The BEST Fitness Program!

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Happy New Year!! With 2021 finally here, I’ve gotten asked so many times about my fitness regime and so on. The BEST fitness  program to date has to be from my girl Jessie Hilgenburg!

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I found Jessie  over five years ago and her approach to fitness. As someone who has always had stomach issues, I had a hard time gaining weight. I spent a lot of time looking for the right personal trainers for me. So many of these trainers would just talk about losing weight but I needed somebody that could actually understand gaining weight. I’m sure the other trainers did, they just didn’t talk about it. My very first time meeting Jessie, I traveled from Texas to Boise on my first solo plane ride. She was teaching a group of amazing women all about form, nutrition, macros, and her fitness plans. I hadn’t ever tried one of her plans but once I met her, I could never go without her programs. I haven’t done any other programs by trainers ever since. Jessie has completely changed my world!

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I bought the Muscle Building 1 program to begin with. I felt like a beast, but I was ready to try a different program after some time and so then I tried the Home Edition program and fell in love. I’ve completed all of her programs except the Prenatal Edition, which I wish I had during my childbearing years. A fitness lifestyle is just that: it’s a LIFESTYLE. It’s not a short term gimmick and it is utilized forever.

I went into Jessie’s fitness programs planning on just working out and instead became a whole new person. The whole reason behind what I do and who I am right now is because of what I learned throughout the process of being a “Jessie’s Girl.” She has taught her girls well; not only did I receive amazing fitness programs, I realize now that it’s okay to have the snacks that I want to have. I can STILL get amazing results as long as I’m paying attention to what I’m doing. This truly is the best fitness program!

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I wanted to give you a bit of info on the programs she has now. I do have a code she has graciously shared and it allows you to receive $10 off any program which is an amazing deal. There are a total of 9 programs to choose from and they’re ALL truly the best fitness program you’ll find. I want to share what my favorites have been so keep reading to find out more! **I haven’t yet tried the Foundations training but I’m stoked to soon!

Muscle Building 1 & 2 – If you’re looking to cut out those fad/cookie-cutter diets, this program is amazing! Jessie teaches how to burn fat and gain muscle while letting you choose what to eat based on a nutritional macros guide. You will train and build lean muscle the right way in this 12-week edition. This program is great to train you how to fuel your body in all the right ways!

Home Edition – This is seriously the best at-home guide you can get! If you can’t get to the gym but you still want to get that workout in, this is for you. The program also includes a nutritional guide to go along with the workout plan. It lasts 12 weeks and is her most popular edition yet! Don’t be fooled though – it may be a home edition, but it’s just as intense as the rest of Jessie’s programs!

JG40 Gym & Home – I love this program because it includes workouts for at the gym AND for at home. What’s more is these workout can be done in just 40 minutes! The JG40 program lasts 12 weeks and focuses on both muscle building and fat burning. It’s the perfect program for those with a busy schedule and you only work out for less than 3 hours a week. You can’t beat that, right??

Bodyweight Beast – The Bodyweight program is amazing because you need ZERO equipment. It can be completely done at home and lasts just 4 weeks. It includes a nutritional and macros guide while teaching you to workout using only you body weight as resistance. This is great if you’re looking to switch up your training style between programs!

Foundations – I haven’t yet tried this program but after looking it over let me just say I can’t wait to! Jessie always stresses the importance of form and used to hold camps teaching all about it. This program can last 6-12 weeks and you’ll gain knowledge needed to squat, deadlift, overhead press, perform pull ups confidently and so much more – it’s amazing!

Again, my code is Joce10 to get that $10 discount off any program. Check out Jessie’s Instagram below as well to keep up with her and the Jessie’s Girls community! If you aren’t ready to commit to a workout program, make sure to check out Jessie’s Girls Daily. This offers online gym and home workouts as well as exclusive access to the Jessie’s Girls Facebook group! 

 

I can’t say enough about Jessie Hilgenburg and the journey that she had before creating her business and what she has always wanted to help women see. She continues to teach them to love who they are, take care of who they are, eat all the food, and work your butt off! If you or someone you know is looking for the best fitness program out there, Jessie is your girl! 

Fitness? An Active Lifestyle?

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Fitness wasn’t always my favorite thing but being active was. Oh wait… does being a mommy to babies count as active? Is it like working-the-heart-to-make-it-healthy kind of active? Probably not… more like a momma-is-super-busy kind of active but not a running kind of active.

I’m going to tell you how that all turned around, how I became active, worked with Jessie Hilgenberg and took the “Active Lifestyle” head on, and the super cute clothes and how they came with it all. 

STORY TIME

Leading an active lifestyle was not on my list of priorities for a long time, but the minute I implemented it into my life as well as my family’s, my life was forever changed and because of it, life is a lot more fun now. At the age of 55 my mom had a heart attack, and it slowly dawned on me what my own health could possibly look like in the future.

This was 2009, I was pregnant at the time and experiencing a high-risk pregnancy with my third child, so there was no way that being active was an option. My posture had developed poorly over time from always being stuck in bed with my pregnancies and never working to regain good posture or strength in between each child. It wasn’t until six months after I had given birth to my fourth child that I finally looked in the mirror and asked myself, “GIRL! What are you doing??”

AN “ACTIVE LIFESTYLE” WASN’T THE “THING” IN MY LIFE

I was nowhere near focused on being active but it was definitely what I needed. My own health consisted of hormone issues, and I dealt with stomach issues that had already left me fighting my own battle; I knew though that if I didn’t start steering myself in the right direction, who knew what would come next. Was I scared? Darn right – I started worrying. My mom had her heart attack and, not long after, broke her foot just by taking a few steps while walking because of Osteoporosis. Genetics weren’t doing her any favors, and it showed time and time again in her family (like her mom, aunts, and so on). Our bodies are a lot alike, so I knew that I needed to start taking better care of me!

SO WHAT DID I DO ABOUT IT?

In 2013, when my last baby was six months old, I knew that I was going to have to hire someone to help me at least three days a week in making sure that I was doing my part at consistently getting a workout in as I had a tiny family to look after and was homeschooling my kids – I am very good at taking care of everyone around me and not myself. The trainer thing was successful; I had an awesome trainer in New Braunfels, TX that did a great job at keeping me and my workouts in check. I had started my workouts only being able to lift 2lb weights but it increased to more. I built up a habit of putting myself first and getting in those workouts over the years. It wasn’t easy and at times I definitely missed my goals, but it was something that I knew I needed.

THIS IS WHERE JESSIE HILGENBERG CAME IN…

during 2015 and that woman inspired me to no end! Holy cow did she ever inspire me – her approach to taking care of ourselves for forever instead of just fad diets was so important to me. Her own father had died from sudden heart issues and that woman somehow knew exactly what I needed. Jessie taught me so dang much, more than I feel any other trainer has. 

She understood diet with my body and what it needed, she understood how to put form first for all the exercises, she made sense, she was humble, her laugh was contagious, she was always smiling and she didn’t want people doing any fad diets – she wanted to fix their metabolism and take care of them forever. I LOVED this woman and her **programs then and I love her now, so much that I haven’t even used another program since!

It’s crazy what happens when we put goals to something or when we put our hearts into something – I even developed my first instagram page (including taking my first ever selfie haha). I had friends that wanted me to help them keep themselves accountable and I was doing my best to make sure that everyone was getting in their workouts as well. The page turned into what it did and we have grown since then. I didn’t go into all of this looking at it like I was going to change everything about me; instead I went into it knowing I needed to work out. I never thought it would become a lifestyle that I would want to live. I also didn’t think that my self-worth or my spiritual well-being would change, let alone my mental health – but everything changed. I didn’t even think, “heck ya Joce, soon you’ll be wearing workout clothes everyday,” haha but… I did.

WHAT’S THAT GOT TO DO WITH ACTIVEWEAR?

I know you’re reading this and thinking “Joce, still… this isn’t about active wear” and… you’re right, none of it was. But what it is about is a girl that changed and the changing created more change. And do you know what was one of the changes I never mentioned throughout this blog? One of my motivators was a new activewear outfit when I hit a goal. When I went into my fitness journey, I bought new workout clothes so I’d get excited to have something to put on all the time. I rewarded myself for reaching my goals with more activewear and, years later, it’s still something I look forward to when I’ve hit a goal. This year though, this year was… Joce, it’s time to buy new fitness clothes because it’s time to really hit those fitness goals again. I had to fight even more to get my gym time in this past bit, but it’s been worth the fight and I’m back baby, and now I’m sharing some of my favorite pieces of activewear that were part of my fitness journey (some I already had, and some are new).

I’ll link my favorite places I get my activewear for you right here. Some companies I work with and some I don’t, but man it would sure be fun to work with them all one day! ? I hope that from this blog post you will see the importance that I felt in fitting the fitness lifestyle into my life and maybe it can be something that inspires you.

God Bless!

xoxo, Joce

**In case you’re wanting more information regarding Jessie Hilgenberg’s Fitness Plans – https://www.jessiefitness.com/ Discount code: JOCE10 any plan you wish.

My favorites are Home Edition, Muscle Building one and JG40** 

Links to My Activewear Favorites

Calia by Carrie Underwood – https://www.caliastudio.com/

Zyia – https://www.myzyia.com/dianaskinner/

Lole – https://www.lolelife.com/

Acta Wear – https://acta.grsm.io/jocelynmcclellan4466 Discount code: JOCELYN15

LuluLemon – https://shop.lululemon.com/

Nike – https://www.nike.com/

Adidas – https://www.adidas.com/us

Victoria’s Secret Sweaters – https://www.victoriassecret.com/vs/sport/shop-all?scroll=true

***You must also know that since the time that I made the choice to put my body first and started caring for my body, my mother suffered another potentially fatal heart attack that was even worse. She also went through another huge ordeal that, just by falling, she broke her femur and that just about killed her as well. It was a huge mess all due to her Osteoporosis and I’ve had to learn to fight the excuse of being “too busy” to put myself first because the “busy” can wait, but me not taking care of my health…that may go at any moment.

This active lifestyle…I did it for them!