Each Tuesday during the Smart Health Challenge, Phases Fitness co-owner Mindy Quesenberry gives her take on challenge winner Jess Reed’s progress and offer suggestions to anyone else considering creating a healthier lifestyle.
Quesenberry writes this week:
To all the nutritional cheaters out there … it happens! Am I OK with it? NO! Are we human, do we all do it? YES! Jess knew that it was not the best choice, she knew the guilt would get her, and she knew she would PAY, lol!In all seriousness, I expected at some point for it to happen. Jess has worked really hard and up to this point has done everything I have asked. Does that mean it’s OK? No, it means she needs to guard herself from recurrence and ask those around her that if she is feeling vulnerable they to hold her accountable, not help her. Ummm, Bryan! You’re on “the list.” As Jess, has told you, Bryan has been super supportive. He, too, will get vulnerable. You see what your loved one is going through and you start to get sympathetic. Stay strong, Bryan and friends! Don’t accept bribes or keep secrets, lol.
Moving ahead, my expectations workout-wise will get bigger. As I have said before, Jess will progress nicely in the workout department. Honestly, she is a natural. She is finishing classes and taking more of my intensity during training. Again, no need for sympathy — she rocks the workouts!
In closing, I want to tell the cheaters that you need to push forward. No day is a wash just because you screw up with a cheat. Get back in there and decide no more cheating OR taste-testing, Jess!
Smart Health Challenge Week 7: Jess Reed trains with Mindy (on video)
Smart Health Challenge Week 6: Mindy Quesenberry on feeling the need for exercise
Smart Health Challenge Week 6: Jess Reed finds sense of humor at ’80s prom
Smart Health Challenge Week 5: Jess Reed gets caught with cupcakes
Smart Health Challenge Week 5: Mindy Quesenberry gets real
Smart Health Challenge Week 4: Jess Reed feels the sting of exercise, rewards of weight loss
Smart Health Challenge Week 4: Mindy Quesenberry addresses Jess Reed’s struggles
Smart Health Challenge Week 3: Jess Reed shares her schedule
Smart Health Challenge Week 3: Mindy Quesenberry offers suggestions to stay motivated
Smart Health Challenge Week 2: Jess Reed starts working out, eats celery during Bunco night
Smart Health Challenge Week 2: Mindy Quesenberry weighs in
Smart Health Challenge Week 1: Jess Reed sets up her fitness and nutrition plan