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Body Transformation: Getting Fit For Forty

Body Transformation: Getting Fit For Forty

Teri was a long-distance athlete, using cycling and marathons to shape her body. Injury forced her to shorten her training and bodybuilding filled her niche!
Name: Teri Kay Woody
BodySpace: tkw71

Teri Kay Woody Teri Kay Woody
AGE 39
HEIGHT
5'4"
WEIGHT
129 lbs
BODY FAT
24%
AGE 40
HEIGHT
5'4"
WEIGHT
115 lbs
BODY FAT
14%

Why I Got Started

I had run marathons and distance cycled in my 20's-30's. Due to stress fractures I decided my marathon days were over. I didn't know what to replace my cardio with so the weight started adding on.

Around my 39th birthday in 2010 we had planned a beach vacation for my 40th. I knew I wouldn't be comfortable on the beach in a bathing suit. I started researching weight gain and age. Everything led to weightlifting.

I joined the local gym and hired a trainer. I lost weight and started seeing changes that distance running had never done. I was hooked!

Not only did I reach my goal for my 40th birthday. I also found a new sport to compete in. I entered my first NPC bikini competition in May 2011 and placed 3rd in Masters.

How I Did It

Weight training was new to me, so I hired a trainer. My first assessment he told me my core strength was weak and we needed to strengthen and work on flexibility before lifting heavy.

It took a few months and I was ready to begin. I also worked with a nutritionist. The diet was the biggest change for me. I was used to carbs for fuel and my diet changed to higher protein.

I listened, learned and got results.

Supplements

Morning & Pre Workout
Post Morning Cardio & Post Workout
Evening

Diet

My diet was created for me by Steve Poynter (Bodyspace: Stevep78) from fitnesspoynters.com. Steve also helped me with diet and workouts for my first competition in 2011.

Meal 1
Meal 2: Post Morning Cardio
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5: Post Workout
Meal 6
Meal 7: Before Bed

Training

We recently added a home gym. My workouts are based around the equipment we have.

Cardio:
We have a 9-year-old Siberian husky. I've ran with him every day since he was a puppy. We run 3 miles per day Mon.-Sat. Sunday is rest day.

Day 1: Upper Body

Note: 10 second rest between sets, 30 seconds between each exercise.

Day 2: Lower Body
Day 3: Cardio/Abs
Day 4: Upper Body

Repeat Monday

Day 5: Lower Body/Abs

Repeat Tuesday w/ 30 Min Abs Circuit

Day 6: Cardio Only
Day 7: Rest

Suggestions For Others

Do not let age be your excuse. It's never to late to start. Everything is hard in the beginning because it's new and different but once you see results you'll find your motivation to continue.

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You look fantastic. Congratulations!

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Great work!

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you look great and nice to see others working out from home as well ..I work with what I have as well ...as you have shown it can be done...great job

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As a distance runner who was also plagued by a stress fracture I can relate. I found your story inspirational. You look fantastic. Great job!

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I hope one day I can look as beautiful as you!

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From ParSand. You look amazing. I am over 40 also. I want to get in better shape (short-term) and to compete in men's bodybuilding in the next couple of years. I noticed you had a lot of information about training and diet. I put some info into my profile but I had trouble completing it. I may need some pointers. Keep up the good work!

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