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BEFORE
BODY FAT 40%
WEIGHT 290 LBS

AFTER
BODY FAT 14%
WEIGHT 178 LBS

Body Transformation: Nicolas Believes In Change!

Nicolas trained his mind to believe his body could change and the results were staggering. Check out this teen's 112-pound weight-loss crusade!

Nicolas Believes In Change!

Nicolas Dumitriu
male transformation

Why I decided to transform

I blocked out negative remarks and insults about my weight for a long time, but they always hurt. I only left my house to attend school and got fatter every day. My obesity got bad quickly and nobody knew how to help me.

At age 17, I decided to reverse the situation and change my body, which surprised me and everyone else. Being inactive and alone became too depressing and I had to change my life.

I dedicated myself to training and dieting throughout the day to prove to others that my weight problem was beatable.

People say that you must change for yourself, but I think you must change for others too. If people talk positively about you, you won't feel bad and can change easier. When the choice is made, it's only you against yourself.

Before /// 290 lbs
After /// 178 lbs
AGE 17 / HEIGHT 5'7" / BODY FAT 40%
AGE 19 / HEIGHT 5'7" / BODY FAT 14%
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How I accomplished my goals

I changed my diet first and started a gradual process into training, which was difficult, but I didn't lose hope. I ran a little at first, and progressively started to run more. My goal was to do better than yesterday.

Sometimes I didn't have the morale and needed support from my family, friends, and girlfriend. When I wanted to give up, I thought about my story and desire to change, which always ended with the same conclusion: never back down. My biggest inspiration is, and has been, to never go backward.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

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Diet plan that guided my transformation

Meal 1
Meal 2: Pre-workout
Meal 3: Post-workout
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6

Training regimen that kept me on track

Day 1: Chest/Abs
Day 2: Back/Cardio
Day 3: Legs/Abs
Day 4: Arms/Cardio
Day 5: Shoulders/Traps/Abs

What aspect challenged me the most

I always tried to do what was the best for me and researched workouts and diets. It's difficult to understand how your body works. I advise that you keep a food and training log. You will constantly evolve and question yourself to make new changes. There's lots of information on the Internet, Bodybuilding.com, and in books. The best challenge is to push your limits every day.

My future fitness plans

My goal is to change my body until I'm satisfied with the result. I won't compete, but I want to be a model for people who do. I often get messages from people who say that my story motivated them, and that makes me happy. I like to help people and advise others to do the same.

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

Nothing is impossible. You hold the cards and control your body. You will need help and advice, but people will support you. Everything else comes from you. Don't give up. You can always move forward and be proud. Every step forward is a victory.

How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals

I love Steve Cook's videos, his way of thinking, and his ideas. Without Bodybuilding.com, I would never have discovered him. I looked at changes in adolescents who succeeded at their goals. I often order from the Bodybuilding.com Store, which has product reviews and feedback from athletes; it helps.

Nicolas's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "Maximal Crazy" by Tiƫsto
  2. "Flashback" by Uppermost
  3. "Push The Tempo" by Fatboy Slim
  4. "Fire" by Avicii
  5. "Rock 'N Roll Train" by AC/DC

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harshfence

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harshfence

Great job, Nicholas!! Keep it up!

Sep 9, 2013 6:47pm | report
 
DannyNova1

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DannyNova1

You are so motivated, that you make others motivated ! :) GREAT JOB !

Sep 9, 2013 7:23pm | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 185.19 lbs
  • bf: 16.0%
mikedte2u

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mikedte2u

Nice work!!!! Congrats!

Sep 9, 2013 8:47pm | report
 
Cjablinske

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Cjablinske

I relate a lot to your story as I was an overweight teen. Keep pushing and pulling and time will only make you stronger. Congrats!

Sep 9, 2013 9:52pm | report
 
transformerchad

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transformerchad

Had the same body at 17 bro . Taken me almost 5 years to get the body I have today , I can relate . Good job OP the journey continues

Sep 10, 2013 3:26am | report
 
pumpingstudio

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pumpingstudio

Great job bro.

Sep 10, 2013 4:23am | report
 
Ziad256

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Ziad256

you really motivated me. Keep up that awesome work

Sep 10, 2013 5:05am | report
 
andreground

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andreground

YEAH MAN, CONGRATULATIONS

Sep 10, 2013 6:06am | report
 
judge218

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judge218

Awesome transformation bud! Just wondering did you really just do cardio twice a week?

Sep 10, 2013 6:32am | report
 
racks11479

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racks11479

Way to take control of your body bro! Congrats on your transformation!

Sep 10, 2013 7:55am | report
 
Amadeaus

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Amadeaus

Excellent work man!

Sep 10, 2013 8:08am | report
 
bns55

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bns55

Keep Up the good work my friend !!

Sep 10, 2013 11:55am | report
 
ScottNoFlow

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ScottNoFlow

Fantastic transformation, you should be extremely proud of yourself, keep that momentum going!

Sep 10, 2013 1:57pm | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 211.64 lbs
  • bf: 19.0%
BalancedBryan

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BalancedBryan

Incredible transformation man! You are a huge inspiration to me and many. Congrats on the feature!

Sep 10, 2013 2:50pm | report
 
TonyMayer

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TonyMayer

The before & after photos say it all Nicolas. You really took the bull by the horns. You are truly an inspiration to many of us. Keep up the good work bro.

Sep 10, 2013 4:29pm | report
 
elizacorinap

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elizacorinap

What a great and motivational story! you make us romanians proud haha.

Sep 10, 2013 4:38pm | report
 
kk9775

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kk9775

Amazing change! Well done, really.

Sep 10, 2013 5:56pm | report
 
percyrep

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percyrep

The change u made this early in your life is not only going to bring you self confidence, but knowing how much hard work you put into this everything else is easy. Well done brotha!

Sep 10, 2013 7:00pm | report
 
AraKafafian

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AraKafafian

Serious stuff dude, kudos!

Sep 10, 2013 7:34pm | report
 
weedandvitamins

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weedandvitamins

i admire you i was in the same situation.. keep it up buddy

Sep 10, 2013 10:06pm | report
 
Brucef

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Brucef

Great job Nicholas! Keep up the hard work and pushing towards your ultimate goal.

Sep 11, 2013 8:45am | report
 
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wilsonthecat

great job man very inspiring

Sep 11, 2013 11:42am | report
 
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tamcakic

Awesome transformation. Keep up the great work. :)

Sep 11, 2013 2:28pm | report
 
Turnick

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Turnick

Really good job done there!

Sep 11, 2013 2:52pm | report
 
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nitelite

RoCK oN Nicholas!
I liked the fact that you stated what everyone needs to hear:
You started out running a little then you progresses further.
With any goal, no one will start out a pro, but you are on the money when you set your goal to do better than yesterday.

Sep 11, 2013 3:17pm | report
 
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