Reflections on 2014

On January 1st many of us set New Year’s Resolutions. We resolve to do better. Do more of the things that are good for us (health, fitness, financial) and less of the things that are not so good for us (poor food choices, sedentary living, frivolous spending). The model of success I have found through the Health Fitness Beauty Quest has been one of adding. The focus has never been about taking away, but one of incorporating more of the things that are better for me.

Health

By adding better food choices such as an apple before a breakfast taco or a salad before a burger, I found the cravings for poor food choices naturally minimize and were even deleted from my daily meal options. This does not mean I forgo pizza or burgers or tacos. What it does mean is that those types of food options have fallen into the few and far between meals. I simply do not care to eat them as often as I did in the past.

Fitness

In 2014, I added neighborhood walks, interval treadmill sessions, hiking and gym circuit training to my cycling and swimming. I was surprised to discover how quickly my body responded to mixing up my fitness routine. It took less time to loose inches and gain strength when I varied my workouts. By adding more movement and changing the types of exercise I was doing I saw bigger results.

Beauty

I went big when it came to beauty. I added monthly facials, had an abdominal awake lipo procedure, incorporated a morning and evening beauty regimen and learned more about how to care for myself than I had in all my adult life. I not only learned about beauty care, but I stuck to it day after day, month after month. It’s one thing to learn something, but it is an entirely different thing to see it through day in and day out.

Nutritional Supplements

Although nutritional supplements are not part of my blog title, they have played an important supporting role in each aspect of my health, fitness and beauty. In 2014, I became a part of the #1 nutritional supplement company in the world. Incorporating nutritional supplements to my daily routine was another I found to move my quest forward. By joining the company I also added another stream of income to my business.

As I look back on 2014, I see a year of transition and transformation. I took my life back from the unhealthy version of myself and staked a claim for the new healthy, fit and beautiful version of myself that will live out the rest of my adventure-filled days.

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  1. January 1, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Jennifer you’ve been a huge inspiration to me throughout this whole year. You’ve given me a renewed drive to continue on my own health quest. The most recent action step I’ve taken is a complete blood workup, I’m having my hormones checked out (still waiting on the results). I think the number one lesson I’ve learned this year is the importance of having a fitness buddy to keep me accountable. You’ve been that for me. Thank you for your help.

    • January 15, 2015 at 2:05 am

      Penny, having you as my dependable fitness buddy has certainly made a big difference in the frequency of my rides. I’m looking forward to an even more fit 2015.

  2. January 2, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I love your concept of adding. You’ve come so far in a year…it’s a real inspiration.

    • January 15, 2015 at 2:02 am

      Thanks Debi! Adding things that are better has naturally squeezed out more of the things that are less than ideal. It’s funny how a small change can add up over time.

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