I believe that living a healthy life does not need to be complicated.
We are in the age of information overload. Follow this diet. Do this workout. Don’t eat that. Eat more of this. It’s enough to make your head explode.
Once I realized that I had control over what “healthy” meant to me, that I could decide how I wanted to exercise and what I wanted to eat, living a fit and healthy lifestyle grew quite naturally for me.
I learned that it’s not about following the fads, it’s all about creating a lifestyle that works for me. One that I can stick with and follow without much complexity.
Because life is complex in so many other ways. There are appointments and carpools and meetings and screaming children. Exercise and eating healthily should not be extra stressors in your life. They should, in fact, relieve stress and trigger an easier life.
After a lot of trial and error, I found my soulmate workouts. And through years of searching, I have compiled healthy recipes that fit into my busy life. Food that I actually look forward to eating. I picked little pieces here and there that worked for me, and I carried them along with me, on my path in the right direction.
My path in the right direction is made up of smaller journeys.
journeys that occur at different points in my life,
each under completely different circumstances.
So whatever worked for one of my past journeys, won’t necessarily work for my next one.
Sometimes I study abroad in London, eat way too much questionable street meat and drink way too much Smithwick’s. This journey was about seeking weight loss and breaking bad habits.
Other times, I have a baby. My body becomes a capsule to grow a freaking human being (this still amazes me) and then goes through some seriously crazy stuff to get that human being out. This journey was about finding strength, energy, and a new sense of who I am as my own woman.
Every day I wake up determined to give it my best, but I also give myself permission to not be perfect. In doing so, I have found balance, clarity, and freedom to live the kind of life that I want. And of course, I always continue to grow.
You, too, are constantly evolving as our own self, so your individual definition of “healthy” needs to meet you where you are in your life NOW.
It’s my job to show you how to walk this journey. How to piece together your healthy life in a way that fits for you and only you.
Are you ready to find your healthy?
Jackie Garnett is
A health + fitness coach and group exercise instructor. This is my life passion and the community in which I will forever choose to surround myself.
A work from home mama. I used to work 3 jobs, but when my son was born, all priorities shifted. I chose to stay home with him and focus on building my business in a way that made sense in my heart.
A Team Beachbody Diamond coach. I have partnered with the top at-home fitness company to be able to bring my coaching to a virtual level.
A writer. Of poetry, blogs, social media posts, journals, love notes, and much more. Writing is my truest form of expression.
An educator. I have served as a writing instructor & mentor for nearly a decade, working with a wide age range from tutoring 5th graders on application essays, to instructing college composition courses.
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B.A. in English and M.S.T. in English with a concentration on teaching writing from the University of New Hampshire. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the UNH honors program.
Group Exercise certification from the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America. Specialty certifications in INSANITY®, PiYo®, and Turbo Kick®.
Former Editor-in-Chief of Aegis, UNH’s literary magazine and Co-Editor of Michael D’Angelo’s historical commentary, Life Among the Ordinary.
Jackie Garnett is a health & fitness motivator, writer, and lifestyle mentor. She currently coaches individuals both in-person locally and virtually around the world. She works with people who are at any point on their journey, from the newbies who don’t even know where to start, to those who have surpassed their goals and are looking to set new ones. Jackie lives on the New Hampshire Seacoast with her husband and son. She loves to travel, write poetry, hear live music, entertain friends, and engage in competitive games of mini-golf and bowling with her husband.