WEIGHT 145 lbs
BODY FAT 30%
WEIGHT 117 lbs
BODY FAT 10%
Why I Decided To Transform
I have always been a little overweight. After having twin boys and being over 35 years old, I found it harder to lose the extra weight. I didn't just want to lose the weight. I wanted that hard body. I wanted to look good enough to do a figure show.
I knew it would take support from my family, and a lot of dedication. With the help and support of my husband, I would be able to do this.
We both researched on Bodybuilding.com and came up with the diet that would work best for me. This was a low carb diet. The workouts were my favorite. The diet was hard at first, because I was used to taking diet pills to curb my hunger. This time I had to do it without the diet pills and follow the diet plan.
As the weight came off, I became more confident that I could do this. I packed meals whenever I knew I would be gone from home more than three hours. I even took my own food to restaurants when the family wanted to eat out, which was once a week.
I was not going to give in. I kept to my diet and made my goal weight. I did a figure show in May, and I am now on a carb cycling diet to gain more muscle. I want to compete again in November.
This transformation has given me confidence and has also helped my husband to keep working out.
How I Accomplished My Goals
I kept positive and made sure to get to the gym. I never wanted to quit, but sometimes I didn't want to go the gym. I forced myself and went.
My inspiration came from a friend. She had done a figure show and I was amazed how she transformed herself. She said "If I can do it, then you certainly can too."
What Aspect Challenged Me The Most
The diet challenged me the most. Some days I felt like splurging. I had coffee to help with that. Of course, my husband kept me on track. He would always ask how I did with my meals.
The last four weeks before my show, I had to up my cardio to two hours a day, five days a week. I did one hour in the morning, and one hour in the evening. The hardest part was getting to the gym; once I was there I was ok.
Because of my low carb diet, my heart rate was kept around 120-125.
My Future Fitness Plans
I am training for another show. I'm hoping to get my pro card next year.
Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers
I'm sure everybody has heard this, but seriously, "If I can do it, so can you!" I'm a mother and a wife with three kids: a 15-year-old, and two-year-old twin boys. I work from home. My schedule is full, but I make time for the gym, and so can you.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals
Bodybuilding.com has EVERYTHING you will ever need. All information on diets, workouts, supplements, and to how to do exercises correctly. It has an easy reference to show how much protein you should intake.
I refer anybody who asks me how I did it to Bodybuilding.com. Just looking at pictures of people who have accomplished their goals gave me inspiration! Thank you, Bodybuilding.com!