Former Fat Girl of the Week

Former Fat Girl of the Week is a place for us to come to celebrate and learn from the success and achievements of one another. Former Fat Girls of the Week are regular women like you and me, living normal lives, but are extraordinarily inspirational. This is their time to shine, and I hope you are as inspired by them as I am.




Name: Jennifer
Age: 32
Occupation: Wife
Blog URL: http://www.jensjourney.com/



How often do you exercise?

5 - 6 days a week

What is your favorite workout?

Running and Biking

What 5 food items are "must haves" in your kitchen?

  • Ezekiel bread

  • Ground Flaxseeds

  • Greek Yogurt

  • Fresh berries

  • Peanut or almond butter


What is your favorite motivational/inspirational quote?

"I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny." - Og Mandino



How do you find balance in your life?

Through the support of my amazing husband, who is my best friend, coach and ultimate motivator.

Last 5 songs listened to you on your iPod/mp3 player

  • Mon Ami by Giresse

  • Heaven Sent by M1

  • Going The Distance from the Rocky soundtrack

  • Viva La Vida by Coldplay

  • The Flute Remix from Fit for Life


What is your greatest accomplishment?

Overcoming the fear that I would never lose this weight and be able to race again. It was a fear I had to deal with by taking things one day at a time and slowly I became the girl I once knew years ago before I gained all my weight.

Now I feel as if I am living my ultimate dream! All the hard work was worth it the second I crossed the finish line of my first race after loosing almost 70 pounds, it was a moment I will never forget.




What do you love most about your body?

My overall strength, my height and my legs.

Are you working towards a particular goal we can support you in (upcoming races, etc)?

Yes! I have another triathlon coming up August 16th as well as a half marathon on October 18th.




I find Jen so amazingly inspirational - I love Jen's athleticisim and drive to succeed, and Jen's before and after photos left me awestruck and at a loss for words. Did you know she will have completed four triathlons this year alone?? Please be sure to visit Jen's blog - I highly guarantee you will be as inspired as I am!

xo,

10 comments:

AzLinda said...

Congratulations to Jen! Wow, what a true inspiration you are! You are so beautiful!

Carlos said...

love me some sunday morning success story... thanks

*Fitcetera* said...

Wow! The difference is amazing. You look younger (if that's even possible)by 10 years in the second pic.
You're not only a beautiful girl(that's a gift we can thank our parent's for) but you are an amazing athlete. (and you have yourself to thank for that achievement!!!)

*Fitcetera* said...

Wow! The difference is amazing. You look younger (if that's even possible)by 10 years in the second pic.
You're not only a beautiful girl(that's a gift we can thank our parent's for) but you are an amazing athlete. (and you have yourself to thank for that achievement!!!)

Denise said...

WOW! I'm also at a loss for words!
Congrats to you Jen for all you've achieved and good luck as you continue!

Mesha said...

way to go! you look amazing - so much natural beauty as well. keep inspiring others - you've done a fantastic job!

Jen's Journey said...

I am so honored to be featured on your blog! I want to thank you for what you said about my weight loss journey and please know that I will forever be grateful for being named a Former Fat Girl!!!!

I had tears seeing my before and after photos up on your site, it has given me a renewed sense of motivation to keep going strong and to never give up!

Thanks to everyone....

Keep pressing on!
Jen

Brea said...

Truly an inspiration and a great motivator!

Jen said...

I am just flabbergasted that THAT is the same girl in both pics! WOW! Not that looks are the #1 goal...but she is GORGEOUS!!! WAY TO GO JEN!

Mavhu said...

Wow she is my Spark friend and i am impressed way to go Jen you are truly my inspiration. I am also in wae when i look at her pics and to see the woman she has become. I hope someday to be able to have before and after pics like hers and so many others....Wooohoooo!!!

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