Weight: 178 lbs
Body Fat: 20%
Weight: 173 lbs
Body Fat: 9%
Why I Got Started
I realized I was terribly off track with my health and I wasn't happy at all with my appearance. I didn't like that guy in the mirror and I didn't want others to think that was who I was. I was unhappy, I looked terrible, and I lacked motivation!
In addition to that, I had three young children who needed a healthy role model. Even with all of that, it still took a few years for me to get motivated enough to begin the transformation process. In 2000 I entered a "Body for Life" Challenge and dropped my body fat into the single digits.
My weight and fitness goals have fluctuated since then, but never to the extremes of the '90's decade. I decided in 2009 to set some new fitness goals for myself and dropped from about 13% body fat to where I am today.
I'm thrilled that Bodybuilding.com has given me the opportunity to share my story and hopefully inspire others to get off the couch!
How I Did It
I made a decision! I decided to declare war on fat and become healthy. Exercise became a part of my daily routine and I began paying attention to my nutrition. Really I became a student. I read books and magazines and I learned all I could about health, fitness and nutrition.
In the process I realized I needed to believe in myself again, I needed to make my health an on-going priority. Over the years I found inspiration and motivation in a variety of places. Most recently I found much of my inspiration here at Bodybuilding.com.
I think it's vital to have inspiration from others who can be role models and demonstrate a healthy lifestyle through their dedication to health and fitness!
- Protein Powder
- Creatine Monohydrate
- Applied Nutriceuticals RPM
- Applied Nutriceuticals Neovar
- Applied Nutriceuticals Drive
- Applied Nutriceuticals Lipotrophin-PM
Meal 2: Pre-Workout
Meal 3: Post-Workout
For the last several months I've been lifting 7 days week because I'd like to compete.
- Monday: Back
- Tuesday: Hamstrings
- Wednesday: Shoulders
- Thursday: Chest
- Friday: Quads
- Saturday: Arms
- Sunday: Traps And Calves
I usually lift for around an hour focusing on each body part from different angles to work the whole muscle. Generally, 4-5 exercises for each body part and 4-5 sets of 10-20 reps for each exercise. I add abs and some cardio a couple days a week.
Suggestions For Others
Make a decision for change! You can have the healthy, fit body you're looking for. It takes dedication, but the rewards far outweigh any sacrifice you have to make to get there!
Open a profile on BodySpace at Bodybuilding.com and ask for help! You'll be surprised how many people on BodySpace are willing to offer their advice, experience and inspiration to put you on the path to success!