Name: Judith Corbett
Weight: 177 lbs
Weight: 150 lbs
Why I Got Started
The weight gain began after I turned 43, the year I was completing my dissertation, ending a marriage and learning how to be a single parent. It seemed as if the fat just jumped on me overnight. I kept thinking: "just do a little extra cardio and you'll beat this thing" (back flab & muffin top mini).
I never really had a weight issue until forty something which brought on a mindset of denial ("I'm really not that big"), new metabolism challenges, health issues, and eventually shame about my appearance. I was working out but not seeing any results because my nutritional habits and mindset needed a transformation.
To add insult to injury the doctor claimed the new weight gain was age related and it was highly unlikely that I'd lose the weight. Quite depressing news, but still wasn't the motivating factor that lead to change. It wasn't until last year when my so called "love relationship" ended in October, 2007, that I decided to try to transform my body.
How I Did It
October 30, 2007, I hired a personal trainer, Bruno, who gave me a diet plan. We did weight training twice weekly and I walked 12-to-15 miles weekly. I also read numerous fat loss and motivation articles on Bodybuilding.com. I began subscribing to Fitness Oxygen and I also kept a daily online nutritional journal.
I reached my initial weight loss goal of 12 pounds within the first six weeks of working with my trainer. My blood pressure also dropped and I was able to stop taking my medication - I was hooked. I decided I'd keep working with Bruno to see what else could happen.
Within 8 weeks of training my cholesterol dropped by 20 points and I stopped taking asthma medication after 3 months of training. By April, 2008, (5 months later) I lost 27 pounds and decided to participate in the MuscleTech Transformation Contest. I did my first decarb for the "after" MuscleTech photo and learned that I had a great deal of discipline.
By September, 2008 I started preparing for two figure contests. I placed 5th in the NPC Brooklyn Figure Contest in November, 2008 and also participated in the NPC Eastern, a year after my commitment to lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Bruno was the best thing that happened to me last year, he is a tremendous motivator, friend and trainer. He always believed in me and helped me take my fitness goals to a new level. He discharged me from training in June and I've been training on my own since that time.
I love the attention I receive as a result of the physical change, but I am most grateful for the transformation of my mind. I now understand that fitness is a journey, not a destination.
Judith Corbett's Supplements
Judith Corbett's Diet Plan
- 1 banana
Judith Corbett's Training Routine
Monday: Chest, Back & Arms
- Barbell Bench Press
- Incline Barbell Bench Press
- Cable Crossovers
- Barbell Curls
- Hammer Curls
- Incline Curls
- Triceps Pushdowns
- Overhead Extensions
- Leg Press
- Dumbbell Lunges
- Leg Extensions
- Leg Curls
- Shoulder Press
- Lateral Raises
- Standing Front Barbell Raises
- Stiff-Legged Deadlifts
- Seated Cable Rows
- V-Bar Pulldowns
- Lat Pulldowns
Friday: Legs, Shoulders & Back
Suggestions For Others
- Establishing good nutritional habits is 80% of fat loss battle.
- There are numerous BodySpace profiles of others who have overcome fat loss and adopted a healthier lifestyle-great inspiration.
- Get the help that you need to stick with your goals.
- Don't let the scale discourage you.
- Take plenty of progress photos and write about your journey.
- Drink plenty of water.
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