Hollywood's trainer Jeanette Jenkins is called upon by celebrities like Alicia Keys and Pink to give a kickass workout and total-body conditioning. But her number one rule with clients? "NO. NEGATIVE. SELF TALK. EVER!"
Jeanette told POPSUGAR that it's the number one way to derail you from your goals. "With your appearance, to what your doing — just no negative self talk! It's very damaging."
She also noted that there are enough external factors bringing in negativity, so personal strength is incredibly important. "I feel like there's enough things out there in society that are just waiting to bring you down, or people who will say something mean to you. In our industry [fitness], everyone wants to critique everything already," she said.
Her advice? "Just always embrace who you are and where you are at this time," she said. "It might be 'that time of the month,' and I might have an extra 10 pounds 'cuz I'm bloated, but I'm gonna work those 10 pounds! It is what it is!!"
It's important for Jeanette as a trainer to show herself the same respect she hopes her clients will show themselves — both in and out of the gym. "I always try to carry that torch," she said. "If I want women to love themselves, I have to love myself also. Nothing replaces the beauty of you loving yourself; loving yourself is so magnetic and uplifting, and people are attracted to that light."