healthy eating

Jen's Jam : Harnessing the habit

Summer '18 was beyond amazing. Traveling halfway around the world and spending beautiful days and nights in Provence , France was nothing short of a dream. The ambience of the country side couldn't be captured in any photograph and there are no words to describe the beauty and feeling you get here. 

Besides rolling lavender fields and white stone chateaus - Provence provided the most incredible food.

Fresh bread, fresh cheese, and fresh rosé every day. Markets filled with the tastiest fruits, desserts, meats, and pizzas. I promised myself to indulge in everything the South of France had to  offer and I did not disappoint. With great food and the appetite of a pregnant bear prepping for hibernation, I definitely looked and felt the outcome of my indulgence. A (basket of) Baguettes a day will definitely keep the bikini at bay.  But when traveling, in my book; there's no rules. Sure walk and exercise a bit but eat a lot. It's rude not to...... Then you come home and back to reality and BOOM. The extra luggage I brought back around my waist unfortunately did not get lost between the various planes I took. 

Typically I try to watch what I eat; meaning I like to watch the fork stab food and transfer to my big mouth. kidding. Working with Barre Kailua , I've been better about eating cleaner and cutting out the crap food. BUT I will not lie to you, I have zero regrets when opting for a big mac over a salad and a roll of oreos over an apple. Balance right? I mean if you workout hard enough you should eat whatever you want right? Sure. Go for it. But no bitching about not making the physical changes you wish to see, unless you're a bad ass at photoshop. But photoshop can't adjust how you feel.   

Fate does some pretty incredible things, It's like "Hey I see you there, mad at yourself and beating yourself up cause  you got French fluffy, and I'm gonna lead you to something you haven't tried yet but you gotta follow through...." Then I found it. Two weeks home from my Été en Provence, and I came across a program that caught my attention. Get fit 21. Simple enough I thought. Follow the food guides on the yes and nos of what to eat, workout daily (easy), replace a meal(s) with their shake, and thats it. So I bit. Ordered the shake and received the info. 

Never have I ever tried a "diet" or program that was as amazing as this one. Not only did I get an amazing amount of information, I got several workout guides,  healthy recipes, recipes to try with the shakes, the protein (which is soon delicious) and unlimited amount of support and encouragement. Think support group times 1000. 

Now I usually won't make it 3 days dieting because I love pizza, chocolate, and Wine. But the responsible adult in me kept at it. Shockingly I haven't needed or wanted any of that while drinking the shakes and sticking to the program and following through. I don't deprive myself from the things I love (like a burger), but I don't crave it . The shakes keep me full for hours. I've noticed my skin looking brighter and clearer and my hair is shiner. Straight up magic. The program even calls for a reset day- it literally tells you "give yourself a day to eat what you want", it's proven that with said reset day, it helps rev your body into breaking down and burning the crap out of what you choose (My words, not theirs). 

This post isn't to promote or sell the product - it's merely sharing my experience with something that I found works for me and  my lifestyle (single mom, running a business, teaching classes, and running around crazy all day like a bat outta hell ). 5lbs vanished the first half of the 21 days, which is pretty incredible and pushing me to finish strong and keep at it. It's realistic,  you see and feel the results, and above all its doable. Try it.