My Story

Hey there, gorgeous!

I’m so glad you found me.

My name is Jaci, and here are a few fun facts about me

I’m a wife, #catmom  of two adorable brothers, a pediatric nurse , music lover#lifeisasongloveisthemusic , graphic tee collector {#givemeallthetees }, and one of 4 girls {I know, my poor dad }. I’m also an introvert – I used to consider myself “shy” (which I hated) but now I’m understanding how cool it is to be an introvert  Over the past few years, a LOT has changed for me, and I can now proudly say that I’m also a Fitness Enthusiast, Confidence  Creator, Recovering Perfectionist, and an Online Health & Wellness Motivator  & Mentor  who believes in balance, moderation, and learning to LOVE yourself, BE yourself, and TAKE CARE of yourself

I used to lack confidence and belief in myself. I grew up caring WAY too much about what others thought of me. I used to try to be like other people so they would like me. I was easily embarrassed, and didn’t like being the center of attention. I also started having some serious struggles with my fluctuating health and waistline – I used to go to unhealthy extremes to try and lose weight every Summer, only to binge eat and gain it all back {and then some} every Winter  I didn’t really know HOW to workout other then using an elliptical or running on a treadmill while doing barely any weight lifting (because that was totally intimidating ) and maybe adding in a few silly ab exercises (if there wasn’t anyone near the mats). I took a few classes here and there, but I was afraid people were going to be looking at me. Let’s just say that my comfort level in a gym was prettyyyy low

But then about 8 years ago I saw an infomercial about this ridiculously crazy looking at-home workout program called “Insanity.” Once I saw it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it!!! I didn’t have the money to buy it, but the infomercial kept popping up while I was working permanent nights at the time, and gosh darn it – it was calling my name!! So I finally say F it, and I bought it!!

>>And it quite literally change the direction of my life<<

I started to learn how AWESOME it felt to push myself farther than I ever had physically!!! And I started to see results I had NEVER seen before!!!! I saw ABS!! I started getting toned arms, legs, and well – a booty too! And as a result, my confidence started to go up!! I felt STRONG, and I LOOKED it, too! I felt HEALTHY! But most importantly, I felt like I was changing not just physically, but MENTALLY, too. And THAT, my friends, is an incredible feeling

Fast forward to a little over 3 years ago, when an opportunity was presented to me that changed EVERYTHING. With this opportunity, I became part of the most incredible and inspiring community of badass, motivating, goal-driven, and REAL, every-day people who were ALL on a mission to improve their OWN health and lives, while sharing their journey to INSPIRE others to join them and do the same!!!

I learned what it meant and felt like to have the absolute BEST health solution and support system in the world. What started out as me just looking for a way to help stay consistent with my own health & fitness so I’d stop yo-yo’ing my health and weight every year, turned into an unexpected discovery of this life-changing opportunity that has changed SO much more for me than I ever could have imagined

When I first started my journey, my main goal was to get skinny and stay skinny. Not the best goal, I know  but I’m sure it’s what most people think of when they get started. What I didn’t realize was how many other incredible things I was going to GAIN by finally starting to make ME, my health, and my LIFE, a priority!!! I’ve gained confidence and belief in myself, and a sense of self-worth that I’ve never had before!!! I’m still a work in progress, but I’ve come SO far, and it has been one of the absolute best feelings in the world

By no means am I perfect, and I’m certainly no expert! I’m just a regular gal who decided I didn’t like who I was or how I was treating myself, and so I decided to change. And it has been the BEST decision I’ve ever made.

I still struggle. I still make mistakes. I’m still growing and learning. But I know without a doubt that my life has found the path I was meant to be on, and I now I have the absolute BEST “job” in the world – which is to encourage, inspire, and support others on their own journey to a healthier and happier life!!!

Can you relate to where I started? Do you need some help getting motivated to make some positive changes in your life? I would be honored to help you get started and make sh*t happen on your journey!! Reach out to me anytime so we can chat about how I can help you reach your goals!!
>> embraceeverystep@gmail.com <<