Name: Isabel Hamton
Weight: 215 lbs
Weight: 160 lbs
Why I Got Started
My husband was the one who got me started through the gym in our new apartment. If it wasn't because we are getting married and moving into our own house, I wouldn't have had a chance to change my body.
My confidence was low. I learned to accept the fact that I have been overweight for years, but I just couldn't be bothered with it. I decided to change my body only after I got married and moved into my own house with a home gym in the basement. I finally took hold of this opportunity and told myself - "I'm going to change my body once and for all!"
How I Did It
With the gym in the basement, it totally changed my lifestyle. I was so excited to hit the treadmill and the weights after I got home from work. The workout and cardio sessions are the first thing I had in mind when it came to relaxing after a hectic working day.
Not only does it relieve the stress from work, but it made me into what I am today. It completely changed my life. Of course, my diet and nutrition were in-check; I avoid fast food as much as I could!
As I'm not into competing, my meals are consumed every 3-4 hours. They are basically a mix of whole food and fruits.
My workout is usually done after Meal 4, which is around late evening. I feel that my energy levels are the highest during that period of time.
As I'm training at home, machines are limited therefore most exercises are performed with dumbbells (saves space). I train 4 times per week with cardio sessions (45 minutes bike/treadmill) done everyday after work/workout. My exercises are done in the rep range of 25-15.
Day 3: Chest & Triceps
I'll usually finish my workout within an hour or 45 minutes, I love to sweat!
Suggestions For Others
Patience and determination is all you ever need to change your body once and for all! Before starting any dieting phase, look yourself in the mirror and set goals which are realistic and attainable every month. Keeping track of your workouts and progress will be the route to success!