About Me

The Motivated Bride

This is me in January 2009 at 187lbs.

I am a newly-wed who has found one of the best reasons to be fit and healthy: get married.

I know for a fact that brides are beautiful no matter how much they weigh, but aside from being healthy and living a longer life, being a leaner and fitter bride is one of the greatest motivations there is out there.

I am 28 years old and have been overweight most of my adult life. Like most people, I have tried all the yoyo dieting methods I could think of. And I realized there is no success in that.

When my boyfriend (we shall call him “The Enabler”) of almost 9 years proposed, one of the first things I did was to measure my body fat percentage. The result wasn’t pretty nor healthy. That was the last straw.

Aside from looking leaner and fitter on our big day, I wanted to get back in shape to bring down my body fat percentage. I want to live longer.

This is my journey to become my fittest and healthiest self by the time I am 30 and to be that person in the years to come. I have a long long way to go!

The Motivated Bride

This is me in October 2011 at 178lbs.

July 2012 finishing my 1st real 5k run at 175lbs

Countdown to my 30th birthday

Countdown to my Goal Weight

Weight Goals

  • SW: 187lbs
  • GW: 175lbs (July 2012)
  • GW: 172lbs (August 2012)
  • GW: 169lbs
  • UGW: 130lbs

Fitness Goals

  1. 5K run (July 2012)
  2. 10k run
  3. bikram yoga
  4. suspension yoga
  5. pole dancing
  6. crossfit (July 2012)
  7. dragon boat
  8. zumba

For more information, inquiry and comments you may email me at jenn.manigao[at]gmail[dot]com.

2 responses to “About Me”

  1. May says :

    Wow, good luck! You’re so pretty and I love the progress you’ve made. It took me and my bf 7 years too before we walked down the aisle. So near, congratulations are in order!

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