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Body Transformation: Stripped Down And Built Up!

Drugs and alcohol ruined Seth's early college experience. He kicked his own ass for allowing it, lost 100 pounds in 10 months, and started over with a foundation of muscle!
Name: Seth Epley
Email: MindOverAllMotivates@Gmail.com
BodySpace: MindOverAll

Seth Epley Seth Epley
AGE 20
HEIGHT
5'10"
WEIGHT
297 lbs
BODY FAT
35%
AGE 23
HEIGHT
5'10"
WEIGHT
210 lbs
BODY FAT
12%

Why I Decided to Transform

I grew up as "the fat kid" and had it in my head that it was always going to be that way forever. Everyday life was a struggle mentally and physically because of my weight. There wasn't a minute when I didn't think about it. Then, almost out of nowhere, something clicked.

I was 20 years old, in college, and should've been having the time of my life. Instead, I was miserable and covered it up with beer and marijuana. I finished everything for the day so I could light one up. It was the only thing I looked forward to during the week and the thought of pounding a case of beer on Friday was next. I remember saying, "I've always been fat and I'll always be fat." That line seriously sickens me today.

I made the decision right there that I was going to be happy and enjoy life the way I should. From day one, I dedicated myself completely to working out and eating healthy. I never made an excuse and always showed up, even if I let old alcohol habits creep in on the weekend.

I lost 100 pounds in the first 10 months and felt like a new person. It was the most incredible feeling. From there, I had to reevaluate and focus on conditioning and muscle development. There were times I fell off track, but I always got back on. This summer, I decided to make the leap and bulk up for the image I wanted.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I had no prior background with fitness and I wasn't about to enter the gym when I tipped the scales at nearly 300 pounds. This led me to a popular 90-day home fitness routine. It was intimidating because I had to buy it and hadn't worked out since high school (3-4 years prior).

I made the commitment and felt better within the first week. I dropped 40 pounds in the first three months and knew there was no turning back.

Supplements that Helped Me Through the Journey
Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 3
Meal 5: Post-workout
Training Regimen that Kept Me on Track
Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Shoulders
Day 4: Back
Day 5: Arms
Day 6: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

It's hard realizing how much this journey changed my life in more aspects than just the physical. I wasn't expecting to change and grow as a man. I learned who I am. I discovered passions and created goals for myself.

Realizing I was going to lose people along the way was difficult. I struggled with an internal battle because I felt alone and didn't know if it was worth it. Then I realized that I gained awesome new people in my life and changed for the better.

My Future Fitness Plans

My plans are to keep growing as a person mentally and physically while helping others. I recently found this passion for bodybuilding and decided to enter my first contest. I'm easing myself into it and will be in a physique contest. I'm not training to look like a typical physique competitor, but I need to start somewhere.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers
  • Figure out your "why." This keeps you dedicated and pushes you daily, even when you don't want it to.
  • Find a mentor and a peer group to keep you accountable and motivated. There's no reason to do it alone.
  • Don't half-ass it. If you're going to start, commit fully, because you'll get better and faster results.
  • Experiment and find what you like. Don't train a certain way because someone else is. Find what fuels your fire and gets you excited.
  • Visit Mind Over All Fitness for daily doses of motivation and some sweet gym gear.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

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Bodybuilding.com is the only place I'll buy supplements from. They have awesome pricing and customer service to match it.

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saresky

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BRO!!! AMAZING JOB! Keep it up!!

Mar 13, 2013 5:35pm | report
 
olicorse

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I really relate to a lot of your story so it's very inspirational! Incredible work - I checked out your FB page and there's some awesome pics/info on there too!

Mar 13, 2013 5:44pm | report
 
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midnightcardio

I'm hoping for half of what you've accomplished..Great Job

Mar 13, 2013 5:53pm | report
 
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Amazing Job Congratulations on all of the hard work and accomplishments.

Mar 13, 2013 6:26pm | report
 
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nice!!!

Mar 13, 2013 6:28pm | report
 
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Great Job !

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Great job. What about cario?

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It's great to see people accomplish this, I hope you inspire others to do the same as you.

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Wow inspiring transformation man! Seriously impressive, keep up the good work!

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Nice!

Mar 14, 2013 8:12am | report
 
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Amazing transformation! Well done. Glad to see it's possible.

Mar 14, 2013 8:32am | report
 
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Jaydiesel1

GREAT JOB !!!!!! But no cardio at all ??? thats amazing

Mar 14, 2013 8:48am | report
 
MindOverAll

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MindOverAll

There was cardio. I did a variety of stuff during my journey. This was more of a bulking schedule. You could use this and just add 20-30 minutes of HIIT a couple days a week :)

Mar 14, 2013 9:04am | report
MindOverAll

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I appreciate the feedback so much. It means a lot. It's kind of surreal still whenever people say I'm an inspiration and it's not something I take lightly!

You can follow me on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/mindoverallfitness

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Good for you! You're story is inspiring to read. Especially for someone like me who just started on my journey to lose weight.

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This is just what I needed to stay motivated. Thanks!!!!!!

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Good job dude!! Amazing transformation!

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Wow amazing brother! Great job! Respect!

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Good work man

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Daaaaang, great transformation! Keep up the hard work!

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Amazing man! Keep it up! :)

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CRich13

I would love to achieve what you did in one year. I'm still early in my program and I'm going to try out your meal plan and I have a similar supplement plan. I was thinking about adding ZMA to my plan too. Some people told me it was a game changer. Thanks for the motivation and keep it up bro!!

Mar 24, 2013 2:48am | report
 
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Middy

Well done for taking control of your lifestyle. Great transformation!

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superb man

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