• Jessica Williams

    Name: Jessica Williams

    Date of Birth: 9.8.1979

    Ethnicity: caucausian

    Height: 5’5

    Weight: 132

    Hair Color: blonde

    Eye Color: green

    Location/Hometown: Mckinney, Texas, USA

     

     

    What is your athletic background, and how did you get involved with lifting?

     I grew up a multi-sport athlete and a small-time gymnast. I was NEVER the biggest or the strongest as a kid – I was small and weak.  But I was a decent athlete, the hardest worker on the court and I was quick and smart. I just carried that hustle over to the weight room in high school and I was hooked.

     What keeps you motivated?  

    The idea that I was not created to be mediocre or average… In reality, I believe that none of us were (which is a bit of an oxymoron in itself), but I am determined to glorify the Lord with the gifts that I have been given and not allow myself to be stagnant in the pursuit of those gifts.  AND the fact that I have three amazing sets of eyes on me at all times… I will not falter for them.

  • Jessica Williams

    Which do you prefer, and why…steady state cardio or H.I.I.T?

     I am a steady state cardio girl ALL DAY.  I have several personal reasons why I truly believe this is the BEST method of cardio for myself (I will spare you), but I am a HUGE believer in cardio for so many health AND aesthetic reasons.  Even during periods of “lean bulking”, I am still on my stairmaster daily.

     What 3 exercises have contributed the most to building your physique?

     Since there are SOOOO many exercises I could say here, and honestly there are not “just three” that deserve the individual credit, I will go this route…

    1. CONSISTENT (daily) stairmaster time
    2. CONSISTENT meal prep and nutrition execution
    3. CONSISTENT muscle exhaustion, regardless of the exercise 😉 ;);)

    What is the most common training question that people ask you?

    How much cardio do you do?  OR  How many days a week do you train?

  • Jessica Williams

    Do you have any gym, pet peeves?

     Where to begin?…. mindless talking and standing… playing on your phone…. Not racking your weights… cute boyfriend/girlfriend fuckery…stopping me mid-workout to ask to take a picture (wtf)…

    What’s a sport or event that you would LOVE to try?

     Olympic Napping… can we make that a thing?

     What are the contents of your fridge?

    A combination of kids’ foods and my meals… ice cream, jello, veggies, egg whites, pickles, packaged snacks, salad, fruits, dressings, and Dallas Prep Kitchen containers galore

    What is your favorite healthy food

    Truthfully, I don’t allow myself a favorite healthy food… because, if I did, that would open the door to a least favorite healthy food… and food is fuel, so I don’t compare them.  But I will say that Dallas Prep Kitchen salmon is GOOOOOD!

  • Jessica Williams

    If you could give all of the readers out there your 5 best tips for staying in great shape while juggling a busy schedule what would they be?

    Don’t cut corners. Do the damn work.

    1. Circle small. You will waste time and energy trying to “explain” your lifestyle and reasons to others who don’t understand it.  Don’t even try.  Either they are on your team or they’re out.
    2. WIN your mind. Step one, step two, and step 3.  Don’t listen to your own bullshit or the BS of anyone else.  Decide that you are a fucking beast and act on that belief every day.  Eventually, that prophecy fulfills itself.
    3. Schedule, schedule, schedule… PLAN YOUR LIFE in advance!! And it’s okay to PICK YOUR TRAINING over other things every once and a while.  In fact, it’s necessary.
    4. Cardio is NOT your enemy. Change your weak mindset about that right now. Food is NOT your enemy.  Eat smarter and with a purpose, NOT less.

     What does your current supplementation plan look like?

     Max Muscle everything – partly because I own a franchise but mostly because I truly believe in the research behind it and have for years. MaxPro Elite protein, Glycosyn post-workout carbs, Vitacell multivitamin, L-Tox liver support, magnesium, Max Skulpt liquid collagen peptides, Max Glutamine, B12, ALA, cinnulin, Max Cleanse & Lean Advanced thermogenic, Maxicor body comp boost, etc. etc. etc.  Supplementation is a HUGE investment but SO worth it IF YOU ARE SURE THAT YOUR SUPPS ARE LEGIT.

     What are your favorite 5 muscle building exercises and why?

     For adding muscle ANYWHERE – EATING!!!

    1. For legs – eating and varied squats
    2. For back – eating and varied pulls
    3. For delts – eating and varied raises
    4. For biceps – eating and varied curls

     What body part are you most proud of?

     Because I’m relatively balanced, I don’t have a true favorite.  On stage, my back is most impressive.  In person and not stage-dry, my delts are probably most noticed.  And ironically, I’m actually pretty damn proud of my face…. Because I decided early on that my femininity was NOT negotiable.  Unhealthy supplementation often leads to fading female features, and FOR ME as an individual, those boundaries would never be crossed. I think there is a LOT of pressure for so many women in this industry to compromise their boundaries in the pursuit of getting “bigger and better” and I’m proud of the fact that I haven’t succumbed to that pressure.

     In your opinion, what attributes does a successful fitness model need?

     According to social media – a big ass and LOTS of makeup knowledge (sigh)…

    According to me (grain of salt time)…

    A PRE-MADE list of non-negotiables… lines you won’t cross, things you won’t expose, things you won’t give up, etc. KNOW THIS LIST before you start or you will be put in a position to compromise it early on.

    1. Consistent form… stay off the body comp roller coaster… not only to be ready to shoot at any time but also to be healthy always
    2. A great body and a great face… and if you can manage both with a decent level of mass, you’re likely ahead of the game.

     Favorite activities and hobbies you enjoy when away from the gym?

     I love watching my kids compete and “live”.  That is truly what it’s all about for me.  Activities with them, travel when I have time, FOOD, and any extra sleep – my perfect list.

     What are your future goals, dreams, and plans?

    Succeed in business in such a way that my children and I are provided for for decades to come.

    1. Continue to raise driven, responsible, incredible young people
    2. Never ever get old 😉

     what is the number one philosophy you live by

     Be Better. Everyday. (NO MATTER WHAT!!)

     If someone wants to connect with you, where can you be found?

    www.teammfj.com

    @jessicawilliamsfit

  • Jessica Williams

    Workout music – what’s on your playlist?

     A plethora of many different “sounds”, depending on the day.  I love 80s rock, 90s hip hop, some current pop, and lots of current alternative. I’m a lyric junkie – so anything empowering and edgy is hot.

     What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?

    Honestly, nothing.  I CHOOSE to win mental and physical battles before they arise.  People give far too much “air time” to the difficulties in their lives.  Prepare for trials and overcome.

     What is your greatest achievement so far?

     Raising three INCREDIBLE young people!!!  And more big picture – Probably a combo of a couple of other things… being a devoted mother of three, a business-owner, and still “managing” to stay in top physical condition year-round is definitely a HUGE and ongoing accomplishment imo.  And a close second would be earning my IFBB pro status and a national level overall trophy in WP.

    If you could interview one person alive or dead, who would it be and why?

     No question about it… myself in 20 years.  When I think about the mental and emotional growth a person makes in 20 years – just the sheer growth I have had in my own life over the past 20 years – there would be an infinite level of value in being able to sit down with 59year old Jess and pick her brain about what she would’ve done differently.  Cheating the Future a bit perhaps, but oh the benefit….

  • Jessica Williams

    How do you prepare meal?  Do you make a bunch of healthy recipes or is it just boiled chicken and asparagus every day for you?

     I am fortunate enough to be sponsored by a phenomenal meal prep company in Dallas – Dallas Prep Kitchen.  They deliver all my gourmet meal items in bulk and all I have to do is assemble meals based on my macros from there.  I typically eat a lot of the same clean fuel but I do enjoy sugars and carbs in moderation.

     When did you realize that health and fitness was your passion?

     I love competing, I love physical development, and I love the pursuit of being my very best every day – and always have since my youth.  In my adult life, these things have only become even more important.  There is nothing better than accomplishing things that are “too hard” for the average Joe… strength is born in sacrifice and hard work.

    What are your favorite cheat meal?

     Cereal.  Hands down.

     What gives you the best results when trying to get lean?

    The proper comboo of cardio and nutrition in a deficit.  It’s really that simple.

  • Jessica Williams

    Funniest thing you’ve seen at the gym recently?

     Sorry to be a buzzkill here, but I try to “SEE” as little as possible at the gym.  My focus is ON LOCK with MY PLAN.  I don’t make eye contact (it invites chatter), I don’t chat it up with people, and I don’t stop moving.  In all honesty, I do my best to not even be aware that there are other people in the room.

     Who do you look up to in the fitness world?

     Good question.  I admire Vicki Diaz and Allison Frahn, two local IFBB pros who have graced the Olympia stage also… but I am not sure that I “look up to” anyone in the fitness world. I don’t see myself as a “physique competitor” – that is not and will never be my identity.  I see myself as a kickass mom and hungry entrepreneuer who busts ass in the gym as a part of her daily lifestyle AND who is boldly authentic with her views on life.  That combo is RARE in itself. God didn’t create ME to emulate someone else.  Maybe that sounds vain… oh well.  If we as a society focused more on rocking the shit out of OURSELVES instead of longing for the lives of other people, we’d be a lot happier and healthier.

     What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?

    “That’s a weak ass excuse” – Jessica Williams

    “Fkn do it anyway” – Jessica Williams

    “Fuck motivation” – Jessica Williams (and a million other people)

    Motivational quotes are a dime a dozen… and I LOVE memes, don’t get me wrong!!!… but if you’re relying on a quote or catch phrase to get your ass to the gym, you done lost.

  • Jessica Williams

    Who’s the most inspirational person in your life?

     I have twins that are almost 13, and they inspire me every day.  Their father dismissed them from his life less than a year ago, and their strength through that ordeal has inspired me to be more for them every day.  We don’t believe or give heed to “excuses to fail” in our home to begin with, but the fact that they have maintained pure hearts and stellar work ethics through it all SOLIDIFIES the fact that NO OBSTACLE I encounter can or will slow me down.

     What does your current training split look like?

    I am on a 4-day rotation – legs, back, delts, arms… but it is not uncommon for me to hit hamstrings and glutes multiple times a week.  For about 8 months heading into my last round of competitions, I worked hamstrings 5-6 days EVERY week… they were my weak spot.

     What’s your favorite body part to train?

     Honestly, probably delts.  There is something so powerful in that muscle burn – a combo of feeling dead and on fire at the same time in such a small area.  A few years ago, it was back.  And I honestly do love training glutes and hams also… but delts gets me fired up.

Jessica Williams

Name: Jessica Williams

Date of Birth: 9.8.1979

Ethnicity: caucausian

Height: 5’5

Weight: 132

Hair Color: blonde

Eye Color: green

Location/Hometown: Mckinney, Texas, USA

 

 

What is your athletic background, and how did you get involved with lifting?

 I grew up a multi-sport athlete and a small-time gymnast. I was NEVER the biggest or the strongest as a kid – I was small and weak.  But I was a decent athlete, the hardest worker on the court and I was quick and smart. I just carried that hustle over to the weight room in high school and I was hooked.

 What keeps you motivated?  

The idea that I was not created to be mediocre or average… In reality, I believe that none of us were (which is a bit of an oxymoron in itself), but I am determined to glorify the Lord with the gifts that I have been given and not allow myself to be stagnant in the pursuit of those gifts.  AND the fact that I have three amazing sets of eyes on me at all times… I will not falter for them.

Jessica Williams

Who’s the most inspirational person in your life?

 I have twins that are almost 13, and they inspire me every day.  Their father dismissed them from his life less than a year ago, and their strength through that ordeal has inspired me to be more for them every day.  We don’t believe or give heed to “excuses to fail” in our home to begin with, but the fact that they have maintained pure hearts and stellar work ethics through it all SOLIDIFIES the fact that NO OBSTACLE I encounter can or will slow me down.

 What does your current training split look like?

I am on a 4-day rotation – legs, back, delts, arms… but it is not uncommon for me to hit hamstrings and glutes multiple times a week.  For about 8 months heading into my last round of competitions, I worked hamstrings 5-6 days EVERY week… they were my weak spot.

 What’s your favorite body part to train?

 Honestly, probably delts.  There is something so powerful in that muscle burn – a combo of feeling dead and on fire at the same time in such a small area.  A few years ago, it was back.  And I honestly do love training glutes and hams also… but delts gets me fired up.

Jessica Williams

Which do you prefer, and why…steady state cardio or H.I.I.T?

 I am a steady state cardio girl ALL DAY.  I have several personal reasons why I truly believe this is the BEST method of cardio for myself (I will spare you), but I am a HUGE believer in cardio for so many health AND aesthetic reasons.  Even during periods of “lean bulking”, I am still on my stairmaster daily.

 What 3 exercises have contributed the most to building your physique?

 Since there are SOOOO many exercises I could say here, and honestly there are not “just three” that deserve the individual credit, I will go this route…

  1. CONSISTENT (daily) stairmaster time
  2. CONSISTENT meal prep and nutrition execution
  3. CONSISTENT muscle exhaustion, regardless of the exercise 😉 ;);)

What is the most common training question that people ask you?

How much cardio do you do?  OR  How many days a week do you train?

Jessica Williams

Funniest thing you’ve seen at the gym recently?

 Sorry to be a buzzkill here, but I try to “SEE” as little as possible at the gym.  My focus is ON LOCK with MY PLAN.  I don’t make eye contact (it invites chatter), I don’t chat it up with people, and I don’t stop moving.  In all honesty, I do my best to not even be aware that there are other people in the room.

 Who do you look up to in the fitness world?

 Good question.  I admire Vicki Diaz and Allison Frahn, two local IFBB pros who have graced the Olympia stage also… but I am not sure that I “look up to” anyone in the fitness world. I don’t see myself as a “physique competitor” – that is not and will never be my identity.  I see myself as a kickass mom and hungry entrepreneuer who busts ass in the gym as a part of her daily lifestyle AND who is boldly authentic with her views on life.  That combo is RARE in itself. God didn’t create ME to emulate someone else.  Maybe that sounds vain… oh well.  If we as a society focused more on rocking the shit out of OURSELVES instead of longing for the lives of other people, we’d be a lot happier and healthier.

 What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?

“That’s a weak ass excuse” – Jessica Williams

“Fkn do it anyway” – Jessica Williams

“Fuck motivation” – Jessica Williams (and a million other people)

Motivational quotes are a dime a dozen… and I LOVE memes, don’t get me wrong!!!… but if you’re relying on a quote or catch phrase to get your ass to the gym, you done lost.

Jessica Williams

Do you have any gym, pet peeves?

 Where to begin?…. mindless talking and standing… playing on your phone…. Not racking your weights… cute boyfriend/girlfriend fuckery…stopping me mid-workout to ask to take a picture (wtf)…

What’s a sport or event that you would LOVE to try?

 Olympic Napping… can we make that a thing?

 What are the contents of your fridge?

A combination of kids’ foods and my meals… ice cream, jello, veggies, egg whites, pickles, packaged snacks, salad, fruits, dressings, and Dallas Prep Kitchen containers galore

What is your favorite healthy food

Truthfully, I don’t allow myself a favorite healthy food… because, if I did, that would open the door to a least favorite healthy food… and food is fuel, so I don’t compare them.  But I will say that Dallas Prep Kitchen salmon is GOOOOOD!

Jessica Williams

How do you prepare meal?  Do you make a bunch of healthy recipes or is it just boiled chicken and asparagus every day for you?

 I am fortunate enough to be sponsored by a phenomenal meal prep company in Dallas – Dallas Prep Kitchen.  They deliver all my gourmet meal items in bulk and all I have to do is assemble meals based on my macros from there.  I typically eat a lot of the same clean fuel but I do enjoy sugars and carbs in moderation.

 When did you realize that health and fitness was your passion?

 I love competing, I love physical development, and I love the pursuit of being my very best every day – and always have since my youth.  In my adult life, these things have only become even more important.  There is nothing better than accomplishing things that are “too hard” for the average Joe… strength is born in sacrifice and hard work.

What are your favorite cheat meal?

 Cereal.  Hands down.

 What gives you the best results when trying to get lean?

The proper comboo of cardio and nutrition in a deficit.  It’s really that simple.

Jessica Williams

Workout music – what’s on your playlist?

 A plethora of many different “sounds”, depending on the day.  I love 80s rock, 90s hip hop, some current pop, and lots of current alternative. I’m a lyric junkie – so anything empowering and edgy is hot.

 What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?

Honestly, nothing.  I CHOOSE to win mental and physical battles before they arise.  People give far too much “air time” to the difficulties in their lives.  Prepare for trials and overcome.

 What is your greatest achievement so far?

 Raising three INCREDIBLE young people!!!  And more big picture – Probably a combo of a couple of other things… being a devoted mother of three, a business-owner, and still “managing” to stay in top physical condition year-round is definitely a HUGE and ongoing accomplishment imo.  And a close second would be earning my IFBB pro status and a national level overall trophy in WP.

If you could interview one person alive or dead, who would it be and why?

 No question about it… myself in 20 years.  When I think about the mental and emotional growth a person makes in 20 years – just the sheer growth I have had in my own life over the past 20 years – there would be an infinite level of value in being able to sit down with 59year old Jess and pick her brain about what she would’ve done differently.  Cheating the Future a bit perhaps, but oh the benefit….

Jessica Williams

If you could give all of the readers out there your 5 best tips for staying in great shape while juggling a busy schedule what would they be?

Don’t cut corners. Do the damn work.

  1. Circle small. You will waste time and energy trying to “explain” your lifestyle and reasons to others who don’t understand it.  Don’t even try.  Either they are on your team or they’re out.
  2. WIN your mind. Step one, step two, and step 3.  Don’t listen to your own bullshit or the BS of anyone else.  Decide that you are a fucking beast and act on that belief every day.  Eventually, that prophecy fulfills itself.
  3. Schedule, schedule, schedule… PLAN YOUR LIFE in advance!! And it’s okay to PICK YOUR TRAINING over other things every once and a while.  In fact, it’s necessary.
  4. Cardio is NOT your enemy. Change your weak mindset about that right now. Food is NOT your enemy.  Eat smarter and with a purpose, NOT less.

 What does your current supplementation plan look like?

 Max Muscle everything – partly because I own a franchise but mostly because I truly believe in the research behind it and have for years. MaxPro Elite protein, Glycosyn post-workout carbs, Vitacell multivitamin, L-Tox liver support, magnesium, Max Skulpt liquid collagen peptides, Max Glutamine, B12, ALA, cinnulin, Max Cleanse & Lean Advanced thermogenic, Maxicor body comp boost, etc. etc. etc.  Supplementation is a HUGE investment but SO worth it IF YOU ARE SURE THAT YOUR SUPPS ARE LEGIT.

 What are your favorite 5 muscle building exercises and why?

 For adding muscle ANYWHERE – EATING!!!

  1. For legs – eating and varied squats
  2. For back – eating and varied pulls
  3. For delts – eating and varied raises
  4. For biceps – eating and varied curls

 What body part are you most proud of?

 Because I’m relatively balanced, I don’t have a true favorite.  On stage, my back is most impressive.  In person and not stage-dry, my delts are probably most noticed.  And ironically, I’m actually pretty damn proud of my face…. Because I decided early on that my femininity was NOT negotiable.  Unhealthy supplementation often leads to fading female features, and FOR ME as an individual, those boundaries would never be crossed. I think there is a LOT of pressure for so many women in this industry to compromise their boundaries in the pursuit of getting “bigger and better” and I’m proud of the fact that I haven’t succumbed to that pressure.

 In your opinion, what attributes does a successful fitness model need?

 According to social media – a big ass and LOTS of makeup knowledge (sigh)…

According to me (grain of salt time)…

A PRE-MADE list of non-negotiables… lines you won’t cross, things you won’t expose, things you won’t give up, etc. KNOW THIS LIST before you start or you will be put in a position to compromise it early on.

  1. Consistent form… stay off the body comp roller coaster… not only to be ready to shoot at any time but also to be healthy always
  2. A great body and a great face… and if you can manage both with a decent level of mass, you’re likely ahead of the game.

 Favorite activities and hobbies you enjoy when away from the gym?

 I love watching my kids compete and “live”.  That is truly what it’s all about for me.  Activities with them, travel when I have time, FOOD, and any extra sleep – my perfect list.

 What are your future goals, dreams, and plans?

Succeed in business in such a way that my children and I are provided for for decades to come.

  1. Continue to raise driven, responsible, incredible young people
  2. Never ever get old 😉

 what is the number one philosophy you live by

 Be Better. Everyday. (NO MATTER WHAT!!)

 If someone wants to connect with you, where can you be found?

www.teammfj.com

@jessicawilliamsfit