Denise Fields Lost 70 Pounds And Is In The Best Shape Of Her Life!

Denise Fields was unhappy with her body and the state of her health so she decided that it was time to make a big change before she turned 30. See how she found the strength to change her life!


Vital Stats

Name: Denise Fields

Email: denise.fields@gmail.com

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Before:

Age:
29
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
200 lbs
Body Fat:
42%
Waist:
40"
Hips:
40"
Thighs:
24"

After:

Age:
30
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
130 lbs
Body Fat:
22%
Waist:
28"
Hips:
33"
Thighs:
19"


Why I Got Started

I started focusing on my health and my fitness because I knew that my diet and my weight were spiraling out of control. I was eating literally whatever I wanted, and I was not working out at all. I reached my heaviest weight of just over 200 pounds at 5-foot-3. Most, if not all, of my meals were eaten out at fast food and other restaurants. My size 14 clothes were becoming too tight, and I completely lacked energy. I knew that I needed to do something, but I had no clue where to begin trying to lose 70-plus pounds. When I hit my 29th birthday, I decided that, for the next year, I would focus on being in the best shape of my entire life. I wanted to look and feel fabulous by my 30th birthday. I believed I would best accomplish my goals with the assistance of a personal trainer. I knew that I needed the motivation and accountability. I did some quick research, and found Diana Chaloux, a personal trainer in Kansas City, Mo. Based on my goals, Diana created a custom diet and workout program for me.

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I Wanted To Look And Feel Fabulous By My 30th Birthday.


How I Did It

My personal trainer, Diana Chaloux, created a custom diet for me which consisted of 6 small meals per day, with a total of roughly 1500 calories. The staple foods in my diet are oatmeal, Optimum Nutrition Whey Isolate, lean proteins (chicken, turkey, tuna and lean beef), almonds, olive oil, sweet potatoes, brown rice and vegetables.

I also began working out on a regular basis. I did cardio 5 days per week, and I strength training 3 days per week. When I started working out, my cardio consisted of 40 minutes on the elliptical machine or on a stationary bike. Diana also created a strength training program for me I performed 3 days per week.

As my cardiovascular health began to improve, I decided that I wanted to begin running. Initially, I could only run for a couple minutes at a time, after a couple months, I began running 5Ks. I started to increase my distance, and I completed my first half marathon in October 2010. Now, I run 8 miles 3 days per week and 12 miles 1 day per week, and I'm training for my second half marathon. Now, at age 30, after losing 70 pounds, I'm in the best shape of my entire life!

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I'm In The Best Shape Of My Entire Life.


Supplements

Morning: Pre Workout: Post Workout:


Diet

Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5:


Training

TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.

Day 1: Rest or Light Cardio

Day 2: Arms

  • Cable Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Hammer Curls with Dumbbells: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Reverse Curl: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Tricep Pressdown: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Overhead Tricep Extension: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Cardio: Running or Elliptical for 45 minutes - 1 hour

Day 3: Shoulders/Back

Superset:

  • Barbell Row: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Cardio: Spin Class for 50 minutes

Day 4: Chest/Abs

  • Smith Machine Bench Press: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Pushups: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Incline Chest Flyes: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Decline Chest Flyes: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Abdominal Crunch: 2 sets of 20 reps
  • Air Bike: 2 sets of 20 per side
  • Reverse Crunch: 2 sets of 20 reps
  • Cardio: Running for 45 minutes

Day 5: Legs/Plyometrics

  • Glute Kickback: 2 sets of 15, per leg
  • Leg Extension: 3 sets of 12-15 reps, on each leg
  • High Knee Raises: 30 reps
  • Seated Leg Curl: 3 sets of 12-15 reps, on each leg
  • Weighted Squats: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Weighted Plie Squats: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Step-ups: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Jog in place for 1 minute
  • Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12-15 reps, on each leg
  • Stationary Lunge: 3 sets of 12-15 reps, on each leg
  • Cardio: Spin Class for 50 minutes

Day 6: Cardio

No strength training

Day 7: Cardio

No Strength Training

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Denise lost an incredible 70 lbs and 19% body fat with the help of trainer Diana Chaloux of HitchFit.com.


Suggestions for Others

Don't give up! Transformations are hard, and there will be setbacks, plateaus and mistakes. The key is to get back on track and keep pressing forward! If you have a significant amount of weight to lose like I did, set small goals and celebrate the milestones with something that will complement your program, like a massage or facial.

Don't beat yourself up about an occasional slip-up or mistake. The key to a successful transformation is slow, controlled weight loss through a clean diet and consistent exercise. Also, don't be afraid to change your workout up every once in a while to overcome weight loss plateaus.

Finally, surround yourself with positive influences and encouraging people!

Hitch Fit Personal Training: For more information on Hitch Fit or personal training with Diana Chaloux visit www.HitchFit.com for online weight loss programs available worldwide, or if you live in Kansas City and are interested in one on one personal training visit www.HitchFitGym.com. Visit Diana's personal website at www.dianachaloux.com or write to Diana.Chaloux@yahoo.com.

Photographic Credit: After pictures are courtesy of David Bickley at www.DavidBickley.com.

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