My name is Jodi Watkins. I spent almost 14 years active duty military in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. I decided to join the AF Reserves to finish out my career as a Medical Lab Tech. After separating from active duty, I decided to follow my true passion – helping others get healthy and fit.
Most of my life, I was very active and never really struggled with weight gain. As a matter of fact, it was actually difficult for me to gain weight. However, as I got older, injuries, work obligations, and life responsibilities in general began taking away from my activity level. I had our first child at age 32. This is when the real struggle began. I was no longer able to eat whatever I wanted. I really had to buckle down and learn how to be healthy. Soon after having our child, work obligations took up even more of my time. I was in school and wasn’t getting sufficient sleep. I knew about fitness and nutrition, but not near as much as I know now. I was where most of my clients are…wondering how to get back on track. As time went by, my body fat increased and I became uncomfortable. I got up to 33% body fat, and you better believe, that was a true slap in the face. It was time to make changes. The first change – trying to get away from processed foods and fast food.
It took a few years and a ton of research, taking classes, and just learning as much about nutrition and fitness as possible. Nothing happened overnight. I became a certified personal trainer and taking my first general nutrition course in 2013. From there, I just kept seeking as much knowledge as possible. I enjoy what I do because everyone is different and none of us are perfect. It took me years to finally buckle down and start tracking my calorie intake and macronutrients, However, once I stayed consistent over a period of time, I started finally seeing results. I knew it was working, so I continued.
After arriving to Okinawa, I wanted to share my knowledge with others. I realized quickly there were others who needed assistance to begin their own journeys. I am very passionate about what I do and I ensure my clients know I am here for them if they need anything. If they fall off, I simply tell them to get back up. We are a TEAM! I do not promote any types of diets. There are no “get fit quick” remedies. It takes work and determination. I promote LIFESTYLE CHANGES. I promote learning how to prepare foods you love so they are healthier and give you more energy. What you learn from me should be enough to keep you going for the rest of your life. You’ll also be able to share your newfound knowledge with friends and family. You’ll begin feeling better about yourself and constantly setting goals you’ll continue to crush over time. What works for one person may not work for another, but that is the beauty of flexible eating. I give you the tools to begin. It is up to you to take those tools and build something great. Learning how to eat has to take priority. Adding an individualized fitness plan is the icing on the cake. The two go hand and hand.
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