Female Transformation Of The Week - Charla Cormier!

After having her third child in March 2004, Charla noticed that her body just wasn't the same as it used to be. Refusing to be an out-of-shape mom, she decided to enter herself in a contest. Learn how she dropped 44 pounds and became hooked on competing!
Before Before:
170 lbs
After After:
126 lbs

Vital Stats

Name: Charla Cormier
Email: askcharla@aaefx.com
BodySpace: charla2514

Age: 30
Weight: 170 lbs
Body Fat: 30%+

Age: 34
Weight: 126 lbs
Body Fat: 16%

Why I Got Started

I got started training after having my third child in March 2004. My body was just not the same anymore. I felt I had no hope to regain a nice figure until I got positive! I refused to be an out of shape mother/wife.

I entered myself into the NPC Excalibur 2004. I did research on competition diets and training. I stepped on stage just 9 months after having my third baby and placed 6 out of 12 girls. I was hooked!

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I Was Hooked.

This was the motivation I needed. I am now a National Level Figure Competitor, Certified Personal Trainer, Spokes Model for the product Kre-a-fem by All American EFX and a model for Fitnessx.com.

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This Was The Motivation I Needed.

How I Did It

I did it with a little determination, dedication, discipline and believing in myself. I had to be positive!

  • Eating Healthy
  • Exercise (Weight training and cardio)
  • Supplementation
  • Consistency is the KEY!

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I Had To Be Positive.



This is the diet I followed for 7 consecutive weeks without one cheat meal. Well I take that back, everyday at lunch I got to take a sip of my children's apple juice! That was my cheat and boy was it a treat.


I changed my routine every two to three weeks but this is what I started off doing. For the most part I did 3 sets of 15 and every other week I would do 2 sets to failure for each body part. The resistance I used for upper body was medium and for my legs I went heavy because I need to build muscle.

    Saturday: Rest

    Sunday: Cardio

    • Walk/Run: 2-3 Miles

Suggestions For Others

Start with setting your mind; you have to want to change! Consistency is the key! If you are consistent with your diet, exercise, supplementation and are making sure you are drinking at least 1/2 gallon (this is the daily requirement) of water per day there is NO WAY the body can resist from burning fat!

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Start With Setting Your Mind.

I came up with a little saying that totally keeps me focused: Make a goal, not an excuse. Believe in yourself! I say this everyday and it really does help to keep me focused! Stay focused, train hard and be healthy!

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