Body Transformation: Tenacious Teneyia

Motherhood in a military household consumed Teneyia’s life and added inches to her waist. See how a Google search brought her to Bodybuilding.com and altered her path forever!
Name: Teneyia Wilson
Email: Sexyfitmomandwife@gmail.com
BodySpace: Sxyfitmomwife

Teneyia Wilson Teneyia Wilson
AGE 27
HEIGHT
5'5"
WEIGHT
180 lbs
BODY FAT
42%
AGE 28
HEIGHT
5'5"
WEIGHT
127 lbs
BODY FAT
16%

Why I Decided To Transform

I started my transformation in May 2011 after seeing a picture of myself. Having four kids (two in two years) wreaked havoc on my body and I didn't care to notice until I saw the photo. Nine years as a Marine wife and stay at home mom did me in. I hated the way I looked and felt. I was sick of my size 18/20 jeans being too tight, so I Googled healthy words and found Bodybuilding.com and Myfitnesspal.com. These were my go-to sites for what, how much, and when to eat, and which workouts to do.

By June, I was giving it everything I had, but it was so challenging without the support I needed from family and friends who didn't want to diet, so I quit. A few days later, I caught a rerun of The Biggest Loser and was motivated again.

I wrote down how much weight I wanted to lose and when and calculated how many calories I needed to burn in a week to make it happen. I taped it to the fridge and went to work.

After four months and 42 pounds lost, my family and friends started to rethink healthy living and I finally had support. My change inspired me to help others.

When I lost 45 pounds, I went to school to become a fitness trainer and nutritionist. After school, my career took off like a bullet and I've been blessed to help many people transform their body and minds.

My life is very busy. I'm preparing to compete with an unpredictable military life, four kids, and 30 clients, but I'm embracing the challenge and loving every minute of it.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I worked out five days a week using cardio and weights. From May to August 2011, I didn't have access to a gym, so I ran around my neighborhood, ran stairs in my house, and did 4 sets of 25 reps of squats, push-ups, lunges, and triceps dips.

When I joined a gym, I lifted weights with dumbbells and added the elliptical to my routine. Then I found amazing programs on Bodybuilding.com like Jaime Eason's LiveFit Trainer and Lee Labrada's LeanBody Trainer. I started lifting heavy and fell in love with training.

After quitting in June 2011, it never crossed my mind again. I was inspired by my kids and family who said they were proud of me, Biggest Loser contestants who I could relate to, and many members of BodySpace.

Supplements That Helped Me Through The Journey
With Meal 1
Diet Plan That Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 2
Meal 3
  • fish

    Fish

    4oz

  • veggies

    Mixed Veggies

    1 cup

  • salad

    Salad w/ Fat-free Italian dressing

    1 large

Meal 4
Meal 5
Training Regimen That Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Legs/Abs
Day 2: Upper Body
Day 3: Back/Triceps/Abs
Day 4: Legs/Biceps
Day 5: Abs/Upper Body
Day 6 & Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

What challenged me the first nine months was balancing work, family, school, house duties, and working out. There weren't enough hours in the day to do everything, so I set certain tasks on certain days and only did those tasks on those days.

The diet became challenging months later. I started having a hard time adhereing to the meal plan. I overcame it by reading cook books and learning how to cook new meals that kept me from getting bored.

My Future Fitness Plans

My future plans are to compete. I've been reading all the articles on Bodybuilding.com and I'm training very hard.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers
  • Stay consistent and positive.
  • Do your research.
  • Get support from a fitness community like BodySpace.
  • Set weekly and monthly goals and write out a plan to get there.
  • Stick to your plan no matter what.
  • Work out even when you don't feel like it.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com is amazing. The jaw-dropping transformations motivated me to keep going. The articles taught me how to exercise for my goals, how to calculate macros, and how to choose supplements. The trainer videos are my favorite.

The icing on the cake is BodySpace and its members who are so supportive and inspiring.

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A SHINING EXAMPLE OF DEDICATION AND PERSEVERANCE.YOU EARNED EVERY BIT OF IT .

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Wow I am loving the story and excited that you have found a way to lead and be an EXAMPLE of a healthy lifestyle. I plan on doing the same although some days I'm tired I want to compete too, I have the support and read your story make me motivated thanks so much for sharing your life... I can't wait to watch my transformation!!

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u look great!

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Thank you!

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Keep up the good work

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you are amazing and pure inspiration

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Thank you :-)

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YOU LOOK AMAZING! KEEP IT UP

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Very good job and that gym looks familiar. I feel your pain about how military life can effect your fitness. I live it too.

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congratulations! thats awesome

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Thank you chica!

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Great Transformation !

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Great Job !!

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You are my new role model. Awesome job!

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:-) thank you

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Awesome job and even awesome-er body! Thanks for sharing your story.

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Amazing Transformation

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Woow girl you inspire me!!!!

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I absolutely LOVE this!....very well done!...this is such a motivator...Thankyou!!!

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Thank you <3

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Believe you can and you're halfway there...

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Great job, that is serious dedication especially trying to balance out life with kids. Thumbs up, you can do anything you set your mind to...Great example of it.

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Great job!

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You go girl!!!! Wonderful

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