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I do it for my mental & physical health, I do it to inspire others and to look and feel good about myself. Most importantly, as I age, working out keeps my body limber and able to function in everyday life.

Do you know how I’m always talking about finding your WHY – the REASON driving all your healthy habits?

It’s what keeps you going when your motivation is low.

I have several big “whys.”

  1. 🙏My mental state is so much better after a workout. I feel good and am more pleasant to be

  2. 💪 Menopause and aging has slowed my metabolism. Working out helps combat that. HIIT workouts coupled with strength training, help rev up my metabolism to help keep that weight off.

  3. 👊My peers and my clients- I want to inspire others and I am always inspired by them. Helping others achieve their goals, especially menopausal women, helps me as well. All the research, meal planning, etc. makes it worth it for all of us!

❓What are your WHYs? Let’s share them and get inspired! Post below!👇

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😋 What do I eat before my workouts?!

This is actually one of the most common questions I get asked! Maybe this will give you some ideas ...

Because I usually work out at 5am with my Shred2Fit Zoom class then again at 7am with my fellow coach friends, I will start with my Morning Mojo, first thing (Water, lemon and dash of Cayenne)

I train with 5am via Zoom on an empty stomach. Then around 6:15am, I consume Creatine and a pre-workout in my water bottle.

I want to be well fueled and have the energy to ROCK my workouts …. instead of dragging my body through them. So, if I am hungry, I might have protein or an apple after the 5am class so I have enough time to digest before my 7am workout.

Here are a few pre-workout ideas:

AM/PM Workout


Protein shake (just water and protein)

Pre-Workout (Nutrishop has a great brand -Lipotropic)

❓What’s YOUR pre-workout go-to? Let me know in the comments 👇

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🎯 This month we’ve been focused on cleaning up our lifestyles, from what we eat - to the products we use - and even our mindset.

And for me, this month has been challenging. Coming off vacation and turning 50, my head is spinning!!

💥🏡 One area I really focused on was my mental health. I mean, I know that health, nutrition and fitness are pretty much a staple for me, I do have to adjust as I age and my life changes. What worked in the past does't work now. Mentally grasping that can be challenging.

Here is what I have in place:

Calm app- I strive to do my Daily Calm meditations daily. It helps me focus on my breathing, inner peace and allows me to be in that moment where nothing else matters.

Momentum Dash by Chrome- Before anything comes up, you get a daily mantra and quote to live by during the day. Today's is: BE FEARLESS and the quote: "Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from." Seth Godin

Prayer- Yes, good ol' fashion praying is another form of meditation. I have a few favorites that I will recite daily in my head, depending on the occasion.

These are just a few of ways I can keep my mind focused on what is important to me, not to anyone else. But me.

This is important, because as we navigate through life, it's easy to be taken away by what we see in Social Media, TV, Social circles. But when you are alone with your own mind, you can truly find yourself and what is most valuable to you. Find that inner voice and don't ignore it. If we are quiet within ourselves and shut out all the noise, you will be surprised as to what you can learn about yourself.

My biggest takeaways so far are I am less likely to go into panic mode what something unexpected arises, I am a better listener because I am constantly trying to keep myself in a state of calm and patience. These practices are not easy, but with consistency, it can become second nature. Just don't ever give up on YOU!

You are amazing and capable of amazing things. How will we ever know what you are cable of, if you don't stop and get to know you!!!

⭐ How about you?👇 Feel free to share in the comments or shoot me an email:

Make it an amazing day!

Coach Jess

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