Hey! I'm Jennifer and I'm super excited you decided to stop by my little corner of blogland.
JenniferMeyering.com is a space designed to share all my creativity (or sometimes lack thereof), ideas, and favorite things with you! You'll find everything from health and fitness tips, to my DIY projects, and favorite recipes.
A Little About Me:
I'm a 30-something wife and mom and love to share my favorite recipes, DIY projects, and fit tips. I was born in Michigan but grew up on the beautiful beaches of the sunshine state, aka, Florida. I now live back in Michigan.
How did that happen?
This is how: I met my amazing husband while attending school for Nuclear Medicine and a few years into our relationship he decided to go to medical school. We were then forced to move all over the country… Arizona, South Carolina, back to Florida, and now we are putting down roots in Michigan because we just bought our first home together.
We also just got married in April 2013 so this whole marriage thing is still new to me. We didn't have a traditional wedding (just yet)… and I'm ok with that.
We have 2 gorgeous daughters (yes, I'm biased), 2 dogs, and a cat.
I have slight OCD when it comes to cleaning the house. Guess that's not too bad, right? I'm a huge procrastinator, slight perfectionist, spur-of-the-moment decision maker, and outgoing-introvert. I love to give a good attempt at DIY projects and now that I have a home to design and decorate, I'll be attempting many more. I love being outdoors and you can catch me at the beach just about any day it is sunny and warm out (product of growing up in Florida).
I also love to run in OCR's (obstacle course races), challenge my fitness level as much as possible, and just get plain dirty.
Maybe now that I love in a colder climate I'll take up a new outdoor hobby? Snowboarding has always been on my “to-learn” list.
I feel like I've been in school all my life. First to get my Associate Degree, then my Bachelor Degree, and now I have just been accepted to school to finish my MBA degree. YAY!
Why I Blog:
Since having to move across the country several times with my husband, my original career of Nuclear Medicine had fallen by the way-side. It was hard to keep finding jobs every time we moved. So one summer, in 2010, I decided to became a Beachbody Coach and my blogging adventure began soon thereafter. I wanted a way to document my fitness journey as a coach, help inspire others to begin their journeys, and share everything else that happened in my little life.
In the beginning, I only blogged about my fitness transformation and health & fitness tips, but didn't really take it much further than that. I was shy to the idea of truly opening up to people and letting them into my world. However, just about a year ago, I started posting about everything else that was happening in my life and since I am a work-from-home mom, it gave me a little bit more to do during the day and started sparking my creative side again.
Blogging has been such an unexpected gift, in that it has renewed my creative side and opened me to a whole world of other people who inspire and encourage me daily.
So, thank you for coming along for the ride. You make me more passionate about what I do everyday!
I think that's about it, in a nutshell… if you've got questions, just ask!
Where to go from here:
Go ahead and comment on any of the blog posts or send me a quick e-mail… I do my best to respond to each and every one of the comments and emails.