Fitness Amateur Of The Week: Love At First Lindsey

Lindsey was tired of wasting money. In her mind, it was unacceptable to squeeze into expensive jeans. That, among other motivators, thrust her into fitness culture!

Name: Lindsey Weigand
BodySpace: aereo41
Age: 29 Height: 5'7"
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Weight: 140lbs off-season, 135 lbs on-season
Years Competing: 1
Additional Info: I took 4th at the 2012 BodySpace Spokesmodel Contest at the LA Fit Expo and I am honored to say I am now an official Team Athlete for

How Did You Get Started?

I really got started in November of 2008. I remember the exact day; it was right after I had eaten Thanksgiving dinner and my pants had become … snug.

Unacceptable! My boyfriend frequented the gym so standing next to him just made me look fluffy.

I found and read as much as I could about nutrition and training.

I started writing down workouts on note cards and would sneak them into the gym and discreetly follow them.

Naturally, I fell in love with Sean Sarantos and Jamie Eason, both of whom I got to meet in Los Angeles. Jamie Eason (who is a teeny, tiny little bubble of fun) even asked me questions on stage in LA, which I have no idea what I replied back … I just remember something about Paula Deen and butter.

Why Do You Love Fitness/Bodybuilding?

It's become a way of life for me now. It has opened up so many doors and I've met some incredible people that I will always look up to.

To be honest, I like the way it makes me look, which in turn makes me happy all-around.

If being in shape didn't make people look great, then not that many people would be so passionate about it.

What (or Who) Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

My jeans. Seriously. When those expensive pairs of jeans don't fit, they become a waste of money.

Oh, and I do want to be around for a few more years to have kids, achieve my goals, graduate school, and look good doing it, and the only way to do it is with the proper nutrition and exercise.

Honestly, the people I inspire are the real reason I do it. I want to be an example for them of what they can do, too.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

Knowing I had the potential. Genetics is not an excuse to be lazy. It would be a shame not to see how far I could push myself just because I had "good genes."

I see so many people out there busting their butts in the gym, getting mediocre results, and yet still keep pushing. My hat goes off to them. Their motivation drives me.

It's an honor to have Lindsey on the team.
It's an honor to have Lindsey on the team.

What Are Your Future Fitness/Bodybuilding Plans?

Compete in the NPC Bikini Division this year. I'm going to do my best to represent Ultimately, I'd like to go pro.

I also have a website under construction that's dedicated to my fitness lifestyle.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?

I know it's hard, but it's worth it in the end. Success doesn't happen overnight; it's the result of not throwing in the towel!

Who Are Your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?

Jamie Eason, Sean Sarantos, Mike O'Hearn, to name a few.

Two hot to handle! The backdrop is seconds away from burning up.
Two hot to handle! The backdrop is seconds away from burning up.

What Features Do You Use On

BodySpace is my favorite. I get to interact with and help all kinds of people. It really is very satisfying knowing that I inspired someone to commit to being healthy.

I like the interviews and training articles, and the nutrition database is second to none. Their authors are extremely knowledgeable and entertaining.

Oh, and the online store has pretty much any supplement I can think of, in stock, and always fairly priced.