Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

International Transformation Of The Month: British Bombshell

After stomach surgery, Lola Adeoye needed to change. She fell in love with spinning, competed in the Miss Galaxy Universe pageant, and discovered a better life!
Name: Lola Adeoye
Email: lola@myfitnessbuddy.co.uk, BodySpace: Myfitnessbuddy
Country: United Kingdom (Essex)

Lola Adeoye Lola Adeoye
AGE 35
HEIGHT
5'3"
WEIGHT
207.2 lbs
BODY FAT
49%
AGE 43
HEIGHT
5'3"
WEIGHT
116.8 lbs
BODY FAT
12%

Why I Got Started

In the summer of 2004, I was in and out of the hospital with severe stomach pain. In August, I found out that I had gallstones.

Even worse, the stones had left the gall bladder. In addition to surgery to remove my gall bladder, I had to go through a second procedure to remove the stones left in my body.

At the pre-surgery consultation, my consultant asked me to jump on the scale. When he said I weighed 207 pounds (94 kilograms); I was ashamed.

His reply was, "Never mind. We'll get you well and back to your fish and chips!" I knew right then and there that things had to change!

How I Did It

Two weeks after my gall bladder surgery, I went back to the gym. I had been a member since 2001, but hadn't stuck to any particular training regimen. This time, I wasn't going to let my shameful body keep me out of the gym.

In November of 2001, I found something I loved: spinning. Over the next 3 months, I attended spinning classes six days per week and followed them with 30 minutes on the treadmill or stairmaster.

By April 2005, I had gone down from a UK Size 20 to a size 12. In 2007, my weight was down to 147 pounds (67 kg). That year I decided to become a spinning instructor.

Also in 2007, I came across a copy of Oxygen Magazine. Inside the magazine was a leaflet for the "Eat Clean Diet" by Tosca Reno. I bought the "Eat Clean Diet" and started using Oxygen for weight training advice and reference. In 2009, I became a Bodybuilding.com BodySpace member!

I came across SteveP78 on BodySpace and sent him a message asking for help to lower my body fat and prepare for competition. That was the catalyst for my competition success.

On May 12th 2012, I entered my 2nd competition at the Miss Galaxy Universe, placed 6th in my age group, and also bagged the Most Improved award!

To date, I have lost 92.5 pounds (40 kg) and dropped my body fat by over 37 percent. I'm still a work in progress, but I'm planning on continuing my fit life and am looking forward to my next competition!

Supplements

Morning
Post Workout

Diet

Meal 1
Snack
Meal 2
Snack
Meal 3

Training

I teach 3-to-5 cardio classes per week ranging from Spinning, Bootcamp to Zumba. I also do one training split over 5 days.

Day 1: Back
Day 2: Shoulders/Delts
Day 3: Chest
Day 4: Legs
Day 5: Triceps/Biceps

Note: Ab circuits are performed 3x per week.

Suggestions For Others

  • Never be afraid to try something new.
  • I CAN'T has no place; of course you CAN!
  • Use the resources available to you: Bodybuilding.com, BodySpace, Myfitnesspal and other apps are free and useful.
  • Exercise does not have to be expensive. Pick up that pair of trainers, step out and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Plan your fitness. Write down your training plan and nutrition for the week.
  • Always ask for help when you are unsure. There is always someone on hand to help at the gym!


Bookmark and Share

Related Articles

About The Author

Do you live outside of the United States? Have you made a dramatic change either by gaining muscle or losing fat? If so, send in your pics, stats...

RATE THIS ARTICLE
POOR
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
EXCELLENT
OVERALL RATING
8.3

Out of 10
Excellent
25 Ratings

0

Comments

Showing 0 - 0 of 0 Comments

(5 characters minimum)

      • notify me when users reply to my comment
Showing 0 - 0 of 0 Comments

Featured Product

Give Us Feedback:
Report A Problem
Site Feedback
Follow Us:
Twitter
Facebook
RSS Feeds
Bodybuilding.com Newsletter

Receive exciting features,
news & special offers from Bodybuilding.com