Before And After Stats
Why I Got Started
I decided to change my body because being overweight was not an option. I was an athlete my entire life. I went through some dramatic events in high school which led to me quitting basketball at 17 and into a life of partying and late night eating. I quickly went from a muscular 135 pounds to 163 pounds in 3 years.
Because I played basketball my whole life I never consciously made an effort to stay in shape. I ate whatever I wanted because I played basketball so much. So when the weight came on after I quit basketball, I was clueless as to how to eat properly and lose the weight.
By the time I wanted to I was lazy and just wanted a quick fix. I tried pills and fad diets only to start gaining the weight back. During the time I was gaining it back, I got pregnant with my daughter and climbed to 210 pounds. After having her, only about 20 pounds came of naturally. When I stepped on the scale to see it at 184 pounds I made up my mind then to never be fat again.
How I Did It
I did it with my sister's counsel and came upon some home workout videos. My sister received her Master's Degree in nutrition so she educated me on proper nutrition and how to read food labels.
I was a stay-at-home mom, so I thought I'd try the videos. My new education on food in conjunction with the videos started me on my road to fitness! I lost 50 pounds in 6 months.
After 3 years of doing home videos, I decided to take my body to the next level. I hired a trainer and joined a gym. I trained with him for 2 months and began taking cycling, and kickboxing. My trainer put me on a fantastic meal plan and taught me a wide range of exercises. The new training and workouts at the gym completely transformed my body from average to lean and strong.
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The New Training And Workouts At The Gym
Completely Transformed My Body From Average To Lean And Strong.
When I began with my trainer, I started taking Nature's Best Isopure and calcium. Isopure immediately following every workout which I still take to this day. For an added boost of energy, I was taking a fat loss product 30 minutes before exercise.Note: Supplement schedule and doses shown below in the diet section.
Meal 3: Pre-Workout
- 2 potatoes
Meal 4: Post-Workout
|READING THIS WORKOUT LOG|
Full Body Routine: 3 Times Per Week
- Side Plank: 2 sets of 60 seconds
- Pushups: 2 sets of 20 reps
- Side Plank: 2 sets of 60 seconds (Other side)
Suggestions For Others
Take progress pictures! With strength training, you will gain muscle so the scale can be deceiving but pictures don't lie! Network with people who have achieved your goals for support, inspiration, and motivation. Bodybuilding.com is the best place for this!
Rest is crucial for injury prevention. Rest at least 1-2 days per week and try not to work the same muscle group twice within the same 24 hour period. Rest is as crucial as sleep! Stick to your diet, do not starve yourself as a way to lose fat. This only leads to binging and it will slow your metabolism as well as cause you to burn muscle during workouts. Lastly, this is a lifestyle! You must make this a way of life for lifetime success.