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Hello, I’m Jessica Helgeson. I’m so happy to be here, I don’t even know where to start! My story is pretty far off from most people but here goes! I grew up as a drill team dancer. It was a passion of mine however I ended up pregnant in High School. I was a smoker, a partier and definitely didn’t care about my health. I continued this path while raising 3 boys and going to college. I graduated from Minot State University in 2011 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Psychology.
It was at that point in time, I realized I needed to make a healthy change! I started off with cardio and continued that for years, losing a bunch of weight. In 2012, I became a Police Officer and during the police academy, I knew cardio was not going to cut it if I wanted to be able to hold my own on the road. I gave up smoking in 2013 and started lifting weights; I fell so far in love with what your body is capable of, it became a hobby to me.
Because of lifting, I have conquered High Cholesterol and put my Crohn’s Disease into remission. Being on patrol, I am prone to possible injury and ended up tearing my meniscus at work in 2017 and needing surgery; but that didn’t stop me, I just kept lifting. Out of the blue, I decided to go to a NPC Body Building show in 2018 and the game changed. I hired a coach and competed in my first ever figure competition in 2019, placing 3rd in Novice and 4th in Open. I can’t wait to continue this road of health and fitness!
Inspiring, motivating and lifting others up from their negative thoughts is my LIFE! Living is my drug!! I’m a divorced, 35 year old mother of 3 boys, aged 17, 11 and 9. If I can do this, anyone can!!