Weight: 155 lbs
Body Fat: 28%
Weight: 125 lbs
Body Fat: 16%
Why I Got Started
I was fed up and disgusted with myself because I felt fat and ugly. As you get older, the weight kind of "creeps" up on you. I was so embarrassed that I wouldn't even go into the grocery store, I would send my girls in.
I would often say, "I'll start my diet on Monday." A lot of Mondays came and went and my diet would only last about half the day. Then, one day I had a "light bulb" moment. I decided I was going to finally do it this time and nothing was going to stop me. I had enough of feeling embarrassed about myself!
How I Did It
The first thing I did was join a diet center. I started eating exactly what the plan called for and the weight bagan coming off! When I joined I was traveling a lot and eating fast food 3-4 times per day. On top of that, I was drinking soda all day. So the diet part was a big change for my body.
Each day I began feeling better and better. I would weigh in every Thursday and, sure enough, I was losing weight each and every week. I was on top of the world, nothing was going to stop me!
Seeing the results was my biggest motivation. After I had lost 20 pounds, I decided to join a gym. I was scared to death because I knew nothing about working out. I had always read fitness magazines and dreamed about looking like the girls.
For the first couple of weeks, I would just go in and hop on the treadmill. This way, I could watch everybody else and see what they were doing. I loved watching people lift more than anything and I really wanted to have muscular arms.
One day I watched a trainer come in and loved her arms. I instantly approached her and made an appointment. I worked with her over a year before finally deciding to go out on my own. I knew I wanted to compete one day and she had no experience in that. So I continued by doing a lot of online training with different people.
- Whey Protein
- Amino Acids
- Creatine Monohydrate
- Fish Oil
- Joint Supplements
- Nitric Oxide
Meal 2: Post-Workout
Monday: Back, Biceps And Abs
Thursday: Chest And Triceps
- Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
- Cable Crossovers: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Triceps Pushdowns - V-Bar: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Dumbbell Kickbacks: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Lying Triceps Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
- Dips: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
Friday: Cardio And Abs
Suggestions For Others
You need to plan your meals. I spend 2 days per week cooking and preparing food. If I can make these changes in my 40s, anyone can! Get your mind right and quit making excuses. The results are worth it!