133 – Half Size Me: Sustainable Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss with HSM Community Member Jennifer B.

133In this episode of Half Size Me, Heather talks to Jennifer about

  • why she approaches her weight loss from the mindset of asking, “Is this sustainable?”
  • why filling your mind with positive inspiration helps yield  positive results
  • how she learned to focus on small goals and what her body is capable of, rather than just focusing on the scale
  • and much more!

About Jennifer: 

“I am a 41 year old wife, mother of three, blogger, and a new Crossfitter. I have spent my entire adult life battling my weight. Looking back, I was always afraid weight would be a problem, even before it was!

I saw adults in my life dieting on and off and I was afraid I would have to do that too. I know now that weight problems are not automatic and that my choices were the biggest problem, not my genetics.

Since early 2013, I have been learning and really evaluating my lifestyle and beliefs regarding my health. I don’t want to just lose weight, I want to become a better version of myself. I have been on a journey to learn what I am capable of, what I love, and how to maintain a way of living that supports a healthy body and family.

I’ve tried bootcamp, running, spin classes, kickboxing, Crossfit, and hiking. I’ve found that getting strong is my biggest goal, so Crossfit is my preferred exercise of the ones I’ve tried. But swimming and hiking (just for fun!) are in the running too!

For over a year, I simply tracked my food and tried to eat less calories than I burned. That worked for the first 40 pounds of weight loss. But when weight loss slowed down, I knew it was time to start looking seriously at the quality of my food.

I could no longer get away with sodas, fast food, and processed foods and reach my goals. So that is what I am working on now.

I have given up wheat and artificial sweeteners. Sugar is my next goal. I am participating in  the the Whole30 program in an effort to detox from all sugar except what is found naturally in fruit. I know these foods are not off limits forever, but I believe that I need to learn to enjoy healthier foods before I add them back in.

I work at home with my husband in our businesses and blog about my health journey at FinallyJennifer.com.

Resources

My Fitness Pal

Nia Shanks

Crossfit

Girls Gone Strong
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About Half Size Me

The Half Size Me Show is a weekly podcast meant to inspire you and motivate you no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. If you’re just getting started losing weight, or if you’ve started and stopped so many times you’ve lost count, this is the show for you!

Hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost over 170 pounds by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and, most importantly, changing her mindset. She shares her own lessons and struggles as well as how to handle to real challenge of any weight loss journey… weight maintenance.

So, join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Theme music, “Walk Alone” by Jim Armstrong courtesy of MusicAlley.com.

Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional and what works for her or her guests may, or may not, work for you. So, please be sure to talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professional when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only.

For additional disclaimer information, please visit the About page.

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After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.

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