Four Setbacks We Inflict on Ourselves

Set Backs we Inflict on Ourselves

  1. Not giving it 100 percent

Not giving workouts and diets a 100% effort is the number one set back we put on ourselves. We often find ourselves committing to diets and caving because we don’t want it bad enough or it gets hard.

News Flash- when it gets hard is when the magic happens.

Results take time. Don’t go to the gym and go through the motions. You must connect the muscle to your mind. Make a sincere effort with your form, increase your weight, and don’t let noise in your mind or emotions of the busy day distract you.

Make a lifestyle change; don’t tell yourself I am going to eat healthier. Don’t make excuses for yourself. Don’t think of it as a diet or missing out. Think of it as actively making choices for the body that you want.

  1. Self-Doubt

Do not be afraid of pushing it harder in the gym. Rid yourself of the word CAN’T.

Everyone starts somewhere. Push yourself to challenges you could never imagine being able to do. I am so guilty of this. I avoid pushups, pull-ups, dips, etc. because I have made up my mind that I will never be able to do them.

I slack with my ab exercises because I thought my body just would never have abs. The second I started really trying and believing in myself I saw results.

It is the challenges that are hardest to us that change us the most.

Ask yourself this: Why Not Me? What does anyone who is doing it have that I don’t have?

  1. Forgetting we are in Control

Diets are HARD. Cravings are real. But at the end of the day, you are the only one in control of what goes in your mouth.

If you tell yourself you will not eat certain things. It is up to you and you alone to not eat them.

When you cheat your diets and your workouts, you are ONLY cheating yourself. Skimping the last 10 min off your cardio, swinging through your reps with bad form, sneaking that cookie. Who are you lying to? Who cares? The only person you are hurting is YOU!

  1. Not making improvements/adjustments

Eating the same things every day. Not switching up workouts, increasing cardio, increasing weights, trying new things, etc.


You know how much effort you are putting in. Make an effort to make tomorrow better than yesterday.

My First Client (YAY!)

My First Client!

A few months ago, I reached out to my Facebook friends requesting volunteers to be guinea pigs to a sample diet plan in order for me to gain testimonials for my blog to share when I am ready to start taking on clients of my own

I then created a 12-week-diet based on my own experiences with dieting and nutrition that follows a structure similar to a competition diet while being slightly more flexible.

I was overwhelmed with excitement as requests for my diet poured in. I had 15+ girls in one day. As each girl told me how unhappy they were with their bodies and how ready for change they were I became invested in each and every one of their successes.

However, After just three days I had lost four girls to reasons such as it being inconvenient to eat so often, workout so often, and that it was too restrictive.

I was disappointed, however I sympathize with these reasons because I know all of these things from experience.

As the days progressed, I lost six more girls due to not seeing immediate results, feeling bloated or head achy or mentally exhausted from the extreme lifestyle switch, or just from food cravings and not being able to not cheat.

My last three clients are fighters, but the one I want to highlight in this blog post, is my most surprising and dedicated of them all.

Alvine came to me very humbled and told me that she would love to try the diet plan and then thanked me for helping her. As time progressed and other girls stopped answering me, or told me they couldn’t continue, Alvine persisted. She sent me her journals of what she ate on a daily basis. She never complained about any of the adjustments I made along the way and she seemed enthusiastic. She always asked questions and followed up. She also stayed organized and continued to prep her meals the night before.

I offered to take her through a gym session, as I did not know her experience working out. (She had told me she worked out along with DVDS in her home). After one day in the gym, she got a gym membership and continued every day following the schedule I set up for her.



I was amazed at FOUR WEEKS into her diet when she explained to me that she was down 28 lbs. More importantly she felt incredible.

Alvine has EIGHT WEEKS left of her diet and continues to amaze me everyday. When I asked her to make a statement for this blog post she sent me this:

Hi, my name is Alvine and my life before the JennyRichFit diet was not really pleasant. It wasn’t that I ate horrible or ate junk food, my portions were just out of control. I would only eat once or twice a day. Portion control was not my forte. It now has become my new favorite thing. Eating 6 meals a day is absolutely wonderful. I’m never hungry and I always have energy. The only thing I find difficult is the complete lack of dairy. I now am leading a healthier lifestyle, and it wasn’t that difficult. I am now working out daily as opposed to only once a week strength training. I’m not sure what all I want to accomplish, because I am not used to looking this good :p however, a safe estimate would be to wear a medium/large shirt and to get down to a size 10 pants.”

I definitely feel her on the no dairy thing! Haha. But I think she is being incredibly modest with her goals. I told her to set her mind on a two piece bathing suit and I don’t see her stopping when the 12 weeks are finished.

I will continue to post updates of her progress & please continue to follow her story and show her love and support! Will be featuring all future success stories as well! 🙂

This is what this is all about. Helping people achieve their best selves and this is why I love what I do.


Current Update

Hi Friends!

It’s been a long time since my last post unfortunately, but I’m back and going to make a sincere effort to keep my posts more consistent!

I just wanted to update everyone with my progress.

My last show was August 2014, Muscle Beach! After this show (My first ever) I gained 15 lbs in two weeks. 0_0 This was a result of the fact that I didn’t reverse diet out. I continued to consistently gain about 2 lbs a weeks until I reached an all time high for me (135 lbs at 5’2”). Then I plateaued.

I was a complete GLUTTON after my show. I was eating very few meals.. averaging 2 meals a day. They would be HUGE portions, often fast food, tons of dairy, always ending in excessive dessert. I was drinking coffee with cream and sugar (EVEN though I prefer black coffee). I was eating candy before bed just because I could. I wasn’t even enjoying my food anymore. I was drinking every opportunity I got.

I was unhappy with the mirror. My face and arms looked fat for the first time in my life. My only way to get back was to start another show prep.

So here I am 8 weeks out from my first show! I plan to do 3 back to back. May 2nd, May 16th, and May 23rd! yay!

I am back down to 118 lbs, and ideally plan to weigh about 110 at my show date. Last years show, I weighed 103 and felt too skinny.

Here are some pictures of my progress and my next post will shed some light on my current training schedule, cardio, and diet!

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Thanks for reading!