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Air­drie, Al­berta, Canada 35 • 127 lb • 5’6” Con­tract an­a­lyst

Ten years ago, Jen­nifer Wobst was di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes. Af­ter three years of daily in­sulin in­jec­tions, she fi­nally got an in­sulin pump. “I was fi­nally able to keep my sug­ars in con­trol, and I knew that I wasn’t go­ing to let the dis­ease con­trol me,” she says. “I was go­ing to con­trol the dis­ease and live a full, happy life.”

Af­ter giv­ing birth to her first son in 2013, Wobst found her­self face to face with post­par­tum de­pres­sion. “I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I wanted noth­ing to do with my brand-new baby,” she says. “Thank­fully, I had an amaz­ingly sup­port­ive fam­ily who made me go to my doc­tor.” In ad­di­tion to treat­ment with an­tide­pres­sants, Wobst had an­other weapon in her cor­ner: fit­ness. “When I worked out, I felt like me,” she says. “I could just put my head­phones on and not think about di­a­betes, not think about ‘life’ for an hour.”

In the last sev­eral years, Wobst has ac­com­plished a host of things, in­clud­ing run­ning a half marathon, be­com­ing a cer­ti­fied group fit­ness in­struc­tor and com­pet­ing in fit­ness shows. She fol­lows a three-days-on/one-day-off train­ing split and does car­dio six times weekly. “Tak­ing an hour out of my day to get my fit­ness in makes me a bet­ter worker, a more pa­tient par­ent and a bet­ter spouse,” she adds.

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