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Body Transformation: Jasmine Kissed 74 Pounds Goodbye!

Jasmine won't live the best years of her life in an overweight body. At age 15, she chose to alter her future and lost more than 17 percent body fat in one year!
Name: Jasmine Hoxha
Email: jasminehoxha@aol.com
BodySpace: JHox

Jasmine Hoxha Jasmine Hoxha
AGE 15
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
235 lbs
BODY FAT
35%
AGE 16
HEIGHT
5'6"
WEIGHT
161 lbs
BODY FAT
18%

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Why I Decided to Transform

I believe that everyone has a certain vision they go to sleep with and wake up with every day. For me, it was to have the body I always dreamed of. Growing up, I was never considered a skinny girl. I was always on the chubby side and used to tell myself that's the way it was. I used to say things like "I can never lose weight" and "This is just how I'm built." I got tired of making excuses and constantly accepting something that didn't have to be. I realized that weight isn't a disease unless you let it become one. With a little hard work and dedication, weight can be changed.

My brother has been into fitness and training for four years. I always used to see him prepare his meals, take supplements, and go to the gym 4-5 times per week. I used to make fun of him for being strict with his training and diet, but secretly admired his willpower and the time and effort he put into his goals. I wanted to set my own goals. He constantly tried to encourage me to hit the gym with him and I finally caved and accepted the challenge to set a goal and accomplish it. I wanted to feel a sense of pride. I wanted to show myself and others that I had the capability that everyone doubted.

After two months of consistent dieting and training, I saw results and was down 25 pounds. I was extremely proud of myself and had intense determination to keep going and further my results. I stopped craving junk food and began to crave results instead. I had amazing support from friends and family, and people at the gym encouraged me every step of the way. After 11 months of consistency and steady progress, I lost an incredible 74 pounds.

I realized you can do whatever you set your mind to. You can set out to be whatever you desire to be. The time you put into sulking and putting yourself down can easily be used to change and bring yourself up. If you want it bad enough, you have to work for it. You get what you put in and must always remember that miniscule results are better than none.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I accomplished my goals solely by believing in myself. I learned to stop looking at how much I still had to accomplish and focused on what I already accomplished. I had so many people supporting me throughout my journey. People at the gym cheered me on and complimented me on my results and my family was completely supportive.

My brother was my biggest supporter. He pushed and motivated me every day to train harder and get stronger. He believed in me every step of the way and I refused to let him and myself down.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation

Dieting is extremely important, especially when you're cutting weight. If you aren't eating properly, you won't go anywhere with your training. You have to eat clean and train dirty.

Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6: Post-workout
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track

I typically do lower weight with higher reps until I feel the workout is getting too easy, and then I increase the weights a few pounds. I like to train six days per week and incorporate plenty of cardio and mobility work. Avoid bro science at costs and put your all into training.

Day 1: Legs
Day 2: Cardio
Day 3: Upper Body
Day 4: Cardio
Day 5: Upper/Lower Body
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Cardio

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

Dieting is the hardest challenge of losing weight. When people plan to lose weight, they automatically think they need to starve themselves. In the beginning, I was one of these people. I cut my calories a drastic amount and did cardio like a maniac. I realized it was a horrible idea because I gained the weight back and started from scratch.

Proper training and eating helped me lose more weight than fad dieting and starvation. Consistency and determination are key!

My Future Fitness Plans

I like to set new goals for myself. I plan to lose about 20 more pounds and gain more muscle. I want to become stronger and more powerful also. I would love to participate in powerlifting meets and enter a physique competition.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers
  • Put your heart and soul into training.
  • Be confident in yourself and your goals.
  • Do it the natural way. No diet pills or fad diets.
  • Stop trying to be better than the next person. Do this for yourself.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com motivated me significantly. It's awesome to see a bunch of different people setting out to reach goals and transform their bodies. It makes you feel that you're not walking through this journey alone.

Jasmine's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "I Will Be Here" by DJ Tiesto (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
  2. "Fire In Your New Shoes" by Kaskade (Feat. Dragonette)
  3. "Silhouettes" by Avicii
  4. "Spectrum" by Zedd
  5. "Eyes" by Kaskade

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BlackDiamond28

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AWESOME INSPIRATION :)

Jun 24, 2013 5:21pm | report
 
chumar47

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role model for girls who want to transform

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yummus

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you are the same height and you were the same weight as i am right now, when you started. you look AMAZING and you totally inspire me to get back to the body i once had, and better!! thank you for your story!! you are so smart to do this early in your life. i am 10 years older than you and i wish i would have done this when i was your age. you're an amazing role model for all women

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Inspiring

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Wow, you look incredible. What an awesome transformation! It's great to see a girl my age who is knowledgeable and truly cares about health and fitness (and isn't afraid to pick up some iron!) You are definitely going to go far with that dedication and self-motivation. Congratulations!

Jun 25, 2013 6:37am | report
 
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Very impressive work Jasmine! Congratulations on your transformation. Not just of your body but of your mind!

Jun 25, 2013 7:13am | report
 
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awesome work! great job!!!

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Jasmine, you are the best, girl!

Jun 25, 2013 7:52am | report
 
ducey

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inspiring especially for your age.

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Congratulations on your transformation!

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Toro1996

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Nice job Jasmine
I like your transformation keep up the work

Jun 25, 2013 11:00am | report
 
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Awesome job girl! Keep it up! Not only have you changed for the "best years of life" but you are adding life into the years and years onto your life!

Jun 25, 2013 3:46pm | report
 
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WOW !! Great work !!

Jun 25, 2013 6:49pm | report
 
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Good to see a tiesto fan! congrats!

Jun 25, 2013 7:06pm | report
 
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Congratulations to Jasmine!

What I really love is the fact that she seems very mature for her age. I hardly ever hear young people her age talk with so much wisdom and self-assurance. It's been wonderful and inspiring to read her story :)

She definitely deserves the "Body of the Week", we've all been there and know how hard it is in those years to find some balance in your life and it's great that she's setting herself up for success with her attitude and determination.

Jun 25, 2013 7:09pm | report
 
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this Is so great! what an awesome transformation!

Jun 25, 2013 7:17pm | report
 
Sassysabby

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Amazing transformation! Couldn't help but notice there wasn't a high amount of protein in the meal plan (surely under 100g). I wonder if that's enough to maintain muscle mass with long periods of cardio

Jun 25, 2013 7:28pm | report
 
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great job! and I bet your classmates really noticed you!

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Great job!!

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You're awesome! Keep up the good work!

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Wow great transformation lmfao, are you albanian ? :)

Jun 25, 2013 8:55pm | report
 
JHox

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Yes I am :)

Jun 25, 2013 10:27pm | report
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Good job! very inspiring, keep it up

Jun 26, 2013 1:09am | report
 
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Hi Jasmine, congratulation and a big respect from my side. its great what you acchieved and the passion you invest would like to keep in touch with you. cheers ernesto

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GREAT WORK!

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