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!

I Would Have Been Burned At The Stake

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As I was driving to my middle son’s field trip yesterday, I had this song on repeat.  I was looking at the trees with so much love.  Truly, I can tap into to this pulse of the Universe.  This wild and ancient knowing of our true power and that of the Universe.  I’m so connected to nature.  It is a deep feeling I can’t explain really.  But as I was feeling so alive and in love with life, letting the music caress my soul, grateful I’m an entrepreneur and have the freedom to plan my life, day, and vibe.  I choose joy.  Is everything perfect in my life?  No.  But it’s pretty damn wonderful.

No makeup, just pure sunscreen and bug spray, full of happiness with my middle boy.  His trip was to Cold Spring Village in Cape May, NJ.  I have been there two other times, each on a field trip with my older two kids.  I forget everything each time, so it was new to me.  First stop was a home built in 1820.  I looked on the website and I think it’s the  Spicer-Leaming house.  We learned so much.  Like blow your mind learning.  Boys were married at 16, girls were married at 13.  Their parents choose who you would marry.  Men died at 45, women died at 35.  They often died at childbirth and disease was killing everyone off due to the uncleanliness and spread of germs. I think she said if you had 8 kids, 5 of them would die.  They didn’t name their babies until they were 9-12 months old.  Breaks my heart thinking of how much sadness that they had to deal with.  You had no freedom.  Women couldn’t even drink at the tavern.  LOL!  That was a dealbreaker for me.  I would have truly been burned at the stake.  I’m too rebellious by nature and ain’t no man gonna boss me around.  The moms and teachers were all saying how we would not have fit in then.  These women are independent and speak their minds.  My kind of gals.  Oh…and when you died, your family put your dead body on the kitchen table and put flowers around you so you didn’t stink as much.  The rotting body on the table caused many of the health problems obviously.

This guy was acting like he was a teacher back in the 1800’s. I stood outside to enjoy the sunshine with my friend, Jill. We could hear his sternness and then the kids laughed. He punished them by making one kid wear a dunce cap and another one by standing on a brick. It was to shame them. I can see how shame was so ingrained in that culture and the next two generations. Everyone was not allowed to feel. It was pretend, keep in line, be reserved. Wild was not allowed. Again, I would have been burned at the stake. I would have let my wild slip out at some point. I imagine there was no room for desire, so they had a lot of anger inside at not being allowed to be in love and make love to who they wanted. How many gay people died a regretful life having never truly loved back then?  I think about feelings, versus isn’t the carpenter exhibit cool. Although he did inspire Finn to want to be a carpenter now…for this week at least.

I got the feels for a second in the printing press seeing old newspapers and as a writer, thinking of how much freedom is created through writing. Not that I think they could write what whatever they wanted of course.  The first sign, how true is the top line!  The second part is hilarious.  The coffee sign cracked me up too.  Female writers always seemed so saucy and daring back in the day and of course…still.

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The kids had a great day and so did I.  Hanging out with my girl, Jill, who was in our group needs to be done more often.  Duh…we talked about Prince.  I’m going to call her Princess from now on.  She’s the bees’ knees.  I got to give hugs and kisses to my friend. Christine’s daughter, Waverly.  I adore her and Christine.  I got to also hug my friend, Jaime, who I have not seen in ages.  Also, my friend Tobi who I feel like no time has passed since the field trip last year.  I was honored to get smiles and a few words from my friends Stacey, Jenny, Steffanie and a few other chicas.  Finn’s teacher, Mrs. Naplacic, is so real and funny.  That seems to be a theme around me.  I know so many fierce and fabulous women.  It’s so cool.

I had a newfound gratitude and fresh perspective on my life and how much freedom I have.  The day ended so beautifully with me putting on my bikini and heading to the beach with my hubby, kids, and meeting my fabulous photographer friend, Violet. She did my most recent photoshoot and she is not only a joy to work with, but super talented.  Just look at my website.

I took a picture of myself, her, the beach, and then my phone died and was off the grid for a few hours.  It was so freeing.  But I wish I could have shown you all the glorious blues that lit up my children’s eyes as the sun set.  It was a goosebump happy I’ll never forget.  Finn came down after his playdate on the playground.  I actually felt like a millionaire already.  I felt the riches.  I am so rich.  Whoa on the blessings for sure.  i could not have asked for more in that moment.

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My haven

 

My beautiful blue bracelet I bought for $3.15 cents on teh field trip. I thought I just wanted to get the blue for throat chakra work as I expand my audience. But it reminds of me blue skies. To keep my head in the clouds and focused on my dreams.

 

My friend and photographer, Violet Karyn. Click blow the picture for her website.

I tried to capture her beauty and how her mirrored glasses were reflecting the blues of the sky and ocean.  She looked so dreamy!  But she clearly is the photographer.  We talked God, problems, fears, had some laughs, and prayed together.  That’s how I roll.   The link to her website is below.

Violet Karyn Photography

Here’s the badass tee I’m wearing.

My shirts which would definitely gotten me burned.
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Never be afraid of your wild.  It’s part of your power.  As women, it is what connects us to that force when we give birth.  You’re magic.  Be unapologetic true to you.  Have a blessed day, sweet cheeks!

P.S.  Ended the day with Skinnygirl Spicy Margaritas while watching Real Housewives and There Goes The Motherhood…cause you know…balance.  😉  A few of the moms from #TGTM were tweeting back to me so it was really fun.  They are some great moms.  Life is good.  Always look for the good.

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