From Overweight to Fitness Model

Fitness Model Jennifer Nicole Lee's testimony is truly inspiring. She did not start out quite as fit as some people in the fitness industry-she actually began her journey as an overweight mother of two with an inactive lifestyle. She had to work hard to get fit!

Jennifer describes herself as having "no athletic background whatsoever," and says she has struggled with her weight her entire life. She weighed 170 pounds when she got married, and continued to gain weight during both of her pregnancies, eventually reaching 200 pounds after the birth of her second child.

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After giving birth to her second child, JNL decided to enlist herself in a bikini competition. "I made a commitment to learn everything possible about how super fitness models and serious athletes ate and trained."

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The hard work certainly paid off!

She sculpted her body from overweight to overwhelmingly beautiful, losing a shocking 70 pounds and winning the bikini competition in 2004. “I wanted to prove the point that you can be a mother and still be sexy and fit,” she says

Here is a video of Jennifer telling her story on Oprah: As most fitness competitors, Jennifer makes fitness a priority every single day. She stresses the importance of finding the time-even if you are a busy mom with kids-any little bit counts! She has tons of workout videos on YouTube that you can follow along with at home.

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Here is Jennifer Nicole Lee's 1,000 Calorie Workout - it is pretty intense: 

As far as diet goes, Jennifer has released a few diet plans in her books. Here is a sample of her meal plan:

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No matter if you have a little or a lot to lose, Jennifer Nicole Lee is definitely inspirational  and can fuel your motivation to get you there!  


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