Why I decided to transform
I started on an eight-month bulk and went from 180 to 265 pounds. I thought I looked great, but eventually it became obvious that I didn't when people told me I looked fat. I finally looked at myself in the mirror and accepted that my dirty bulk needed to stop.
I decided to transform and started reading bodybuilding books until I learned what I needed to successfully change. I finally understood how the body works when you feed it proper nutrition and how weights impact the muscles. Then came the day that I felt prepared to achieve my goal.
How I accomplished my goals
I tried many diets during the first two months and stuck with one from Vince Gironda . It helped me a lot because it's simple and easy to cook, plus red meat flavors are my favorite. Instead of using steak, I modified some of the diet with ground beef.
Cardio was a great help to my transformation. It made me feel conditioned with more stamina during the day. Overall, cardio made me feel like a better person. Weight training has always been my preference and greatly helped during my transformation.
When I need motivation, I look at my before photos and then look in the mirror. This really gives me the strength to continue. Thanks to God, after four months of strict dieting and hard exercise, I accomplished my goal.
What aspect challenged me the most
The most challenging part was the full-body workouts. I had no strength when I first started dieting so the exercises were difficult as a result. When I found a diet that suited me, I had more energy than ever.
My future fitness plans
My future plan is to be the best version of myself and meet every goal I set. I also want to motivate others to make changes.
Suggestions for aspiring transformers
Record everything you do in the gym and have a solid diet. The most important aspect of a transformation is the diet.
I don't advise anyone to start a strict diet on the first day because it will be too difficult. Go about improving your nutrition every day until you feel ready to start a strict diet.
How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals
Bodybuilding.com was and is a big part of my transformation. The site helped me big time with tremendous articles about dieting, exercises, recipes, and more. I learned a lot on the forums and received great support from people who motivated me to continue.
William's Top 5 Gym Tracks
- "Promises" by Skrillex
- "Voltage" by Skrillex
- "Holy Grail" by Jay-Z (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
- "Levels" by Avicii
- "Sweat" by David Guetta (Feat. Snoop Dog)