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!

How old are you in fashion years?

Do you dress your age?

What is your fashion age?

This is not a judgement about how you dress, just a myth-busting blog here. The idea of dressing your age is asinine. Magazines have shown us for years what to wear in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and beyond. I don’t dress my age because I don’t believe in that. An age does not come with a package of clothing appropriate for that decade or number. Yes, babies should not wear high heels, but children are not part of the point here.

How old are you in fashion years?  Where do you shop?  Where do you want to shop?  What do you want to get away with, but feel like you can’t pull it off?  Answer:  Just decide it.  Love yourself.  And own it, work it, live it.  You can change your style whenever you want…and your life to. Let’s first start with the clothes though.

I love Forever 21. I’m almost 38. I would never want to be 21 again. I don’t pretend I’m in my 20’s. What would that even mean? I know some people judge women when they dress sexy or too “young” as wrong or trying too hard. What if they are just trying to be themselves. I dress for me. It’s fun. I’ve been experimenting with style since I was a kid, minus a few years in my early twenties where I was pretending to look the part of a mom.

I lost myself in the idea of what a mom “should” look, do, and act like. That repressed life force, that hiding of my wildness and untapped creativity made me angry. Rage is something I know well and I’ve embraced my own shadow side which has been angry and acted a fool in many ways. I still love her…as in the dark side of me.  I am more Light, of course, but I own my shadow as well.  Maybe there are some people just full of Light, that lack the depths I’ve explored in the human experience. I’ve been clinically depressed, suffered terrible anxiety, and felt lonely in a crowd, wearing it like an old coat. I taught myself how to love myself enough to become me…and wear fishnets, short jean skirt, and gold high heels on a Wednesday in New Jersey, ownin’ it like I’m a hipster 25 year old in NYC.  Fashion is one of my vibe raisers. It makes me who I am. But I don’t base my opinion of others on what they wear. I realize there are clothes people and car people and cat people…and people that prioritize things different than me. I’m hot for fashion.  I’m thinking my fashion age is 25.  What’s yours?  Have you figured it out yet?  If you don’t like fashion, don’t sweat it.  Just be you and live for yourself first, sweet peach.

25 year old me dressing fashion age 38...at least.
25 year old me dressing fashion age 38…at least.

What a difference a decade and self-love make?
The 30’s me embraced my writing, found myself, and created my reinvention.

38 year old me dressing fashion age 25.
37 year old me dressing fashion age 25.

As I was driving home from getting my hair done, all lookin’ cute and fierce, Prince was playing on the radio, taking me back to my 80’s childhood. Then what came on next was Alanis Morrisette. I thought about driving around playing that tape after I graduated high school and had no idea what I wanted to do in life. I thought of how I love life so much more than my 18 year old self could imagine. 18 year old me would never have believed we would be pregnant and married the next year. Best things to ever happen to me though.  My hubby and oldest daughter have taught me so much.  The rainbow after the storm of my teens.  I should have saved the clothes though. They’re all coming back now.  90’s clothes and 70’s clothes, which is funny because 70’s clothes were cool in the 90’s too as I rocked some bell bottoms and tye-dyes.  I see my life through pictures and what I was wearing at what age.  I love being trendy, but also, just deciding on a look and going for it. Stay tuned to all the florals I have coming up in my vacation fashion next month. And sunglasses. I’m obsessed with them.  I did get some clothes my oldest daughter deemed “my age.”  I laughed.  Of course, I’ll trend them up with some sunnies and headbands.  Growing out the bangs is a pain.  Headbands help.  I got a silver one that reminds me of Alexis from Dynasty.  I still love the clothes and glam from that era.

So back to my outfit from today and my fashion age.  I realized I had to go to one of my kids’ schools and looked at my outfit.  My 25 year old outfit on a 37 year old.

“What is she wearing?”
“Did you see what she’s wearing?”
“A mother shouldn’t dress like that?”
“Where does she think we live?”

The old me, which ruled the roost until age 33, would have thought that people were thinking and saying these things and go into shame for wearing what I wanted.  I know people could still do that, but what my inner voice I said when I looked at my fishnets…”Oh well.”  I don’t care if people like how I dress.  If they judge me, that’s their judgement.  I played small for many years, afraid to be this chick I am now…loud and proud…wild and free…and owning it.  I love to help empower, inspire, and uplift others, even if only through what I post online.  There is lots of good stuff in my book, “Sexpot With Stretch Marks” if you want to read more from me.  If you want to find, discover, or reclaim your mojo like I did, contact me.  I work on lots of stuff with people, all of which go through a mind-body-spirit change.  I transform lives through my coaching.   It’s beautiful to be a part of.

Lesson here:
In your 20’s: Wear what you want, have fun, and love yourself.
In your 30’s: Wear what you want, have fun, love yourself fully…forgive the 20’s you.
In your 40’s: Wear what you want, have fun, love yourself completely…no for real this time.
In your 50’s: Wear what you want, have fun, love yourself unabashedly and live like it’s no longer dress rehearsal.
In your 60’s: Wear what you want, have fun, love yourself to the depth of core and do whatever the hell you want.
In your 70’s: Wear what you want, have fun, and love yourself…you don’t need anyone else’s advice.  You got this.

Instead of dressing your age, dress for your vibe.  It’s so freeing.  If you only live in sweatpants because you love comfort, rock those sweats with pride.  They do sell them with sequins on.  Just sayin’.  I own them.   Smooches!