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Me Before

My Very Personal Transformation – What Motivated ME to Finally Lose the Weight

My name is Jenny Grothe, and I have a story. September 2007 I was 170 pounds – my heaviest ever. I’d always been slim. I ate what I wanted, as much as I wanted, when I wanted. I was active throughout my teens and 20’s, but after we adopted our first child, that all slowly […]

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Walden Farms

Guilt-Free, Calorie-Free, Carb-Free, Fat-Free Walden Farms’ Products

I shared this review on Instagram (@momma_gal) yesterday, but then realized it would probably be a good one to keep for future reference on the blog. We’re all in search of good “clean-eating” products. I know I am at least.   Everyone has their own interpretation of “clean-eating” during prep. What I allow might not be […]

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Shane and Tiffany

10 Things I Think About when I Think about POSING

Posing always feels so awkward, but I know it has to be done. At least every other day I am trying to sneak away at the end of my workout to the cardio room (lots of mirrors) to practice. I’m trying to accomplish 10 things with each practice:   Keep air in my chest so […]

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The One Thing that Will Help you Live in and Appreciate the Moment

I’ve been called sensitive, sentimental, idealistic, and someone who sees the world through rose colored glasses. I gladly accept all of them. I am all of them. Ultimately I’d like to think I am someone who appreciates life and lives in the moment.  I’ve always loved my family more than anything in the world. Unlike […]

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In Search of Glutes

This post was going to be about something else.  Since I couldn’t sleep I fully intended to get up and write about our get away here in St. George. It’s been nothing short of jam packed for the kids and I, and we have enjoyed everything minute. But something’s been nagging at me.  I am […]

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Looking Back 4 Lessons I Learned that Help Me Shed the Weight

Yesterday I shared a picture I hadn’t seen for awhile. I was around 34 and probably around 165 lbs – I’m totally guessing. I was tan, and my hair was bleached. I was wearing frumpy clothes, and Greg and I were both with Dakota as he celebrated advancing to a new rank in karate. I […]

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