Body Transformation: Gaining Steam

Skinny-fat didn't cut it for Robinson. Kids harped on him daily and his self-confidence was in the toilet. He needed to transform. It started with his mind and transferred to his physique!

Name: Robinson Rodriguez
BodySpace: robinson2434

Robinson Rodriguez Robinson Rodriguez
AGE 15
135 lbs
AGE 17
151 lbs

Why I Decided To Transform

I decided to transform when I noticed I had let myself go. I was tired of getting picked on for being fat. My self-confidence was extremely low and was constantly depressed. Putting myself down was frustrating and it was time for a change.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I accomplished my goal by eating healthier, cutting out fast food, and doing crunches and push-ups. There was more work to be done. I wanted bigger arms, a wider back, and larger thighs and legs. Then, I would be complete.

A friend introduced me to P90x, which I did for two months before joining a gym in October of 2010. Both yielded gains, but I thought about quitting because I remained skinny until October of 2011. The depression prompted me to restart at the gym, which has led to now.

Motivation came from my improvements. My gains came quick and I was amazed. I realized that bodybuilding was my calling. It was something I could be good at. I set goals and accomplished them. To me, there's no better feeling than accomplishment. I set goals and reached them.

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

Dieting challenged me the most. It's hard eating on a schedule. I kept my calorie intake full of fats and carbs. Fighting temptations while watching my friends and family eat whatever they want is a never-ending challenge.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to get more shredded and add mass in the upcoming year. It seems like the farther I get the farther I am from my goals. I plan to be a fitness model in the near future by keeping a positive mindset, giving 110 percent at the gym, and having a strict diet. I can do anything I put my mind to.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

Keep a positive mind. The body is important, but the mind is more important. Visualize what your body will look like and you'll get there. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."

You can do anything you put your mind to. You just have to put your blood, sweat, and tears into it. No excuses. I know what it's like to be fat and skinny. I've been both. If I can do it, anyone can. Set your goals and accomplish them.

How Helped Me Reach My Goals gave me a confidence boost. I upload pictures, get ratings, and receive opinions from other bodybuilders. When I'm asked for advice, it makes me feel like I really know what I'm doing. It encourages me to keep going and get bigger and stronger.