Motivation, weight loss group

Building a Solid Foundation in Your Weight Loss Journey

Happy Monday! I wanted to discuss a topic that constantly comes up when I am talking to people about their personal struggles when it comes to working out and eating healthy. Often times what I find is that people DO want to make a change, they want to start incorporating a daily workout plan and do want to fuel their body right but they have no idea where to start. Which workouts to do? How much to eat? When to eat? What to eat? There is so much information out there and fads that people hop on the newest trend thinking that this is going to be their saving grace. Most often times, it’s not. Why? Because they have not built that solid foundation and knowledge that it takes to understand what your body needs. There’s no guidance even when you have a personal trainer, most of them do not touch on the topic of food. You go to a gym, pay tons of money to become a member, even pay extra for a personal trainer and you only touch on fitness. What most people don’t realize is that working out only produces about twenty percent of your results. The other eighty comes from your nutrition. So how do we fix this?

So how do you build that foundation and knowledge that leads to success? By being plugged into a community where you incorporate working out, where you are TAUGHT how much to eat, what to eat and the magical question…WHY you eat this way. But the one thing that is CRUCIAL to this foundation stage is support! Ever realize how on January first the gyms will be packed, you may be driving around and see people outside running or walking and then as the month continues you see less and less of this. These people are not held accountable for showing up so it’s super easy to call it quits! By having a community where you not only learn about how to change your lifestyle but also be held accountable increases your chances of reaching your overall health and fitness goals by a substantial margin. I know because this is how I was. I have done every ‘diet’ known to man, every workout DVD but I always fell off the wagon. No one knew if I didn’t press play that day. No one knew if I had that cheeseburger from my favorite fast food joint. No one knew therefore I could be easy on myself and justify that somehow I deserved a ‘break’. Maybe you can relate?

Let me ask you….if you had access to countless of workouts (over 600 to be exact), a workout calendar so that you knew which workout to do on which day, a meal guide that told you exactly how much to eat and what to eat, plus a community that you could plug into for healthy lifestyle tips along with fitness and nutrition tips AND this community would be the KEY to YOUR success would you become a member? A community that would notice if you didn’t show up. A community where people ARE there for you when you were having an awful day and wanted to stress eat. If you are interested in joining this kind of community or maybe just need a little more information then shoot me an email at JenniferHepkaFitness@gmail.com We can go over your struggles, your goals and we can create a plan together that will bridge the gap. You don’t have to be alone throughout this journey.

XoXo
Jennifer

workouts

Total Body Circuit 5

Happy Fri-YAY!! Anyone else completely stoked as we enter the weekend? We have spring break next week and I’m totally ready for some fun family time! What do you normally do over spring break?

This week has flown by and I hope that you have enjoyed this 5 day challenge as much as I have. I know the ladies in our private Facebook Community have and what’s even more awesome is that they are using this as a way to get started in their fitness routine. Slow and steady wins the race, right?!

In today’s circuit I combined all of my personal favorite moves that we have done throughout the week. In this circuit we will be doing…
…20 seconds of jumping jacks
…12 reps of star sit ups
…20 seconds of high knees
…12 reps of squats
…20 seconds of jogging in place
…12 reps of tricep dips

Be sure to share how you have tweaked these workouts to suit your physical fitness level. I would love to know! Also if you missed the other circuits in this challenge, find them here:
Circuit 1: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v1
Circuit 2: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v5
Circuit 3: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v7
Circuit 4: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v9

Lastly, what kind of Challenge would you like to have for May? I’m starting to brainstorm and ideas are always welcome!

Have a great day guys and enjoy that weekend!!

Jennifer

workouts

Total Body Circuit 4

Happy Thursday Beautiful People!!  I hope that you are enjoying this 5 Day Total Body Circuit this week as much as I am.  What I absolutely love about these circuits is that you can totally tweak them to suit YOUR fitness level!  Increase/decrease speed, add resistance with weights or bands and even multiply the number of rounds that you do.  That’s the whole point of circuit training 🙂

Today’s circuit consists of…
…20 seconds of running in place
…12 Russian Twists
…20 seconds of running in place
…12 outer leg lifts/inner leg lifts
…20 seconds of running in place
…4 rounds of plank holds

I would LOVE to get you opinion on these circuits and how YOU are tweaking to suit you. This will allow me to create even better circuits next month!

If you have found this helpful and know of someone that could benefit please share this with them. Be an influencer

Find the other workouts in this 5 day circuit here:
Day 1: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v1
Day 2: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v5
Day 3: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v7

workouts

Total Body Circuit 3

Happy Wednesday Everyone! The participants in my private Facebook Community are loving these short workouts that can be added into your already existing program. There are several participants that are using these workouts as a way just to become active which I LOVE! Nothing makes my heart happier than seeing people take control over their health and taking ACTION

For today our circuit will consist of…
…20 Cross Jacks
…12 Core Dips
…20 Cross Jacks
…12 Calf Raises
…20 Cross Jacks
…12 Push Ups

Do a complete round with no rest and if you have enough energy and stamina do a second and even third round with a 20 sec rest in between each round.

If you are just coming across this challenge be sure to check out the other circuits that we have covered in this 5 Day Challenge
Day 1: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v1
Day 2: http://wp.me/p2Z44P-v5

I would love to hear how you are doing with these circuits and what you are doing to push yourself out of your comfort zone! Please leave me a message below.

Now…here is your circuit for today. Enjoy!

workouts

Total Body Circuit 2

Good Morning! It’s time for day 2 of our Total Body Circuit Challenge but first I would love to hear how day 1 went! How many rounds were you able to get in. Were you able to get all of the reps in? Did you do more reps? How did you feel afterwards? What I love about these workouts is that you can totally tailor it to fit YOUR fitness level and then CRUSH IT!

For today we are targeting different muscle groups. In Total Body Circuit 2 you will be doing…
…20 High Knees
…12 Star Crunches
…20 High Knees
…12 Front Lunges
…20 High Knees
…12 Tricep Dips

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 3 Circuit and if you found this helpful I would really appreciate your feedback! This will let me know to do this again in the future or not so please like, leave a comment and even share with a friend that you think would benefit! Have an awesome day today and don’t forget to make things happen!

Jennifer

Personal Journey, workouts

Total Body Circuit: Day 1

Happy Monday Rockstars!! I hope that you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready to crush this week with me. I thought that I would do something that I have never done with my blog community which is have a 5 Day Total Body Circuit Challenge. I do these short fun challenges on Facebook all of the time but for whatever reason have never done them here so that changes today!

Before we get to the circuit for today I did want to give you a quick overview as to what is going down this week. In honor of my clients and I starting our second Summer Prep Challenge today I decided to go back yet again to 21 Day Fix. It’s the program that always works for me in terms of shedding fat and leaning out. I often find myself going back to the strength training workouts of 21 Day Fix even when I’m doing a different program because they are just THAT good. Here is my schedule for this week…

As you can see I am also trying to increase my steps so I will be adding in at least 30 minutes of walking each day. Plus since I do work from home, it’s a great way to get out for a little Vitamin D. As far as my nutrition go’s for this week I planned from today until Wednesday. I was planning an entire weeks of meals however I was finding that our tastes were changing and what we were hungry for earlier in the week just wasn’t doing it for us when it came time to actually eat it. So we adjusted. On Wednesday I will plan for the remaining of the week based on what we have in the house including leftovers. Not only will it satisfy our tastebuds better but we’ll also save more money! Win, win..right?! Here is what’s on the menu for Monday through Wednesday…

Now..let’s get to the Total Body Circuit for today, shall we?! Each day this week (Monday through Friday) I will be sharing a short circuit that will include cardio, core work, lower body and upper body. I would suggest doing a complete circuit then if you have the energy and stamina for another round or two GO FOR IT! Here’s the break down for today.

You will do…
20 Reps of Jumping Jacks
12 Reps of Crunches
20 Reps of Jumping Jacks
12 Reps of Squats
20 Reps of Jumping Jacks
12 Reps of Push Ups

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 Circuit and if you found this helpful I would really appreciate your feedback! This will let me know to do this again in the future or not so please like, leave a comment and even share with a friend that you think would benefit! Have an awesome day today and don’t forget to make things happen!

Jennifer

Fitness, weight loss

7 Minute At Home Workout Circuit

TGIF Healthy Lifestyle Friends!! I’m always trying new workouts, dances, and even creating my own circuits based on what I’m trying to accomplish. I tend to get bored with working out so I definitely have to keep things fresh! I wanted to share with you a new circuit that I started this past Thursday. The entire circuit takes me about seven minutes and you can totally modify to meet your specific needs. I would give this a try and if you find it way to difficult, then decrease the reps by five. If you find it was to easy, then increase your reps by five. No matter where you start, I would increase on a weekly basis by five reps to keep challenging yourself.

Please leave a {{Comment}} below and tell me how you did. Also if you like videos like this and would like me to do more of them, let me know that as well 🙂 Have a great weekend and remember to stay focused on your goals!!

XoXo