Where and when were you born?
I was born in the Bronx, New York on January 10,1973
What is your profession?
I work as an Environmental Specialist for the City of Lubbock. I'm a health inspector, inspect restaurants all day long, it's really fun when I'm dieting, like around 3:00pm, when I'm really hungry.
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
When I was around 11 yrs. Old, I used to practice Tae kwon Do. Then after that I started working out with weights at home. Just did bicep curls and squats. Then I started looking at fitness magazines and started getting interested more and more. Then I remembering watching Cory Everson workout show on ESPN.
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body?
No. I never thought at that time that I could compete, always thought I didn't have the dedication and back then what it took mentally. I had to mature some and start a little bit at a time. Until I got disciplined enough, also God had a plan to come across Bonny Priest and her husband Alen, they have helped me so much, they are WONDERFUL people.
Can you give me your competition history?
2004 NPC West Texas Championships in Lubbock, TX - 1st. Place and Overall
2005 NPC Lone Star Classic in Plano, TX - 2ND. Place (got national qualified)
2006 USA Championships in Las Vegas - 2nd Place
2006 National Championships in Miami, FL - 4TH Place
2007 USA Championships in Las Vegas, NV - 1 Place in the middleweight class and Overall winner ( qualified for pro card)
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
Well of course, the most successful one is the most recent one, July 28, 2007, the USA Championships, were I won my 1st in the middleweight class and overall, qualified for my pro card.They all have very important meaning to me, I am a very passionate person and everything I do has lots of value, meaning and I do it with passion. My first contest was of course proving to my self and some people that I can do this. It was so much fun, but I learned pretty fast not to ever do something this sacrificing for anyone but my self.My second contest meant a lot to me because my husband (at the time) and I were getting ready for the same show and we were working hard together, helping each other. It wasn't that bad we made it true. He won his class and overall in the novice division and I got national qualified, so it was pretty cool celebration.The third contest had probably the most meaning, because it was during the hardest time in my life. That year, 2006 my husband had walked out on our home, I had to deal with emotional, spiritual and financial stress, it was like a nightmare. The decision was to crawl up in a corner and cry or OVERCOME and become a CHAMP. Thank God, and the great example my mother set for me, to fight like a champ and never give up. So I just trained, and didn't stop. Many great friends came to my rescue and supported me in so many ways. I only depended on my Lord and Savoir and He walked me true, I grew, matured and discovered who Jennifer was, what I loved, what I wanted and so many more wonderful things about my self. All of this while I was training for my first National contest, the 2006 NPC, USA Championships. I placed 2nd, not bad.My fourth contest was pretty much, I needed stability and since I was still going true the emotional process of divorce, this contest prep kept me focused. I was advised to get more experience at the National Level, also it was fun and I needed that at the time, I love being on stage.Then there's 2007 USA Championships, were I won my class and overall, qualifying for my pro card, what a blessing. This contest prep was the most discipline I have ever been. I worked behind off, I'm half puertorrican and my mom and friends were surprised to see that my behind was worked off, literally. Ha Ha I worked really hard, doing lots of cardio and Bonny had me pulling tractor tires of of a loading dock, crazy, but I love it. It was a gift from God, He gave me the tools (discipline, motivation, strength and more) and I did the hard work, it paid off.
Please tell me something about your training routine (i.e.: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
I do cardio every morning, before I go to work (at 4:30am) and after work I do my weight training, 5 days a week.
What is your favourite exercise in the gym and which one you don't like so much?
I love doing lounges, because I can feel them working really good on my gluts and quads. I'm not crazy about bench pressing, because I'm a little scared to hurt my self, I got hurt once doing dumbbell bench presses in 2005.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
I love my quads, but after struggling all my life with different complexes about my self, I have learned to love my self and every part of my body. This is what God blessed me with and I could not have it at all.
If you don't mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
No big deal, I just measured my bi's and they are 15's.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
The most that I enjoy about training for a contest is seeing the transformation, and also love the feeling of being able to live such a disciplined life style, it gives me this supernatural feeling ( in a good way), while everyone is so consumed by eating anything and everything I have total control over my self. While you are so fatigue and tired you are having to push more and more, you get to know your self and how much more physical and mental strength you do have.What I love about the off season is the energy that I have and how relax I can feel, especially after a contest (if you just won, much better, you appreciate everything. I love spending time with friends and help them with whatever they need.
Please describe a typical day in the life of Jennifer Sedia.
A typical weekday will consist of waking up at about 4:30am to do 45min. of cardio, feeding my 3 boys. Zeus is my beautiful 150lb. great Dane, Romeo is Zeus's son, he weighs 140lb. and he is so goofy, and Scooby is my protector, he is a yellow lab. I get to work about 7:15am and work all day, inspecting restaurants and many other responsibilities my job requires. I love it, because I interact with people all day long.Get home around 4:20pm and hit the gym till about 6:30(off season), I love talking to everyone after I'm done working-out. Friends at the gym are very supportive and caring, I love them all.I head home to cook, eat and feed the big boys again, then watch some TV, read and got to bed. On weekends spend as much time as I can with my wonderful friends.
Please tell me about what you do when you don't work out (hobbies, what do you do to relax? etc.)
I hardly ever sit and relax, I'm always doing something. At night I sit for a little and watch TV or read while I eat. When I'm at my friends it when I relax the most. But I'm cleaning house, mowing yard, picking up great Danes pop (any takers?) cooking for the week and very little shopping.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
I love being structured, and that for the most part the good health, eating right, working-out and taking care of my body and mind. I love being so disciplined and being able to inspire other people that think they can't do it. I've had the pleasure to get to know some wonderful people true the sport also.Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.I don't like religion, but I have a great relationship with my Lord. I'm a very happy person and love people, but have no patience at all. I lived in Puerto Rico many years and don't know how to swim. Ha-ha
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
My future goals as a bodybuilder are to have as much fun as possible and take it as far as it goes, I would like to compete as a pro by next year.My personal goals are to inspire as many people, especially young girls as possible. Girls are looking up to, what I feel is the wrong example, I wish they would learn from early ages to love them self's and there body's. Also make them understand how priceless it is to put all of your energy into something else than not eating, getting drunk, parting and using drugs. There is so much more in life than just that. Women have so much great energy and if they only would find themselves and put that energy, strength and soul into constructive and positive things in life. Just imagine how much we can accomplish.
Website address: I'm working on a website for the future.
Jennifer does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!