Nakia Dunigan Chose Fitness As Her Path And Achieved Her Goals - Dropping 51 Pounds!

Nakia wanted to escape her life ... until she decided to spend her entire bonus on her future in fitness. She found motivation from boot camp classes and pushed herself to the limits, dropping 51 pounds of body fat! Find out how she did it below!

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Vital Stats
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Name: Nakia Dunigan

Email: nakiadunigan@yahoo.com

BodySpace: thedivine1

Nakia Dunigan Nakia Dunigan

Before:

Age:
34
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
169 lbs
Body Fat:
23.2%
Waist:
34"
Hips:
36"

After:

Age:
35
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
118 lbs
Body Fat:
14%
Waist:
24"
Hips:
30"

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Why I Got Started
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I am a single mom of 2, and I spent 5 years of my life depressed and wanting a way out of my life. My quest to become fit started in April 2008 when I weighed in at 169 pounds. One day, I scrolled through my emails and saw an ad for a fitness boot camp. On this same day I received a bonus and decided to put all of my bonus money toward getting my body in shape.

For the next 6 months, I spent my weekends driving 60 miles on Saturday/Sunday to attend boot camp and I loved it but I wanted more! I decided to quit my job as an Executive Assistant and became the Director of Operations for D3: Dre's Diesel Dome and also a Group Fitness Instructor.

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I Received A Bonus And Decided To Put All Of My Bonus Money Toward Getting My Body In Shape.

I still wanted more! So, I started researching figure competitions and got a subscription to Oxygen magazine and was inspired to compete in a figure competition. In August 2009, my journey to become a figure champion began. In May 2010, I competed in the Illinois State Body Building, Figure and Fitness Competition. I did not place and felt defeated, but after two days of pigging out, I dusted myself off and will now compete in Kentucky this November but I also plan on running in the Chicago Half Marathon in September! I won't stop be stopped! In the before picture, I weighed 140 pounds and at contest time, I was 116 pounds.

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How I Did It
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It took me a while to find my figure trainer, but when I did, everything clicked. I trained with my trainer 4 days per week, some weeks 3 days and I spent the remaining days at the gym or in my basement on the treadmill. It took a lot of sacrifice, commitment and discipline.

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Getting In Shape Took A Lot Of Sacrifice, Commitment And Discipline.

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Diet
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My training diet consisted of some major clean eating. I was only allowed a cheat meal on Saturday at 12 p.m. My 16-week contest diet was as follows:

Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4:

Meal 5:

Meal 6:

I also drank a gallon of water per day.

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Training
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Meal 1: Shoulders/Biceps/Abs/Hamstrings

Day 2: Cardio

Day 3: Biceps/Triceps/Abs

Day 4: Legs/Abs

Day 5: Cardio

Day 6: Back/Triceps/Abs

Day 7: Rest

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Suggestions For Others
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The best piece of advice I can give is to plan, plan and plan some more! Every evening I would write in my journal the next day's workout and meals so I knew what I had to do.

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