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Maureen Ashley Lost 22 Pounds And Gained Self-Confidence She Needed To Step On Stage!

Living as a personal trainer, Maureen knew that she needed to get in shape to give her clients someone to look up to. Read on to learn how she shed 22 pounds and began competing!
Before Before:
131 lbs
After After:
109 lbs

Vital Stats

Name: Maureen Ashley
BodySpace: mightymo74

Age: 34
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 131 lbs
Body Fat: 26.4%

Age: 35
Weight: 109 lbs
Body Fat: 14%

Why I Got Started

I am a personal trainer. I know it's probably weird to think that trainers hire trainers, but I did. I had a real issue with the fact that I didn't look like a trainer. I "thought" I ate pretty healthy. I worked out pretty hard. I did triathlons and ran a couple marathons, but still nothing!

If I can talk the talk I needed to walk the walk of all of my clients. I wanted to give them someone to look up to. If I could overcome my issues, so could they. I have such a passion for the health and fitness field that it killed me that I could never get to that fitness level I so wanted to achieve.

I had gone to watch figure shows time and time again. All of my friends would always ask me when it was my turn to get up there. I always answered with "it's just not the right time." Well, I finally had a revelation that there would never be the perfect time.

I Wanted To Give My Clients Someone To Look Up To.
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I Wanted To Give My Clients
Someone To Look Up To.

I was about to turn 35 and wasn't happy with the way I looked and the way I felt about myself. I wasn't going to celebrate another birthday feeling like I fell short of another dream.

How I Did It

I called on a pro for help, Nicole Wilkins Lee. She was exactly what I needed. She saw potential in me I could have never seen in myself. She stripped my eating habits to only whole, clean foods. She set me up on a full strength training and cardio routine.

I thought I worked out hard until I did a few sessions with her. She brought my ego back down quicker than I could do a jump squat. She was always available to me for questions, concerns and a little motivational push when I needed it.

She also gave me the confidence I needed in order to step outside of my comfort zone and finally feel happy with the person that stared back at me every morning.

I am a modest, shy person. But there I was 4 months later, on stage in a bikini posing in front of a few hundred people. I had never felt so beautiful and proud in one shining moment.

I Had Never Felt So Beautiful And Proud In One Shining Moment.
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I Had Never Felt So Beautiful
And Proud In One Shining Moment.


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I do 60-90 minutes of cardio 6-7 days a week.

    Day 1: Legs

    Day 2: Chest

    Day 3: Arms

    Day 4: Shoulders And Back

Suggestions For Others

Have a dream! If you aren't sure how to achieve that dream, ask for help. Seek out the guidance of a fitness professional. Never sell yourself short of what you would like to achieve. I realized if you want something bad enough then you will make the sacrifices to get there.

Never Sell Yourself Short Of What You Would Like To Achieve.
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Never Sell Yourself Short Of
What You Would Like To Achieve.

It's a not a matter of wanting something, it's how bad you want it! It's that motivation burns like a fire within you that nobody can put out! Yes, I did transform my body, but it was inevitable that my mind was going to follow in those same footsteps. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" - Eleanor Roosevelt (A quote I live by).