I’ve pretty much had a weight issue most of my life. I come from a family that has had weight issues their entire life. I was always very active in sports and working out but I was never able to really lose weight. I’ve always been between 180-200lbs (size 14/16) for most of my adult life except after my pregnancy when I was at my highest at 230. I have suffered high blood pressure all my life and that affected my pregnancy to the point I was on bed rest and suffered preeclampsia. After I had my son I knew something had to change because I was on a path to some serious health issues. From June 2010 -2013 I was able to get down to about 190 but I was still suffering from high BP, lack of energy and Vitamin deficiencies. I did this through exercise, what I thought was eating healthy and fad diets/diet pills. During this time it was an endless cycle of lose and gain and I thought this was going to be me for the rest of my life. No matter how much I worked out, or played sports, or went on diets I was always going to be fat. With the amount of money I spent on diets, diet pills & different gym memberships I could have probably knocked 2 years off my car payment. I knew something had to change. During this time Jen Z. started her 2nd 8 week. I didn’t join the 1st one because I thought I was eating pretty well. You know eating salads, laying off junk food, eating fat free and cutting down on drinking all the things you think you need to do if you want to lose weight. I learned so much from her nutrition program. She explained to us how the food we eat effects our body and what we should eat to get the optimal results paired with our workout. I was shocked on how unhealthy my “healthy” eating habits were. I was introduced to foods I never knew existed. I learned how to pair foods together that would allow my body to burn fat and gain muscle. I had some amazing results through that 8 week program but still wasn’t wear I wanted to be. I travel a lot with work and I was still gaining and losing and so I decided that I was going to do a 1 on one program with Jen. This was like the 8 week challenge on steroids. She tailored a food program based on my body and workout regime. I learned the most important lessons of my life. Food prep, know what food you put into your body and how it affects you, sticking to an eating schedule and most important stop looking at the scale. I am now able to maintain my weight and not gain when I can’t work out because I know understand how to eat. She takes a personal interest in your health and go above and beyond to make sure you start living a healthy lifestyle.