Name: Meredith Pendergrass
Why I Got Started
I would like to blame my boyfriend, Nick, for his bad eating habits rubbing off on me after I met him, but ultimately it was my own poor choices and laziness that had resulted in me being frustrated with my image and overweight.
I had been fit in my past and knew I had the drive in me to be active once again.
How I Did It
I joined a gym that my boyfriend attended and happened to be on my way home from work. I had previously been so worn out by the time I got home from my 60-minute-plus commute that I made excuses to not go to the gym. Having the gym on the way home from work has been a blessing!
I began working out with a personal trainer two times a week, and eventually bumped that up to four times a week which I am at now.
My trainer, David, has strongly influenced my eating habits, my cardio training and motivated me to tone and build muscle!
I have gone from a size 10/12 to a size 4 and I have never been happier! My total weight loss to date is 42 pounds.
- Universal Animal Pak: 1 pack
- Green Tea Extract: 1 tab (400 mg)
- TwinLab L-Carnitine: 1 tab (500 mg)
- Tonalin CLA: 1 tab (1000mg)
- Vitamin C: 1 tab (100 mg)
- Omega 3 Fish Oil: 1 tab (720 mg)
- USPLabs Jack3d: 1 scoop
- Designer Whey Protein: 2 scoops
Every day that I go to work I eat almost the exact same thing. It is not the best as far as strict healthy diet but it is a convenient one that has been working for me. I hope to get into cooking more and preparing food to take to work.
- 1 Lean Cuisine Lunch (frozen entree ranging from 200 - 330 calories depending on flavor)
Meal 4: Preworkout
- ½ cup Cottage Cheese
- 1 6 oz cup Greek Yogurt
Meal 5: Post Workout
- 2 scoops Designer Whey Protein
I work out with my trainer, David, four times a week. On my off days I do cardio and rest usually one day a week.
|TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW|
Day 1: Chest/Triceps
Day 2: Light Legs/Abs
Day 3: Cardio
Day 4: Back/Biceps
Day 5: Cardio
Day 6: Legs
Day 7: Rest
Suggestions for Others
The best thing I can recommend to anyone trying to get into the gym is to go with someone you already know. I felt so much more comfortable having someone to ask questions to and to teach me things until I began working out with a trainer.
It was a great way to learn and to make my time productive. It has been more than worth the hard work that I had to put in and I couldn't be happier with my progress and hope to keep working towards getting in even better shape!
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