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Caroline used to be called 'Bulldozer' by neighbor kids who targeted her weight. Check out the programs she used to lose 69 pounds and 31 percent body fat!
Name: Caroline Grzywaczewski
Email: CarolionFitness@aol.com
BodySpace: Mirgle36

Caroline Grzywaczewski Caroline Grzywaczewski
AGE 14
HEIGHT
5'3"
WEIGHT
185 lbs
BODY FAT
40%
AGE 19
HEIGHT
5'3.5"
WEIGHT
116 lbs
BODY FAT
9%

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Why I Decided to Transform

I used to be made fun of for my weight. The neighbor kids called me "Bulldozer" and I hated it. I was 135 pounds in the seventh grade at age 12. At age 14, my father passed away and it went downhill from there. I weighed 185 pounds as a high school freshman and couldn't find a diet that worked.

My big brother, Rob, did a bodybuilding competition a year later. I sat in the crowd, watched the figure girls strut on stage before my brother, and was in complete awe. I wanted to be them and said out loud that I would be one day. My brother said I had a long way to go, which sparked me to prove everyone wrong.

By my sophomore year of high school, at age 16, I had lost 20 pounds from researching about diets and training. As a junior, I weighed 135 pounds at age 17 and everyone noticed. I wasn't the fat girl anymore. I graduated high school and was happy, but my goal wasn't accomplished yet; I still had to compete.

I talked to local figure competitors who gave me lots of information and hired a trainer to start my journey. I stepped on stage at my first show weighing 123 pounds. My family saw me walk with complete confidence and show off the new me. It was the most empowering moment of my life. I didn't place, but I gave it my all. I competed 12 weeks later at NPC Teen Nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and took second place at 116 pounds.

It's crazy to think I lost a total of 60 pounds. I'm noticed every day now at the gym or when I put gas in my car. I love the new me!

How I Accomplished My Goals

Transforming wasn't easy. I was in the gym every day and held myself accountable. If I got lazy, people pushed me to my full potential. When I hired a trainer, my body really changed. I was always excited to lift with him and never gave up. I knew what I ate was healthy and that the effort would pay off.

I found my comfort zone and stepped out of it. I knew it wouldn't be easy. When I first set foot in the gym, I felt like everyone was staring at my out-of-shape body. I was scared to dip my feet into the water. Now I know why people stare at me in the gym. I'm a girl with muscles. I lift like a guy and take charge in the gym.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation

My diets are very strict and change every four weeks. When I get closer to a show, my diet changes depending on what needs to shape up. I eat one cheat meal per week.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Lower Body/Cardio
Day 2: Upper Body/Cardio
Day 3: Cardio
Day 4: Lower Body/Cardio
Day 5: Upper Body/Cardio
Day 6: Cardio
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

The diet changed me most. I don't look at food the same way. I'm disgusted by greasy pizza. I follow my new diet every day and it changed my life. I worked too hard to throw it away.

My Future Fitness Plans

I became a certified personal trainer because fitness is my passion. I want to help people reach their fitness goals to become the best version of themselves. I want to show everyone that nothing is impossible with determination. I plan to compete in figure forever and earn a pro card. That's my ultimate goal.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Anyone can transform, but it takes hard work and dedication. Most importantly, never give up or settle. Giving up sets you back to square one. When you accomplish your goals, don't throw them away. Don't limit your goals. They should grow every day.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

I signed up on BodySpace at age 14. It's cool to look back at what I used to be and watch the chart drop. I thrive on the awesome nutrition plans, workout plans, recipes, and motivation from Bodybuilding.com.

Caroline's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
  2. "Like Whaaat" by Problem (Feat. Bad Lucc)
  3. "Hungry" by Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard
  4. "Beast Within" by In This Moment
  5. "I Stand Alone" by Godsmack

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mexicanalinda18

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mexicanalinda18

Amazing. Did u have any loose skin in the process?

Aug 26, 2013 5:15pm | report
 
mirgle36

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mirgle36

I do have loose skin and stretch marks, there not very much I can do about it. My abdomen and arms are the worst areas. Its all apart of my journey.

Aug 27, 2013 8:46am | report
plmcute8402

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plmcute8402

Keep drinking lots of water and use Vit E oil, it will get better over time. Its insane how alike we are, I also do hait, hunt, camp, love guns and heels lol I also was a fat kid with a unstable mother that tried to keep me fat. My journey started at 15

Aug 27, 2013 2:04pm | report
yunusxy

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yunusxy

i was gonna ask same question i lost over 100 pound and i have extra skin problem it really kills my motivation cause whatever i do i cant get perfect body never !!!

Aug 27, 2013 7:47pm | report
KthxHibye

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KthxHibye

Congrats on your weight drop... Good luck in the future, keep at it!

Aug 27, 2013 1:37am | report
 
tamcakic

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tamcakic

Nice transformation, but I doubt her BF percentage is 9.

Aug 27, 2013 3:55am | report
 
mirgle36

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mirgle36

Yikes I saw the same thing you did! I was around 9% at my show not in the after pic on the beach. The pics got mixed up :/

Aug 27, 2013 8:48am | report
KthxHibye

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KthxHibye

Whoever posts the articles rarely ever get that **** right... Or care to put the least bit of thought into whether its even possibly true. Talking about whoever runs it at BB.com, not necessarily the person they pick for the transformation.

Aug 27, 2013 11:09pm | report
mirgle36

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mirgle36

I Agree and besides I just looked at my sent email for this that was 5 months ago I didn't even put 9% I put 12-15% as a guess, but alright. lmao

Aug 28, 2013 9:02am | report
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isurujn

Congratulations! Nice choice of music btw. #3 is one of top tracks in my playlist too :D

Aug 27, 2013 4:04am | report
 
honeyroyale

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honeyroyale

Holy Sh!t! Amazing and inspiring transformation. Your figure is AMAZEBALLS. Love that you eat white rice and flank steak too (and not just brown and breasts). And um, where did you get those awesome skull crops?

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mirgle36

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Awe, Thank you so much! I'm from Ohio its a store called Dots near me. I think they were like $7!

Aug 27, 2013 8:50am | report
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Wow! good work!

Aug 27, 2013 9:27am | report
 
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  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 176.37 lbs
  • bf: 17.0%
P3TrainingP3

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I just watched you compete in northeast Ohio and connected the dots when the judge announced your accomplishments with the story in this article! Congratulations Caroline - you are such a great inspiration and you looked awesome on stage!

Aug 27, 2013 9:37am | report
 
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bb you want uggs and ipad?

Aug 27, 2013 9:48am | report
 
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Well done girl! What an accomplishment!

Aug 27, 2013 9:59am | report
 
RelaxImJoking

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RelaxImJoking

I think now that your muscled out you should keep the bulldozer nickname, looking at your diet and workout your a machine. Grats on the transformation!

Aug 27, 2013 10:08am | report
 
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kipani6

I agree. It would be a compliment now!

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marcmarc330

all i can say is wow. I'm going to link your profile to some of my lady friends who are trying to get started in the fitness or just dont have any motivation. Job well done.

Aug 27, 2013 10:36am | report
 
mirgle36

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That would be awesome thanks!!

Aug 27, 2013 11:50am | report
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RWilks90

AWESOME transformation! You look great and your hard work has definitely paid off. Love your positive attitude too. You are definitely some great motivation :)

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GREAT WORKOUT MUSIC!

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mirin hard! good job :)

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Congrats! You have very strong willpower!

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Huldru

I actually think that stretch marks are a thing to be proud of. They show you had the determination to change your life around, physically and mentally! Great work!

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