Name: Denise Twaites
Weight: 149 lbs
Body Fat: 30%
Body Fat: 7%
Why I Got Started
In May of 2007 we had our second beautiful, healthy baby boy. Unfortunately, as a souvenir, I was left with less than a beautiful physique. I desperately needed a to get back into shape and regain some muscle I lost during pregnancy.
So I decided I would train for my first NPC Figure Competition and I wanted to do the first figure/bodybuilding show of the year. March 2008 was the Vancouver USA Naturals Figure & Bodybuilding Competition, so that was my goal!
How I Did It
I began cleaning up my diet and trying to keep track of my meals throughout November. December 6th was day one of my diet for the competition.
Dieting for the show wasn't easy (especially through the holidays) but I knew what my goal was and nothing was going to stand in my way. I had a great support system through friends and family.
- Techline Vita Tech
- 4Ever Fit Fruit Isolate Whey Protein
- Cytosport Fast Twitch
- Nutrabolics Anabolic Window
My diet changed a bit the last 3 weeks…but basically it consisted of 7 meals per day:
Meal 2: (Pre-Workout)
Meal 3: (Post Workout)
I had a cheat day on Valentines Day in which I ate everything I could get my hands on, especially all the holiday cookies and fudge I froze. Restaurants were Sonic, Tony Roma's and Pizza Hut!
Day 1: Back & Biceps
Day 2: Shoulders, Triceps & Chest
Day 3: Legs
Suggestions For Others
If you are a new mom or a mother who is still trying to get the baby fat off from 6 years ago, you can do it! Many people told me "it's so much harder to get the weight off with your second child," it's only as hard as you make it!
If you stick to your plan, surround yourself with positive people, and if you want it bad enough, you can do it! Failure is not an option! Stay focused until you get there, set short term goals and reward yourself with massages, facials, and pedicures. The end result with be a new and happier you!