Jane is another friend I met on social media! (See it does happen) She is always smiling, always laughing and she can lift the whole vibe up around her. She’s always asking how you are and genuinely cares about your answer, which is rare these days. I loved reading all of her answers. She’s such a beautiful person inside and out.
Lets get to know Jane Tennet:
What does healthy mean to you?
To me, healthy means listening to your body and supplying it with its needs; healthy whole foods, water, vitamins and minerals and exercise – all these contribute to a healthy body and a healthy you.
What is your chosen form of exercise?
At the moment it’s anything at gym, fast gradient walking on the treadmill, elliptical trainer, swimming, and circuit. I was never one for team sports at school, so swimming was always my go-to, I’m keen to start playing squash again and I am attempting to do some running/ jogging during my usual Park Run.
What does your way of healthy eating look like?
I try to follow an 80-20 ‘eating’ regime. 80% of the time I watch what I eat, choosing healthy options – salads, lots of veggies and fruits, yogurts and milk, whole grains, pulses etc. Which means for 20% of the time I can relax and eat a cupcake or a handful of chips. But life doesn’t always go as planned so I also try and stick to moderation, yes, I can have a pack of jelly sweets at the movies – as long as it’s a snack pack, yes, I can get Afro’s chicken with chips as long as I have the strips and chips and not a burger. J
What is your passion project?
Personally, I love writing my blog, unfortunately as a full time worker I don’t always have much time and so it does sometimes take the back-seat, but I really love the creative outlet that it gives me. Hey, it’s not changing the world, but it makes me happy! I also try to support some amazing charities and initiatives, the KwaCare Panty Project is very close to my heart, they supply school-going girls with great re-usable sanitary products to use during their “time of the month” in order for them to keep going to school. (find out more on their website)
What does a typical day look like for you?
At the moment I’m up around 5am (sometimes a little earlier) and hit the gym just before 6. I try and get a fast paced workout with a friend in for an hour before hitting the showers and getting to work. I get to work around 7:30ish, eat breakfast and am go-go-go through-out the day, be it doing admin or going for meetings. I finish work between 3:30-4:30 and head home. At home it’s back to the grind with preparing breakfast and lunches for the next day, helping with dinner, feeding the zoo (3 dogs, 2 cats) and preparing my gym bag for the next morning. Depending on the night there are also social and church commitments… and finally I get to sleep!
What would you like people to know about you?
Eep… this is probably the hardest question of the bunch… uhm… that I’m a really nice person, I think I’m funny and fun to be around, I love animals, baking and crafting and I’m a bit of a fan-girl.
What would you like people to know about your work/business?
Whew! Well it’s not really about work or business, but I would want people to know that God (or whomever they believe or don’t believe – Personally I’m a Christian so I believe in God) has a purpose no matter their situation, no matter what happens and even through the most hectic of times.
Favourite work-out song?
I go through workout songs like pop-culture trends! I love anything with a great beat, a distinct rhythm and a catchy tune. At the moment the one song that gets me pumped is Silento – Whip It (Nae Nae), and then David Guetta & Kaz James – Blast Off, American Authors – Go Big or Go Home are also in my playlist yes, have a gym playlist on my phone which gets updated monthly to keep me moving.
Favourite exercise and why?
Elliptical trainer! I think because it gives me the effect of running even though I’m 100% useless at actually running. I’m also loving doing the circuit at gym, I change up some of the leg exercises to focus on my weaker areas like abs, and I mix and match the cardio stepping with normal walking, double and single steps, calf raises and lunges and squats – I like that in 30minutes I get an all over work out without having to wait for machines.
I don’t really have favourite quotes, I find Bible verses are more motivational and enlightening for me, some of my favorites are:
Daniel 12:3 (VOICE) – Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky at midday, and those who make the many righteous will shine as the stars forever and ever.
Jeremiah 29:11 (VOICE) – For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (VOICE) – Celebrate always, pray constantly, and give thanks to God no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. (This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.)
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