Its finally here!!!! I’ve been waiting SO long to finally get this blog up and going and to be one hundred percent REAL with all of you. I’ve received so many amazing messages and questions since my first initial post on my Instagram about my recent transformation. I certainly was not expecting this response, but the amount of support and love I received was out of this world! Ever since that day I have been incredibly excited and hopeful to get my story out there as soon as possible. It was seriously one of the scariest posts I’ve ever had to press send for… being open, vulnerable, and honest about something so personal. It is TERRIFYING, especially in today’s society where bodies and appearance are so important!! So I feel very strongly that its about time somebody stands up and says, “I’m not perfect!! I’m a REAL human being with flaws and I’m ok with it.” I hope throughout this whole process that you will know that you have someone that you can open up to and account to and hopefully, through your stories and experiences, your questions and concerns, together, we can work to bring greater understanding and contentment about what’s REAL and what really doesn’t matter!!
My goal for this blog is to hopefully inspire and/or motivate somebody in need of a little extra boost or perspective. As cliche and cheesy as it sounds, that’s truly my main purpose! No matter where you are in life, your age, your situation, or emotional state, we can all use a little encouragement, honesty and friendship. We all want to be more happy than we are!!
I have been blessed with such a beautiful life but let me be the first to tell you, it has not been all butterflies and unicorns. Not many people know, but I have struggled with depression, self esteem, my weight, and many more insecurities for most of my life. The more I tried to hide it and push it aside and put on a fake facade for the world to see, the more stressed I felt and miserable I became. It wasn’t until this past year and specifically these past few months that I really took control of my life and did some major re-evaluating. I did a lot of detoxing with all aspects of my life and with an insane amount of help from my family, I was able to turn my life around. I still have a lot of work to do! I am nowhere near perfect! Everyday is a struggle, (just ask my sisters, they will be the first to tell you). But I also feel like there are so many people, (especially girls), experiencing similar things that I have gone through, that I can’t keep my mouth shut any longer because the change that it has made in my life, has literally saved me!!
Let me reassure you that this is NOT a “lose weight fast with Jenna” soliciting blog. That will not be my main focus, (although I will be sharing what my health and fitness plan is and how I’ve been able to get physically confident). There is so much more that goes into having an overall healthy lifestyle than just fitness. I believe that there needs to be a balance in all aspects of life to be happy, motivated, productive, interesting, and at peace with yourself.
I can’t wait to share some of the things that I have been researching and experiencing that I know have helped me and can help you as well. I hope those of you reading this right now are excited to go on this journey with me because I’m about to burst!! I really want to be your listening ear and hear all that you have to say! Lets do this together and lets do it the REAL way!