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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Well, the time is here! This is the moment the last 14 weeks have been all about.  I will be boarding a plane tomorrow to Atlanta to take on the largest NPC competition of the year, NPC Nationals 2010.  After competing two weeks ago at the NPC San Francisco, where I placed first in my class, I have made some improvements in my conditioning and overall I am really happy with the way everything turned out.  I have given 120% everything is officially out of my hands at this point; it comes down to the judges (well and how I pose on stage).

Since the San Fran competition I have dealt with quite a bit of life situations, but have held strong and pushed through it all.  Just this last Monday, my brother in law, was admitted to the ICU, he had a minor heart attack at 30 years old.  I got a call late Monday night, I went to the hospital Tuesday, it all turned out ok and is just a wake up call more than anything. It is crazy how life times out events they way it does.  I am so thankful for my family, they are always there for me, regardless of any situation and this definitely pulled us all a little bit closer.  He will be out of the hospital Thursday, thank god!  It would have been really hard to focus out in Atlanta knowing he was in the hospital.  This competition definitely has a lot of meaning to me, not only for myself, but also for my family and clients.  Everything I do in my life has a purpose and I feel I have truly found my purpose and where I fit perfectly, it is on that stage, showing off what hard work and dedication can do. Now with my family going through this, they can appreciate what I do, a little more than they already did and maybe listen to me ;)  You never know what challenges life will bring you, the timing may not seem great at the time, but later on you may realize the timing couldn’t be more perfect!

I want to thank Greg (my boyfriend) who has stood by me through this whole prep and encourages me to keep going when all I want to do is crawl up in bed and close my eyes.  I would also like to thank all my family for understanding my lifestyle and always being supportive of my goals, my friend and workout partner Erica, who has pushed me through some “epic” workouts the last 14 weeks. Also, my clients and friends, you all mean so much to me, thanks for all of your support!


Jessica Jordan

San Francisco Victory

About 3 weeks ago I spoke with my mentor/coach Kim Oddo about doing the San Fran Competition as a little warm-up before my National debut.  He thought it would be a great idea.  I was excited to see how my new improved physique would look under the bright lights, along with my new amazing suit! I contacted my mom right away and asked if her and my sister would go with me, they were so excited. So 3 weeks later here we are.

My mom, sister and I had a little girl time the Friday before the competition and just relaxed.  The next morning I woke up nice and early, went downstairs to meet with Kim, my coach, and he said we were ready to rock.  I headed back upstairs, threw in some curlers, ate my chicken and oats and headed to the venue.  It took awhile before we got checked-in, this is where I usually feel a bit nervous, but I was very relaxed and just excited to see what the day would bring.  I sat in the dressing room for a bit, did my make-up, hair, tan touch-ups, mingled with some awesome girls from the competition and enjoyed a little down time.  Finally, by 1pm it was showtime, I was glossed up and headed to the stage.  I did my model turns, stood on the side, came back out for comparisons and then were the call-outs. First number called, 104, that was ME! I walked to center stage where I stood the whole time and was off the stage pretty quickly after that.  It was a great feeling!  Later that eveing was finals, I hit the stage for finals at about 10pm where I recieved my trophy for 1st place!  So all in all, it was a very succesfull weekend! I was able to enjoy a juicy filet and baked yam afterwards and then back to my normal diet on Sunday.  13 more days until Nationals was all I could think, with a smile on my face! I am ready and nothing can hold me back! 

A special thanks to my mom, sister and three of my closest friends, Lesley, Brooke and Lindsey for also being a part of my victorious weekend. You all mean so much to me and I am so grateful you took time out of your busy lifes to be a part of this awesome moment in mine.


Jessica Jordan


My Journey to Nationals- 4 weeks out!

WOW, I can’t believe how quickly everything is going by. I am 4 weeks out from the biggest show I have ever done! I have a lot of emotions running through my body right now.  I am excited, nervous, anxious and a bit numb about it all.  I am becoming restless and am so exhasuted at times that even I don’t know where my energy comes from to complete all the cardio and training that I do daily.  My diet is still great, this is the first prep I have ever done with basically NO cravings. Yeah of course things look delicious, but nothing really bothers me when it comes to food. However, my patience are a bit limited, haha! 

I am still working full-time, I will not take time away from clients, unless I am traveling to competitions.  I am so incredibly tired at times, but my clients motivate me as much as I motivate them and I could not get through this without them.  In addition to my clients, I need to give a big shout out to my boyfriend Greg Faunce, who puts up with me daily.  We live together, work together, run together and are BOTH prepping for comps.  It works for us, but we are still human…. It is nice to have a companion on weekends, getting that feeling of wanting to go out and hang out with friends, but just the thought of actually moving my body when I can be resting is not on our list of things to do.  We don’t do much on our weekends, but we enjoy our downtime, which is very limited, due to family and work obligations.  We enjoy these activites, but it becomes difficult to attend. Not because of all the desserts and foods that surround every function we go to, or the fact that we have to plan our days around our meals, but becasue we are just exhausted!  Most people just don’t understand, nor do I expect them too, it is just nice to talk about it and get it off my chest.  Another huge shout out is to my amazing workout partner Erica Fuerst.  She is an IFBB Figure Pro, I have to give credit where credit is due and she has really helped me with my weaknesses and is a huge part of the new package I will bring to stage this time around! Thanks E!

Well, that is probably enough for now, until next time, train hard and follow your dreams, on the days you want to give up, keep pushing those are the days you will make the most progress!

Thanks for reading,

Jessica Jordan


My Journey to Nationals- 11 weeks out!

August 2nd, 2010-  Well, I have to say it but a few weeks into my contest prep and I feel GREAT! I feel so motivated, determined and strong! I am training hard and my diet is perfect! I have roughly 11 weeks to go until stage time. My weight hasn’t done much since I started my prep, but I am still trying to put on a little bit of lean muscle! I have just started dropping my carbs this week, just by a pinch.  My cardio is intense and so is my training. I will not be posting any pre-comp pics, but will inform everyone on how I am doing throughout my journey!

The hardest part about prepping for competition is trying to help people understand that I choose this lifestyle.  It gets a little frustrating when people ask me, “when are you going to stop competing and just live your life?”  Guess what people, I AM LIVING MY LIFE!!! I do what I do because I enjoy it! Yeah I do have days that I don’t want to get up and do my cardio, then train and do another round of cardio, then repeat almost every day of the week, but that is life.  I am sure everyone has days they do things because they have commited themselves to a goal, they may enjoy the journey in reaching their goals, but there are going to be some days they will need to just push through! I mean how can anyone go through life without goals? I feel like we need to define our lives through the goals we reach and the goals we set to reach, without them our lives are going in no specific direction.  I need direction and goals, that is why I LOVE competing, it helps define my life and the direction in life I want to go! It surrounds me with people that have similar interests and it makes me a better trainer! There is so much to learn from going through a competition prep, competing, and then doing it all over again.  There is always a new goal, a new journey to be had, new obstacles to push through, and new friends to meet along the way!



The new site is up!

I am so excited to finally get my website up and running. Please check back regularly for tips, updates and workout entries as I progress through the next 20 weeks until my NPC National’s debut.  I am so excited to see the changes I will make between now and then. My main focus is on my back and shoulders in order to bring a very complete physique to the National Stage. I plan on attacking the next 20 weeks with an abundance of determination, dedication, and definitely some fun before the competition prep (12 weeks out from the show) begins.  I will be tracking my progress throughout my prep and I promise to share a little emotion along the way, this is not an easy process by any means.

If you need a little motivation to get through the day just come to my site, I will be posting some great motivational quotes/passages regularly, as I know the impact a great quote can have on ones ambition to push harder and maintain persistence with their training.  I hope you all enjoy this site and feel free to contact me through my email.

If you are interested in knowing more about my personal training packages feel free to check out my business website, we offer semi-private and private personal training to suit anyones needs, nutritional planning is included with any training package. We are located in Orange County, CA.

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