I’ve embarked in a personal journey since the last months of 2016. This “me” plan includes working out 3 times a week, being accountable with my food intake and doing my best at making this a lifestyle. Not going to lie, it is hardest for me with the food intake and discipline of it all. Today, I wanted to share my first two weeks trying out Jenny Craig.
Jenny Craig’s program is designed to provide structure and support to help members lose weight and learn how to maintain it. My goal is essentially more about loss of inches and going down one dress size, gradually. Upon meeting with my rep at Jenny Craig in Westfield NJ, we established goals, devised an eating plan consisting of 1500 calories a day and did some measurements. Also, we established that although my BMI (body mass index) is normal, I still can do better when it comes to eating and keeping a more balanced intake of proteins vs other food groups.
Over the course of last year and this first part of 2017, I’ve been exercising consistently which is a lifestyle adjusment. Exercise for me is key, it helps the body and mind as well as gives me energy and focus. Being a mother of two kids under the age of 10, working as a makeup artist and balancing a home life at 43 is an everyday challenge. Some days I will admit it is very hard to get to the gym but I push myself and get it done.
One of the aspects I liked about Jenny Craig’s program ethos is its holistic approach to weight loss and weight management, focusing on food, body and mind. This is where having a planned routine of exercise with food portion management is crucial. My weight goal is losing about ten pounds, very attainable in my eyes. This brings me to next part of the Jenny Craig philosophy, portion control and calories. My goal is 1500 a day but this doesn’t mean I am starving.
With my food preferences in mind, I picked my meals and planned them with the help of my consultant. I especially love the variety of foods I get to choose from. The Jenny Craig snacks are seriously yummy, balanced and easy to pack for when I have to be working away from home. As I look back to my first weeks experiencing Jenny Craig, there are some definite highlights: learning about food portions, the advice I’ve gotten from my consultant, “a-ha” moments, and my fitness milestone of working out 4 times a week.
How do you keep yourself motivated? Tell me in the comments section.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.