Female Transformation Of The Week - Charla Cormier!
After having her third child in March 2004, Charla noticed that her body just wasn't the same as it used to be. Refusing to be an out-of-shape mom, she decided to enter herself in a contest. Learn how she dropped 44 pounds and became hooked on competing!
Weight: 170 lbs
Body Fat: 30%+
Weight: 126 lbs
Body Fat: 16%
Why I Got Started
I got started training after having my third child in March 2004. My body was just not the same anymore. I felt I had no hope to regain a nice figure until I got positive! I refused to be an out of shape mother/wife.
I entered myself into the NPC Excalibur 2004. I did research on competition diets and training. I stepped on stage just 9 months after having my third baby and placed 6 out of 12 girls. I was hooked!
How I Did It
I did it with a little determination, dedication, discipline and believing in myself. I had to be positive!
- Eating Healthy
- Exercise (Weight training and cardio)
- Consistency is the KEY!
This is the diet I followed for 7 consecutive weeks without one cheat meal. Well I take that back, everyday at lunch I got to take a sip of my children's apple juice! That was my cheat and boy was it a treat.
- 6oz. Turkey/Chicken Breast/Tuna/Orange Roughy
- 6 Egg Whites
- Large Salad
- Sliced red peppers
- 2 scoops of Whey Protein
I changed my routine every two to three weeks but this is what I started off doing. For the most part I did 3 sets of 15 and every other week I would do 2 sets to failure for each body part. The resistance I used for upper body was medium and for my legs I went heavy because I need to build muscle.
Monday: Back & Biceps
Friday: Chest, Triceps & Shoulders
- Walk/Run: 2-3 Miles
Suggestions For Others
Start with setting your mind; you have to want to change! Consistency is the key! If you are consistent with your diet, exercise, supplementation and are making sure you are drinking at least 1/2 gallon (this is the daily requirement) of water per day there is NO WAY the body can resist from burning fat!
I came up with a little saying that totally keeps me focused: Make a goal, not an excuse. Believe in yourself! I say this everyday and it really does help to keep me focused! Stay focused, train hard and be healthy!