Shani Lost 60 Pounds And Sculpted A Lean Body!

Shani didn't want to become another statistic so she took control of her destiny and lost 60 pounds! See how she made her outside match her inside!


Vital Stats

Name: Shani Ariel Mojica

Email: shani.mojica@gmail.com

Bodyspace: shaniariel

Shani Ariel Mojica Shani Ariel Mojica

Before:

Age:
26
Height:
5'2"
Weight:
180 lbs
Waist:
34"
Hips:
42"

After:

Age:
27
Height:
5'2"
Weight:
120 lbs
Waist:
26"
Hips:
36"

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Why I Got Started
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The girl inside of me was not what I saw in the mirror. The girl inside is vibrant, gorgeous and sexy but every time I saw a picture of myself or caught a reflection of myself I felt crushed; it reminded me that the girl in my head didn't match this overweight girl that existed in reality. I knew this spark inside of me was there and I would try on and off throughout my life to ignite and keep it going.

I fluctuated drastically through the years, with my heaviest being 215 pounds through most of high school, but it wasn't until March of 2009 that a rude comment from someone on the streets of my Manhattan neighborhood gave me enough fuel to keep that fire burning for good. It hurt so badly that a stranger could be so mean, but it made me say to myself "If I am so miserable ... then WHY am I not getting fit?" I wanted so badly to stand out in life and NOT belong to an American obesity statistic, but I was content for so long with being fat and invisible and I hadn't known any other way to be. It was time to step out of my comfort zone and shine the way I knew I was meant to.

I Wanted So Badly To Stand Out I Wanted So Badly To Stand Out
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I Wanted So Badly To Stand Out.

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How I Did It
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The day of this epiphany was March 21, 2009. That day I balanced myself atop a wobbly chair in my hallway and set my camera timer to capture the girl in my reality one last time. That same day I made a trip to sign up for the gym, and armed with dozens of articles from bodybuilding.com, loaded up on groceries and supplements that would get a plan in motion. I vowed to become a student of the lifestyle and told myself I would live and train like a bodybuilder. Most importantly, I made a promise to myself that I would not quit - for AT LEAST two months. And after one month of this strict lifestyle, I was insanely addicted to the results I was getting and continued to feel better and more confident with every passing week. I toyed around a lot with my own body's formula and concocted many spreadsheets to keep track of everything. As I got into my rhythm, the spreadsheets and the overthinking became less prominent. Today, my training and eating habits have become second nature.

But I lifted heavy, supplemented with things others who didn't understand called insane ('you're taking creatine? You don't know what you're doing - you're going to get bulky!'), and ate so much that it was constantly a topic of conversation among friends and family. It wasn't until others started noticing my fast results that they "laid off" on the criticism (many be can be quick to make comments when you put yourself and your goals out there).

Today, I consider this journey to not even be about me, but to be about the lives I can inspire with my own transformation. Being able to inspire others holds me accountable to posting up progress! The inspiration works both ways.

Today, My Training And Eating Habits Have Become Second Nature Today, My Training And Eating Habits Have Become Second Nature
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Today, My Training And Eating Habits Have Become Second Nature.

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Supplements
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Upon Waking/Cardio Prep:

Morning with Meal 1:

Pre Workout Meal:

30 min after Pre Workout Meal:

During Workout:

Immediately Post Workout:

Before Bed:

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Diet
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Meal 1:

Meal 2:

Meal 3:

Meal 4: Pre-Workout

Meal 5: Post Workout

Meal 6:

Meal 7:

I drink 1.5-2 liters of Water daily and the occasional (small) glass of Fresca. The only seasonings or dressings I use are cayenne pepper, red wine or apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and limited amounts of Splenda.

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Training
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TERMS YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW
Superset - Two exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.

Triset - Three exercises are performed consecutively without any rest.

Day 1: Legs/Glutes/Abs

Superset:

Superset:

Superset:

Day 2: Shoulders/Triceps/Obliques

Superset:

Superset:

Day 3: Rest

Day 4: Chest/Shoulders/Obliques

Superset:

Superset:

Triset:

Day 5: Hamstrings/Glutes/Abs

Day 6: Plyometrics

Tri Set :

Day 7: Back/Biceps/Abs

Superset:

Superset:

Superset:

Repeat Day 1.

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Suggestions For Others
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Make and keep promises to yourself! An excuse is nothing but a waste of your thinking space - really, who is benefitting from excuses? Anyone who wants a slamming body badly enough will stop at nothing to make it happen. Find whatever makes you stronger and keeps you going. Why do you do what you do? Why don't you do what you haven't?

I encourage others to be mad scientists about their bodies - find your base formula and work the hell out of it! Model your formula after the tried and true techniques found all over this website. I did, and it's the most amazing thing I've EVER done for myself.

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