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.