Leeza Burned 33 Pounds Of Body Fat To Be An Inspiration To Others!

Leeza had struggled with her weight for most of her life. One day she picked up a magazine and knew she needed to make a change. Discover more about how Leeza burned 33 pounds of body fat to sculpt the body of her dreams and be an inspiration to others!

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Vital Stats
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Name: Leeza DiStefano

Bodyspace: Leerocka

Leeza DiStefano Leeza DiStefano

Before:

Age:
22
Height:
5'4"
Weight:
167 lbs
Chest:
35.5"
Hips:
43"
Waist:
29"
Thighs:
24"
Body Fat:
34%

After:

Age:
24
Height:
5'4"
Weight:
134 lbs
Chest:
33.5"
Hips:
37.5"
Waist:
25"
Thighs:
21"
Body Fat:
15%

My name is Leeza DiStefano. I have been a member of BodySpace since 2007, and I have been working out in order to both change my lifestyle and compete on stage. Throughout this whole journey I realized how important it is to keep track of your progress and I am happy that Bodybuilding.com allows me to do that. It makes me see how far I came along over the past 3-4 years.

I recently competed in two NPC figure shows and took 5th place in Figure B class at the NPC Suburban. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, and I wanted to pursue these fitness goals to better myself with confidence, appearance, and overall well-being. In addition, I have also pursued a career in personal training, and I am a trainer at Midwood (Brooklyn) New York Sports Club.

I worked for Gold's Gym Howard Beach location for a year where I have helped clients transform their bodies as well. In addition to being a personal trainer, I am also a graphic designer that partnered with Brandon Yawn, NPC bodybuilder and web programmer, for our company Risa Associates, where we do web hosting, website design, branding, packaging design, T-shirt design, product design, marketing, Google ads, all types of web programming and much more!

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Why I Got Started
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I decided to transform my body because I wanted to inspire others who were always challenged genetically with weight problems. I always had a difficult time finding jeans! My primary goal was to feel better about myself and get excited about shopping for clothes rather than dreading it. I used to be a size 13 in pants and now I'm a size 4-6!

I always wanted to compete ever since I picked up an Oxygen Magazine and saw how cool it would be to be in a suit similar to what we had when I used to be a gymnast. After years of pursuit, I finally surrounded myself with the right people to get me where I wanted to be with my fitness goals. I designed my competition suit as well as my make-up. I'm a competitor with many talents!

After Years Of Pursuit, I Finally Surrounded Myself With The Right People To Get Me Where I Wanted To Be With My Fitness Goals
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After Years Of Pursuit, I Finally Surrounded Myself With The Right People To Get Me Where I Wanted To Be With My Fitness Goals.

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How I Did It
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It took me about two solid years of training and dieting hard in order to get to this level. Now it is about tweaking the imperfections. Like I tell my clients; it is a journey, not a marathon. You always want to be working towards a goal in order to keep yourself focused.

I learned that that is the only way to do it and to keep at it. If you do not have a goal, then it is hard to visualize the end result. I learned that it's all in the power of visualization. When you carry something in your heart, then you accept no excuses!

It Took Me About Two Solid Years Of Training And Dieting Hard In Order To Get To This Level It Took Me About Two Solid Years Of Training And Dieting Hard In Order To Get To This Level
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It Took Me About Two Solid Years Of Training And Dieting Hard In
Order To Get To This Level.

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Supplements
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Note: Supplement dosages and schedule listed below in Diet section.

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Diet
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Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

I follow everything pretty rigidly based on my blood type. I don't eat chicken or any types of red meat because my body doesn't utilize it for an anabolic source of protein. Asparagus is great for maintaining my water weight. I tend to carry a lot of water subcutaneously. I never ever use Splenda or artificial sweeteners because they give my stomach really bad trapped gas, so instead, I use only Stevia, which I have found to be great tasting and causes no upset stomach.

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Training
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TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Triset - Three exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.

Day 1: Circuit Training

Day 2: Back/Rear Delts/Hamstrings/Glutes

Day 3: Circuit Training

Day 4: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps

Triset:

Day 5: Circuit Training

Day 6: Rest or Cardio

Day 7: Legs/Shoulders/Front Delts

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Suggestions For Others
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There is nothing in my life that has stopped me from reaching for the stars. It is all about contributing. You want to better yourself and you want to help others. That is why every aspect of my life is about making a difference in the world whether it is health or art.

Life Is About Bettering Yourself And Helping Others Life Is About Bettering Yourself And Helping Others
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Life Is About Bettering Yourself And Helping Others.

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