Tana Wolf - From Elliptical Junkie To Lifting Weights - Burned Off An Amazing 98 Pounds!

Tana Wolf's reflection in a mirror used to make her burst into tears. Find out how she turned her attitude around and prepared for a fitness competition - burning off an amazing 98 pounds of body fat - below!

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Vital Stats
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Name: Tana Wolf

Email: tanawolf@ku.edu

BodySpace: tanawolf123

Tana Wolf Tana Wolf

Before:

Age:
17
Height:
5'4"
Weight:
221 lbs
Waist:
36"

After:

Age:
24
Height:
5'4"
Weight:
123 lbs
Waist:
23"

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Why I Got Started
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One day in my senior year of high school, I was walking by a mirror at the mall and could not believe that the reflection was my own. In the middle of the mall, right between Lane Bryant and the Pretzel Maker, I burst into tears. I not only cried because I was overweight, but I also cried because I had no idea how to not be overweight.

That night, I spent a lot of time researching weight loss on the Internet. I felt overwhelmed by all the information, but I discovered that key to successful weight loss was simple: eat healthy and work out. The next day, I walked into my local YMCA like a deer in headlights. With wide eyes, and fear, I took the tour, and signed a contract for nine months. I gave myself nine months because then I would be moving away to college.

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How I Did It
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Over those first nine months, I managed to lose 60 pounds by eating less and killing myself on the elliptical machine. I arrived at college healthy, happy and confident. However, I struggled to keep up my healthy habits; the gym became less and less of a priority, and my weight loss stalled. I kept my eating on track for the most part, but I managed to lose and gain the same ten pounds several times.

In January of this year, I decided that something had to change. I knew that I needed a goal to reach my goal weight once and for-all, and I decided what better goal than a fitness competition. I hired a trainer, and the first thing that she did was forbid me from spending more than thirty minutes on cardio equipment a day, and instead she had me focus on lifting as much weight as I possibly could.

To my amazement, weight training created changes in my body that I never thought possible. Within a few weeks, my shoulders started popping and my thighs quit jiggling. Along with the weight training, my trainer also wrote a competition diet that eliminated all simple carbohydrates from my diet. She taught me to eat every three hours, and to my astonishment, I was never hungry.

By the time of my competition, I was 30 pounds lighter than when I started training with 15% body fat. Not only had I lost weight, but I had also gained enough muscle to compete on stage.

Weight Training Created Changes In My Body That I Never Thought Possible Weight Training Created Changes In My Body That I Never Thought Possible
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Weight Training Created Changes In My Body
That I Never Thought Possible.

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Diet
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Meal 5: Post Workout

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By The Time Of My Competition, I Was 30 Pounds Lighter Than When I Started Training With 15% Body Fat By The Time Of My Competition, I Was 30 Pounds Lighter Than When I Started Training With 15% Body Fat
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By The Time Of My Competition, I Was 30 Pounds Lighter Than When I Started Training With 15% Body Fat.

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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.

21s - When performing 21s, 7 reps are performed in the lower half of the motion, then 7 reps are performed in the upper half, and the set is finshed with 7 complete reps.

Day 1: Chest/Triceps/Abs

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Day 2: Back/Biceps/Abs

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Day 3: Legs/Shoulders

  • 30 min on Elliptical Machine

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Day 4: Chest/Triceps/Abs

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Day 5: Back/Biceps/Abs

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Day 6: Legs/Shoulders

  • 30 min on Elliptical Machine

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Day 7: Rest

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Suggestions For Others
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The best advice I can give anyone who wants to compete is just do it. It may be scary to imagine oneself on stage in a string bikini, but the feeling of being on stage knowing how hard it was cannot compare to anything. To get there, find someone who has competed before to be a mentor. His or her knowledge will prove to be invaluable.

The Best Advice That I Can Give Anyone Who Wants To Compete Is Just Do It
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The Best Advice That I Can Give Anyone Who Wants To
Compete Is Just Do It.

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