This week's inspirational story come's from the heart of my good friend, Jessica. The transformation of this lady is especially dear to my heart. You see, we were good friends in college, and are still friends. She's one of the most caring people I know! I remember when we would go to the gym and Jessica would laugh...the entire time...now I laugh thinking about that. hahaha. Her story is proof that all things are possible to them that believe!
What was your fitness defining moment? The moment I was no longer terrified to run outside. I used to run in my townhome because I had such a fear of what people would think seeing a woman so obviously obese running. Now, I run with confidence!
Who impacted your journey into fitness and why? The two people who come to mind immediately are Kodi Reed & Jessica Dinka. Both are my coaches to fitness and help push me beyond the limits I attempt to set for myself. They both believe in me even more than I believe in myself at times. what are some ways that you sneak fitness into your day? My lovely 25 pound toddler is a simple way. Picking her up, dancing around the house to music, squats, and her favorite is downward dog. I catch myself accidentally exercising without even thinking with her around.
How do you go about planning healthier meal choices for your day? Currently, I am following a personalized meal plan from Beachbody. Typically, I would look online to find good recipes with ingredients I already had but needed to branch out some. I track all of my calories using the free application, MyFitnessPal--add me jessicagross94
What scripture best describes your health journey?
"I will praise you, Lord, with all of my heart; I will tell of the marvelous things you have done." Psalm 9:1 This Scripture reminds me always to go back and thank the Lord. Every step of my journey to health He was with me giving me the strength to push through a hard workout, stamina to run a half marathon, wisdom to plan out of meals, and even the finances to support a healthier lifestyle. God is the author of all good things, so all the praise in my journey to health ultimately goes to Him.
Here's Jessica's before and after pics!
|Jessica's results of clean eating, T25, and running!|
I'm so proud of my friend, and her accomplishments! I can't wait to see the next chapter of her story unfold!
What was your health/fitness defining moment? Comment below!
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