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Body Transformation: Jenette Lost 43 Pounds Post-Pregnancy!

Jenette's baby weight didn't stand a chance when she zeroed in and went to work. The 24-year-old had twins and stood onstage a year later in a bikini. See if you can outdo that!
Name: Jenette Begue
Email: jenette.begue@gmail.com
BodySpace: jmbfigure

Jenette Begue Jenette Begue
AGE 23
HEIGHT
5'11"
WEIGHT
208 lbs
BODY FAT
25%
AGE 24
HEIGHT
5'11"
WEIGHT
165 lbs
BODY FAT
15%

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Why I Decided to Transform

My pregnancy prompted my transformation, after I gave birth to twin daughters on June 12, 2012,. Before pregnancy, I competed in my first INBF women's figure competition in May 2011. I loved the entire experience; it was life-changing. To prepare for the competition, I went from being someone who never worked out to being someone who spent the majority of my time lifting weights, doing cardio, and learning about fitness.

During my pregnancy, I exercised little. It felt like I took five steps back from where I was. My lack of exercise and the changes to my eating habits while pregnant resulted in a 55-pound gain.

I had to get into shape and my goal was to compete again by the end of 2012. I reached that goal and competed in two competitions before the end of 2012 at the 2012 NPC Elite Physique (second place in my class) and at the largest NPC show, the 2012 NPC "Nutrition Pit" Natural Northern USA (13th place in my class).

How I Accomplished My Goals

After giving birth, I weighed 208 pounds. I was horrified at that number and because I gave birth via caesarean section I wasn't able to lift or run for six weeks. When the doctor cleared me, I started doing cardio twice per day for 30-60 minutes. I was determined to reach my goals and compete again.

It wasn't easy, but I pushed myself by making a collage of my goals and motivational pictures and quotes. When I thought I couldn't do it, I looked at the collage.

After I lost a few pounds and increased my endurance, I returned to the gym. I started out with 2-3 days per week and then went 4-5 days per week when I got back into the swing of things.

Many people asked how I managed to go to the gym and work so hard when I had twins at home who were just a few weeks old. I actually found it somewhat easy and timed it perfectly. They slept in three-hour intervals and woke up every morning around 3 a.m. When they woke up, I fed them, rocked them back to sleep, and headed to the gym.

It allowed just enough time for me to drive there, do my morning cardio, hit the weights, and drive home. My husband was always home to watch them in case they woke up at an unusual time. It was draining, but with the help of my husband I was able to rest because he knew it was important to me.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation

Meal planning was the key to my success. Here's a sample of what my meals looked like. I made sure to consume one gallon or more of water per day.

Meal 1: Post-workout
Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4
Training Regimen that Kept Me on Track

I did 30-60 minutes of cardio twice per day.

Day 1: Back/Biceps/Delts
Day 2: Legs/Abs
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Chest/Triceps
Day 5: Legs/Abs
Day 6: Abs/Glutes
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

The dieting was the area I struggled with most. It's hard to maintain the meal plans every day.

My Future Fitness Plans

In 2013, and in the years following, I plan to continue improving my physique until I reach my ultimate goal and become an IFBB pro athlete.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Anything is possible if you put your heart into it and stay dedicated. If you don't know exactly what to do or where to start, there are plenty of resources and trainers out there who are full of help.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

I used Bodybuilding.com to purchase my supplements and competition tanning products. I also utilized the articles about other transformations and competition prep advice. Bodybuilding.com is a great resource.

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Awesome job! An inspiration to all the moms out there for sure! Keep it up!

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An honor for Bodybuilding to award your hard work and dedication. You deserve it

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wow really great work ! dedication 100%

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You are such an inspiration... I am a mother of 2 and 36 yrs old. I wanted to get up there in the stage and just do it. I know its going to take awhile but I know the perseverance will eventually pays off for me!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. YOU LOOK AMAZING!

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It is truly AMAZING to be getting so much support from everyone!!! Thank you! Feel free to add me here on BodySpace and "like" my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JenetteBegueFigure) to see updates on my progress and get all of my health and fitness tips!

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My full respect, you're an example for many!

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  • ht: 17'11"
  • wt: 215.6 lbs
  • bf: 11.5%
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Thank you so much!

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You look great! Keep up the good work!

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Hard Work Follow Thru = Results.

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  • ht: 18'11"
  • wt: 227.5 lbs
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Congrats!! Awesome Job!! I think your calves are exceptional as well as your attitude!!

All The Best to you for 2013!!

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Great job , i had a baby 18 months ago and i lost the baby weight by breastfeeding but when i stop breastfeeding my daughter i again 16lb back ,can you give me some tips on how to lose the weight and tone and tighten that extra skin as well thank you

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I just saw that... I apologize!! Feel free to private message me on Body Space and I will give you my personal email! I would be happy to help you!

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