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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Hustle And Heart Is What Sets You Apart

Do you find yourself saying yes all the time? 

I was good at saying yes to people and other commitments that never truly benefited my own happiness. I always put myself last. Im a giver and thats what we do. After I had Elijah is when I had my breakthrough. I was taking business classes , working at the salon, working on a business plan, and learning how to parent and maintain my sanity…all while pretending life was dandy. I was sooooo tight on money too because we just bought our first home. Everything was getting to me and catching up to me. I believe stress can make you sick. It catches up to you. I had my own health scare and realized enough was enough.The thought of having thyroid cancer really scared me. Health matters and if i dont take care of myself, who is ? I was really depressed actually. I wanted to open my salon. I didn’t have the money and I had just bought a house! Having little ones makes you dread being away from them 8-12 hours a day!! I didn’t know what I wanted anymore. I like to work and there is NOTHING wrong with that. Then God told me my priority is to be a mom right now. A salon will come later. He said, “Im in control” . NOT YOU. You need to be home for your kids. Little did I know, a whole NEW world was about to open up for me. Literally.

Since discovering BB, I prioritize myself way more. I used to care what people thought of me. I can care less now. I actually get a little grouchy If I can’t get my 30 minutes of ME time.Its NOT selfish. I look forward to catching up with my amazing team and people who I am helping. Ive met some INCREDIBLE people and believe they were brought to me for a REASON. Im learning to give myself more credit.I do soooo much and Im a giver. Being the spontaneous person that I am, I opened up a new door that was in front of me. That is my decision to say YES to working this business. I had no money to lose so why not!?
For the longest time I felt so insecure about it. What are people going to think of me? Im not super fit! How can I even hold people accountable if I can barely do so myself?! I don’t even know who the hell I am anymore?! I suck at posting and dont like people judging me! What are people going to think of me?! The list goes on. Now I get shy when people tell me ” Oh I see you on FB, you’re so inspiring….( thats just the part introvert in me!) OR WOW you work out a lot…. OR better yet, people automatically start telling me what they eat. Truth is, Im just like YOU. I have some REALLY bad days. I have my lows. I just choose to be REAL, RAW, and OPEN. I believe anyone has the power to change their life too. You just have to go for it.
My coaching journey is truly a journey. It has been a road of discovery, and a new sense of love for life, faith, myself, and my family. Id like to think that Im a new person. But Im not. Im just better. Im stronger. Im happier. Im fit again. Most importantly. this business is something that truly helps hold me accountable! If it wasn’t for saying ” Why not try to just help ONE person “, I would probably still be going to the gym about once or twice a week, binge eating on the side, and falling on and off the wagon. I love this lifestyle and promote it.Heck yes I do! I teach it too ! If i can make money for groceries, bills, and to stay home with my kids… why NOT?! Who cares what I do. Its paying some bills! Im building my organization and I believe God gave this opportunity to me for a reason.


This opportunity can pay me WAY more in the long run if I keep doing what Im doing. What you throw out to the world ALWAYS comes back to you . You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less of what people think of you and more of what you think of yourself. You realize how far you have come, and that alone brings you amazing confidence.

If you find yourself wanting to know more and need a positive change in your life too, reach out to me at Jaclny@TheFitHairdresser.com or simply comment here. Lets talk and see if this is a good fit for you.

 

 

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Strive For Progress

Tomorrow starts week 2 of my current Challenge Group. So far the energy has been great and a few of my challengers who’ve already weighed themselves has already lost weight! I can’t even begin to describe my excitement. It brings me joy that people are having more energy and feeling good about themselves. The truth is, anyone on their fitness journey at some point starts reflecting. What I mean is, we start thinking in a different way once we’re truly in made the decision to meet our goal or have already met our goal. Atleast I have. I literally feel like a different person .

Nutrition and Fitness are important but the key to lifelong change is beyond motivation! Its about finding the right balance and accepting yourself no matter what life throws at you. This lifestyle should be more than a number on the scale and counting calories. It has to be about a whole lifestyle of taking care of yourself and focusing on wellness and wholeness. It has to be about becoming the strongest version of yourself.

Mindset is key. Believe you can and nothing will stop you
Mindset is key. Believe you can and nothing will stop you

For those of you who don’t know me and haven’t read up on my story, Im a driven mom of two. Ive always been heavier for my size. Ive never been morbidly obese, but I weighed in at over 210 lbs with both pregnancies.I gained over 55 lbs with both pregnancies and when my second was born, he was born with aortic stenosis and laryngomalacia. 5 weeks in the NICU put a lot of stress on not only me, but my family.My mom was also recovering from battling breast cancer. I was that person who knew how to remain strong because lets just face it, you never know how strong you are until you have to be. My son never ate well, slept well and I always went to bed worried in the beginning. I don’t really think my body had a chance to heal and instead, held on to everything including stress. Stress makes us sick, tired, moody, depressed, and not ourselves . I decided it was finally time to make a change. I always felt out of breath, sluggish and never felt good about myself.Then I found out I had thyroid issues. My doctor confirmed with me that I needed to lose weight or I would become diabetic. SO it was then that I never looked back . I decided to decrease my work days to stay home with both of my kids and I think this made me feel even more tired considering my son has 4 different therapy sessions on my days off and lets just face it, parenting is a lot of work yet so priceless . Im glad I made a decision to make my health and happiness a priority.

Throughout my journey so far, I can say that Im now truly accepting myself because Im the most happiest, confident , and strongest version of myself. Ive come to realize that the scale should never be something we can rely on. Our weight fluctuates. We lose, we gain and its never ending.

Setting small weekly goals has been my ultimate motivation aside from becoming stronger than ever .My goal weight was exactly that: a goal. It was a goal made at a certain time in my life when I needed a number on the scale to keep me motivated toward slimming down. I needed that number, I needed that reassurance that my body was indeed changing, no matter the minute. The scale was my friend, not my enemy – and we became closer, the harder I worked. My body has changed, different milestones in my life have happened, and my goals are now a bit different.

If you let yourself reach a certain goal, you’ll lack inspiration to push forward and keep being a better version of yourself. Every day, you should strive to be a better person – that doesn’t necessarily need to be about health, it can be about anything (work, family, relationships, etc). This is exactly where Im at today. We have different seasons in our lives where things tend to be off balanced and we just have to learn to roll with the punches and keep pushing to get better .

My new goal is to remain focused on continuing to be a better mom and wife. But I know the key to that formula is to always work on myself. A healthier lifestyle creates healthy habits for both my family and I. I’ve realized that throughout my fit journey and starting my own coaching business, something I’ve enjoyed most is inspiring others to reach their health goals. Every time I see a post on my social media that says, “I saw this picture and thn I went to the gym!” I smile and feel a rush of happiness immediately. Maybe this job is meant for me because I love it. For now , Im going to continue doing what I love and always striving to get better at it. Ive learned that Im a work in progress. I also know that we have bad days. When we do, its important to keep pushing through, accepting yourself and loving who you are because its all about taking it one day at a time.

Regardless, we’re all works in progress – embrace it!

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