This Totally Sucks…And It Starts With the Letter “D.”

By: Janine Serio


One of the biggest struggles I need to overcome is the ability to TRUST again. I mean this in every sense of the word – trusting other people, trusting my own process, and trust that I will be okay. As of late, I find myself wanting to be in total CONTROL. I want to control everything – from the social situations I am in, to business, to my finances, to the relationships I have with people, and even my nutrition and exercise.

While many of you may or may not know, this past year and a half has been a struggle. It has been filled with heartache, heartbreak, and a lot of unanswered questions. Never did I think I would be where I am in this point of my life.

I am getting a DIVORCE…and it totally sucks.

Life for me now is all about new beginnings; it is a rebirth. A life that I had created is now no longer. I have learned a lot about myself over these past 18 months. It has not been until more recently, though, that I have started to accept this reality.

Recently, I arrived home after spending a little over two weeks on the West Coast. Being away gave me a chance to breathe, reflect, and gain a little perspective & clarity. As a health and wellness coach, one of the mindset shifts the 2 Health Nuts are constantly driving home with clients is learning how to TRUST themselves and their process. Most people want to be in control; it’s easy. There is no thinking involved. There is no “work.” How many of you have tried to follow a strict nutrition and/or workout program because you think it will get you results? There is no shame in admitting; we have all been there and we can all share our stories of how our willpower, eventually, waned and we completely rebounded. The reason I am even bringing this up is because THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE I WAS before my trip.

Yes, I am fully admitting that I have used nutrition and exercise as a way to feel back in control. My mentality – my marriage has already fallen apart; at least I can keep my fitness and nutrition in check.

While I am “confessing,” I will admit that I feel like a hypocrite at times. Going back to my earlier comment, we educate our clients to investigate “what is working” and “what is not working” with their current lifestyle. We encourage them to listen and be aware of their biofeedback signals (i.e. hunger, cravings, energy, sleep, digestion, etc.). These are great indicators of making sure that hormones are balanced and the metabolism is working efficiently. Yes, this is “work,” and it takes time, BUT it truly is the only way to understand what your body needs.

Here is another confession – lately, I have done very little of this. I have gotten stuck in my ways of what I like to eat, regardless of energy expenditure and what, actually, sounds good. I was exercising when I didn’t feel like it because, at least, I had done something “good” for my body today (just writing this I am cringing). My sleep has been all over the place and, even, non-existent at times. My digestion has been poor and my fat loss efforts have completely stalled. Take all of this, and couple it with the amount of stress I have been under, and you can see this was becoming “the perfect storm.”

As fitness professionals, the concept of “knowing vs. doing” can become a real struggle and even WE get tripped up. I know I am not perfect – remember, perfection is a myth – and I also had come to the realization that I had to change my ways. Even writing this, today, I know I still have a long way to go BUT I feel as though I have turned the corner.

This realization is the EXACT reason for the development of our “14 Day Imperfection Experiment,” which starts June 1st.

Introducing a FREE coaching group for women who want to learn how to trust themselves around food, gain a new perspective on exercise, and are fully ready to commit to trusting the process and start living the lifestyle they have always wanted.

This “experiment” was created as a way to cultivate a “super awesome” women’s group that will challenge and empower one another to become a better version of their current self. This is about facing your fears and anxiety when it comes to nutrition and exercise. This is about getting out of your comfort zone. This is about being super committed to being super uncomfortable. This is about learning how to trust yourself, honor your own process, and being open to possibilities!

We have heard from so many of you who feel they are in this alone. You are struggling with your exercise and nutrition and you feel that no one seems to understand. It’s about finding that motivation to keep going when you just cannot seem to “lose those last 5 lbs.” It’s about finding solutions to make fitness more of a priority, and setting realistic goals to stick with it. It’s allowing yourself to eat a few pieces of your favorite candy, not let it control you, and be able to move on with your day. You can easily gain access to free fitness programs and nutrition plans but WHAT YOU CANNOT get is an exclusive, small community of like-minded women who are all ready to support one another and elevate together!

At the end of the 14 days, you will have gained so much confidence, perspective, self-trust, and the ability to know you can handle ANYTHING! The commitment to yourself will be STRONGER THAN EVER, your relationship with food and exercise will feel less stressful and more automated, and you will have gained a powerful support group of women who are all in this together!


So, what can you expect?

  • The group experiment starts June 1st for 14 days.
  • You will receive daily coaching emails from me with 7 “mini challenges” along the way. These are designed to pull you out of your comfort zone. These 7 challenges are designed to put you into uncomfortable scenarios to get better at being around food and have a healthier relationship with exercise. This is about being super-committed!
  • You will receive access to a closed Facebook group. This is WHERE THE MAGIC WILL HAPPEN!
  • Daria & I will be part of the group and will be participating as well!
  • NOTE: This experiment is only for women who want to challenge themselves, be committed to one another, and to their higher self.


SPOTS ARE LIMITED!! We only want to keep it to a small group of women who are looking to “level-up” together!

What happens after I register?

  • On May 31st, you can expect an email from me with details on the closed Facebook group & what will happen next.
  • WARNING: I am going to be challenging you for 14 days to get out of your comfort zone with food and exercise. We only want people to join who are fully committed to getting out of thir comfort zone, cheering each other on, and are open to possibilities.


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