Optimum Nutrition Athlete Jen Aragon Went From 200 Pounds of Blubber to Bikini Stunner
Seven years ago Jen Aragon became the proud mother of a baby boy, Taj Keoni. She had packed on lots of baby weight, but after her pregnancy the weight didn’t start disappearing as is usually the case. Instead, her bodyfat began to rise and crested at a rotund 200 pounds—at 5’4″. She was horrified at her condition, so she decided to get serious and join a gym.
It took three years and a continuous battle to conquer her addiction to food. She says it’s still a constant struggle, but she obviously has it under control, having stepped onstage and competed successfully in NPC bikini contests—at 110 pounds. Quite an accomplishment considering where she started.
“Accept the pain, make it your friend! You’re stronger than you think you are!”
Let’s get a bit more info on this Hawaiian-Filipino-Chinese-Spanish beauty.
Place of residence: Fullerton, California
Date of birth: May 3, 1984
Weight: 125 pounds; 110 pounds for competition
Websites: www.TrueStrength.com; www.facebook.com/NPCCompetitorJenAragon; Instagram: jenjen7777
Current sponsors: Optimum Nutrition, Flex Till You’re Famous, Fierce Heart, Nutrishop Anaheim, Pro Tan and Two Cosmetics
Favorite movies and TV shows: TV Shows: “Sex and the City,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Man v. Food,” “No Reservations.” Movies: “Rundown,” “Doom,” “Gridiron Gang,” “Race to Witch Mountain”(okay, basically anything with Dwayne Johnson!), “Spaceballs,” “The Princess Bride,” “Tombstone,” “Bloodsport,” “Surf Ninjas,” “Blue Hawaii,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Lost Boys,” “Interview With the Vampire,” “Old School”—um, okay, so I might be a movie freak!
Favorite book: I’d rather watch a movie!
Favorite healthful food: Sashimi—all day, every day!
Favorite cheat food: Anything from cheeseburgers and pizza to any dessert!
Current training program: