Jenna Wolfe is a TV journalist and Lifestyle and Fitness expert. She’s been sharing her passion for fitness (and fun) with America for the last 20 years, most recently at NBC’s Today Show, where she was the first ever Lifestyle and Fitness correspondent. Jenna was a sportscaster from 1996-2007 and saw firsthand how treating and training your body can lead to dynamic results on a playing field. As a certified personal trainer, she’s now focused on taking that passion and knowledge and sharing it with you. As a mother of two little girls, she knows the burdens of baby weight, of making the most of the precious time we all have and of the struggles with eating well on a daily basis.
Jenna recently published the book Thinner in 30: Small Changes that Add up to Big Weight Loss in Just 30 days. This book offers an accessible, extensively tested program focused on making small changes (1 per day) for maximum results. It’s intended for a wide audience, from the health conscious to those who wish to lead more healthful lives to parents and many others.Embrace the fact you're a work in progress. Blissful Bites Podcast with @jennawolfe Click To Tweet
What is your favorite tip in the book?
Brushing your teeth the second you are done with your meal. Mint curbs that craving. Whether you put a piece of gum in your mouth after lunch or you brush your teeth, it will stop you from eating more.
What is the biggest takeaway of the book?
It doesn’t matter if you’re man, woman, athletic, non-athletic, in-shape, not in-shape, we’re all in a different journey. We’re all made up of different bodies. Every single body works, responds and reacts differently. What works for you might not work for anybody else.
I put this book together with all different tips and little ways of convincing yourself, they are small, easy digestible, doable things. There’s something for everyone.
How has your life change since the Today show?
I used to work 5-6 hours a day and now I works 5-600 hours a day. It’s constant. There’s a lot of responsibilities now that digital has met Broadcast TV. I’m constantly trying to battle my social media sites, my personal website, touring with the book, trying to get the message out there, be available for like Microsoft and be still doing TV for Dr. Oz. It’s just a lot of balance but most importantly I’m there to spend a little more quality time with my kids.
What’s the number 1 piece of advice you give to someone starting out on their journey whether it’s losing weight, getting healthy or just starting to exercise?
Major advice and take aways:
If you decide to do something crazy adventurous and daring – you’re either going to soar or you’ll be proud of yourself for taking that chance.
Change doesn’t happen in a day, and if it did we’d all be perfect from day one.
What do you do to make your day successful?
Morning routine – Coffee and the news with my partners and two daughters. It literally drives me. I look forward to that time more than anything else. It’s really what gives me my drive, energy and fuel. The emotional fuel, where I can say okay I have my fill and I can go on with my day.
What’s your advice to those starting out?
There’s no game plan in life that’s fool proof. Somethings will work like a charm and some things won’t. Deal with the lows the same way you deal with the highs. You have to adjust your expectations.
You cant always close up shop and go home because things didn’t work out like it was supposed to. we all have to fall before we stand up.
If you have something you believe in whole heartedly, own it. Drive that thing and don’t be dismayed at no. It’s a tiny barrier before someone says yes. It is doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Cultivate. Let it grow. Believe in it. and have confidence.
How do you do it all?
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Where can we find you?
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