Meet our December Family Edition Lady Lennia, Jacquie Rabinowitz

This month we are all about family and  our Lady Lennia is a perfect fit. If the name Jacquie Rabinowitz rings a bell, it’s because we also interviewed her in our August edition. You can check out that interview here. We loved her story so much we couldn’t help but want more. Here you have a mother of 3, a personal fitness trainer, and an  inspiration for many women when it comes to not only discovering what you want out of life, but going afterdeccov2013-copyit! We cannot wait to hear more from Jacquie and hope that you too will be just as inspired as all of us.

What makes you an expert in Family Life?

I don’t think anyone has the perfect answers to family life, there isn’t a special book or manual, however the way I approach my family is with an open honest relationship. I won’t sit there and say it is easy to keep all the balls in the air, it’s a challenge! Somedays things don’t get done but at the end of the day I know my house is filled with love, three thriving, well-fed kids, a happy husband and four happy puppies.

If you had a personal mission statement, what would it be?

Every morning is a new beginning to be that person you dream about, to set new goals, to put your fears aside and conquer your dreams step by step. If every person would be more willing to lift each other up rather than knock each other down the world would be an amazing place. Try not to judge yourself against others, judge yourself against the person you were yesterday! This life is your personal best, no one else’s.

Can you tell us a little about your family?

Jacquie-Rabinoqitz-FamilyMy family, well I have a wonderful husband, who I have been married to for 7 years, he is extremely supportive of all I do and he is a very hands on dad. I have three wonderful children, Chloe (6) Reece (5) and Brody (3) they all so unique however each one of them have such larger than life personalities and have taught me so much about life, parenting, and love!

What has been your biggest struggle in achieving your goals? How are you overcoming it?

I guess one of my biggest obstacles has been an injury I endured this past summer, in which I needed surgery. I didn’t heed my own advice and listen to my body, I pushed through when I probably shouldn’t have, and injured myself. Although it is a set back for me it has been humbling to feel my body get stronger each day, to become so much more aware of myself and in-tune with my body. I am trying to stay as focused as I can with my diet and work as hard as I can in and out of the gym and therapy so I can come back stronger, faster and better than before

What inspires you?

Confidence, self honesty and being accountable for your actions and behaviors. Watching my children tackle tasks whether new school, sports, activities, or a new environment they approach life with the zest and confidence. It’s something I feel all of us could learn from!

What would you write for Miss Millennia Magazine’s readers?

Inside each and every one of us is a happy free spirit – we choose to wake up in a good mood – we choose how to tackle each obstacle in our path, so why not choose happiness – Choose- peace – Remember you get one chance at this life – why wait until tomorrow to start chasing your dreams start now – SO many people say tomorrow – later – well what if tomorrow doesn’t come- you must live in each moment take in each breath- realize the world around you is beautiful – yes are there hard days? – ABSOUTELY however stop and think there is someone out there that has it harder than you – Life isn’t about the expensive cars – and clothes – yes are they perks are they nice to have absolutely however it’s within the moments in life that you start to learn how rich you are- By surrounding yourself by loving caring people – by living in the moment – by seizing the day – a smile on some ones face can mean the world to a person – Stop and smile at someone – stop rushing through life!

Do you feel like you can inspire women in their 20′s and 30′s? If so how would you go about doing this?

Age is just a number in my book.  Age doesn’t define who we are.  I have friends who are 20, some 48, some 55 and so I thrive on inspiring women of all ages and backgrounds   If we started looking at people as people and not define them by superficial qualities such as age or what society defines as beautiful or fit we would be happier with who we are inside and out and that is my goal.  To help people feel good about themselves inside and outside.

Who does Lady Lennia represent to you?

Lady Lennia is a symbol of strength, it’s overcoming a fear, and it’s taking control of my life, wanting to make my mark on the world.  If each day I can make one person smile and feel better about themselves I did something good!

Why would you make a great Lady Lennia for the Family edition?

I think there is a lot of women out there that work as hard as I do in balancing their career and their family.  Running a household is the most thankless job on the planet but I don’t know any woman who would trade it.  For me I’m also balancing my family with my dream to inspire people to look and feel better about themselves through fitness and nutrition.  It takes courage to follow your dreams, especially when you have people depending on you everyday.  I think I represent the spirit of a lot of women out there which is why I believe I can honor all the women out there that balance family and a career and struggle to look and feel better by being a great lady lennia!

Jacquie Rabinowitz