Jenny G. Perry | Transformation Coach Self-Love Goddess

Get Your Freak On-(Ugly workout pics always welcome!)

Day two of Jenny on a fitness mission!

I always work out, but this is GAME ON! It would be great if just Pilates and BARRE workout were enough, but I need cardio! I want to lose ten pounds I’ve gained in the past two years. I’ve always done it by running but I’d dread it. I only want to do it the FEEL-GOOD way now. Life is too short to feel bad.  I’m and fire and inspired!

In classic Jennylicious style, I exercised in my pj’s as not to make more laundry. The same pj’s I walked Seamus to the bus stop in. I’m not a 6 or 7am girl so I’m trying to get back in the school schedule groove. I am diggin’ the workouts on my Comcast On Demand and I like the walking style ones they have.  Today was the Super Fat Burning day!

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This Leslie lady is a lovely woman but I don’t need to hear her talk, I get the gist. I just watch the movements. I looked on my Pandora. 80’s Cardio station looked enticing. I kept scrolling. Tootsie Roll Radio…YE$!!!!!    

OMG! “Pony” by Ginuwine came on first (Two of my favorite drinks in their name) All I could think was…duh…MAGIC MIKE! Yum! That movie was everything! I love cheesy movies and hot guys! Who doesn’t?

Anyway, as soon as it came one, I thought…it’s gonna be a good day! The Music gods sometimes absolutely LOVE me! We started out the warm up. I was feeling it. I had my 1 lb. weighted gloves on that I use with every workout now. Mid-way through the workout, she used some little weighted blue balls.  She didn’t say what weighed but she did high reps so I think not too much (1-3 lbs. max.). I used my 3 lb. weights.

“Tootsie Roll” by 69 Boyz came on and I was in full Tootietastic mode. Picture terrible dancing, 90’s ish style with a weird mad looking dance face with duck lips. (I can’t help it! My subconscious just makes me do that face instinctively!) I was going way faster than them and was jogging instead of walking during those parts. I worked up an awesome sweat and the music made it easy to go fast.

“Get Your Freak On” by Missy Elliot came on and I was like…HELL YEAH…I’m gettin’ my Freak On! I know it means a naughty thing I’m sure but I was in the zone and was going to make any song I could match this BEAST MODE!

“I Like The Way You Move” by Outkast came on during the cool down and I was talking to myself at that point! Like…yes, you look good…you know until you see you are a sweaty mess. LOL! I still love myself sweaty, no makeup, at 120 lbs. when I want to be at 110. It’s my job to like me at the very least.

I had so much FREAK-ing fun and this is my new workout thing. Walking/jogging workouts on the TV with amazing tunes. I also added a challenge at the end of my workouts that I’ll share. I hope all of you has as much fun as I do with your workouts.

Challenge: All with the 1 lb. weighted gloves on
Holding one 8 lb. weight, 20 squats with knees facing forward
Holding one 8 lb. weight, 20 squats with legs spread out and knees facing diagonal to the side
20 push-ups
200 crunches
(The sequence 3x)

Crunch varieties-
100 crunches with legs bent and touching the floor
100 crunches with legs bent and up at a 90 degree angle crossed at the ankles
100 oblique crunches with legs bent to the side (100 on each side)
100 oblique crunches with one leg bent and on the opposite knee, crunching to the side (100 on each side)
100 leg lifts with hands under the butt to support the back

Feeling still feisty
20 jumping jacks (first set I literally peed my pants and ran to the bathroom where my potty-trainer tells me big girls do not pee their pants and she had no idea I just did!!!!!!)
20 lunge dips on the right leg
20 jumping jacks (I did not pee this time)
20 lunge dips on the left leg
20 jumping jacks (YAY…stayed dry…LOL!)
40 walking lunges

Why did I pee? Cause I have five children which was five births and that’s what you get. It’s only with jumping jacks though. Weird!

I hope you will follow my blog and journey to get back into my best shape. Until I get a tummy tuck, squishy belly has to do, but also I don’t aim for the cover of SELF magazine…I aim to be happy!

Let’s so FUN! In fitness and life!

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I know celebs look hot in their gym selfies but I am proud of this sweaty pic. It’s not glam, but it’s real. Show me your raw workout pics too!

10 Mindsets that suck the life out of your relationships, business, self-confidence and happiness

1. Blame game-“They make me so mad!”  DO you keep a scorecard on your partner, kids, colleagues, friends, parents, and even yourself?  You find yourself blaming others for your bad mood?  Their behavior (action) is a fact.  Your mood (feeling) is an opinion. It is a choice to give everyone else the key to your happiness or stop playing the blame game.  This is even with yourself.   Do you blame yourself for everything that goes wrong?  Forgive yourself and refocus on what you want.  What do you want to feel?   Write it on a post it and every day, look at it.  Know what you want and you will get it.  Be easy on yourself in the process.

2. Victim forever-“Why is everything  happening to me?  It’s always been this way.  I can never catch a break.”  Yes, there are bad things that happen to people.   They are victims to what happened in their lives, but they don’t have to stay that way.  They deserve to be victors.  We all do.  We all have the woe-is-me story going at times.  “Why won’t my kids listen to me?  Why doesn’t anyone notice my hard work in my job?”  This is a vibe people give off that is not attractive and people like to get away from you since it’s draining.  Being in a victim mindset will never get you anywhere good.  From your point of power, what are options to think, do, or say?  Your power is available to be harnessed, first from your thinking.  Being fed up is a place to start.  Now I’m going to take action and create the life of my dreams is the next step.

3. Control-Needing to control everything and everyone to feel better.  Like you need to hold the world in your hands.  This sounds like power in business, but it’s a closed off energy. You can’t receive help if you are being a control freak and not allowing someone else to know something or have the missing piece to the puzzle.  It stops the magic.  It creates a lot of anger inside that can become toxic.  This can bring you to anxiety and feelings of powerlessness.  All of that laser focus on wanting to control can be transformed into creative juices if you can learn to relax through releasing attachment, surrendering to the present moment, and meditation or activities of mindfulness.

4. Happiness is down the road-You will never get there.  With this thinking, you won’t.  You don’t have the guarantee of ten years from now, when the house is paid off, you retire, the kids are off to college, or whatever that elusive happiness down the road looks like.  It could be when you lose weight, make more money, or get the guy.  Forget about the guy, your happiness is knocking on your door today.  What can you be grateful for now?  There are things you are missing out on if your happiness lives ten years from now, or even next year…life responds to you.  Circumstances do not determine your level of happiness.  There are a lot of thin, rich, married, successful people that are not happy.  Just watch Reality TV.  You will feel better.  Happy is yours if you keep practicing smiling at yourself in the mirror.  Just try it.

5. Constant comparison-Do you compare yourself to others and feel you fall short?  “Look at their pictures.  Oh, there are so many likes and comments on their picture!  They are doing ‘better” than me.  They are bringing in x amount of sales, clients, revenue. “   SO what?  First of all, is that competition space making you feel bad?  Do you think putting the energy into what you want to create is more productive?  We don’t even know if the person’s numbers or right or how they actually feel. They could secretly be overworked and miserably busy.  Do you.  Let them go.

6. Stuck in the muck-Is your favorite sentence…”I don’t know?”  This is a cop out sometimes.  Afraid to make a mistake or be seen as stupid, bossy, selfish, weird, or whatever, we don’t say what we really want.  Do you have a business or want to start one?  Can you dream big?  Do you feel like you are stuck in the mud and unable to move forward?  Like you’ve been in a funk and you can’t get out.  The past has its claws in you.  Something from the past (loss, failure, rejection, experience, opinion of someone) has paralyzed you.  What’s the solution?  How can you fix your life when the pause button seems stuck?   Do one thing positive today to get things flowing.

7. Lost in limitations-If someone asks you to do something, do you come up with reasons why you can’t do it?  Is it your bank account, your kids, lack of time, your job, your training, or your past that holds you back?  Knowing your limitations and who to hire for things is smart. Don’t try fixing your own toilet from Youtube or anything.  If you build up your strengths instead of looking at those limitations as actual truth, your life gets to be better and more fun.  What you are paying attention to will become greater in your life. It’s the law of attraction principle.  Observe others’ lives and you will see it in action.  Strengths or limitations?  One builds businesses and epic relationships, one kills your life force and makes you go bankrupt.  Write down three strengths you have and repeat them in your mind as affirmations.  What is good about you?  Work on that not just daily, but hourly to get out of your own way.

8. I’m not worthy-Can you take a compliment?  Do you sabotage good things like relationships or your finances?  Did you make a mistake you can’t forgive yourself for?  Do you know your worth?  Do you never feel like you will be good enough?  How much good are you willing to receive?  This is one of the common core beliefs that most people suffer with on a subconscious level and it crops up in all their problems in life.  If your life is a mess, worthiness is at the root.  It can look all neat and clean, like it’s almost perfect…but doesn’t inside feel like a mess?  Worthiness issues create anxiety, depression, and feed addictions.  Working a lot can be to prove our worthiness.  Acquiring lots of beautiful things can be a worthiness issue as well.  Needing to be recognized as something means our worth is wrapped up in something outside of ourselves.  Parents that push their kids to excel and feel judged by others based on their child’s performance are doing this.  Your worth is immeasurable.  You are worthy at your core.  Work on your connection to yourself.

9. Busy disease-“I’m so busy.”  Instead of saying you have a busy life, think of it as a big life.  Busy can be a buzzing energy like a bee, but look like a hamster spinning on his wheel.  If you broke down your life into a pie chart, do you waste time on things that do not yield a result?  Are things that make you happy time wasters to you?  They are yielding happiness.  Schedule in fun if you have to.  Being caught up in the need to be busy is normal.  It makes us feel alive and useful. It comes back to the worthiness issue again.  When you are looking back on this time when you are on your deathbed, what wisdom would you hear?  You should have been busy…or you should have enjoyed life more.  This is not dress rehearsal.  This is the real deal. Today is showtime.  Unbusy your life, your mind, and your way of being.  Peace is inside of you if you turn down the busy.

10. Money is everything-Working like a dog to make more money distracts us from ourselves, but also is backwards thinking in a way.  Having more money means we will have more time, freedom, happiness, security?  It feels different for everyone.  You can make more money, spend it, win it, lose it, but you sure as hell can’t bring it with you. Don’t make it everything.  Relationships, your health, your happiness, your well-being, family, nature, heart-centered experiences, fun adventures, connection to a Higher Power, those are the most important things.  Money is great, but when you don’t have as much as you want, don’t feel bad.  You are still worthy and go out in the sunshine…feel the abundance all around.  Feel your own personal freedom.  Feel how much time you have in that precious moment.  Abundance is many things.  Don’t base life off of a number.  You are more than that.  Go create more joyful moments and money is sure to follow.  Be open to receive it.

I help my clients get out of their own way so they can have the life they know in their heart they are meant to have.  Reinvention are transformation more than possible and dreams do come true.  If you’re ready to shift your mindset and help, I’m your girl.

Lovies,
Jenny G. Perry
-Mojo Expert-Life Catalyst-Intuitive Healer

What New Mommies Need

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I have been wanting to help new mommies because I have become a new mom five times. I am always a new mom each time. But the first time, I was twenty. I cared what other people thought and read the books to do it all perfectly. I didn’t understand how to be a woman and a mom. My body was huge. I felt like I was an alien on a foreign planet. I was 200 pounds when I delivered my daughter. I gained 65 pounds. I didn’t feel sexy, cool, or like myself. I was so happy and proud to be a mom. But I had to figure out who I was. I’m not gonna lie, it took me almost fifteen years later. Our thirties are epic in my experience. So with my last child, giving birth at 36, I was still me before and after. I only gained fifteen pounds because I exercised and ate really healthy. I knew my sexy was my sensual being, not my body. I want to pass on some tips to help you feel like you can get your groove back. You never lose your mojo, you just forget you have it, like that black blazer in the back of your closet.

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Do what makes you feel cool! Cause you are. Rock that blazer, black liner, and shades. Insta-cool.
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Dontcha love the hair loss and lil’ baby bangs goin’ on. I contemplated bangs like I did when this happened after the last pregnancy.

 

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Before I share my Feel Good & Look Fabulous tips. Get a playpen like the one above which is Evenflow Portable Baby Suite 300 Play Yard-Marianna. Use a bouncy seat, swing, or the infant carrier and get your booty moving. Fitness is a feel good must-have. I would love to support you as your Beach Body coach if you order DVD’s or Shakeology (this is what I so so I share what works for me.)

www.teambeachbody.com/jennygperry

Do whatever your body is asking for in the form of movement. It’s easy to get very coach potato and sweats with a new baby, especially if you’re breastfeeding like I do. But I promise you if you workout, even just walking, you will have more energy. Nutrition is so overlooked in the way of medicine for our brains. Comfort food is fried, creamy, heavy foods, but really the foods like cashews that help with anxiety and depression are what our body really craves. Drink tons of water too. So now to the fun part. Fashion is one of my passions as well. Now following trends may not be your thing anymore or never was, but tweaking your look and routine can actually make you feel better.

5 Feel Good & Look Fabulous:

1. Hair is hot. No matter how you feel about your body, you can look beautiful at ANY size. Go get your hair done. Color it. Style it. Do a cute messy bun. Add a barrette or headband. This frames your face. I caution you not to cut your hair frantically shorter within the first six months of having a baby. Your hormones are on overload and drastic change can actually feel bad and then we regret it. That’s my personal experience, but just go with your own guidance always.

2. Connect with women who honor you and your mother’s intuition no matter how long you’ve been a new mom. Make a coffee date with goddesses like that without your baby and get dolled up. Self-care will make you a better mommy.

3. Black is always cool. Black leggings are a go to if you are done with wearing maternity jeans, even though there is nothing wrong with them. Heading into Autumn in the US, black leather jackets, leggings and a loose long sleeve tee/tunic/sweater is the perfect uniform for a new mommy. If you’re breastfeeding and you love dresses but don’t know how to work that out, wrap dresses. Old Navy has them in great colors for a great price that you can dress up or dress down. Whether you are bold enough to wear your favorite color or not, add it into your life. Handbag, jewelry, or an accessory to add to an all black outfit, it will make you feel good. You can even be daring and buy a peacoat in that color. Woohoo! Be bold!

4. Accessories are your greatest tool. Sunglasses give such a fashion forward vibe and you can find them at any price point. Jewelry with a black tunic and leggings turns comfort into chic. Add boots. Any color or style works and reflects your personality. I love justfab.com or shoedazzle.com, they are awesome! Top if off with a scarf, which can actually be a great privacy tool for breastfeeding in public. Win-win! And make-up is a no brainer for me. It takes me five minutes to do foundation, blush, eyeshadow, line the tip lid, mascara, and lipstick. I think I may do a video on this. Red lipstick is a life changer, just sayin’! I’ll also share my friends’ jewelry websites. You don’t need to buy a tradition diaper bag when there are so many cool oversized handbags out there. Go on a hunt to Marshall’s or the Internet. Find a pattern or color that raises your mood just looking at it. Check the dimensions if looking online to assure it’s big enough.

5. Set an intention for the new you. Any change, after a baby, divorce, new job, birthday, move, or whatever means you are a new “you.” What will that look like? What will your life be like? What needs to change? What needs improvement. Get clear and don’t be sad. Self-reflection is essential for happiness. The world is your oyster. Being a mom doesn’t stop you from any dreams. I wrote a 500 page novel with five kids. You can do anything. But relax and enjoy your baby. Savor every day. Moments are what life is all about.

Lovies,rockstars!