Occupation: 5th grade special ed teacher
When did you start with "Fitness Jenn" and what was your weight? Measurements? Fitness Level?
I started in Oct and took a couple of classes. Then, I took a break. I went back in late Jan/early Feb. When I started I was 148, size 10-12 and not really active, occasionally go to the gym.
What program did you/do you do with Jenn? (Classes, Personal Training, Etc). Back in Oct I started with kickboxing. When I went back I did just abs for a couple of weeks. Eventually I added kickboxing and boot camp.
How has your progress been?
My progress has been influential. These classes have given me more energy to do and try different exercises. As I see myself being successful in losing weight and gaining strength it makes me want to continue challenging myself.
What do you do differently now (if anything) to support your health & fitness?
I basically just changed what I ate. I started logging what I ate for the day. Ive learned through Jenn and conversations from class what decisions are best. I understand no matter how much exercise you do its what you eat that is also a huge influence. Not only am I trying not to eat high calorie food but I am trying to eat healthier a big feat for a picky eater as I am.
What is your favorite exercise to do? Least favorite?
I think my favorite exercise would have to be just holding the plank. Its a constant challenge to see how much longer you could hold it. I remember how holding it for 30 seconds seemed like forever and impossible. I'm at a minute and 20 seconds now and definitely would like to hold it longer than that. My least favorite would have to be anything involving jumping. It's yet another challenge to build endurance.
Share with us your results so far (and attach pics if you would like!!!)
Today I am 131 lbs, size 8 and wear small tops. Reaching these results and seeing it on a scale is always a shock. Prior to this I always said I just want to lose 20 lbs but never actually thought Id be so close to reach that goal.
What would you say to others about the Fitness Jenn training program?
I recommend this program to anyone listening. Jenn has organized a program that makes you want to try your best. Having a support system and a group of pepole having the same goal as you motivates you. It's easy to say what you want to accomplish but with Jenn's motivation and inspiration it makes it possible. She pushes you in a way that you want to do more. I say all the time I would never have been able to do this if I never signed up for her class.
What's the next goal you would like to reach?
I would like to lose 5-6 more pounds. My latest goal is to have defined arms. I simply want to increase my strength and tone my body.