My name is Jess and welcome to Truly.Into.Fitness
If you met me now you’d probably think I’ve always been in love with health and fitness. WRONG! Couldn’t be more wrong. Let’s just say I use to be quite the lazy girl…and I always had the extra 20-30 pounds on me. I had never truly been comfortable in my won skin and throughout high school and university, my idea of working out was spending ten to fitness minutes on the elliptical and healthy foods to be a can of soup and melba toasts (no I’m not kidding).
After seeing pictures of myself and being sick of what I saw, I knew I needed to CHANGE something and educate myself. That’s when I decided to start doing weekly weigh-in videos on YouTube. That decision alone CHANGED my life.
I gradually started to lose weight, week by week, not necessarily learning much about health but I definitely was learning how to constantly drop down that number on the scale. But with time, I started to itch to learn more about health and fitness. I began to take spin classes and fell in LOVE. I fell in love with how it made me feel – energized and healthy. And eventually decided to get my OWN indoor cycling certification. Me, Jess, a indoor cycling instructor? Insane, but true. I also, eventually got down to my goal weight.
But it didn’t end here. I started to become obsessed with the scale, with calories and it started to scare my loved ones. They were concerned that I wasn’t LIVING life and paying too much attention to the calories I was taking in. So I decided to stop counting calories and to just live. I wanted to get away from looking at that nutritional label. And at first, I did well. Especially in fitness as truly was the fittest I had ever been. I also decided to get ANOTHER certification – my personal training certification. And that’s when I truly fell in love with fitness. I loved knowing that I could help others reach their goals and I did just that. But in the process, I forgot about the most important person in my life, myself. Sure, I was working out a lot but I didn’t care about what I ate anymore. So, to a shocking realisation, I gained everything back.
Again, I knew I needed to do something. I needed to find a BALANCE between my workouts and the food I was eating. Since a young age, I’ve always had a slow metabolism but instead of hating my body for it, I know I need to embrace it and find something that works for me. So on my 25th Birthday (May 9th, 2011) I began a new journey, my let’s be REAL journey. And since then, I’m happy to say that I’ve lost a total of
23 pounds 45 pounds!
So this isn’t about calorie counting, it’s about healthy LIVING and feeling good! So on this website, you’ll find recipes, workouts, tips, fashion, friends and everything in between!
Hope you enjoy!