An eco-conscious, lifestyle blog by Tampa, FL mom Jenny Hodges,who lost 212lbs and is keeping it off thru healthy family living, creative cooking, and CrossFit


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My name is Jenny Hodges. I used to be fat. Really fat. Now I'm not. I lost 212 pounds by changing my mindset, revamping my diet, and moving my body with a purpose, daily. In the beginning of my journey I did Les Mills group fitness classes and Spinning. However, my fitness continues to evolve, and now I am heavily involved in my local CrossFit community and workout at CrossFit En Fuego which is a fantastic gym with awesome people. Now I do enjoy a variety of fitness related activities, like the Warrior Dash,Pretty MuddyMud Crusade. I also like to run in road races. 5K's, 10K's, 15K's, 1/2 marathons, and triathlons.


I have more degrees than I know what to do with, and don't use any of them to generate income ;) But I pay dues to many professional organizations, so I'll always consider myself a librarian, a marine biologist, and an environmental scientist. 


But my greatest achievement is being mama to my Irish Triplets (3 kids born in 3 consecutive years.) I have Haley, my oldest Pixie. Lover of all things artistic. I have Ella. My sweet Ella. My crazy cool Ella. My tiny dancer. She really wants a cat. And I have Ronin. My Ronin. My boy. My son. My biggest challenge. He has Autism and pushes all of my buttons. And gives the biggest hugs and wettest kisses. We now also have Matthew, an amazing yellow Labrador Retriever that we adopted from Southeastern Guide Dogs who was retrained as an Autism Service Dog for Ronin, though our entire family benefits from having Matthew in our life.


And I have James. My amazing genius husband. SharePoint Developer, and Programming wizard. We've been married 13 years. He is my rock. My biggest supporter. 


I have an amazing family. 


On my blog you will see me talk about day to day challenges I tackle as I live my life {while maintaining a 212 pound weight loss}, raising a family and how I try to  inspire others. I am a weekly contributor on our local CBS affiliate, Channel 10 News and I often speak at local events about my journey. I blog about brands that helped me achieve my weight loss goals, and brands that help me to maintain that loss. You will never see me speak about a brand that I don't fully 100% believe in. I am authentic. I am real.