We’re so excited to introduce our second installment of Sworkit Spotlight, with JaNae. We’re interviewing our very inspiring Sworkiteers. If you’re interested in being spotlighted email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. JaNae is an all-star. She is in college for kinesiology and is an athlete. She’s lost 50 lbs from a healthy eating and fitness habits and with Sworkit. She considers Sworkit family. Everyone, meet JaNae.
My name is JaNae Marzell and I am a 20-year-old collegiate student-athlete. I have always been a heavier child and struggled with my weight for most of my life. Even though I have and continue to take part in physical activities, my weight never seemed to reciprocate that. However, over the past year and a half, I have begun the physical journey of a lifetime and in this, I’ve lost 50 pounds. I have my eating habits, fitness goals, and of course Sworkit to thank! I was introduced to the app by a friend and workout partner that took me under her wing and helped me jumpstart my fitness journey about a year ago. From then on, there was no turning back. Sworkit is a part of my everyday life as if the app is a family member. Now, I am here to share this app with others, just as someone did for me in hopes of jumpstarting yours fitness journey. Let’s begin today!
How do you create and maintain habits?
I create good habits by setting short-term goals that are realistic and achievable and then set a specific plan for reaching these goals. For instance, sometimes we get caught up in the bigger picture when it comes to fitness and weight loss. However, by setting shorter goals, it makes them easier to maintain and more achievable. So, the habits that I have created for myself such as going to the gym and not forgetting to engage in the Sworkit app are enforced by timed reminders on my phone. I set certain alarms, that go off every day to ensure my success.
What do you love MOST about Sworkit?
With the Sworkit app, there is so much to enjoy from the workouts that are offered. One of the most enjoyable features is the user’s ability to personalize the workouts to their lifestyle by setting specific time frequencies.
What are 5 things you do to be as healthy as you can?
- The most important thing that I do in order to remain as healthy as possible is to be kind to myself. A clear mind can only lead to a healthy heart, which in turn is reciprocated physically.
- Aside from that, I drink loads of water,
- commit to active minutes weekly(aside from my sport),
- maintain a suitable diet,
- and set aside adequate time for fun and cheat meals; of course.
When in doubt, what inspires you to workout?
When in doubt or discouraged, I look at old pictures of myself that remind me how far I have come. Not only do they do that, they remind of how far I have to go in order to reach my fitness goals. This alone gives me the extra motivation to get up and get moving.
Your favorite workout?
Core, Core, Core! Core is my favorite part of my body to workout as well as my favorite feature of Sworkit to engage in. With the recent update, I am enjoying easing into the core workout with a minute or two of warm-up exercises and then jumping into the workout.
Who is your fitness inspiration?
My fitness inspiration is myself. If someone would have told me a year and a half ago that I can accomplish my fitness goals by with my support system being mainly, just myself. I would have never believed it. Nowadays, many people get caught in trying to achieve the look of another person who is often not of the same body acquisition. However, with myself being my inspiration, I inspire myself to grow, push myself, and to keep my head up even when I feel defeated. In essence, no one can inspire me to achieve my goals like I can do for myself!