Meet Bombshell Certified Coach Jessica Guidry!
Stepping on stage is an AMAZING feat for any Athlete. The level of discipline coupled with a laser focus has to be extraordinary and the journey to the stage is different for all.
The Beautiful Bombshell we are featuring this month has an astonishing journey, obstacles upon obstacles and was still able to make the impossible POSSIBLE by wrapping up her 2019 Competitive season with a 1st place win!
Let’s talk with Bombshell VIP Member and Bombshell Certified Coach Jessy Guidry, an AMAZING Bombshell that INSPIRES us ALL.
Jessy began her fitness journey as a dancer studying classical ballet, tap, and jazz at age 4, and then switching to a strict laser focus on classical ballet and pointe at 10. At the age of 13 she got her first gym membership so she could work out with her brother before school.
After graduating from college she found herself struggling with an eating disorder that she couldn’t conquer on her own. She moved back home with her parents and gave herself a three-month ultimatum: either get better or else check in to a facility to receive the help she needed. As soon as she moved home, she kept herself occupied by working out before going to work and also attending group fitness class with her parents after work. She learned to eat to maintain this level of activity and to realize the psychological benefits of exercise.
Gaining back her physical and mental health saved her life, and ended up starting her down a new road of being a full-time fitness professional. In the spring up 2016, Jessy woke up one day unable to walk. After numerous tests, she was diagnosed with SLE Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Suddenly her workouts were not just for fun or to maintain a certain look, she was now working out to try to get her body back to some type of “normal”.
Jessy’s current diagnosis consists of SLE Lupus, Fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, and Raynaud’s Syndrome.
After speaking with her team of Medical Specialists, Jessy received permission to train for the stage in 2018 where she immediately excelled and became NPC Nationally Qualified. For her 2019 season, she was able to compete in three contests, taking first place in her latest event and becoming NPC Nationally Qualified for the second year in a row.
Her goals for 2020? To continue to overcome obstacles and earn IFBB Professional Status.
We spoke with Jessy about her Bombshell experience.
What do you love most about Bombshell Fitness?
The sisterhood of REAL WOMEN empowering OTHER WOMEN!!! This was something that I always longed for but never found until I became a Bombshell.
What was the biggest challenge you encountered when adopting this lifestyle?
So my biggest challenge in living this lifestyle has to be navigating those times when my family does not understand why I do what I do when it comes to my fitness, nutrition, and competitive lifestyle.
How did you overcome it?
As a Competitive Athlete, I learned I must stick to my prep and I politely explain my reasoning. I learned to keep my food with me so I can stay on track and feed my body at proper intervals without missing a beat.
HOWEVER, I do NOT allow my goals to keep me from spending time with my family, and enjoying time with them. You can find a way to stay on track while in prep. The Bombshell coaching staff is amazing at helping you with these goals!
What’s your #1 tip for anyone embarking on a lifestyle change/ fitness journey?
Before you begin, really know your why. And what I mean by that is that you have to be real with yourself and decide why you are wanting to have a lifestyle change and embark on a fitness journey. How is the end result going to improve or effect your life as it is? If you close your eyes, can you see yourself with the changes and how does this make you feel?
How has Bombshell Fitness impacted your life?
Bombshell Fitness has TRULY given me my life back! The amount of support from my coach Hope, along with the other Coaches and all of the Bombshell Sisters is absolutely amazing. Bombshell has helped me to find my inner confidence again, feel strong and empowered.
Thank you Jessy for sharing your story, we are SO very proud of YOU. Your strength and determination inspires ALL of us at Bombshell, and we can’t WAIT to see what your future holds!