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Body Transformation: Cynthia Accepted A Competition Challenge

Body Transformation: Cynthia Accepted A Competition Challenge

There’s a bug that’s okay to catch. It’s called the competition bug. Learn how it helped Cynthia reach her fitness goals!

Vital Stats

Name: Cynthia Gonzales
Email: cynthiagonzales619@yahoo.com
Bodyspace:

Cynthia Gonzales Cynthia Gonzales

Before:

Age:
30
Height:
5'2 1/2"
Weight:
135.5 lbs
Body Fat:
29%
Chest:
38.5"
Waist:
31.5"
Hips:
38"
Thighs:
21"
Calf:
15"
Arm:
11"

After:

Age:
31
Height:
5'2 1/2"
Weight:
120 lbs
Body Fat:
12%
Chest:
35.5"
Waist:
26.75"
Hips:
35.5"
Thighs:
19.5"
Calf:
14.5"
Arm:
9.5"

Why I Got Started

I've been a track & field/cross country runner/competitor since the age of 4. I took it into my high school career where I did very well. I gave everything up to work three jobs to be able to provide for my family, having kids and being a single parent at a young age, which was tough to balance.

I let my job, relationships and life just run me, and I lost myself somewhere along the lines which in turn reflected in my appearance. After losing my job of 10 years, I found myself trying to figure out what to do next. I did battle depression during this time which also contributed to the weight gain (max weight 175 lbs).

After a few months I knew I had to figure out what I was going to do next with my life, my family and my job. I started doing what I knew how to do best and that was running, which is something I always felt kept me balanced on and off. I have put 18 years worth of miles on these wheels, so getting back into it was like "riding a bike." My body responded quickly and the more I saw changes the more I wanted to keep going, I started working out because it was time to get my body back!

That stare of hers could cut through steel, let alone guys at the gym.

How I Did It

In order to stay motivated, I started working out with friends and family. My friend Kerry started training with me after I challenged her, which helped her to lose over 40 pounds. My next challenge to her was to run a 5k ... she did. When she was done she handed me an OXYGEN magazine and said "My challenge to you is to pick a competition!"

It was after June 25th 2010 where I saw my girlfriend from childhood Elena Andrade and my friend Raymond Querido compete in The West Coast Classic where I got the bug to get serious about competing. So I went for it. I competed in 5 competitions last year and placed 5th, 7th, 3rd, 7th and 4th! I work with Kim Oddo, he is my Nutrionist/Trainer/Coach.

Whoomp! There it is!
Whoomp! There it is!
Whoomp! There it is!

Supplements

With Meals 1, 3, 5:
Twice Daily:
Pre Workout (20 min):
Post Workout:
Before Bed:

Diet

Meal 1:

AM Snack:

Meal 3:

PM Snack:

Evening Snack:

Training

I use 3 sets of 15-20 reps for all bodyweight and band exercises for lower and upper body. The only body part I lift for is GLUTES! I train glutes 3 times per week; they have been my biggest problem area for years and I finally found what works.

Try it out and let me know what you think.

Day 1: Lower Body Plyometrics/Glutes/Cardio

AM Cardio:

PM Lower Body Plyometrics:

PM Glutes:

PM Cardio:

Day 2:

AM Cardio:

PM Cardio:

Day 3: Upper Body/Glutes/Abs/Cardio

AM Cardio:

PM Upper Body:

PM Glutes:

PM Abs:

PM Cardio:

Day 4: Cardio Only

AM Cardio:

PM Cardio:

Day 5: Lower Body Plyometrics/Glutes/Abs/Cardio

AM Cardio:

PM Lower Body Plyometrics:

PM Glutes:

PM Abs:

PM Cardio:

Day 6: Cardio Only

AM Cardio:

PM Cardio:

Day 7: Rest

Suggestions for Others

Diet and nutrition has been 80% of my success, so if you're looking for results you have to CHANGE the way you eat. Always train hard don't cheat yourself!

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crazy cardio :O !

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your plan and transformation is really inspiring

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you look amazing

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  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 165.35 lbs
  • bf: 10.0%
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good job,keep it up

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