Female Transformation Of The Week - Ruby Hackett!

Ruby struggled with her weight growing up, but it wasn't until she started hitting the gym that she realized what it meant to live a healthy lifestyle. Read on to learn how she got serious about fitness and shed 20 pounds and 10% body fat!
Before Before:
150 lbs
After After:
130 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: Ruby Hackett
BodySpace: Rubes00
Training Log: Who Wants A 6 Pack When You Can Have An 8 Pack?

Before:
Age: 21
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 150 lbs
Body Fat: 26%

After:
Age: 23
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 130 lbs
Body Fat: 16%

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Why I Got Started
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Growing up I was once the chubby girl. I also was the skinny fat girl. I tried every diet out there. I lost the unwanted weight in an unhealthy matter. Due to this, it came back.

I went from my all time low weight of 120 pounds to my high of 162 pounds after I graduated from high school. Once again, I found myself losing the extra weight the wrong way.

Ruby Hackett's Body Fat Progress.
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Ruby Hackett's Body Fat Progress.

Once I discovered the gym and lifting weights, what I wanted my body to look like changed. I no longer wanted to be a skinny girl.

I wanted to have a lean, fit, athletic body. I found my passion for lifting heavy weights! I learned that working out was a good stress reliever and loved the way I felt afterward.

I Found My Passion For Lifting Heavy Weights! I Found My Passion For Lifting Heavy Weights!
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I Found My Passion For
Lifting Heavy Weights!

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How I Did It
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I've now been going to the gym consistently for a little more than three years. During the first two years, I made little to no progress leaning out my body. My training was solid.

I was becoming stronger in the gym, but my diet was holding me back from the body I desired. It wasn't until I got my diet in check that I really started losing body fat and seeing the muscles I worked so hard to build.

It Wasn't Until I Got My Diet In Check That I Really Started Losing Bodyfat. It Wasn't Until I Got My Diet In Check That I Really Started Losing Bodyfat.
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It Wasn't Until I Got My Diet In
Check That I Really Started Losing Bodyfat.

Last February I followed the Body For Life program for 12 weeks. I saw results and it motivated me. I became a Team Scivation member in September of last year. I followed The Cut Diet and one of their training programs for 90 days. It was a great accomplishment.

Body For Life:
Body For Life is a 12-week diet and exercise program, and also an annual physique transformation competition. It was created by Bill Phillips, a former competitive bodybuilder and the founder of EAS, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements. It has been popularised by a bestselling book of the same name.

The past six months I've been working with Jaim91. She writes my training routines and gives me diet guidelines. I'm in the best shape of my life right now and love it! Eventually, with the help of Jaim91, you will see me on the stage!

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Supplements
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Diet
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Ruby Hackett
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Ruby Hackett.

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Training
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Suggestions For Others
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Without the proper nutritional plan, your progress will be limited. Don't be afraid to lift heavy. You won't lose all the weight overnight. Be patient and make small goals.

Make sure you track you progress with your measurements and pictures. Pictures don't lie! I always found that the more progress I was making, the more motivation I had to continue eating well and have great workouts.

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Don't be afraid to ask for help. Use your resources. Bodybuilding.com was a great tool when it came to researching things. I got tremendous amounts of help on the Forums and SuperSite!

Be Patient And Make Small Goals.
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Be Patient And Make Small Goals.

Sometimes when I just wasn't feeling it, I would get on BodySpace and surf profiles of other woman who had amazing bodies. It helped me put things into perspective and realize you can achieve just about anything if you put your all into it. For some it just takes a little more than others!