Have you been celebrating this month? If not, you still have time. This is the month to celebrate women! Even though March 8th is technically International Women’s Day, I’ve taken the liberty of celebrating the entire month with special recognition to women. I just think we deserve it, that’s all! All around the world, International Women’s Day represents an opportunity to celebrate and recognize women and their achievements. It’s a great way to honor women.

Have you given thought to how you should honor yourself and/or that special woman in your life? As I think back, I realize that I had support in many different ways from women along the way. They lifted me up (and some tore me down), guided me, offered a kind word or two and sometimes just held me while I cried. ALL were important lessons. Some stayed in my life for a while and others for only a minute, but ALL were significant and contributed to who I am today. I am so grateful. Now I get to pay it forward. And for me that’s what it’s all about.

I want to pay special tribute to a special lady who happens to be one of my clients who just completed my year-long program. I also want to share her testimony. It’s powerful and speaks volumes as to the strong woman she is and is yet to become.

She sent me two-dozen blue roses and the following email:

Wendy, I absolutely adore you and look forward to working with you again when the time is right. You’ve set the foundation for the rest of my life! And these other trainers can’t hold a candle to you…STRAIGHT UP! See my recommendation letter below:
With Love…JJ

before-after Jamessa Jones

Before – 187lbs | After – 145lbs
JJ’s not ready to show her face yet in the before photo
I’m hoping one day she will be…

Letter of Recommendation for Mrs. Wendy Ida:

For those of you who have yet to experience what Wendy has to offer hold tight and get excited for your opportunity!

Wendy is absolutely one of the most dynamic, insightful, and as you most likely already know, beautiful women I have ever had the privilege of meeting!

As a founder and VP of Talent Acquisition for ImagineIT INC, I interact with hundreds of people yearly from around the planet. My position provides me a unique perspective into people types, what motivates them, and even more importantly…what they have to contribute to our world. Wendy Ida is someone divinely appointed and perfectly equipped to deliver her many gifts.

So how did I find Wendy? Near my 40th birthday I began feeling less than excited about my life. As one of those A++ personality types I was drained from imbalances I’d allowed by overexerting myself professionally and personally. I needed a boost and started searching. Somehow, I stumbled on her book, Take Back Your Life. I read it end-to-end and immediately reached out to schedule our first consult. From call one I knew I was on to something extraordinary. Still, my intent was to attend a few 1:1s, learn some exercises, and continue on my own. A year and a half later I’ve only just moved on from consistent 3x weekly 1:1 sessions, kept Wendy on speed dial, and I’m now strutting across stages with the fittest of the fit in bedazzled bikinis winning first place trophies at muscle contests. Not bad for a new hobby;). In all I’ve enjoyed exponential growth in all areas of wellness; my confidence is through the roof, and I’ve learned to cultivate an inexhaustible source of power. You can too if you trust Wendy with you!!

Since completing my first round of training with Wendy I’ve spent more than a bit of time trying to nail down exactly what she did to bring me away from that funk I was heading for. Was it something specific she said? An exercise she taught that somehow unblocked a clogged channel inside? Was it the motivation she imparted when I realized this 60+-year-old beauty could out do me in any squat, burpee, press, lift or other routine she created for me? Yes, yes, yes, and then some…

During our training I was also being mentored emotionally and challenged to mature as a woman, mother, and wife. WHAT?! When did she sneak that in? I recall countless instances where Wendy helped me identify and conquer perceived challenges to my physical/muscle development…challenges that truthfully had little or nothing to do with my physicality. Her approach to fitness/coaching is a comprehensive one. Though you may connect with a specific goal in mind, Wendy can tailor your program to include everything necessary for continued success. You just need to trust her, be honest, and follow her instructions impeccably. Trust her wealth of experiences as a wellness consultant; nutritionist, fitness champion, Guinness Book World record holder, motivational speaker, actress, world traveler, and model (to name a few). These achievements provide her sensibilities and insight few in her field can offer. Wendy will deliver BIG TIME!

She’ll teach you to care for your body beginning with the way you think. She will also provide you a sustainable foundation of knowledge and confidence to support and encourage continued growth when you’re ready to move on. Folks, this woman is truly a Goddess among mortals. I am so thankful to have invited her into my life. I hope you do too!

Designed by Wendy…Jamessa Jones

Thank you for sharing Jamessa. I am open to receive this gift and the two-dozen blue roses you sent.

My thoughts are, you got results because you made the decision, you sought support and you followed through – that’s a WIN in my book!


  1. Give that special someone a long time coming compliment or show of your appreciation or affection while there’s still time. My mom used to say, give me my flowers while I’m alive. I can’t smell them when I’m gone.
  2. Celebrate yourself. You are valuable! Book an appointment at a spa or salon. Step back and take time to smell the coffee. Honoring the beautiful woman that you are is important to your well-being.
  3. Find encouragement through affirmations, positive people & motivational material. Also, join my coaching program to learn how to Take Back Your Life and be your best you.

commentCan you name at least one person that has impacted your life? What was that experience like?