When you give up it's ONLY you who declares that your own hard work WAS just a waste of time.
Aw Yeah you know it!!! :)
Go ahead I dare you to tell me I CAN'T do something so I can prove you wrong! And I'm always right!
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
I'm Jenn, I'm a 30 something spliting her time in Las Vegas (where my family is) and London, where my husband and his family usually are. I am lucky enough to have married the love of my life in July of 2012 after being best friends for over 7 years. I am a music professional as is my sweetie. I sing, mostly compose and produce and have toured around the world and had the adventure of a lifetime. Then in 2010 the tour I did ended and I came home and realized how alone I really was and just let myself go, between the depression and the meds I had gained 100+#. Due to some physical issues I have had to re evaluate my health and weight loss goals. I have now gone from training for a world tour that I now am not able to do, to learning exactly what I want personally for my health and wellness. So far I have lost 49# of that 100+. At the moment I am trying to refocus my life and my priorities. I am also beginning to work on making my first solo EP, which is something I had in the past kept turning down and kept hiding in the shadows. So I'm making a drastic change in my career at this point in my life.
I also want to continue to reclaim my true inner athlete and again be the "real" me that has been hiding, but in the past year has been really breaking through. I now look at pictures of myself and say This is me, not who I used to be and not who I think I should be. I have been a spark member for over 6 years and I have had the success and the down sides as well. I have revamped my "plan" and goals and am now looking to focus on training for my first 5k race as a runner then continue with it beyond that. I also want to lose the rest of my weight gain and not just get thin but lean, strong and very defined as my long term goals.
I am proud to say that I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my life but I would like to reach my goal weight, truly become a runner in competitive races, and I want to get seriously lean, and strong with awesome definition. I also would like to start to eat clean.
Down to 178 2/2014
I have recently switched gears from training to go on a world tour for the past year to just becoming a better, healthier me all around. I am eating much better, I have adopted a vegetarian lifestyle, and at the moment run/walking a 5k virtual race a week. I'm also trying to add at least 30 min of cardio on the days I do not do the race to train and build my running endurance.
Right now my cardio consists of walk/running on the treadmill, stationary cycling and the elliptical. I have also added basic strength training to my program.
My name is Jennifer/Jenn/Jenna/Ashton Smith. I'm blunt, honest, silly, very serious when called for but always open about anything to anyone. I am not a "girly" girl I like sports, fast cars, guitars, SHOES! extremely sexy British men LOL. And yes I am that ROCKER CHICK COOL! I like to push peoples buttons to get a reaction from them, but most always in a good way. I may have a very privileged life but don't let that fool you I work very hard to be where I am in my career and have truly earned my awards and successes. On that note I am also probably the most grateful person you will ever meet. I'm smart enough to know how blessed I truly am. I am a very good person with a huge heart. Always there for my friends and loyal until the end and always willing to do anything my friends need. Sometimes the people who seem the toughest on the exterior are really the softest on the interior.
I love music, singing, writing, performing, just give me a stage! I am a classically trained Pianist since the age of 7. I am James McCartney's biggest supporter on the planet. I love watching House MD and alot of educational stuff i also love anything by Ricky Gervais. And I have recently rediscovered my love for Dexter! I also love to read especially anything by my favourite author Stephen King and Nicholas Sparks but I've been known to always be reading at least 4 books at the same time.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 48.0
"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
1193 days ago
Success is a Choice
"Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
1209 days ago
Hi there - I hope you have a great day!
1264 days ago
1268 days ago
Just checking in..............I know you've been ill but I'm getting really concerned about you....................... know I miss you on the chat thread but it goes beyond that. I'm concerned and I care.
1273 days ago