My name is Jess Deardurff. I am an NPC Bikini Competitor in Houston, Texas. I have a true passion for health and fitness and love motivating others to live the amazing life we were all meant to live. I started competing at the beginning of 2011.

Once I changed my lifestyle I never looked back!

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My number one motivation comes from others. I started out just like everyone else who wasn’t happy with their weight. Losing weight is not a miracle. It doesn’t involve any type of magic.

When I started training and eating clean I noticed others around me started doing the same. I realized that I had made a small impact on those around me because of my good choices. Now I greet every question, email, comment, advice seeker with an open mind and insight. I live by example in order to be able to show others that it can be done! I want people to look at me and say, “If she can do it, I can too!”

I got where I am by eating clean and being active every day. I hired a coach to help me with my nutrition and training because competing was like nothing I had ever done before. Proper nutrition is essential when it comes to weight loss. I eat five small meals a day which include a mixture of protein, complex carbs, healthy fats, and vegetables. I am also very active, I work out seven days a week including cardio and resistance training. I kept my goals in sight and stayed consistent.

This is just the beginning! It’s not about me anymore.

I hope to continue to put myself in a position that will allow me to reach out to as many people as possible. I had no idea when I started that I would be able to impact others lives and, for me, that is what this is all about.