The adventures continue

There’s so much to be excited for going on in my world and I wanted to share some of it with you all.

To start, I think I can speak for many when I say the warm, sunshine of spring has finally graced us with its presence. This means we can all feel happier by simply soaking up that vitamin D. (Don’t forget to take care of your skin and use that sunscreen!)

With the beautiful weather upon us, it’s allowed me to take action and get myself another dirt bike 😁. Can you say f*** yes!!? My first bike was a ’97 125 RM and it was quite fun to learn on. I had one bad crash (when I say bad I’m only meaning on my own personal scale) where I ended up in the hospital because I had crushed my stomach on my handle bars running into a hidden stationary object. Total newbie. But it didn’t keep me down. I continued riding and it has been an intense passion since day one. Like they say, I’m sentenced to life behind bars. I sold that bike when I became pregnant because, for one, it’s extremely dangerous while pregnant and for two, I didn’t think I’d have the time for it once my little one arrived. I was right.

Now my daughter is months away from turning two and I was fortunate enough to stumble across a great deal for my latest dirt bike. It is a CRF150, which in my opinion is a safer bet but still a ton of fun. I’ve had the opportunity to get out for a couple rides already this season and my passion for the sport hasn’t faded. I am continuously looking for new places to ride. My preference being trails. If anyone has a “must go” place to ride, leave me a comment.

I feel it’s necessary to toss in a little tidbit on why I’m so passionate about riding. To me it’s a release, an escape. It’s something that, when I’m on the bike, any stresses just seem to disappear. It’s relieving. It’s a stepping stone to that calmness that I’m ever longing for.

Next up, my partner in crime needs a bike so we can ride together instead of taking turns. Also the 150 is a little small for him 😆. We may have found just the one for him but I’ll keep you posted.

I can foresee many smiles, laughs and memories to be had in the future. I especially wanted to touch on the dirt biking aspect. I’ll be sure to follow up with my progress and some pictures. Wish me luck!

Lots of love

Xo Jenna

Train kept a Rollin’, baby!

So I just want to say, this has been one tough journey.. tougher than a small town girl living in a lonely world. 😜

Countless times I’ve felt defeated but countless times I’ve reset. Countless times I’ve pushed forwards and countless times I just won’t give up. That’s something I’ve prided myself on. The desire to attain short term and long term goals I’ve set for myself.

Any mom or dad out there knows damn well the struggles parenthood can throw at us. We can become totally derailed from the track to success. From fatigue, busy schedules and taking care of others, we forget how important it is to take care of OURSELVES from time to time.

The last couple of months have been a roller coaster for me to commit to myself and the simple things that keep me focused on my goals. I’ve mentioned a couple times now, I swear by green tea, camomile and meditation. Along with nutrition and working out.

I want to pat myself on the back because I’ve got a good rhythm going, finally! I’ve found balance and am progressing towards my goals continuously. My inspiring coach who has been beyond supportive, informative and caring has recently provided me with a new meal plan to follow. Counting macros will still be something to work on but I was having difficulty reaching my daily targets. Now I’ve got recipe options for breakfast, lunch, post workout, dinner and snacks to choose from. These meals will get me to my daily targets and boost my results! Currently I am striving for physical results. I’ve been working on my internal health and happiness and I’ve never felt more ready to smash the exterior goals.

With all this being said, each individual who has read my blogs, liked them, supported me, related with me and has simply been following my journey.. thank you! From the bottom of my heart. I’ve grown into the best version of myself to date and I’ll continue to climb this ladder.

Lots of love

Xo

Calm Mom

Calm Mom Continues

Honestly, this blog is going to be all over the place. Every time I’ve come to write, I become stumped. I can’t pick a topic to focus on. So my idea is to focus on everything that’s been going on with Calm Mom.

Who else is an over thinker? Gosh, does it ever drive me nuts. I over think the fact that I over think! My most effective course of action lately has been to let it go. Save myself the stress and worry that comes along with over thinking. But I’m not successful always.

Sometimes I can’t help it and try to redirect my thoughts to something positive like how I’ve recently started to count macros and have had some substantial results, quickly for that matter. Not so much physically but mentally. I’m learning a new way to stay on track and enjoy the foods I’m eating at the same time. Although I have seen results physically, thanks to counting macros and hitting up the gym.

There’s been a frustrating struggle lately and it’s been family matters. Going through a break up with a child involved is difficult. I have been so blessed because for me the break up has meant a sense of freedom from such a negative, toxic environment. It’s also given me the opportunity to find a man who is genuine, caring, supportive, this list could go on forever. I’m so thankful for the loved ones in my life who care immensely for my daughter. She is thriving. What a happy, funny, intelligent, young girl she is becoming. It’s like she changes every day. There’s always something new and exciting. She warms my heart.

Where the struggles have been is the overwhelming amount of steps to be taken to finalize boundaries legally in family court. Finding a great lawyer has helped wonders though.

Continued struggles lay within the communication with the father of my daughter. There’s matters that arise that are irrelevant to our daughter and to me there’s no need for a discussion about the past. Without going into further detail, I’ll leave it at, it’s tricky.

On a different note, I need to give a shout out to my Superwoman, Jenna Yvonne McNamara. When I tried to give up on my journey because I had felt like I’d failed, she was right there to pick me up, dust me off and remind me of what I’m capable of. So here I am, rebooted, renewed and continuing my journey like a boss.

Great things have been and continue to be in store for me. I’m loving my life and smiling on the daily. I’m optimistic and excited for what the future has in store for me.

Lots of love,

Xo Jenna

What’s Important

Sometimes in life you’ll be faced with the most difficult decisions that could be thrown at you. You could be left feeling lost, confused and defeated by your choice. Even though it’s what’s best for you and your loved ones.

In times of uncertainty, lean on those who care for you. They have your best interest at heart. I’m fortunate enough to have the most unbelievable support system a person could wish for. No matter the obstacle placed in front of me along my journey, these people in my life are right there beside me making these hurdles with me. Loving me, giving me advice, wisdom, knowledge and the strength needed to keep pushing forward.

Now I’ve continued to have my eye on the prize, an ultimate goal for health and fitness but my vision and mind have been clouded from time to time. By no means has this stopped me, but only slowed me down but the way I see it is that it’s been a time to enjoy the scenery along the path.

With the holiday season in full swing I wake up daily feeling so blessed for all that I have. Truthfully, I am so lucky. My heart is full. I give and receive love and what more is there, really? I have a happy and healthy family, including the love of my life. And those friends who have stuck by my side are so genuine and beautiful.

All I have to say is thank you. I am so grateful.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Much love to everyone. You deserve it.

Xoxo Jenna

PS, notice the lures in our beautiful tree? (The hooks have been removed for obvious safety reasons)

Reset #284959

Throughout your journey to reach any goals, how many times have you been set back, hit a speed bump or simply became caught up in the joys of the present that you forgot to set aside some time to progress?

Because of my amazing coach I live by a “no guilt” policy. Especially because the time I took was exactly what I wanted and I am currently so happy in life and love myself entirely.

To get back on track I am just going to hit reset and just like that, I am on my merry little way to my goals. I quit dragging my feet and actually meal prepped for the first time since receiving my new plan. Today being day one of keeping it clean and making the best choices for my body, I feel incredible. Full of energy which has been long lasting all day long.

Coach has added a new item to my morning smoothie. Aloe Vera inner leaf gel. I’ll include a link to a resource for more information about it. https://draxe.com/aloe-vera-benefits/. I am looking forward to reaping the benefits of this product. I’ve also come across a little miracle in a spray bottle, Citrus flavoured vitamin D. One or two sprays orally and you’re good for the day. This is beneficial for me because it’s one less pill form supplement to ingest. The vitamin D is essential especially during the cooler months when we’re not fortunate enough to have as much sunshine in a day.

It’s so important to take care of your body and mind. Take care of yourself and you can take care of others. Love yourself and you can love others. It starts with you ladies and gentlemen.

Keep smiling

Xo Jenna

Positive Vibes – For The Win

Aspiring for greatness is part of my daily grind, lately. I’ve got an abundance of positive, happy, healthy vibes surrounding me and the joy just keeps rolling in.

By putting out positive energy, I am receiving all that I want and need. It just seems so natural. With that said, I’ll fill you in on some of my high points lately.

I’ve found a man who completely compliments my entire personality. So many mutual likes, the common grounds seem endless. Not to dwell in the past but from experiences leading up to this, it’s wild to believe I allowed myself to be neglectful of my well being, mentally and physically. Feeling such compassion and support has been like a hand reaching to you to lift you up after you’ve been knocked down. It’s an embracing hug that gives a sense of security and chases away any doubt and any fear.

My sweet child is growing like a wildflower. I can’t believe my eyes and of course it only seems like days ago she joined us in the world. She’s so completely intelligent, funny and a beautiful. Total perfection. I’m so blessed to experience motherhood, my heart is full.

This Calm Mom is climbing the happiness ladder, one rung at a time.

I’m wishing you all health, happiness and well being. Truly, from the bottom of my heart.

Stay humble

Xo Jenna

Dirt biking

If any of my readers have been on and rode a dirt bike before, you’re probably like me in the sense of knowing how addictive it is.

My first bike was a 1997 125RM. It wasn’t extraordinary by any means but it was special to me. Riding made me feel adrenaline like never before. It was beyond incredible.

Sixth gear tapped flying down a dirt road would make my heart miss a beat or two. There has to be an abundance of respect for the machines. Without it you’re going to be eating dirt, breaking bones or even worse, dead. But that’s not what I’m here to dwell on.

I want to write about how I’ve recently become inspired to own another bike, preferably a 250 4 stroke this time around. My first bike, I ended up selling while I was pregnant because there was no room for riding in my life at the time.

Not only is riding completely exhilarating but it is a damn good workout, which is very suiting for my current journey. I’m currently down 18 pounds in under 2 months and have only been accepting things in my life that make me say F*** Yes! New people, new experiences and new ways to become happy. What better way to contribute to this new life then to include an old passion that can incorporate all of those things.

Amazing things are unravelling for this Calm Mom! Stay tuned friends.

Happy Halloween

Xo Jenna