Name: Kimberly Castle
Home: Alberta, Canada
Occupation: Interior Designer
Start Weight October 2005: 136.5 pounds - Dress Size 12
Current Weight July 2006: 115 pounds - Dress Size 0-2
Contest Weight June 2006: 105 pounds
How I Did It
My weight loss journey started in October 2005 when I moved back to Canada after living and traveling the U.S. for 3 years in my job as an Interior Designer. Living in hotels and eating in restaurants for nearly every meal, my only workouts consisted of an occasional run every now and then; I had gained more than 20 pounds.
Having turned 30 in April 2005 I was no closer to reaching my personal goal of being in the best shape in my life. I joined a gym as soon as I moved to Calgary and hired a personal trainer. I knew that this was a step I had to take. This was my chance to make a fresh new start and create a new outlook and healthy fitness routine for my new life back in Canada.
|WHAT'S YOUR GOAL?|
Working out 5 days per week and starting to show some progress my trainer suggested that I consider competing in a figure competition. I quickly dismissed the suggestion telling him how crazy that was and that was something I could never do.
However, after some continuous suggestion I decided to do some research on competing and met with local IFBB Figure Pro Deborah Leung. She was a wealth of knowledge and provided me with the motivation and reality of what I was in for. And so I made the decision to train for my first figure competition.
Diet & Training
I went from 136.5 pounds to 107 pounds in approximately 37 weeks. This after switching from eating 3 big meals per day (that were not always the best choices) to eating 6 smaller meals per day. I trained smarter and harder with weights 5 days per week, made my cardio a daily routine with an active day of rest and a full day of rest every week.
I am so proud of my hard work and transformation of my body is so amazing to me. Most women head to the gym and do 45 mins of cardio and call that a work out. That was my routine for years and I always believed that I was fit but my body never made the gains I always hoped for.
On June, 2006 at the Alberta Body Building Association Provincial Championships in my very first Figure show ever I placed 4th in the medium height division! It was so exciting and a great reward for this journey. My parents, sister and friends were all there cheering me on and that makes me so proud. I love them for always being there and how supportive they have all been to me along the way.
This is just the beginning of my new out look on health and fitness and possibly future competitions.For more great pictures visit my web site at: www.kimberlycastle.com.