Camper Spotlight – Shehnaaz J. Spreading Joy and Sharing A Secret Goal

» Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog, Camper Spotlight | 0 comments

 

Congratulations to Shen, our April Camper Spotlight.  JCF made her happy and now she is spreading the joy to others.  Here’s Shen’s story in her own words:

I started JCF during the Rock My Skinny Jeans Challenge 2016 Summer edition. I think it was the best decision I made in a long time. In fact, let’s rephrase — it’s the best thing I have done for ME period.

I was 4 months postpartum when I joined JCF and have never looked back since. It’s become a way of life for me. I managed to get back in shape, tone up, get my confidence back, be positive about the way I looked at myself in the mirror and the way I looked at life, all while being a part of a group that boasts of such excellent camaraderie. It helped me get back on my feet.

Anjuli, my friend, was signing up for Skinny Jeans. She talked to me about it. Initially I was reluctant having just delivered my second child a couple of months prior. I then reached out to Sweta, who I knew was an OLC mom with 2 kids . I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to manage waking up in the mornings and wouldn’t see the Skinny Jeans Challenge through to the end. I was afraid I would get burnt out.

Sweta and Anjuli guided me along the way. JCF brings about such a feeling of being part of a team, being a part of something that everyone can benefit from. Support and love from your peers is one of the most important aspects of life and it is very easily taken for granted. The Secret Sauce that JCF boasts of really makes their recipe work.

I remember feeling terrible for a year after my first child was born; borderline depressed, under confident, out of shape and not in control of my emotions. It was a tough phase for me and I couldn’t imagine having to go through that again. I attribute the positive change in my attitude wholly to JCF.

I remember how difficult it was to wake up early, nurse my newborn and sneak out to get in my workout. It was a daily struggle. My emotions and hormones were on overdrive. But through all of that, I came out stronger. I am extremely proud to have achieved what I did and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. The workouts kept me going, helped me be ‘present’ for my family and for me. If you are happy, the world around you seems to be a much better place. If you are happy, you can make others happy, you can spread the joy. A lot of times we look for happiness in the wrong places. JCF made me Happy.

Going forth, I want to try and run a half marathon. That has been a secret goal of mine for a while now. I am hoping my workouts at JCF help me strengthen myself further so I can achieve this mini goal of mine. I would definitely like to lose some more weight and become more toned. I want to hit my goal of getting that summer body. I feel like I have hit a plateau during and post the holidays. I’m in a constant rut with the kids, home and work. I have become complacent. I need to work on my drive again. Get back into the game with a clear mind.

I advise everyone I meet to join JCF. I am the unofficial JCF ambassador :) It is the best combination of workout, nutrition knowledge, teamwork and camaraderie. The coaches are knowledgeable, understanding and warm. The entire program works on making you stronger, fitter and more in control of your self. JCF gets your mind right :)

 

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