Over 40 Transformation Of The Week - John Maldonado!

When John's wife told him she wanted to have a child, he took a second look at his life and realized his physique didn't make him happy. Read on to learn how he changed everything and dropped 80 pounds right here!
Before Before:
237.4 lbs
After After:
156.6 lbs

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Vital Stats
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Name: John Maldonado
Email: flyboyjustice@aol.com
BodySpace: flyboyjustice

Before:
Age: 41
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 237.4 lbs
Body Fat: 37.4%
Waist: 47.5"
Chest: 49.5"

After:
Age: 42
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 156.6 lbs
Body Fat: 7.1%
Waist: 33.5"
Chest: 43"

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Why I Got Started
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I decided to change my life and healthy the day my wife told me that she wanted to have a child. I was 41 at the time and it completely shocked me. There was no way I was mentally or physically ready for this, but how could I say no to my wife?

I have always been overweight but I never realized it until I started using BodySpace. I posted my before pictures and it floored me how bad I looked and felt about myself.

John Maldonado's Weight Loss Progress.
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John Maldonado's Weight Loss Progress.

I wrote myself a letter about how I felt physically and how my wife wanted a child. To this day, I still have that letter in my wallet.

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How I Did It
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Over the years I always lifted weights and had physical jobs so I was already pretty strong. I bought a bunch of supplements and wasted thousands of dollars on the wrong products. I started to do research on Bodybuilding.com about training and nutrition. It wasn't until I came across Stevep78 on BodySpace that things really started to change.

Things Really Started To Change.
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Things Really Started To Change.

I started taking his tips and applying them to my training. He told me everything to do and I followed his advice to a "t." We did this transformation together. I went from just wanting to loose weight to becoming a bodybuilder. Thank you Bodybuilding.com, BodySpace, all the BodyGroups I belong to, and my wife, who I love.

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Supplements
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Diet
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I work full time at UPS, so my calorie intake was high. For 4 days, I kept my calories at about 3,800, then 2,700 for the next 3 days. I drank a gallon of water each day.

My carbs mostly consisted of sweet potatoes, vegetables, and steamed brown rice. My protein was from fish and chicken. Fats were usually natural peanut butter and almonds.

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Training
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    Day 1: Chest & Biceps

    Day 2: Cardio & Abs

    Day 3: Back & Calves

    Day 4: Cardio & Abs

    Day 5: Shoulders & Triceps

    Day 6: Cardio & Abs

    Day 7: Legs

John Maldonado.
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John Maldonado.

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Suggestions For Others
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Just take it one day at a time. If you fall off the diet one or two days, don't stress over it, just get right back on. I highly recommend a trainer to help guide you in the right direction.

Just Take It One Day At A Time.
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Just Take It One Day At A Time.

The combination of heart, desire, will power, and the right guidance will allow you to achieve your fitness goals.