2012 was a challenging year for Jennie Garth, but
she has a lot to be proud about. She got through a divorce with former husband
Peter Facinelli and is building a new life with her daughters. Garth also lost 30 pounds -- but that accomplishment wasn't
about getting skinny. She got healthier this year.
Jennie spent years yo-yo dieting. In this month's Health magazine,
she says, "My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets: Atkins,
cleanses, the hCG diet. I lost like 18 pounds, but it came right back." Even
worse was her "horrifying" three or four days fasting with colonics. In 2012,
she tried a very healthy new strategy.
"Every day, I just renew my healthy choices," she says.
She's taking her new life one day at a time. And it sounds like this approach is
really working for her. "I feel really good about myself now, and I don't want
to do anything to change that."
Instead of torturing herself with crazy cleanses, Jennie is eating "clean" and exercising five days a week the
fun way -- kickboxing and hiking with her dogs. The fitness routine
makes her feel stronger and more confident. I also know that exercise can help
an incredible amount in fighting off divorce (or other) depression. Can I say
that strongly enough? Exercise! Will fight! Divorce depression!
She also keeps a list of things that make her happy on her
iPhone -- don't you love that idea? On the face of it, that doesn't seem
directly related to weight loss and getting fit. But I think it fits in well
with her overall approach to just plain living better. It's a more
holistic approach. I may try it myself.
Do you have any healthy resolutions for this year?