like giving up because the scale or life Isn’t budging or you don’t feel like you’re moving fast enough, I am here to reassure you that you ARE making progress, and this is the critical point where you actually have to “ believe to see.”
In life , we have to have faith and trust the process … even when everything seems to be going wrong . Most people want to quit and give up . Most people want to start a business and give up the second they realize how hard it is. A lot of people start a “diet” and then give up. Everyone is looking for the quick fix and It doesn’t work like that. The key is to change your lifestyle. I have a solution for so many people and I believe “Our” struggles are meant to teach us to be stronger .
A life without struggle is an uninspiring life
Use your struggles and your faith to make you stronger and lift you up .
Stick with it!
Believe in yourself !
Practice consistency !
Spots are opening up in my Wellness Community! Message me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com and we will have a chat.
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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

 

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5 Tips For Mental Clarity

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.

 

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A Mother’s Vulnerability 

“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

Myself . 
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

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Wellness Workshop 

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!  
YOU IN?!
Make sure to fill out the application 

Space will fill up fast so do not delay!

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