When Christa turned 21, she went on one long party ride! But her body suffered the consequences. To get her self-esteem back, Christa focused on nutrition and a fitness program that would get results! Find out how she shredded 25 pounds of body fat!
Name: Christa Lee
Weight: 137 lbs
Body Fat: 23.5%
Weight: 112 lbs
Body Fat: 16%
Why I Got Started
When I turned 21, I went through the whole "party stage;" I started gaining weight and was completely unhappy with how my body looked. I started dating a personal trainer/bodybuilder who worked out and ate healthy all of the time. I was embarrassed by my eating habits and how I looked. Eventually, I realized the only way I would be happy with myself is if I changed my bad habits. Long story short, I started working out to improve my self-esteem.
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I Started Working Out To Improve My Self-Esteem.
How I Did It
I started doing a total body workout with 4-5 days of cardio put together by my boyfriend. Also, I completely changed my diet from pop and chips to water and healthy foods. After I started dropping weight, I changed to doing 1-2 body parts per day and 3-4 days of cardio.
Once I started seeing improvements and I could feel the difference in how my clothes fit, I was addicted. The hardest part is getting the motivation and self discipline to start. I quit drinking almost all together, believe me, it makes a HUGE difference.
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The Hardest Part Is Getting The Motivation And Self Discipline To Start.
Note: Supplement dosages and schedule listed below in Diet section.
Meal 3: Pre Workout
Meal 4: Post Workout
Note: When I get hungry between meals I try to snack on Peanuts or Cottage Cheese.
Day 1: Back/Triceps
Day 2: Shoulders/Hamstrings
Day 3: Calves/Abs
Day 4: Chest/Biceps
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Rest
Note: 3 days of 20-30 minutes low intensity Cardio (Stairmaster and Elliptical)
2 days of 15 minutes high intensity Cardio (Stairmaster or Treadmill).
Suggestions For Others
Don't be afraid of numbers on the scale. That was my hardest thing to overcome. As long as you feel good about yourself that's all that matters. Before, a lot of people would say I was big and now some of those same people say I am too small. You have to do what makes you happy and not worry about others. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will not only make you look better, but feel better too.
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