Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Birthday (yesterday) was WONDERFUL!!!
Thank you for all the birthday e-mails everyone!!
Now it's back to my packing for the Arnold...I have lots left to do for the kids staying, the baby, who's coming with, and Michael and I. I'm getting there though:)
Can't wait!!!!
Coach Jen:))

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Way To Go Alyssa!!
The completion of her 9.25 on Floor-
Her personal best!

Friday, February 22, 2008

My Birthday Celebration Begins Tomorrow Night...
and continues until next Sunday!
My Birthday is Tuesday, Feb., 26th but after I meet with a few clients in the early morning tomorrow we have another gymnastics meet for our daughter, and then my whole family is meeting at my parents' house for my birthday dinner;)
It's a family tradition in our family...whoever is having a birthday gets a big dinner, cake and presents and the best of all we all get together for laughs and a good time!
It is a tradition I hope we always continue!!

Then Sunday I have appointments with several clients and will start the packing organization....because...Thursday we leave for the "Arnold". Just two days after my b-day:) Thanks to my long-time client John for sponsoring this trip and being ok with little Logan coming along. It should be a great time! You won't be able to miss me with Logan on my back:) I am looking forward to seeing so many fellow competitors, seeing the competitions and the other events as well. Also having the time away with my husband. We don't get away very often!
My birthday (Tuesday the 26th) I plan to go for my yearly special treat...a massage! Every year on my birthday I go for a is the most amazing way to start out a birthday. I recommend it for everyone! Then my husband takes me and the kids out for a special dinner;)...Baby Logan will be 8 months on my can you believe it! He's so heavy to carry around;) my arm goes numb and I have to switch often..he's a big guy, making sure I don't slack in the 'gun' department I suppose!
Well...more "stuff" to discuss in my members area journal where I go into more personal issues...
Have a great night everyone!
Make a birthday wish for me!
Coach Jen;)

A few progress shots of Eric and Karen...
two of my clients competing this spring.

more clients and photos in my members area...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What does it take...
How much weight will you
press, push, pull, curl, extend?
Week after week, month after month, year after year? Even after the stage comes down, the camera's disappear and it's just you and the weight..
How hard will you drive?
How much time, focus and will?
How far will it push you to the edge?

Can you see what you want despite all the road blocks before you?
Bodybuilding is NOT just about the final external product, it's about training your mind to do things your body never imagined possible and making them possible!
Which in turn..affect all areas of your life and the way you approach every challenge.
Coach Jen:)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day...
I hope you all had a memorable Valentine's Day with that "someone special".
With 3 children
Valentine's Day is usually shared with all the kids!
I am a room mom as most of you know for Alyssa's class every year so I was the "craft mom" for the afternoon and then my
valentine (my husband Michael) and I were able to go to dinner with the boys while Alyssa was at gymnastics.
Wade and Logan are so good, makes going out a very pleasant experience!
The baby was self feeding for the first time too..not just holding and throwing crackers but actually putting them in his mouth

I love you Michael!
Thank you so very much for time together

and for our 3 little blessings that keep me so busy and happy!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Coach Jen

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Quote For Today...
No matter what situations life throws at you.....
No matter how long and treacherous your journey may seem.....

Remember, there is a light at the end of tunnel......

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Quotes for the Day...
"Everybody wants to know what I am on.
What am I on?
I'm on my bike... six hours a day.
What are you on?"

Lance Armstrong

"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."

George Sheehan

"Your belief determines your action
and your action determines your results...
but first you have to believe."

Mark Victor

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Children learn by example...
Wade (our now 4 yr. old), doing pull ups
in the gym locker room when he was 15 months old.

Alyssa after her gymnastics meet last weekend!