Becoming the best #2016Jenni
I’ve was a little quiet on the blog and social media last week because I wanted to take some time to put all my goals from this post into action! Since last Monday, there have been a bunch of changes in my life, and the new and improve #2016Jenni is ready to take on this year! These photos were taken a little before Xmas during one of the December heatwaves in New York, and even though I have become a bit of a master at posing in more flattering ways, the truth was in the outtakes…my unhealthy eating and lack of exercise was catching up with me. The good news is that most of it had to do with my insane travel schedule because of an increased amount of opportunities for I SPY DIY, and lots of dinner dates with my hunky guy, but the bad news is that my poor choices have added up to 20lb+ weight gain…ouch! Time for #2106Jenni to make some changes, so here is a few that started last week:
2. I joined a kickboxing gym and got my FitBit to make sure that I am getting in at least 10,000 steps a day. I also sign up for a 6week challenge at my gym, complete with before and after stats and teams to keep me accountable and motivated.
3. Water, water, water! I am not going to lie, on a normal day the only liquids I usually consume are coffee and wine. Not good, not good at all. While there are a ton of different methods on how to lose weight/live a healthier lifestyle/get better skin/etc, one tip is almost always present: Drink water! After a week I am seeing that my skin looks better, and I am not starving all the time resulting in better food choices.
4. Decluttering! I’ve tackled my closet and all the junk drawers and feel lighter already. I really seeing a direct correlation between a clean home and a clear mind.
5. Treat myself nicely. Not taking care of yourself while traveling and working so much can really do a number on your body AND your mind. I am easing back into the new year and trying to alleviate some of the pressures and stress. Getting a massage, taking time away from the internet to be with family, getting out of the studio to explore and find inspiration for new and exciting DIY projects have all been amazing for my mental well-being. I recently listened to Jada Pinkett Smith talk about the key to taking care of other people is making sure that you take care of yourself first, and even though I am not a parent, I tend to put my businesses needs before mine, so I am making my own health a priority this year!
Ok, how is January going for you? Feeling good? Sticking to your goals?
PHOTOS BY | Lydia Hudgens