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Brandy's medical background helped bring her body back to life. See how this physician shaved 61 pounds from her physique!
Name: Dr. Brandy Segura
Email: bseguramd@gmail.com
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Brandy Segura Brandy Segura
AGE 31
HEIGHT
5'5"
WEIGHT
175 lbs
BODY FAT
40%
AGE 35
HEIGHT
5'5"
WEIGHT
114 lbs
BODY FAT
12%

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Why I Decided to Transform

My story began six years ago when I started my surgery internship. I worked 80-plus hours per week, survived on hospital cafeteria food, had high cortisol levels, and zero interest or energy to exercise. I gained weight easily and weighed my heaviest in 2009 at 175 pounds after two pregnancies nine months apart.

I was a soccer player through high school and during my first year of college. I enjoyed being active and fit, but was never lean. Being overweight was frustrating and I was embarrassed about my body. I quit practicing medicine to care for my children and had regrets about the decision. As an overachiever, having no goal to work toward was depressing. I became unhappy and settled into being an overweight mother.

The turning point and catalyst to start my fitness journey happened when I picked up a Muscle and Fitness Hers magazine and saw pictures of competitors in the back pages. I had no idea that the fitness industry and competitions existed. I saw stories of women who made physical transformations and became competitors. I decided then, in May 2012, that I was done being overweight and set a goal to compete in a bikini competition within one year. I had a goal, a newfound determination, and was extremely excited to obtain the results I saw in the magazines.

Preparing for a competition required me to change my daily nutrition and be dedicated to training five days per week. As a mother of two and a wife, my family was affected by my changes on a daily basis. It was a struggle in the beginning, but my family was supportive and now we enjoy the emphasis on healthy eating and exercise.

My husband and I often look back on our previous lifestyle and are amazed by the way we used to eat. We couldn't be happier with the changes in our eating and physiques.

How I Accomplished My Goals

In 2009, I weighed my heaviest after the birth of my second child and slowly started to eat clean and do cardio. I saw results during the next two years, but still weighed 145 pounds. Despite the effort, my weight loss came to a standstill, so I researched weight loss, nutrition, and training.

Then I saw fitness magazines and Bodybuilding.com and found the inspiration and tools needed to start Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer. I loved the challenge and the mental strength required to stick to my plan and push through the tough workouts.

As my results became visible, I became determined. There were times when it was difficult, especially when I wanted to indulge in my favorite food. I wanted to compete, but without a specific goal and timeframe it was difficult to stick to my plan. So on my birthday, May 7, 2012, I created a Facebook page and announced my goal to friends and family so I could inspire them to take the journey with me and stay accountable.

Two months later, I joined a team and started to prepare for my first competition. Four months later, I stood on stage at 111 pounds in the best shape of my life and accepted my second place trophy. While standing on stage, I realized my journey wouldn't end after one event.

Fitness and competitions became part of my life. Looking back on the changes I made in my physique pushes me to keep going and to strive for greater improvement. I shared my story and transformation with others through social media and received great feedback. Inspiring others drives me to keep going and serves as motivation for my greatest goal.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Legs/Glutes/Calves/Cardio (Morning)
Day 2: Back/Triceps/Core/Cardio
Day 3: Shoulders/Glutes/Cardio
Day 4: Chest/Biceps/Cardio
Day 5: Plyometrics/Glutes/Core/Cardio
Day 6: Cardio
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

The competition diet is the most difficult aspect and took the longest to adjust to. I have a horrible sweet tooth and used to enjoy sweet treats. Cutting out sugar and processed carbs was difficult, but as time progressed my body became used to the healthy diet. It's been an adjustment that gets easier with time.

Now my entire family eats healthier, but we still enjoy a cheat meal once per week. I learned failure is okay. Just forget about it and get back on track. Beating yourself up only makes it feel worse.

My Future Fitness Plans

My weight loss and fitness road haven't been easy, but the information I learned and the mental and physical growth has been worth it. I plan to continue competing and want to focus on sharing my story and inspiring others to start a fitness journey.

As a former physician, I want to write articles about health and fitness and serve as a source of quality information on nutrition, training, and supplementation based on scientific research and personal experience.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

I want to spread the message that it's never too late to change. No matter your age or size, you can choose to be healthy and fit. It takes hard work and time, but if you decide to be what you want to be, it will be worth it.

During the past six years, I realized that no success or failure defines me and no man or woman can make or break me. Age doesn't limit me. I am who and what I choose to be.

If I can do this, so can you. Make a decision to start and never stop. We all stumble, but if you keep going you will get to where you want to be. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

Set a specific goal that has a timeframe and tell people about your goal. This will hold you accountable and give you drive to succeed.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Finding Bodybuilding.com was the most helpful event in my transformation. I learned lots from Jamie Eason's LiveFit Trainer and read many articles on training and supplementation. It even spurred me to do literature searches and review scientific studies on supplements and training protocols.

Having an actual training and diet plan to follow eliminated the guesswork in the beginning and made it easy. I would still be lost if I hadn't found Bodybuilding.com.

Brandy's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Hall of Fame" by The Script
  2. "Blow" by Ke$ha
  3. "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas
  4. "Just Dance" by Lady GaGa
  5. "Can't Be Tamed" by Miley Cyrus
Thanks

I would like to thank my amazing husband, Dr. Jason Itri, who is my utmost supporter and best friend. Changing my lifestyle meant he had to change his. It has been a tough road and he always walked next to me. In moments of self doubt, he's there to cheer me on. I couldn't ask for a better person to share this fitness journey with. It's amazing to grow and change with someone who pushes me to be my best.

I would also like to thank my sponsors TrueStar Health and Fitness, Twenty Four Seven Clothing, and Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning for seeing my potential and having confidence in me to represent their brands.

Photo Credit: Mike Cadotte

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holy **** this is the most amazing transformation ive seen so far on bb.com

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WOW! You do not even look anything like that first photo. Awesome transformation!!

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darn right strong is sexy, outstanding transformation!

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this has to be the most ridiculous before and after to believe

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Very Inspiring..Congrats on how far you have come :)

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One of the most amazing transformations I've ever seen.

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Awesome transformation!! You look super HOT at 35!

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Absolutely unbelievable! The strength people can develop on the outside in nothing compared to the strength they can develop on the inside.

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What an AMAZING transformation! You definitely put a lot of hard work in and it looks like it paid off in a big way. The best part is that you still look very healthy and your mindset is right on. Keep up the great work! Thanks for being such a positive inspiration to the rest of us :)

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It's crazy how much better people look when they put their minds to something and go hard! Very nice!

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Amazing transformation! So inspiring!

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I'm in awe. Our starting points were similar and it is SO INSPIRING to see that your end result is actually possible -- especially after your 20s. Holy )@(*#)(@*#!.

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Wow..... You killed it.

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had chills the whole time reading this! this right here is motivation! great job!

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Thank you!

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Thanks everyone! It's a huge honor to be featured. It was definitely tough getting here but so worth it! I really couldn't be happier and hope to inspire as many people as I can to give it a try. I NEVER thought I would end up here BUT here I am! You can do anything you put your mind to. Thank you for the kind words and best of wishes to everyone out there who is on their own fitness and health journey! Keep pushing and you will get there!

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Very inspired hope I start to see some changes too. Well done! :)

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that dosent even look like her the face is so diffrent but still good transformation

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inspired! you are gorgeous

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Great transformation, became a hot girl from a fat aunty. But -- NO WHEY PROTEIN?? :-0

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I've used it sometimes. Other times I use liquid Super aminos and refuel with whole food. Off-season I definitely use whey!!

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Wow you became gorgeous!!! no exaggeration probably the most unbelievable before and after for a girl i've seen on this site

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really u did it hard workouts so got such body congrats best wishes.........

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Amazing transformation! Like everyone else said it one of the best if not the best one I've seen. Great job and keep it up!

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