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Body Transformation: Cut Carbs, Vaporize Fat

Taking prepared meals to restaurants is dedication. Juicy carbs weren’t on the menu for Stephaine. She stuck to the plan, fought cravings, and created a bright figure future!
Name: Stephanie Waggoner
Email: waggoner7@ymail.com
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Stephanie Waggoner Stephanie Waggoner
AGE 39
HEIGHT
5'2"
WEIGHT
145 lbs
BODY FAT
30%
AGE 39
HEIGHT
5'2"
WEIGHT
117 lbs
BODY FAT
10%

Why I Decided To Transform

I have always been a little overweight. After having twin boys and being over 35 years old, I found it harder to lose the extra weight. I didn't just want to lose the weight. I wanted that hard body. I wanted to look good enough to do a figure show.

I knew it would take support from my family, and a lot of dedication. With the help and support of my husband, I would be able to do this.

We both researched on Bodybuilding.com and came up with the diet that would work best for me. This was a low carb diet. The workouts were my favorite. The diet was hard at first, because I was used to taking diet pills to curb my hunger. This time I had to do it without the diet pills and follow the diet plan.

As the weight came off, I became more confident that I could do this. I packed meals whenever I knew I would be gone from home more than three hours. I even took my own food to restaurants when the family wanted to eat out, which was once a week.

I was not going to give in. I kept to my diet and made my goal weight. I did a figure show in May, and I am now on a carb cycling diet to gain more muscle. I want to compete again in November.

This transformation has given me confidence and has also helped my husband to keep working out.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I kept positive and made sure to get to the gym. I never wanted to quit, but sometimes I didn't want to go the gym. I forced myself and went.

My inspiration came from a friend. She had done a figure show and I was amazed how she transformed herself. She said "If I can do it, then you certainly can too."

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey

After Meal 2
Intra-Workout
Post-Workout

Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation

Drink 1-1 1/2 gallons of water per day. I did have my coffee in the mornings, or whenever I felt like I was going to splurge. I used sugar-free creamer with splenda.

Macronutrient Totals
  • Calories: 1541
  • Protein: 174 grams
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Fat: 75 grams
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 4
Meal 6

Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track

On the first set, I do light enough weight to do 12 reps. I go up in weight for each set.

Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Arms
Day 3: Back
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Legs
Day 6: Shoulders
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

The diet challenged me the most. Some days I felt like splurging. I had coffee to help with that. Of course, my husband kept me on track. He would always ask how I did with my meals.

The last four weeks before my show, I had to up my cardio to two hours a day, five days a week. I did one hour in the morning, and one hour in the evening. The hardest part was getting to the gym; once I was there I was ok.

Because of my low carb diet, my heart rate was kept around 120-125.

My Future Fitness Plans

I am training for another show. I'm hoping to get my pro card next year.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

I'm sure everybody has heard this, but seriously, "If I can do it, so can you!" I'm a mother and a wife with three kids: a 15-year-old, and two-year-old twin boys. I work from home. My schedule is full, but I make time for the gym, and so can you.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com has EVERYTHING you will ever need. All information on diets, workouts, supplements, and to how to do exercises correctly. It has an easy reference to show how much protein you should intake.

I refer anybody who asks me how I did it to Bodybuilding.com. Just looking at pictures of people who have accomplished their goals gave me inspiration! Thank you, Bodybuilding.com!

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good job!

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You are a true inspiation to all moms out there!!! You have a great physique. I have shoulder envy. ;-)

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You look fantastic! You are truely an inspiration!

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congrats on your weigh loss journey. did u stay on a low carb diet the whole duration of your transformation

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FANTASTIC u look great :)

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Quite amazing. Great job sticking to it!

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good job

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21g of carbs/day?!?! I would DIE! Great job!

"You either make time, or you make excuses!"

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