My name is Jenn Soliah and I live in Warsaw, Poland. I have been married for 14 years to a wonderful husband, Matt, and we have a 6 year old son. Prior to following my husband’s job to Poland, I worked as an Information Technology Specialist for the U.S. Department of State. This is our third, and favorite, overseas assignment.
Why I decided to become a coach:
I became a coach because I enjoyed the camaraderie of the challenge groups so much that I want to pay it forward to others who felt as I did one year ago — frustrated, tired, unmotivated.
Favorite Beachbody workout program:
Current fitness goals:
I would like to lose perhaps 5 more pounds, but as I continue on my fitness journey, the number on the scale seems less important. I want to be satisfied when I look myself in the mirror. I am not quite there yet, so I am looking to tone up a little more. Other than that, I enjoy challenging myself physically and mentally. I am currently training to run a half marathon in August. It’s a lofty goal since I am not a runner (I always hated running) but I was curious if I could do it. 😉
Favorite healthy meal:
I love seasoned couscous with grilled chicken and topped with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, feta cheese and oil/lemon dressing. Delicious!
On my workout playlist:
My playlist is a work in progress. So far Beyonce and Coldplay have been at the top. (Look for the Beach Ready Now playlist on Spotify)
Favorite motivational quote:
“Live for today.” Don’t worry about what happened yesterday or what’s going on tomorrow. This moment — right now — is what matters.
What I’m reading for PD right now:
I just finished “The Slight Edge” and will be starting “10% Happier” next.
Advice for those getting started with fitness:
If you start your fitness plan expecting 100% perfection, you will be disappointed. It is unrealistic to hold yourself to that standard because no one is perfect. It will take a while to develop the knowledge and habits of a fit lifestyle. It’s also ok to focus on certain aspects of healthy living while (knowingly) neglecting the others until you’re ready. Be patient with yourself.