OMG 55…

So, as I reached another significant milestone in life, I found myself floundering with all kinds of menopausal symptoms including weight gain and inflammatory issues. I was trying to eat healthy, working out as much as I could, in addition to taking supplements for every ailment imaginable but frankly I was a mess.

It was Spring and I asked my daughter to guide me back to health. I was bloated and had gained some extra weight in the winter in spite of how hard I thought I was working. Her response was simply, you need to see Jennifer ! And so I did….

I started my journey in April 2015. I couldn’t wait to get personal training and get myself back into shape. I was pleasantly surprised when she introduced me to a program better than just personal training, it was all encompassing.

Jennifer approached my fitness in a Lifestyle Change Program included in 3 parts: Personal Training, Managing My Supplements, and introducing me to Whole Foods. This was drastic for me as I’m not exactly a ‘cook’, nor do I really understand the science of the foods we input into our bodies.

We are constantly hearing that fats and carbs are bad for you, but Jennifer introduced me to ‘healthy fats’ and ‘healthy carbs. I can go on and on about what I learned, but suffice it to say, I am completely reformed and I have cut out so many supplements that I wasn’t even sure which were working or not !

After the 30 days I was convinced… I felt amazing, in addition to losing about 5-7 pounds, I reduced the inflammation and puffiness in my body, plus lost 2 cm in my bust, waist and hips ! That was June 5th…. I was convinced, but also not interested in going back.

Here I am a month later and I’m still gluten free and dairy free and enjoying food and healthy meals like I’ve never done before. I can even go so far as to say, I am sharing recipes with Jennifer, taking photos of my meals, and enjoying food for the first time in a long time.

No longer looking at cutting out carbs or fats, I am enjoying the diversity of my choices. I sometimes take a little ribbing from my friends when I pass up that delicious piece of cake, but I honestly don’t miss it. I am also devoted to 2 training sessions per week, in addition to the active lifestyle I already have! I feel great, and that is worth it to me…

Thanks Jennifer, and I hope to continue to embrace this journey of learning!

(photo on the left taken on April 23/15, photo on the right taken on July 21/15)

– Joy B., July 2015