Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Buff at 60!!
Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

My mom on her 60th B-day!! All smiles carrying her 60 roses I gave to her to represent each precious year she has laughed her way through this earth.
For those of you who don't know...
my mother is the most energetic, positive and fun loving woman there is! She represcents to me what is "real"- she is without question the most important woman in my life!!
My mom wearing her "Buff at 60" shirt I had made for her!
It's a running joke between she and I...she is always renewing her goals and fitness aspirations...she never settles...she always strives for more of herself...
I admire and greatly respect her for that!
Go Mom Go!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Well Done!
Phil, Eric, Marci and Val what an incredible job you all did!!
It has been my pleasure working with each of you! Phil, 5th place in the masters class of 14? your first show- well done! Val, Marci and Eric... each time I work with each of you I have the great pleasure of watching you become better than you were before! May you each see what is beyond the flesh and what is much deeper within each have come away from this with a greater appreciation for the big picture.

Coach Jen:)

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Team Abrams"
-Competes Tomorrow In Rockford, IL...
Phil, Eric, Marci and Valerie will all be competing tomorrow. For ticket info. visit
(pics below were taken several weeks ago...)

The date for the spring show has just been confirmed as well.
This is the show I will be guest posing at- May 2nd 2009.
You won't want to miss what we have planned;)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Check it out.....
My new "Testimonial" page!!!
Many more photos and testimonials to come in the future as well:)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Something Great I Received A Long Time Ago...

"A Keeper"...
"I grew up in the 40s/50s with practical parents... A mother who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it... A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.
Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now... Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat... and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and a dish-towel in the other. !
It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress , things we keep. It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.
All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more.
Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away...never to return. So... while we have it... it's best we love it.... and care for it... and fix it when it's broken...... and heal it when it's sick.
This is true... for marriage... and old cars... and children with bad report cards... and dogs with bad hips... and aging parents... and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it... because we are worth it. Some things we keep, like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special... and so, we keep them close!"

*Today I am thankful for all the love, friendship and support in my life- from my family, friends and people who's lives I touch through my work..because all of you make a difference in my life and help to make it what it is:) Focusing on all the good in our lives throws any negativity out the window into the swiftness of the wind...

Thursday, November 06, 2008

20 Weeks out...
Progress pictures have been posted to my members my "Journey To Pro Quality" section. I am at 173 lbs. and 15.7% b.f.- 5 days into my dieting process and prep. One perfect week down and many more to go. I am pleased and humbled by this journey once again:)
I feel blessed for all I have been able to achieve thus far and hope to exceed all expectations to reach my "own" expectations for 2009:)
Just a few more weeks until "Team Abrams" competes in Rockford, IL
Have a great day all... count your blessings today...
read more about my week by week experiences and training in my members journal.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Don't forget....
Get out and VOTE today!!!