• Life

    Perspective

    “The quality of your life is directly related to the state of your mind.”   Something I read this morning in a Wellness magazine struck with me.  I had a situation over the weekend where I was about to beat myself up with negative talk because I was eating more than I normally would on a week day.  Sounds so petty, right? For a change, I caught myself just before the tirade of self-debilitating thoughts.  For some strange reason, in that moment, i thought to myself… “What if you DIDN’T beat yourself up today?  What if you spoke nicer to yourself?  What if you allowed yourself to enjoy those treats…

  • Life

    Sunsets

    The other night, I finished my workout in our garage gym around 6:15pm. As I was packing away my equipment, I was also listing my To Do list in my head … feed the dogs, shower, cook dinner, make lunches… with each task, I slowly started to pack away faster, almost slightly frustrated that I couldn’t just go inside and relax. Then, I turned around and was hit in the face with this view. I literally put down the mat I was holding, took a DEEP breath and stopped the rushing, the thinking, the flustered way I moved…and just BREATHED. Allowed myself a few minutes to admire that sunset, those…

  • Life

    Love yo self!

    How many of us look at exercise as a form of punishment? As a means of “losing weight”, “toning up”, being sweaty messes, a chore, an appointment we want to cancel? As a personal trainer, I see many people day in, day out whose goals are to “lose weight” … Others will say “I want to get rid of this” as they latch on to their stomach area … Some pinch the back of their arms and tell me “I hate this flappy bit” … etc. It breaks my heart a little bit to hear others talk about themselves in this way. (To be honest, I am still guilty of…

  • Degenerative Disc Disease,  Health & Fitness

    Degenerative Disc Disease

      Why HELLOOOOO third week of January! Aren’t you just flying by! A week or so ago, I wrote a post on my Facebook page regarding my lower back issues (see image below).  If you read my blog a couple of posts back, you would know that one of my biggest goals this year is to finally start healing myself (as holistically as possible) and finally do more research about my condition but most of all, be PROACTIVE in healing.  I wanted to document and share my experience on my blog, in case someone out there finds it helpful. The few things I have been focusing a lot on this…

  • Life

    January Check-in! Life update.

    2018 is in full swing!  This is a quickie blog post because I just wanted to check-in with you guys and let you know how my new year is going so far 😊If you don’t already, make sure you follow me on my Instagram (@jardanizzle and @rxevolution.pt) for updates!  I would love to know how your first week of 2018 went 😃 What I’m loving/my highlights so far: 🌟Working full-time from home – comfort and convenience all in one 🌟Seeing the development of my little home gym – currently working on finishing my gym and office transformation Vlog. 🌟Welcoming new clients for the year 🌟This is a random one, but it totally…

  • Life

    3 Simple Tips to Help you Achieve Your Goals

      🎉 With 2018 just around the corner, it’s no surprise that the most popular practices of late are goal-setting & new year resolutions.   While I certainly don’t believe that you need to wait until a new year to set goals and make plans, I do understand the energy behind the idea of “fresh starts and new beginnings” as the year draws to a close. I admit that I personally THRIVE off this whole vibe and being the #organizationnerd that I am, I’ve already redecorated my office, purchased new planners and whiteboards and organized all my pens, markers & highlighters 😅 It’s like I’ve geared up for a stationery battle and I…

  • Life

    How to not give a f**k this Christmas

      WARNING: If “curse-words” offend you, then this post might not be for you.  OR you can just replace the naughty words with “puppy”.  Happy reading 😊 Blog post title inspired by my current read “The subtle art of not giving a f*ck” by Mark Manson.  Hear me out, this post really IS in relation to having a guilt-free (or pretty close to) Christmas Holiday. While reading Manson’s book, a quote stood out to me: WHAT do we give a f*ck about? What are we CHOOSING to give a f*ck about? And how can we not give a f*ck about what ultimately does not matter?   With Christmas & New Year…

  • Life

    7 things I learned in 2017

    As 2017 draws to a close, I thought I would reflect back on the things that I learned from the past year 😃 1. Surrounding yourself with good people is just as important as breathing. As I get older, the more I realize the importance of surrounding myself with good people – the kind that inspire me, support me and understand me.  This year, I have really learned the it’s okay if some people don’t stay in your life – myself and everyone else will evolve and change and not everyone is meant for each other.  It’s okay to let go, as long as you are happy. 2. Money is meant…

  • Life

    how to move from “INTERESTED” to “COMMITTED”

    Occasionally, I run into a podcast episode that I get obsessed with and SOMETHING just clicks and resonates with me at the time. The last time this happened was with Angie Lee’s “Rich B*tch” podcast where I shared with you guys the highlights.  You can find the blog here.   This morning it happened again! I was listening to one of my fave podcasts on my way to work and it’s the “Earn Your Happy” podcast with Lori Harder.  The topic for the day was knowing the difference between being INTERESTED in doing something towards your goals and being COMMITTED to your goals.  This is so relatable for me right…

  • Recipes

    post workout snack ideas + two new recipes!

        happy FRI-YAY everyone! today, I am sharing with you two new recipes!   a few of you guys have been asking about Post-Workout Nutrition so I thought I would try out a couple of new healthy snacks and chat about the topic here on my blog.   now, we all know exercise and healthy food go hand-in-hand when it comes to achieving your goals, hence it is super important eat the right foods after a workout to help you get to where you want to be.  in saying that, everyone has different goals and are on different paths, so if you are after something more specific, then I…