Jen Mercer

Positives of Lockdown

May 13th        Uncategorized    No Comments

Even though we are in a really weird, scary and sad time right now….its ok to see positives happening….and here are the positives Ive noticed  from Lockdown:

  • People out using their daily outside to go for walks – some who may never have gone for a walk before or those who always “too busy” to do it
  • As above…using the local parks, being in nature – connecting
  • Smiles to strangers – I certainly smile an say good morning on my daily walks
  • Health its being prioritised massively
  • Exercising at home – its amazing to see so many people moving
  • Slower Pace of life for many, we are stopping…no rushing round and learning to be still
  • Making memories with our loved ones
  • Connections with friends and family (yes virtually) but I do believe friendships and relationships will become stronger after this
  • People cooking at home
  • Naps
  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation for others
  • Less Pollution 
  • The Weather
  • Quietness of the world
  • The Sky
  • Priorities changing for the better
  • We are learning what we”really” need in life
  • Making do with what we have
  • Less greed (in the majority)
  • Learning new skills..even if something small
  • People reading more
  • Being present – in the moment
  • Looking within for what really matters

I do hope after this we all have a greater appreciation for the miracle that is life….I hope we carry on prioritising health, living life by our own rules and slowing down the pace a little. I hope we all become more grateful in every way and cherish all those we love…always

That Week before lockdown

May 13th        Uncategorized    No Comments

The week before lockdown when I lost every single part of my business…I was so upset – I was just thinking…what has just happened, everything Ive built up in the past 10 years of business was just took from under my feet and I had no control over it

I knew I did have control over 1 thing though and that was that I am going to make this work online…..and right there and then I set up my Online Fitness Studio – I wasn’t sure how it would go, what would happen or even if it would work for me.

Here I am coming into week 6 and its been 1 of the Best business decisions I ever made. I am so happy and grateful I still get to do what I love from home, I can still motivate and inspire people and keep my passion for my job alive.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this new journey….for all those who share my posts, tell their friends, have joined my Free group and also to my amazing VIP Members who have joined my Online Fitness Studio – your support is priceless 

I am beyond grateful  for everyone who has trusted me to be their Lockdown Motivator.

What I do is more than just a job to me…its my life, my passion and when I lost it all….I was so devastated and then I flipped it and made it work – it was a risk but it was a risk worth taking

I am going to continue in lockdown and beyond for this Online side of my business, being able to reach out and help so many more people has been wonderful for me.

I will admit its kept me sane too…yeh Ive had my wobbles (like everyone) and some days I feel down and other days I feel up….but we have to ride it out and feel the emotions as they come. For me this has helped massively mentally…giving me a purpose and focus

I guess what I am saying is THANK YOU to everyone single person who is supporting me on this mission…..you are all amazing and I am so grateful for you all

Oh and Im not ashamed to admit Im proud of myself and my business and what I’ve managed to achieve during lockdown

Jen x

LOVE is always the answer

April 14th        Uncategorized    No Comments

Our Hearts
They keep us alive
Ticking away
Sometimes they are happy
Sometimes they get hurt or even broken

There will be bumps along the way in life
Hearts will break
Hearts will heal
Hearts will sing

Never make your heart smaller…even after all the heartache and hurt….you still need your heart to pump away, to heal you, to help you and to shine out to help others.

Every Heart beat
Every Pump
The heart has our back

Always show the vastness of your heart, let it shine, let it beat and let it love

The heart wants us to love, be loved and show love always

Lets keep our hearts beating strong

Never lower your hearts frequency for others
Let the heart feel
Let the heart Love
And let the heart be loved

Love is always the answer

Jen x

Week 2 of Lockdown – do you need routine?

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments

We are into Week 2 of this lockdown/isolation now and I just wanted to check in with you

I think last week a lot of us were trying to get our head round everything, find a new routine and a new way of doing things…I know I certainly was and now Im into week 2 I feel more organised and ready to get going.

Are you ready to get a new routine going? We are so used to being in a routine with work, school and kids….it can be really hard when its all thrown up and life has to change, but we can adapt and change…we just need to take some time to reflect and think

What have you been struggling with he most?

Quite often when stuck at home with no routine our health, nutrition and fitness can drop off….and do you know what THATS OK!!

If last week you ate all the food, didn’t move and didn’t even get dressed….then thats OK and do you know what maybe your body needed that. If last week you didn’t do any homeschooling ro anything you said you were going to do…then ITS OK

We cant beat ourselves up for what we have done and how we have dealt with this crazy situation…its unknown to us all and we just need to accept that\

Fitness Gains/Weight Loss etc are NOT important right now….so please dont stress yourself over it BUT also if you want to move then YOU DO IT

Week 2 is here and maybe its time for some structure and a schedule….maybe its time to plan your food, your day and get a NEW routine going….take some time today to sit down, reflect and plan a schedule for this week, get a new routine going that will work for you NOW

Dont worry about what you used to do or what you will be doing when this is all over . Plan for NOW, Plan for this coming week  take the pressure off yourself

Do you need some help?

Let me know

You are doing amazingly in these circumstances

Jen x

Its not a competition

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments
Your feelings are not a competition.
We are all going through something pretty crazy right now and all our feelings are valid no matter are status/job
We are allowed to feel all the feels and all th emotions and thats a given right
All feelings are valid
Please stop making this into a competition and outing people for how they feel
Let people feel
We are all confused/sad/hurt/worried/stressed etc
Just Feel how and when you need to feel
Support one another
Cherish these times that we wont get back
and just be kind!!!!!! (to yourself and to others)

Crystals – where to start?

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments

Do you see peoples Crystal Collections and just wonder ” where do I start”?

With so many crystals around and them becoming a lot more popular lately, it can be confusing to know what crystals are good to start with cant it?

I always say to go with crystals you are drawn to, or that present themselves to you in the strangest of ways…..if you are drawn to a crystal for whatever reason it may be…..you need that crystals healing energies in your life….

But what if you aren’t drawn and just want to know where to start??

Ive put together a little list of Crystals I feel are GREAT Starters and GREAT all rounders too.
Rose Quartz – connected to the heart Chakra and all about Love, Self love and compassion – its a light pink crystal.

Amethyst – a great all rounder and really helps with calming the mind and anxiety too – its purple in colour

Clear Quartz – this is the master healer and also amplifies the energies of any other crystals it is around…a great one for the crystal tool box

Citrine – the crystal of energy and abundance, also a great financial abundance crystal ( I keep a piece in my purse always) – its yellow in colour

Whilst there are 1000s of different crystals…these 4 are a great starter

They can be bought as a crystal, on a bracelet or keyring, necklace…..its just personal preference.

I really hope this has helped and if you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch

Also if you would like to purchase these crystals, you can also do so from myself.

Love and Light

Jen x

Fitness is more than Physical

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments

With the recent news that all Gyms now MUST close…it made me think! Exercise is more than just the physical for people….exercise helps people with their mental and emotional health too and with the gyms being closed this can impact people in so many more ways than just “missing a workout”

For some the gym/exercise is an escape from everything, its a way to feel good on the inside and a way to bring some energy and good chemicals into the body

Exercise has such a positive effect both Physically and Mentally to people and there can be a worry now that now the gyms are gone their Physical and Mental health may take a dip……Id like to reach out to anyone who is worried and let you know I am here to support you in anyway…please drop me a message and let me help you.

I can offer advice for your Physical and Mental health and give you some tips of how you can exercise at home…even for FREE

Please if you are feeling like you may struggle after this news…reach out!

Tips:

  • Move in anyway that feels good…whilst you can get outside and go for a walk – the fresh air and the connection with nature will having so many more benefits
  • Dont over think it – any form of movement is beneficial
  • Reach out for help – Im here
  • Focus on learning a new skill…maybe cooking, recipes or even meditation

There is so much you can do at home and outside to support your Physical and Mental Wellbeing….the gym is just a tool, but you have the power inside to overcome and go for anything that makes you feel good

Take this time to also look inside and reflect on things, maybe the body also needs a rest physically? Or even just a stretch to some yoga? The options are now endless 

If you can look outside of the box and see what options are available

Please get in touch if I can help

Jen x

It’s OK

March 30th        Uncategorized    No Comments

IT’S OK

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to workout at home

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to eat biscuits and drink tea

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to eat cake

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to track food

Its ok during this Isolation if you DONT want to exercise

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to have a nap

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to watch Netflix

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to cry

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to laugh

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to have some “you” time

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to stay away from social media

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to be positive

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to be negativeIts ok during this Isolation if you want to have a drink or 2

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to stay in bed all day

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to sit out in the sun (social distancing and at home of course)

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to dress up

Its ok during this Isolation if you want to stay in your PJs

Its ok during this Isolation if you DONT want to homeschool your kids every hour or every day 

Its ok during this Isolation if you just dont know what to feel

ITS OK to do anything and feel anyway you want to

There are no “Rules to Isolation”

You do what makes you feel good

Take each day as it comes

Dont worry what others are or aren’t doing 

Its OK to do whatever you want on that given day

Its OK to feel all the feels and go through all the emotions

Its YOUR Isolation

Focus on that

You CANT out-run your fork!

March 11th        Uncategorized    No Comments

Guess what……

YOU CANT OUTRUN YOUR FORK!!

Yep…..no matter how much you train if you eat sh*t then its a recipe for disasters 

If you train hard all week and then ruin your diet at the weekend…yes thats fine and its your choice BUT the results will never come

They say Abs are made in the kitchen and in a way thats kinda true, what you eat and what your body absorbs will eventually reflect on the outside and your body is a clever little sausage.

If you train a few times a week that can be 4(ish)hours a week….so thats 164 hours a week you are not exercising (give or take)…so its sometimes more important what you do with those hours then whilst you are actually in the gym. (Im NOT saying the gym hours dont count….) 

When it comes down to it….you just need to burn more calories than you consume…that is literally the basics….so unless you going to be exercising more than you’re not…it makes sense to look at your nutrition and make those tweaks and eat right, because you will never out run your fork (but not all calories are created equal)

It does go deeper than that above, as certain foods can trigger certain hormonal changes, food is sending your body information and it will in turn react..but let’s not get too technical. 

No matter how hard you train,…YOU WONT see results if you have a sh*tty diet.

Match your diet to your training

Moderation is key

Avoid restricting your diet – as this can lead to long term damage 

Good eating happens, exercise and harmony within are cornerstones to health, longevity, happiness and overall health

So stop trying to run away from your fork

Jen x