Cycle For Survival + 2 Barry’s Bootcamp Classes

Happy Monday loves! Its that time of year again- Cycle for Survival is making it’s way through the country raising millions of dollars for cancer research. This will be my second year spinning at the event for my team, The Spinderellas.

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We team up with Cycle for Survival each year to fight against cancer. Every single dollar raised goes to the research or patient care, thanks to Equinox, and donors, providing everything for the event. Cycle for Survival has raised over $74.5M to-date, and last year was the biggest year ever — raising over $25M! (The Spinderellas raising over $30,000!)

The cause for Cycle For Survival is near and dear to my heart as I have had a handful of very close friends and family members battle cancer; some of them overcoming it, while others not as fortunate. You never think its going to happen to someone you love, but its real and painful.

Last year I had the HONOR and absolute pleasure to watch Brian Rozelle speak at the Cycle for Survival event. Brian was MY AGE (28) when he was diagnosed with a rare and terminal cancer of the bile duct. This past April, three years after his diagnosis, Brian passed away; leaving his fiancée, family, friends and the Cycle For Survival community heartbroken. I will always remember Brian’s motto: “I fight not for the fear of dying but for the joy of living.”

I will be riding at the San Francisco Cycle For Survival event on February, 27th to honor all those who have battled, who continue to battle and especially for those who are no longer here to battle.

My team will be hosting a handful of events in San Francisco, the first two being Barry’s Bootcamp classes! 100% of the class registration will be donated to The Spinderellas (we have a $40,000 goal this year!) Here are the links for those who would like to sign up for a class this week/end!

Thursday Jan 28 7:50pm-8:50pm SOMA LOCATION: click here for tickets

Sunday Jan 31 2:30-3:30pm MARINA LOCATION: click here for tickets 

If you cant make either class and would like to donate, click here.

With a gracious heart, Jenna

Healthy Lunching with Farm Hill

Ok so if you guys have been reading for awhile now, you know this about me- I love to “meal prep” on Sundays (make my lunches and some dinners for the whole week in advance) but I also LOVE a good healthy pre-made meal. Time is of the essence these days and if my Sunday gets away from me easy and healthy meal options are a must. I still always like to plan ahead in order to get the most of my meals. Munchery, Sprig and Sunbasket are on my list, but I have another favorite to add. Farm Hill was just introduced to me a few weeks ago, and after consistently trying their meals I love it!

(This was my favorite meal! Chicken, kale and sweet potatoes! Exactly what I cook at home but 10x better! )

Farm Hill is for my Bay Area peeps (check the website for delivery areas)- founded in 2013 with a mission to make healthy eating simple. (YES- it can be easy to eat healthy!)

Farm Hill 1. offers fresh and healthy meals at the click of a button, and 2. scales this for anyone that’s trying to stay fit, get healthy, or just craving a fix of kale for lunch.

What I love about Farm Hill:
  • Boxes are curated and packaged fresh each morning and out for delivery by lunch
  • Menu rotates on a weekly basis, featuring cuisines and tastes from all over the world
  • A bit untraditional- treats like date bite truffles and chipotle-roasted almonds as dessert
  • Gluten and Dairy Free
  • Each box comes with the option of a vegan or paleo substitute – 85% of boxes are listed at $9.99 or less and they also offer catering at $13/portion. As for delivery, they charge $1.99 per order (regardless of order size)
  • I love supporting small start ups that are on their way to being a huge success (They started in a small kitchen in Campbell, CA and packaged their first boxes in cardboard with handwritten labels)

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(This chicken salad was delicious and so was the Vegan plate in the back!)

So what’s the difference between all these meal services?

There’s Sprig who promotes “Healthy, organic meals” and Munchery, whose motto is “Real food, delivered.” Farm Hill’s mission is to make healthy eating, truly simple. They focus on making a few items really well, rather than having a laundry list of options.

Farm Hill is offering you a 10% off discount code! Enter code ‘JPFARMHILLSF’ at checkout (applicable on all orders $9.99 or more).

Try it for yourself and let me know what you think! Thank you Farm Hill!

xo, Jenna

Keep up with Farm Hill: Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

Commit To Something -Equinox

Disclaimer- you might be a little shocked by these images. I WAS! But I kinda love them.

I wanted to share this champign with you guys to see what you all think. Equinox almost always pushes the envelope and this New Year ad campaign is definitely no different. Can you say provocative? I do however like what they stand for —

“Equinox is about commitment, we are obsessed with it, and we challenge our members to know who they are and what they want,” -Carlos Becil, Equinox’s chief marketing officer.

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(Photos by Steven Klein- kind of genius in my opinion!)

Commitment is a word I like to use a lot when it comes to fitness. Commit to whatever path you choose is my mantra. While everyone is seriously fit in these images, they aren’t talking about working out. Umm can we talk about the controversial breastfeeding in public pic? The concept of dedication if a powerful thing.

What do you guys think?

xo, Jenna

 

Hello 2016!

It’s that time again. The first of January, the start of a new year, and a new beginning. As I sit here and write my resolutions for the year, I’m super excited for a fresh start. Personally, I felt like this past year just skated by. It was unbelievable- starting a new job in beauty/cosmetics which is a truly a dream come true, continuing to commit to health and fitness (and finding what works for me), continuing my journey in San Francisco and celebrating 5 years with my other half. Its been a great year, but I’m ready for you 2016.

Ready to push myself out of my comfort zone.

Ready to take a leap of faith.

Ready to practice more patience.

Ready to crush my fitness goals.

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A few of my favorites from 2015

 

It’s really hard to start fresh. I know a lot of you have health and fitness at the top of your list of resolutions. Want to loose 10 pounds? Want to run your first race? Want to cut out sweets from your diet? All not an easy task. You may have heard these tips before, but they’ve helped me reach many goals and am hoping will help you on the path to success!

Start with realistic goals and nothing to drastic. We want to allow ourselves time to adjust and not feel overwhelmed. Instead of telling ourselves that you want to loose 20 pounds (seems overwhelming) say we want to hit the gym 3-4 times a week then slowly build to 5 days a week. If you’ve never been a runner but want to run a marathon, start with a 5k then build up to a half marathon. So many of us give up so quickly because we exhaust ourself before we have the chance to see change. Start small before feeling overwhelmed enough to give up.

Change takes time so be patient. Especially this time of year we tend to be “gung ho” about getting back in the gym. We’ll work hard day after day but give up because we expect fast results. Be patient. Find a routine that works for you and makes you happy. We have a whole NEW YEAR to reach our goals, so dont feel like it has to be done in the first 3 months. It takes time to make a lifestyle change, especially one that you love.

Reward yourself. When you reach a small goal, reward yourself with something you love other then food. Buy yourself new running shoes, or new workout clothes…a few of my favorite things. 🙂

Be consistent. Eating healthy 3 days and junk the other 4 most likely won’t help us reach our goals. Your hard work in January may not show up until February, so stay consistent. That doesn’t mean we can’t eat a cookie every once in awhile. I find that what I deprive myself of, I want even more. Have that cookie then get back to your healthy eating. It’s all about balance and consistency and not deprivation.

I saw this on instagram and it totally resonated with me. (Cant remember who posted this though- comment below if you know so I can give credit!)

DECIDING changes everything and nothing changes until you DECIDE to take action.

DECIDE you are ready to be your best you.

DECIDE you will make better choices starting now.

DECIDE to move more.

DECIDE to surround yourself  with positive people.

DECIDE you will eat foods that are good for you.

DECIDE you are done with excuses and will look for solutions.

Once you DECIDE, your world will start to change.

Happy 2016!!

Thank you so much for reading 🙂

xo, Jenna