Name: Rebin Roy
Weight: 222 lbs
Body Fat: 36%
Weight: 122 lbs
Body Fat: 12%
Why I Got Started
Over the years I gained and lost hundreds of pounds secretly believing that I was just destined to yo-yo diet. Everything really changed with the birth of my children. Along with the joy of each beautiful child came the frustration of additional pounds that I could not shed. I was starting to get concerned about my health and how my additional weight would affect how I could care for them. Finally, I hit rock bottom when I went to my doctor complaining of back problems after the birth of my third child. He poked at my stomach and told me to lose the "other twin" and then we could talk. I was humiliated, but this led me to be even more determined to lose weight.
I knew that I had to lose weight not only to care for my children, but to become a role model for them as well. The shape and condition I was in kept me from having the energy and the strength to care for them the way I had envisioned. I also wanted to instill good eating habits in them at a young age. None of this would be possible if I continued to eat unhealthy foods and live a sedentary lifestyle.
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I Knew That I Had To Lose Weight Not Only To Care For My Children,
But To Become A Role Model For Them As Well.
How I Did It
I began to change what I ate, exercised and managed to lose 15 pounds on my own. But soon, I was not losing any more weight and began to get discouraged, that is until I talked to some friends who told me about Weight Watchers. I had heard of Weight Watchers, but didn't know much about it so I decided to attend a meeting. I immediately joined, followed the program and lost 75 pounds in about a year and a half.
Although I was happy with the 75-pound loss, I still secretly wanted to have the "bikini body" that I always dreamed of. After 9 months of maintaining my 75-pound loss, I decided to get into bodybuilding. I slowly began eating 6 clean meals a day. I also started lifting heavy weights on a split schedule. I slowly added more cardio and even HIIT training into my routine to get leaner. When I first began exercising, I could barely walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes, so to be able to train like an athlete was amazing to me. I now live a bodybuilding lifestyle, and I am so glad! I lost the additional weight, gained shapely muscle and now compete in figure competitions! My weight at my first contest was down 100 pounds from when I started, which was icing on the cake.
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After 9 Months Of Maintaining My 75-pound Loss,
I Decided To Get Into Bodybuilding.
I am happy to say that my whole family is involved in my bodybuilding lifestyle. My husband now competes as well, and we plan to continue competing together. We now live a healthy active lifestyle and my husband and I feel like good role models for our children. People have said I am an inspiration and a role model to women who think it is impossible to lose such a large amount of weight. That motivates me to not only keep the weight off, but to share my story and knowledge with others. I truly believe that anything is possible and am happy to cheer anyone on in reaching their goals.
Just as a side note, along my weight loss journey I not only shed the pounds, but I figured out that I had a passion for making people laugh, and now I am a stand up comic. Talk about a journey!
Note: Supplement dosages and schedule listed below in Diet section.
Meal 3: Post Workout
I alternate between spin bike, interval sprints, and rotating stairs for the fasting cardio.
During contest season I add a second cardio session incrementally as needed
Day 1: Biceps/Triceps/Calves
Day 3: Cardio
Day 6: Cardio or Rest
- Additional Cardio Session if needed
Suggestions For Others
There are several things that I have learned along my journey that I would suggest to others. First and most importantly, find a supportive group of people you can turn to help you reach your fitness goals. I told my friends and family about my goals, found support through meetings, and on the Internet through websites like BodyBuilding.com. Having people who can know and understand what you are trying to accomplish can help you stay accountable when you feel like going off track. It can also be a great resource for knowledge and information to help you reach your goals.
Second, I would suggest keeping a food journal. I have kept one for over three years now. It has helped me keep track of what I foods I am eating, monitor my portion sizes, and identify times that I have not made the best nutritional choices.
Third, take information in from all sources. This doesn't mean believe everything you see and read, but keep an open mind. For example, I found a cookbook that had "clean recipes" for restaurant types of food. At first, I was skeptical, but after trying a few recipes, I found that they were great!
Finally, I think having clear goals is key to any achievement. How can you get somewhere if you don't know where you are going? Every time I reach a goal, I come up with a new one to take its place. The challenge keeps me motivated, and keeps me pushing harder. You can do anything you want in life, no matter what anyone says. Come up with the goal, put in the work, give yourself the time, and it WILL happen.
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