Jennifer Loredo
 

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Now What?

As of November 9, 2020, I have been tracking my food for 365 days.  “Why”, you may wonder?  “So what”, you may be thinking.  “What does tracking your food even mean?”. I had all of these questions too, before I began.  Today’s blog is going to answer those questions and more.   I am no stranger to monitoring my food intake, keeping a diary of what I eat or even tracking my macros.  Maybe you have tried one or two of these, as well.  I have done all of those...

Values (part 2)

This is a continuation of my blog, “Values (part 1)”.  If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, please do so here before continuing on.   You may have discovered that identifying the things that are important to you isn’t very difficult, but pairing that list with the intent of identifying your core values, the three-ish values that identify who you are at your core, isn’t very easy at all.  That’s ok!  As I previously mentioned, it often takes time to really feel confident in the values you...

Veterans Day 2020

  Veteran’s Day honors all those who have served our country and is celebrated each year on November 11th.  I am extremely proud to have served our country for almost 21 years and cannot believe that I have been retired from the United States Army for over 5 years already.  As I reflect on the time that I served our country, so many memories come to mind.  But the thing that stands out is how grateful I am for the many amazing people I have met, served with and...

Values (part 1)

Often times, when working with clients, one of the first exercises we navigate together is a Values Assessment, which ultimately leads to the identification of their core values.  This is not something that happens in an hour or even over the course of a week.  However, taking the time to begin exploring who you are deep down into your soul, is worth it.  Not only is it important for the individual to know what their core values are, it is also helpful for me as their coach.  If...

Sometimes Less Is More

Back in early 2018 when I started my speaking and coaching business, A Joyful Life With Jennifer, things looked different in my world - much, much different.  Since then, I have gotten remarried, moved across the county, got pregnant, had a baby, and countless other “things” that have slowed me down a bit with regard to my business goals.   A few months ago, I made a commitment to myself to lean in and focus on something which I am extremely passionate about - sharing myself and what I do...

My Unplanned Lifestyle Change

Let’s start out by getting clear on a few things.  First, this is MY journey that, coincidentally, I had no foresight or intention to take.  Second, I have ZERO judgement towards people that choose to drink alcohol.  Third, I am not saying nor suggesting that I may not change my mind at some point and decide to have an alcoholic beverage.  Because the truth is,  I may,  and I’m giving myself permission to change my mind at any point.   Ok good, now that we have that out of the...