Elizabeth Shed 140 Pounds And Changed Her Life Forever!

Elizabeth was overweight--and alarmed when she couldn't keep up with her daughter anymore. So she decided to take action for both their sakes. Read her amazing story, 140 shed pounds later!

Vital Stats

Name: Elizabeth Hronek-Atkins

Email: elitegirl@rocketmail.com

Bodyspace: Queen-of-Mine

Elizabeth Hronek-Atkins Elizabeth Hronek-Atkins

Before:

Age:
26
Height:
5'7"
Weight:
265 lbs
Body Fat:
53%

After:

Age:
28
Height:
5'7"
Weight:
125 lbs
Body Fat:
12%

Why I Got Started

There were two main reasons I got started on my transformation: First of all I didn't like the way I looked, my appearance was affecting the way I felt about myself physically and emotionally. Plus I couldn't find any clothes that I liked in my size. I also felt that my weight kept people from seeing the REAL me, as everyone knows first impressions mean a lot.

It was as if people would see my physical appearance and, whether it was intentional or not, they would already have a negative opinion of me. The second contributing factor was my daughter; I was a single mom of a 1 year old.

I had trouble keeping up with her, and struggled to do all the things that she wanted to. I also wanted to be a good role model for her, so I didn't want her to think being unhealthy was acceptable.

I Didn't Want My Daughter To Think Being Unhealthy Was Acceptable
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I Didn't Want My Daughter To Think Being Unhealthy Was Acceptable.

How I Did It

First of all, I made up my mind that I was no longer going to feel sorry for myself or make excuses as to why I couldn't lose weight.

So initially I changed my diet, I cut out carbs and focused on lean proteins and veggies. That was the hardest step for me, I LOVE SWEETS and CARBS! Then I started cardio walking on the treadmill every day.

I eventually added in resistance training, which I had experience with because of all the sports I played in high school.

After losing about 40 pounds I hit a plateau and got really frustrated, but decided to join a gym and get access to more equipment. I have also become a certified personal trainer so that I can help others as well as myself!

I Made Up My Mind That I Was No Longer Going To Feel Sorry For Myself Or Make Excuses As To Why I Couldn't Lose Weight
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I Made Up My Mind That I Was No Longer Going To Feel Sorry For
Myself Or Make Excuses As To Why I Couldn't Lose Weight.

Supplements

7am & 7pm:

7am & 7pm:

Upon Waking:

7 am & 4 pm:

1 serving Whey Protein - any of the following:

Or

1 Protein Bar - any of the following:

Diet

Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5: Post Workout

  • 1 scoop Whey Protein
  • 8 oz unsweetened Almond Milk (plain or vanilla)

Meal 6:

Training

Day 1: Legs/Shoulders

  • Barbell Squats: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Abductors: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Adductors: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Barbell Shoulder Presses (to the front): 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Bent Over Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 3 sets of 12 reps

Day 2: Back/Arms/Abs

  • Rope Cable Rows: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Lat Pulldowns: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Hyperextensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Rope Cable Bicep Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Rope Cable Pressdowns: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Lying Tricep Extensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Ab Machine: 4 sets of 25 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise: 4 sets of 25 reps

Day 3: Circuit Training/Calves

  • Lunges up and down track (6 sets) with Pushups (15 reps) at each lap
  • Calf Raises: 4 sets of 25 reps

Day 4: Delts/Abs

  • Dumbbell Alternating Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Presses: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raises on Bench: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Bent Over Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Ab Machine: 8 sets 25 reps

Day 5: Legs/Arms/Abs

  • Barbell Squats: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Leg Extension: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Cable Bicep Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Lying Tricep Extensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Ab Machine: 4 sets of 25 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise: 4 sets of 25 reps

Day 6: Cardio

Day 7: Rest

Suggestions For Others

I would suggest taking it one step at a time. If you plan ahead and take each step you will succeed. Do not expect changes overnight, and do not overwhelm yourself.

Make up your mind to do it, and stick to it. There will be good days and bad day, EVERYONE has them. What matters is how you overcome the bad days!

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