Hi, my name is Jelly and I wanted to tell you a little bit about me, my journey and the person I am today.
Before health and fitness became apart of my life and during my late teens, I was probably considered "normal" not really big, not so small but somewhere in between.
My lifestyle certainly wasn’t what I would now call healthy. I had no idea about nutrition in foods, I didn’t really know the difference between healthy and unhealthy, I only knew Fast Food was bad, Salad was good and alcohol was bad but I also didn’t really care being young and foolish (as we are) I ate and drank pretty much anything I wanted and since I had youth and metabolism on my side, it didn’t really bother me too much.
It was only when I hit my twenties that I really started to gain weight and because of my lifestyle I kept on gaining and I ended up weighing over 70 kgs which at 160cm and for my body shape it wasn’t a heathy weight to be.
I was drinking a lot of alcohol at the time, I never went to the gym and was eating Fast Food nearly everyday and the turning point for me was my grandma telling me that I was starting to get big and also seeing a photo myself in a bikini, I realised then that the mirror had been telling me lies and I knew I wanted to make some changes because I wasn’t happy in myself, I didn’t feel confident and so something had to be done!
So, I starting working out regularly and I changed my diet to basically nothing but salads. I still had no idea what I was really doing but I started losing weight and back then that made me happy. It wasn’t long before I lost a lot of weight because I wasn’t eating anywhere near enough food or eating the right foods, I ended up being obsessed with the weight loss, I lost too much and ended up at the opposite end of the scale. I was very skinny which at the time I didn’t realise was also unhealthy and dangerous until I ended up in hospital because of it.
This was a big wake up call for me and exactly what I needed because I left that hospital a different person. I was motivated and on a mission to study and practice living a healthy lifestyle which included eating enough of the right foods as well as exercising and resting properly at the right times.
I knew I had to find balance which is the key to success and so I transformed my body and gained a ton of knowledge along the way which has led my life down the path I’m on today. It changed my life for the good! I’m happy and healthy and so grateful for health and fitness and everything its given me that I knew the only thing I wanted to do was help others gain the main thing that I have from it, happiness!
Today (2020), I’m 29, I’m married to the man of my dreams (don’t tell him that though, his head is big enough lol), we have an amazing life together that’s been filled with so many adventures and beautiful memories! We have our little Frenchie ‘Megs’ and I’m also now pregnant! We’ve got a little miracle on the way which we’re very excited about. In fact, all these exercise photos we’re taken whilst I was pregnant earlier this year and you can probably see I may have gained a pound or 2! It’s also the reason my Husband had to step in as the star in the Exercise Videos as this isn’t a pregnancy program and shouldn’t be performed whilst pregnant without first consulting a doctor.
Anyway, so that’s me, but this program isn’t about me, it’s all about you and especially during this strange, unfamiliar world we’re currently living in where social distancing is a real thing that we’re all living by. A world where going to gyms isn’t really an option for most of us and where exercising from home is more important than ever and so I created this program specifically for home with everything in mind and I’m so proud to be able to share all of my favourite home exercise routines with you, I’m sure you will find them fun, challenging and rewarding.
There’s a fantastic range which will target all of your muscle groups, maybe even some don’t use everyday and it will really ask for you to dig deep and push yourself beyond your limits and when you do the rewards will speak for themselves.
You Got This Girl! Have Fun, Work Hard, Stay Safe and Best Of Luck!!!!
Thank you for choosing my program and be sure to check out my ‘BodyByJelly’ Facebook Group for help, advice, motivation and everything you need to be successful in completing this program!