Jennifer had dreamed of working with Kim Oddo ever since she picked up her first issue of Oxygen magazine as an overweight senior in college.
Weight: 104 pounds
Weight 90 pounds
What made you decide to train with Kim Oddo and Body By O?
I have always dreamed of working with Kim Oddo since I first began reading Oxygen Magazine in 2002. It was 10 years ago when I first saw Lauri Vaniman Turner on the cover of Oxygen with Sarah Lyons. I read that she was a national level figure competitor and her coach was Kim Oddo. Back then I was 22 years old, overweight, and a senior in college. Little did I know that 10 years later I would eventually hire Kim to help take my physique to that next level! Looking back, I think deep down I always knew I would work with him. It was just a matter of time.
What does your typical training consist of?
I weight train four days a week. Currently my schedule is:
Monday Legs and Glutes
Tuesday Abs and Core,
Wednesday Back and Arms
Thursday Lower Body Circuit or Plyometrics
Friday Shoulders and Abs
Saturday Cardio and Yoga,
In the offseason, I do cardio 3-4 days a week. When I’m prepping for a competition I increase my cardio to 6 days a week.
What suggestions do you have for others looking to make a body transformation or compete in a competition?
I would say GO FOR IT! There is no better time to start anything than NOW. If we over think things, that is when we could limit ourselves or start to self-doubt. Usually, we fear the unknown, so if something is different or uncomfortable we tend to resist it or make excuses. This causes us to postpone or delay taking action. My advice is to be patient with yourself and do your best to think positive and move in the direction of your dreams. Life is too short to blame others, so take responsibility for your actions, learn from your mistakes, realize that there is so much to learn out there, and step outside your comfort zone.
JENNIFER’S FUN FACTS
Favorite Healthy Meal Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I keep it simple - a warm bowl of Oatbran with English Toffee Stevia Drops, flaxseed/almond butter and cinnamon with scrambled egg whites.
Favorite Cheat Meal A cheeseburger with garlic fries or anything with pumpkin. I’m obsessed with pumpkin and could eat pumpkin pie every single day if I could!
Favorite Quote Two of my favorite quotes are: "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" from Socrates and “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” from Lao Tzu