Sep 16, 2017

Believe In Yourself and Let Go of The Fear Of Rejection


There's a lot of truth to this quote. This was and still is how I feel inside sometimes. When I started my business 5 years ago, I knew I was meant for more than just being a stay at home mom and military wife. I had a desire inside me to really make a difference and be successful. I just had zero belief in myself. I had no self worth. I had to pretend and borrow belief from others as I built myself up over time. I still struggle with this, but I have come a long way! 

You may not know but I have always been the odd girl out. I never really fit in in school and was obnoxious and loud and seemed to get in trouble for talking and laughing all the time. Rejection from peers in school happened for many years and that spilled over into life when several close friends hurt me deeply. I am a very forgiving person, but I don't easily trust once you hurt me. I feel like I have this expectation that a friend wouldn't like the real me and won't stick around for long. Or, they will hurt me somehow. I may be a bit paranoid, but my past has groomed those feelings in me. They are very real.

My fear of rejection really impacts me letting my light shine and being genuine to who I am. I have come a long way and am starting to open up more and be true to myself and be who I am. I figure if God made me this way, He did so for a purpose and who am I to try to change it. In the last 5 years I have really pushed myself outside my comfort zone and made new friends and gone to events which has been very scary, but it's been the best experiences of my entire life. Fear was holding me back from really living and finding people who accepted me and loved me for me. That fear still keeps me at home more than it should and keeps me from doing a lot of social things, but I have come so far. I really have grown a lot.

I'm sharing because I know I am not alone. I know many of you have struggled with rejection which leads to not feeling worthy of love and acceptance. Self worth and limiting beliefs will only hold you back from your full potential and who God wants you to be. If you don't believe in yourself, just know that we all love you and believe in you. Pull from that and use that to help propel you towards your greatness!
You are fearfully and wonderfully made and you have value. You matter. The world needs you to be who you are. Believe in yourself because you were created to change the world!

Aug 30, 2017

New 5 Day Weight Training Program - Week Of Hard Labor - Free 5 Day Group Starts Sept 5th



Beachbody super trainer Sagi's new weight training and cardio workout, Week of Hard Labor by Sagi Kalev, will be launching via Beachbody On Demand on September 5th. Beachbody On Demand includes all the Beachbody workouts, recipes, Master Trainer workouts, bonus workouts and more. 

The program contains 25 and 45 minute workouts with a total of 5 workouts. Equipment needed: stability ball, a light and heavy set of dumbbells (5's & 10's most likely), and resistance bands. If you have a weight bench, great! If not, you can use the ball for an evey better workout because you will be working on balance and stability! 

Join me for 5 days in a private online Facebook group for healthy food tips, motivation, me pushing through the workout right along side you!, a meal plan, encouragement and a fun community. 


To sign up for the group, click here and select "going". I will share the group link before we start and you'll click to be added. 

In England, Scotland, Ireland or Canada? You can join us too.

I would love to connect on Facebook if we aren't already friends. Send me a friend request here. 

If you would like to add 5 days of Shakeology I am offering 5 different flavors for $30 (includes shipping in US). It is not available in the UK yet, but Shakeology will be available in October! Just email me at jenniferwoodfitness@gmail.com to coordinate payment and I will send you 5 Shakeology trial packets so you can get even better results.

Aug 16, 2017

Cheer's to Turning 40!


Cheers to turning 40!
The last 10 years have been incredible. They have also had a lot of ups and downs.
It's crazy to look back 10 years and see everything that has happened. How things change over time. All the opportunities we had. The mistakes we made. The regrets we have. The blessings we've experienced.
Here's just part of the amazing and not so amazing real life things we've been through 
We moved to Georgia from Maryland.
Jason deployed to Afghanistan for 9 heart wrenching months.
I started a business  and found my purpose.
Jason retired from the Army after serving for 22 years. Wow!
We had some really hard experiences with a special needs teenager and had to make some hard choices.
Jason and I almost split up multiple times.
We pulled through by the grace of GOD and our relationship is stronger than ever!


We have gotten a lot of vehicle debt and paid off almost all that debt lol.
I was able to travel so many places! Vegas, Nashville, Palm Springs, Destin, Kentucky, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Orlando, Charleston, Palm Springs, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, D.C., New Orleans, Houston, and 4 free work trips with the hubby (2 cruises, Cancun, and the Dominican Republic).
I've had many laughs and many tears and lots of love.
I've made so many friends who live all over!
And as I reminisce; I realize how much I have grown. I am healthy and strong and working on finding happiness through the struggles of depression and anxiety.
10 years ago, I was in a bad place. Resentful. Angry. Bitter. Depressed. Lonely. I felt my life lacked purpose and I had no hope that we would ever break free from living paycheck to paycheck as a military family who had made bad financial decisions.
I feel like I was just finding myself in my 30's. Trying to figure out where I fit in, what my purpose was...And to think about the changes emotionally, physically and financially from just the last 10 years makes me smile because I know the next 10 are going to be even BETTER.
I am just getting started.
Cheers to making 40's ROCK!

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Aug 14, 2017

End Of Summer & Back To School Challenge ~ Online Fitness & Nutrition Weight Loss Program For Busy Moms

Give me 30 days to get REFOCUSED! 



It's going to take effort, it's going to be hard work and it's going to be WORTH it! 

New BACK TO SCHOOL virtual fitness and nutrition group starts September 5th.





Whats included?

* Simple meal plan you can stick with long term. 
* 25-45 minute scientifically proven workouts you can do in the comfort and privacy of your own home and on your schedule. I work with all fitness levels. 
* Shakeology once a day - a superfood smoothie I have used for 5 years that has helped me and hundreds of clients get healthy, heal my stomach pain and digestion issues, have more natural energy, fight cravings, lose weight and feel so great.
* Daily accountability and peer support online!
* Direct access to me for encouragement, support, advice and motivation.
* Optional 1:1 weekly 30 minute calls for extra support at no extra charge
* Worksheets, clean eating tips, goal setting, meal prep, mindset and more! I don't do hard. I keep it simple. 

* Shaker cup
* Portion Fix Containers
* Bonus Portion Fix Meal Plan guide
* Discounted shipping $2


In this online support group, we focus on progress and not perfection and real lifestyle change. Daily accountability is the key to success and what so many people do not have. If you are tired of working hard to see results and nothing is happening, you need to join us. WE GET RESULTS! 

There is something to having a support system for that added accountability. I know it's been the missing piece for me! When I fall off, I always get back on track because I know my groups are counting on me to show up and I don't want to be the one who didn't show up and do the work! 

This group is a safe place to share victories, struggles, real life and move forward. We pick you up when you slip up. We support you when you want to give up. We are in this for the long haul! 

Comment below, or message me for more details.

*After 30  days, you are always welcome to join the next group as long as you are my customer, or a Coach on our Team. We want you to get results because it makes us HAPPY!

Are we friends on Facebook? If not, please add me! 


APPLY HERE

In the UK? I am hosting a free 5 day weight lifting and cardio group along with a meal plan, healthy recipes, fitness tips, how to stay motivated and more! Let's connect on Facebook and I will make sure to get you added.

Join my free online fitness community here.

Aug 7, 2017

Chicken Green Chili White Bean Soup Recipe

Pressure Cooker Recipe ~ Chicken Green Chili White Bean Soup



I whipped this up in my Instant Pot pressure cooker and fell in love with the flavors. It is really simple and quick to make and you can easily swap out the beans if you have some different white beans on hand. The original recipe called for cannellini beans, but I had white navy beans and white beans in chili sauce on hand.

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Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 red onion and 1/2 yellow onion, or 1 medium onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, or 4 mini sweet red peppers (the ones in the bag)
1 carton of chicken stock
1 cup water
2 chicken breasts (remove one half of a breast once cooked and save for another meal)
1 tsp prepared garlic, or 1 large clove fresh garlic chopped
1 can white navy beans
1 can white beans in green chili sauce
1 can diced green chiles
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
cilantro, chopped for finishing touches! Gives a lot of flavor. Just a tad will do!


Set pressure cooker to saute function (high). Saute onion, bell pepper for about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and salt, pepper & spices and saute for a minute more. Add in remaining ingredients: chicken stock, beans, chiles, 1 cup water.

Secure lid and cook on soup setting (20 minutes).

Allow to natural release. Pull out chicken. Allow to cool. Shred 1 and a half chicken breasts and place the chicken back into the soup. Save the rest for lunch or another meal.

Serve soup in bowls with a little cilantro on top.

21 Day Fix -  Shift Shop - Fixate Meal Plan equivalents: 1/2 green, 1/2 red, 1 1/2 yellow, 1/2 tsp



Stove modifications: 
Saute onions and peppers in oil. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. Remove chicken; shred chicken. Add chicken back into soup. Enjoy!

Suggestions: You could easily add in some spinach or kale to increase the veggies.
I like to add Cholula hot sauce to mine!

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