Female Transformation Of The Week - Deanna Dupree!

Deanna first decided to get in shape after realizing she wasn't comfortable in her body. So she decided to attend a fitness competition for motivation and began dieting to lose the excess weight. Learn how she shed 28 pounds and began competing!
Before Before:
162 lbs
After After:
134 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Deanna Dupree
Email: deanna1_valdez@yahoo.com
BodySpace: deedup15
Website: www.deannadupree.com

Before:
Age: 25
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 162 lbs
Body Fat: 25%

After:
Age: 27
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 134 lbs
Body Fat: 17%

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Why I Got Started
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I got started in training and dieting when I saw myself in a picture and started to feel uncomfortable with my body. So I joined a boxing club with a friend and from there I started to lose weight. I started to eat right and cut out the late night snacks. I then lost 10 more pounds and felt great about it.

I had somebody contact me regarding a fitness competition that was in town and asked me to enter into it. I decided to do it. Once I got there, I noticed there were a lot of really fit girls and I wasn't on that level of fitness yet.

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I Started To Feel
Uncomfortable In My Body.

I had such a blast at the competition that I decided to really lean down a lot more and get more muscle definition so I could compete in other fitness competitions.

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How I Did It
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I got started by asking a friend I met at one of the fitness competition to train me to lean down for competition. She helped me learn what foods are good for building up muscle mass and leaning out bodyfat. I had to up my water intake and cut out all soda and sugar based snacks.

I really learned a lot from my trainer. I started to cut out breads, high carb foods, stopped eating out as much, and started eating more veggies. Of course any diet will be hard to start but once you start eating it for a few weeks then it becomes natural and you don't even think about it.

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I Began Training For A Fitness Competition.

I also had a lot of help from a close friend of mine. He helped keep me on my diet and helped me say no to grabbing for that bread basket at dinner.

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Supplements
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Diet
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If I was still hungry I would make another shake or eat something with protein in it. No carbs after 6 p.m. I usually mixed it up everyday from fish (mahi mahi or halibut) to turkey, grilled chicken and tuna with cumin and green onions for lunch and dinners.

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Training
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I try to mix up my cardio with hiking, basketball, and anything that gets my blood flowing. Then I would add in 5 sets of 5 reps twice a week until I built up more muscle mass. I bulk up for 2 months then lean down for one month.

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Suggestions For Others
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Start off slow so you can get your endurance up and you don't kill yourself. Do something that you enjoy doing like going swimming, volleyball, basketball, hiking, etc.

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Do Something That You Enjoy Doing.

You can always grab a friend so you have somebody helping to push you harder and keep you motivated. Always consult a doctor and make sure you do your research before starting a diet. Have fun doing it and do it for yourself!