On this week's episode of Secret Mom Hacks, I'm sitting down with Jenny Goforth Hickerson, a mom of two and all-around wellness warrior. Her resume is impressive — she's a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, third-degree black belt, and former bikini bodybuilder competitor. What really caught my attention is her inspiring journey through motherhood and how she finds joy in the unexpected.

Let’s dive into this week's conversation!

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Unexpected Joys and Challenges of Motherhood

Jenny’s journey to motherhood was anything but ordinary. Imagine finding out you're about to become a mom at 37! Jenny recounts her initial surprise and the rollercoaster that followed, including a tricky first childbirth that involved a long labor, induction, and an emergency c-section. Jenny openly talks about the anxiety and emotional intensity she faced after becoming a mom, which so many of us can relate to. But guess what? She found joy in the chaos and now uses her journey to inspire other moms.

Fitness, Nutrition, and Keeping it Real

One thing that stands out about Jenny is her practical approach to fitness and nutrition, especially for moms. She works with women to create personalized nutrition plans that include fats, proteins, and carbs, all tailored to individual goals. She also shares about her game-changing app Goforth Wellness - offering subscription-based programs, personalized macro plans, meditations, and affirmations. Plus, you get messaging support and weekly check-ins. It's like having a wellness coach in your pocket!

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Misconceptions and Mom-Life Hacks

Jenny busted some serious myths about health and fitness. She highlighted common misconceptions, like the myth that cardio is king (spoiler: strength training is crucial) and the overemphasis on scale weight. Her advice? Prioritize nutrition and strength training, and stay organized to reduce stress.

And speaking of organization, Jenny is a huge advocate for planning ahead. From meal prepping to tracking meals in advance, it’s all about reducing end-of-the-day stress. She even involves her kids in meal preparation and planning, making healthy eating a family affair.

Empowering Advice for Moms

One of the most powerful takeaways from our conversation is the importance of giving yourself grace. Us moms juggle so much, and it’s vital to reduce stress and take time for self-care. Jenny encourages moms to practice self-love and body acceptance, and to remember that it's okay to take a breather.

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Let’s channel our inner wellness warriors, just like Jenny. Keep smashing those mom goals, and remember — you're doing amazing!

Until next time, stay strong, stay healthy, and as always, stay inspired. 💪✨


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