In episode 4 we talk about all things COVID-19 Shelter in Place, Quarantine, and Isolation. We explain how we have been affected by the shelter in place orders and what we have done to overcome the physical and mental stress that has been created as a result of us being told to stay at home. Jacqueline shares about how she initially found herself struggling with emotional eating as a way to cope with the stress and uncertainty surrounding us. We talk about how we initially reacted to these orders and how we nearly allowed situations beyond our control to cause us to spiral out of control. After she found herself making these types of decisions she forced herself to step back and look at the bigger picture in regards to making healthy lifestyle choices. After initially feeling out of control and not really being too sure of anything Jacqueline found that creating a new routine and daily plan was key to having some sense of normalcy during these uncertain times. After having our daily routine of going to the gym taken away because of the shelter in place orders we also found it important to make sure we were making time in our day to exercise and move our bodies. After we created the new routine that incorporated healthy eating and movement we found that our mental health was improving. We know that it seems so cliche to say that you need to eat good healthy food and exercise to feel better but we had first hand experience in the first few weeks of being sheltered in place that those two factors make a HUGE difference in how we think and feel. We also want to thank all of the essential workers that have kept the world going while many people have been sheltering in place. We hope that everyone stays safe as it seems that more places are starting to reopen and keeps everyone's health and safety in mind. Enjoy the episode and thanks for listening!
Jacqueline has an incredible journey to share. She found herself weighing over 500 pounds followed by losing more than 300 pounds. She has also gone through several skin removal surgeries. Jacqueline started sharing her Journey in 2016 and has yet to look back. She is has had her story shared with many national and international media outlets. She is looking forward to the podcast being a place where she can spread her words of encouragement as well as share some of the details that have gotten her to where she is today.
For more information about Jacqueline check out the links below.
YouTube: Jacqueline's Journey
Technology and Sports have always been some of Kevin's biggest interests. His passion for technology led to him helping Jacqueline with producing the content for her blog, social media, and YouTube. After being a long time podcast listener he decided it was time for the two of them to co-host a podcast to dive deeper into the topics and content that she was already sharing. Kevin had a front-row seat to Jacqueline's Journey which gives him a unique perspective and insight that he is looking forward to sharing on the podcast.