Body Transformation: New View At 42!

Joy was her biggest critic. She didn't want her husband to say she looked good in a bikini when she didn't believe it. That blunt truthfulness spurned her to lose 33 pounds and compete!
Name: Joy Campbell
Email: joyann1970@gmail.com
BodySpace: joyann1970

Joy Campbell Joy Campbell
AGE 42
HEIGHT
4'11"
WEIGHT
131 lbs
BODY FAT
30%
AGE 42
HEIGHT
4'11"
WEIGHT
98 lbs
BODY FAT
18%

Why I Decided to Transform

The day I decided to take ahold of myself was the day my hubby snapped a picture of me at the beach on vacation in 2011. I remember saying, "Oh goodness, I look awful." He said, "You don't look bad." I asked him if he was blind. I decided right there that I was going to do something. I didn't realize I let myself go that bad. I didn't want to be 40-plus and flabby.

I have always been small. I only weighed 88 pounds until I got pregnant with my first daughter in 1994. I gained more than 70 pounds with her, even though 9 pounds of that was her. It took awhile, but I lost most of it. Then, in 2003, I got pregnant with my second daughter and gained 45 pounds.

Even though I wasn't 100 or more pounds overweight doesn't mean I didn't feel like crap. It was hard to walk up steps. I stayed tired and was lazy. I decided to change that.

How I Accomplished My Goals

With the help of Christy Allen, I found the tools to transform my body so I looked the way I wanted. I did online training with her, which was great because I could work out on my time.

My girls were a great help. They made sure I stayed focused and motivated. My 8-year-old made sure I drank my water and my 17-year-old pushed me to hit the gym and cook healthy meals. She also worked out with me and provided a much needed spot, which I loved every minute of.

My friends and family motivated me by saying how great I was doing and that I was motivating them. I have great family and friends and couldn't have asked for more. As for Christy Allen, I will always be grateful. She is an awesome trainer to work with.

Supplements That Helped Me Through the Journey
Morning
Pre-workout
Post-workout
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
Training Regimen That Kept Me on Track

I usually will warm up on the treadmill for 10-15 minutes before every workout.

Day 1: Legs/abs
Day 2: Back/triceps
Day 3: Shoulders/glutes
Day 4: Chest/biceps
Day 5: Cardio

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

The diet was tough at first. Preparing everything so it fit into my work schedule was difficult, but once it all came together it was great.

My Future Fitness Plans

I enjoyed working out so much that I'm now studying to be a personal trainer and hope to help people who think it can't be done. I did my first ever competition on November 3, 2012, which was a great experience. I'm ready to do it again. I plan to keep this up for as long as my 42-year-old body can.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers

Always plan. That is key. Make sure you have what you need for dieting and training. Don't feel like it can't be done because it can. If I can, anyone can. I was the biggest critic there was. Don't let anyone say you can't do it because most of them are just jealous.

Keep doing what you're doing and show them how it's done. People laughed at me when I told them how I was doing it. After seeing my before and after photos it wasn't so funny to them anymore.

How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding helped me tremendously. Being able to find and watch certain exercise videos was amazing. Jamie Eason's recipes are great too. I love every aspect about Bodybuilding.com.

It has everything you need to know about ordering supplements and has answers to every question. It provides all the motivation you can imagine. Between the pros and the BodySpace members, you can never go wrong.

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Awesome job. Very inspiring!!!

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Way to go! I am glad you have decided to share with your experience others by becoming a personal trainer and get them to know change is certainly possible with commitment!

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way to go! You look great.

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congrats on your hard work. definitely inspiring!

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Thank you for the encouragement, as I see all these amazing over 40s transformation, I believe that i have hope and one day step on a stage.

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