My name is Jenn and thanks for stopping by the blog :).
Many people who have known me my entire life know that I have made a drastic transformation. Not only physically but mentally. I have always been a very active individual, I have played every sport under the sun and used to dance like no one was watching. Over the years, my nutrition went from bad to worse and I came to a point in my life where I knew I had to face change. Lets face it, change can be scary!
After my first year at university, I knew what steps I would take to change. I joined Weight Watchers in April of 2009 and began running. About 15 or so pounds into my weight loss I found the courage to put my face in front of the camera. I created a YouTube account and began filming and uploading weekly weigh ins. I now use my channel to inform others about nutrition, fitness and especially running.
Since 2009 I have become a long distance runner, which is something I never thought would be possible. Running is definitely a huge passion in my life. At first it was a weight loss effort, now running is my rock. It calms me down, it makes me happy, it takes away anxieties and it empowers me.
I achieved lifetime membership with Weight Watchers in January of 2010 and began working for them as a leader and receptionist. It was the most amazing and rewarding job I had ever had at that point in my life.
As the months went by I began to feel anxiety and obsession with the number of the scale rather then what mattered most..how I felt about myself. I let that
..torture device.. scale.. dictate whether or not I felt confident about my self image that day. So the scale went into hiding. I have made the promise with myself that if I ever feel anxiety or feel it will change my mood that day, I won’t use it to measure my weekly success. The number is irrelevant really!
Now to show you a bit in to my life. I am originally from Vancouver, BC and move to Victoria, BC to attend the University of Victoria to get my degree in Women Studies in 2009. In the spring of 2013 I graduated with my B.A of Humanities (in Women Studies). As much as I miss my family back home in Vancouver, I have been blessed with the most loving group of friends and an amazing husband here in Victoria.
Meet my husband, Matt. He proposed to me at the finish line of my 7th full marathon.
We were married on July 6th, 2013 in beautiful Vancouver.
He has been my biggest supporter over the years. He has been there through the ups and downs of my training. He has seen me with the marathon taper crazies, he has seen me bawl my eyes out post-race, and he has supported me through becoming a certified trainer. I love this man and I love knowing I will grow old with him. I love that not only does he cheer me on, but that we can both bring out the best in each other and push each other to strive to be the best selves we can be.
After working at Weight Watchers for 2 years, I became certified through Can-Fit-Pro as a Personal Trainer. I worked in a gym chain for a few months when I soon realized that it wasn’t the kind of environment I wanted to work in. I am now an independent trainer. I love showing people tools to success in their fitness and help. I try to empower each individual I work with by showing them that they are truly worth it. You can achieve ANYTHING you put your mind too. It may sound cliche but it is totally true.
I ALWAYS love hearing from people who have stumbled across my blog. Feel free to get in contact with me via my email!