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Body Transformation: Ripped Mom Rocks A Hard Body!

Aaris traded drive thru convenience for weight room dominance. She added to the definition of motherhood and represents a growing movement toward healthy living!
Name: Aaris Wiggs
Email: wiggsaaris5@hotmail.com
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Aaris Wiggs Aaris Wiggs
AGE 24
HEIGHT
5'4"
WEIGHT
160 lbs
BODY FAT
28%
AGE 25
HEIGHT
5'4"
WEIGHT
122 lbs
BODY FAT
18%

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Why I Decided to Transform

When I had children and life got busy, I let myself go. I'm a stay-at-home mother of three, but we're rarely home. My kids take part in many activities and it was convenient to go through the drive thru somewhere rather than prepare food at home. I ate my food, and if my kids didn't finish theirs, I would eat that too (I'm an emotional eater). I became uncomfortable in my own skin and was at the heaviest weight in my entire life. I had to do something about it.

I was told about a natural diet pill and started taking it. Within a week, I noticed I was losing weight. I lost most of my weight by taking the diet pill and eating less. I loved that I could wear sizes I hadn't worn since high school. The downside is I didn't exercise so I became "skinny fat." I had a skinny body with loose skin, cellulite, and a saggy butt—I hated what my body looked like under my clothes.

My husband and stepdad have always been into bodybuilding and decided to take me to the Arnold Classic. I didn't know what it was about, so I looked up pictures on the Internet and saw girls who looked amazing and had kids too. I couldn't believe women looked like that with kids. I sent my stepdad a text and told him not to tell anyone, but I wanted to go to the gym and needed him to push me so I wouldn't quit. I was crying as I sent the text and couldn't believe I hadn't taken time to care for my body and went to the gym with him the next day.

How I Accomplished My Goals

My goals aren't fully accomplished, but the changes I made in my life and to my body are huge.

I didn't want anyone to know what my goals were outside my family because I was afraid to fail. I decided my goal was to compete after I attended the 2012 Arnold Classic. My family was behind me the entire way and my stepdad kept pushing me. He made workouts for me and was always on me about eating right.

My body transformed and I was excited, but I couldn't get my diet under control. I was told to contact IFBB pro Dawniel King for help with my diet. Dawniel and her husband, Nathan, took me far in a few months. Nathan created my workout routine and Dawniel planned my meals. I'm thankful to have met them. They keep in contact almost every day and motivate me to keep going. I still train under them and love to see the results that take place.

I take progress pictures and measurements every week. The changes I see drive me to work harder. I'm blessed to have a husband and family that are supportive and motivating. I hope to inspire other mothers and women who think it's too late and their bodies are too far gone. I want them to know that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.

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Supplements that Helped Me Through the Journey
Post-workout
Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation
Meal 1: Pre-workout
Meal 2: Post-workout
Meal 3
Meal 4
Meal 5
Meal 6
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track

My workout routine changed every month to ignite muscle confusion. I do 45 minutes of cardio six days per week and weight train five days per week.

Day 1: Shoulders/Chest/Cardio
Day 2: Legs/Cardio
Day 3: Back/Cardio
Day 4: Biceps/Triceps/Cardio
Day 5: Plyometrics/Cardio
Day 6: Cardio
  • Cardio Cardio

    Cardio

    45 min
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

I thought my biggest challenge would be cardio, but I was wrong. Dieting and eating healthy has been my biggest struggle. I have always been a junk food junky, so eating clean and making this a life change has been challenging. Not being able to snack with my children or eat with my family and friends never gets easier. Willpower and the drive to see progress keeps me eating clean.

My Future Fitness Plans

My journey into the fitness world has just begun. I'm going to continue to train and push myself to see to see how far I can transform my body. I hope to have many opportunities to inspire and motivate other women. Even though we all live busy lives, we need to realize how important it is to take care of our bodies and understand it's never too late.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformations
  • Take pictures and measurements. It's motivating to see progress and changes to your body.
  • Have a support system. This isn't an easy road and you will need people around to lift you up.
  • Train hard every day.
  • Have an accountability partner who will make sure you stay on track.
  • If you cheat on your diet or miss a workout, don't get down on yourself. Start fresh again.
  • Don't let others bring you down. It's your goal and you aren't doing this for anyone but you.
  • Positive attitudes get positive results.
How Did Bodybuilding.com Help Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com helped me stay motivated. Visiting the site and ordering supplements allowed me to stay focused and reach my goals. I saw many women on the site who were mothers and did not settle for an average body.

I visited the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio, for two years now and the Bodybuilding.com tent is above all else at the convention. They provide numerous opportunities for an aspiring fitness competitor to gain knowledge and products to help them achieve their goals.

Aaris's Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. "(Everyday) Worship and Praise Song" by Hillsong (feat. Darlene Zschech)
  2. "Majestic" by Lincoln Brewster
  3. "Rise and Sing" by Fee
  4. "Glory to God Forever" by Fee
  5. "The Lamb, the Lion, and the King" by Crabb Family

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bnewfie

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Luv your song choices, great dedication, keep up the great work. Blessings...

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Thank you so much! Good luck on your fitness journey! :)

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Amazing! Way to go.

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Thank you so much :)

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tonysolorio

you look smoking hot girl

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THank you :)

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Hi, I just wanted to make a few comments. First off, WAY TO GO on your progress and transformation. Secondly, I love that you have chosen some praise and worship type music to pump you up at the gym. I was curious about how you balance your clean eating with how your family eats? I have three kids as well and I try to make everything as clean as possible for them as well, it is tougher when I go to family events though as NOTHING is clean, and I really have to make portions tiny. Wonderful transformation. Seeing other mums do this keeps me so inspired.

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Wiggsaaris

THank you so much! I love Praise and worship keeps me upbeat and level headed and knowing what has brought me this far :)
Eating with my family was hard at first but i Know cook all my meals on sunday so i have my food ready for the whole week. If i do not prepare my food i will be tempted to eat what i fix them lol. My trainer also has kids she told me she has to tell herself she is taking food away from her kids by eating their food lol. We do silly things like that its almost like playing a mind game with yourself haha. Every sunday we eat with my family at my granny's. when i was show prepping i would just pack my food and bring it otherwise i would be tempted to eat what they were eating. now i just choose to have sunday as my cheat meal so i can eat with all of them. hope this helps:) Good luck on your fitness journey as well!!

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Awesome! Love the song choices. I workout listening to K-Love radio everyday!

Jun 17, 2013 5:41pm | report
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Wiggsaaris

Thank you it brings joy and balance to keep me going :)

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so inspiring! I wonder, did you have like one cheat meal a week or something, to keep you sane?

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Yes sunday is my cheat day because that is the day my whole family eats together. during show prep though there are not cheat meals :(

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Great advice and experience. Keep up your amazing journey.

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Wiggsaaris

Thank you!! Good luck with your journey as well:)

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Very impressive..your hard work and dedication is visible. .keep going

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Thank you so much!! Good luck and keep up the ork into your journey :)

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Amazing transformation! Really great work! You are truly an inspiration!

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Thank you so much! That means a lot to hear that I inspire so many :)

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For all the talk about Macros on this site these transformations never have cals/macros listed. They should add that

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Get it girl! You look great!

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Thank you so much! Good luck and keep up the hard work into your fitness journey :)

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Thank you all so much for responding! Sorry it took so long to get back to you but every time I responded it would never post. I finally figured it out today lol. Thank you again and I hope I answered all your questions :) Keep up the hard work!! My favorite phrase is to be RELENTLESS in all that you do! Thank you all again and I am so blessed to be able to share my story and to know that I have inspired so many. That was my goal by allowing my before pictures out lol. I hope I can continue to inspire and motivate!

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fantastic work i myself have 2 kids and also have to prep n cook my food on a sunday luckily today is cheat day :D

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You look great! Im a mom with a full time career and I have always thought that getting to the gym and working out would be my biggest struggle, but I completely agree with you; its the nutrition that is the hardest part. I love how you take pictures and measurements every week. It seems like seeing the consistent progress has been very helpful in keeping you motivated! Great work!

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It's been said before- the song choices are awesome. I listen a lot of christian hip hop to get pumped in the gym. Great progress and keep up the good work; God bless!

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