I am all too familiar with the challenge of losing unwanted pounds. Struggling with up and down, uncomfortable weight since graduating from college, I hit my all time heaviest September 2007, at 236 pounds. I had just started buying size 24 pants since my 22s were getting snug. I decided that I didn't want to make excuses for my weight problem one more day. I had convinced myself that being a mom of three and sitting at a desk all day long was the reason I was heavier then I wanted to be. I hated not being able to run after my kids. I remember the feeling of dropping something on the floor and literally waiting for someone to pick it up for me, because I didn't want to bend over to get it because it was work to do so. That marked the end of that chapter and the start of a new and exciting one.
I started my fitness journey with small goals and over a period of two years, that goal went from losing a few pounds, to losing a total of 100. The goal changed from feeling better about me, to loving me! The goal also changed from longing to feel confident in the gym, to becoming a NASM certified trainer in 2009 and not just feeling confident but, actually becoming athletic. Each new goal I made, gave me a new focus with lots of support and love along the way. The relationship and bond created between my personal trainer and myself taught me to be a partner with the people I am blessed to train today (and some of you know him well!!!... Go 5 AM GroupFit!). I leaned on my faith, my husband, and my kids; and they all were part of the victory! The journey was and is the best part of life.
My goals are still changing and that is the very best thing about fitness, you can set your eyes on anything and work hard until it is time for a brand new goal. Today your goal might be to master one more rep and feel stronger then yesterday. It could be the daunting uphill journey of losing weight like I did, but either way; we are in it as a team.
Jacquie is also the founder of our 45 Day Revolution Program
"Grow in knowledge, strength, and physique everyday and you will never grow old!"
Education and Certifications:
- National Academy of Sport Medicine - CPT
- TRX - Suspension Training Certified
- Dynamic Variable Resistance Training Certified