Weight: 160 lbs
Body Fat: ?
Weight: 122 lbs
Body Fat: 12%
|May 20, 2001||November 9, 2001|
Why I Started
A little more than four years ago I was so tired of how I looked. I tried every diet known to man and nothing worked! One day at work a girl was telling me about this book 'Body For Life.' I went out right away and bought it. The before and after pictures amazed me.
I knew I needed to lift weights and eat right so finally there was something telling me exactly what to do. I never lifted weights before, so I remember looking at the pictures in the back of the book so I knew how to do a bicep curl! I could eat six times per day and you gotta love that free day! I took pictures, and measurements every 4 weeks. Finally, something worked for me.
I did two 12-week challenges that year and finished in November 2001. I finished in the Top 2000 but winning wasn't my goal. I just wanted to get in shape and say I did it! What started out as quest to get in shape has led me to where I am today.
Over the past few years I've continued to workout but it has always been a goal of mine to do an NPC figure competition. Last Fall I read in Oxygen Magazine that Monica Brant was using Kim Oddo as her nutritionist.
I found his website and emailed him right away. I sent him pictures and we set up a phone consult to get started. From the first moment I trusted him. I remember during that first phone call he told me he was going to teach me discipline. Well ... he did and so much more! So a new quest began in September 2004.
On May 21, 2005 I competed at the Carla Sanchez show in Denver, Colo. I won my age category and placed 2nd in my height category!
How I Did It
I lifted four times per week splitting my body parts.
Underhand pulldown 3x15
Rope bent arm pulldown 20/15/10
Bent over DB low row 12x3
Seated row 20x2
Bicep curl 18x3
Preacher bench 12x2
Seated hamtractor 15/12/10
Straight leg hyperextension 20x3
45 degree leg sled press 18/15/12
Straight leg heel raise 25x3 Ex - Shown On Machine.
Machine bent leg heel raise 12x3
Bent arm DB side raise 20x3 Ex - Shown With Straight Arms.
BB upright row 12x3
BB overhead press 15/12/10/8
DB reverse fly 20x3
10 degree DB fly 20x3
Low cable crossover 15x3
1 arm rope pushdown 20x2 Ex - Shown With Two Arms.
Kneeling rope ext 15x3
Machine straight leg heel raise 30x3
Bent leg heel raise 30x3 Ex - Shown On Machine.
I ate 7x per day:
Breakfast: Whey protein, oatmeal and PB.
AM snack: egg whites and oatmeal
Lunch: broccoli, chicken and rice
PM snack: Chicken and sweet potato
PM snack: whey and fruit
Dinner: chicken and a salad
Evening snack: whey protein
Cardio was 6x per week finishing at 50 minutes per session.
Suggestions For Others
My advice to others is to believe in yourself and never quit. You've got to set goals and dream big! Kim Oddo is truly the best in the business. The man is a genius! I emailed him pictures throughout and we continued to talk and update my program. I never second guessed him and followed his plan to the "T."
I recently turned 39 years old (young!). I've been married for over 15 years. We have two children ages 13 and 10. Determination and hard work ... nothing is impossible!