My Favorite Quotes

“Your biggest limitation is your reluctance to move forward. Get over that, and you can get over anything.” -Ralph Marston

“What seems impossible is only impossible from your current perspective. Just beyond impossible is the chance to jump to a higher level.” -Ralph Marston

“In all those things that stir your passion, there are valuable achievements waiting for you to bring them to life. In what you love, in the way you like to feel, there are pointers to your next great achievement.” -Ralph Marston

 “Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” - Hassett

“It’s not where you are from, but where you are going. It’s not what you drive, but what drives you. It’s not what’s on you, but what’s in you. It’s not what you think, but what you know.” -Author Unknown

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” - Zig Zigler

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Overcoming a Burnout

I have been “ON” pretty much this entire year. My year began with shoots, competition prep, three competitions and following my last competition I had various shoots. I have nothing to complain about life is good, but what happens when you feel as though you have lost all motivation? Well the last week has been a tough reality for me, I hit a low point, and luckily for me I figured out my issue and pushed through. I completed a wonderful photoshoot roughly a week ago for Ironman Magazine’s Swimsuit Edition coming out early in 2012.  It was one of the highest points of my fitness modeling career, but the next day I didn’t want to do a thing. I figured I was just exhausted and took the day off, and then this became a trend for about 4 days. I didn’t follow my normal routine, actually no routine at all. At about day five of this I told myself to wake up and get with it, there is no excuse! Day five was rough, but I stood strong and carried through this day, I made it because on day six I was back to my good healthy ways!

It is crazy what a burnout can do to you. You feel so low one day and then eventually you just snap out of it. It is all about riding the roller coaster of life. Without a few bad days you can’t appreciate the great ones! I reminded myself of this all day on day five! Another tip that really helped me breakout of this burnout was doing something, completely away from the gym, that I wanted to do! For me it was visiting my niece and nephew. Never in a million years could I have told you that these little angels would be my therapy. Just seeing their precious faces and hearing my nieces voice was enough to make me appreciate all the simple, beautiful things in life. I told myself, there is nothing that I don’t have. I have an amazing family that loves me, friends that I can call on anytime, a boyfriend that adores me and a successful career that I love! So by day six I woke up with my motivation back, I WANTED to workout, eat right and get back to ME!

Sometimes we need a break to realize why it is that we do what we do! We all need these moments to remind us of the simple enjoyments and beauty of life. Life is a journey; within a journey you will have many highs and many lows. The lows are where we will be able to learn and grow in order to create the highs and appreciate them. You are in control of the direction you will take each day; make the choice to push through the easy days and even more through your hardest days because the next day will always be brighter if you do!


Jessica Jordan

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