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After Losing 83 Pounds, Kristin Griffin Is Training For A Figure Competition

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | After Losing 83 Pounds, Kristin Griffin Is Training For A Figure Competition
Name: Kristin Griffin
Age: 30
Height: 5’0″
Before Weight: 198 pounds

How I Gained It: I gained the weight by living an unhealthy lifestyle. I would eat out a lot. I barely ever cooked for myself. When I did cook, I used oils and many carbs. On any given weekend I would be out drinking with friends and hitting up the diner after.

Breaking Point: I was tired of being the girl with the great personality, the funny girl. In December 2011, I won a free cruise. I decided I would use the money I would have spent on a cruise on a personal trainer.

How I Lost It: I changed my entire lifestyle. My trainer Mike Velez helped me in learning how to eat clean, how to cook for myself and what options worked best for my body. I lost about 40 pounds. Then, I lost two friends of mine within a day of each other. I ended up putting about 20 pounds back on, but the setback didn’t last long.

After I lost the initial weight I was introduced to my coach/mentor Tabitha Sierra. She became the fitness manager at my gym. I honestly believe Tabitha knew my potential from the moment she met me. At the time, she was training for her World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Pro debut and said when she was done we would talk. I never could have dreamed where that talk would take me! She was also in the process of forming Team Brickhouse Bodies, a group of fitness-minded women who supported each other through everything — a group of women so inspiring that you never know who to turn to first. I joined Brickhouse Bodies and signed up for my first fitness competition in Boston with the WBFF! Me! A girl who had been in the obese range — who would’ve thought?

Through it all I had doubters, non-believers and most of all my biggest critic, me. I still have trouble seeing what I’ve done these past two years. The weight loss was the easy part; realizing and seeing the new me has been a daily battle. Not to mention working in two very busy restaurants with food readily available.

If you told me that my life would be where it is now, I would’ve laughed. To have the experiences and memories I do now is unreal. I’m more confident, I feel younger, I’m healthier and I’ve conquered more physical obstacles than I ever imagined. Now, I’m bulking up to compete with the WBFF in Boston next June for my figure competition debut! Never doubt yourself because everything is possible! Believe you can and you will.

After Weight: I stepped on stage at 115 pounds and 16 percent body fat. I am up since then, but I will not weigh myself. Women need to throw out the scale once and for all.

Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | After Losing 83 Pounds, Kristin Griffin Is Training For A Figure Competition

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-04 21:13:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

33 Comments

  1. Joanne Jones Demmin

    August 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Youre a Goddess and a huge inspiration. Thanks for sharing your story!

  2. Travis-Monica L Riley

    August 28, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    This is awesome! I need some pointers!

  3. Heather Meade

    August 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Dang! That’s AWESOME!!!

  4. Amber Lemley

    August 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    This is what I want to do. Back in 2004 I to wanted to train for fitness but got out of it. I need help, I need a trainer to help me

  5. June Nelson

    August 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Gosh I would love to look like that or at least go back to being 110 like I was back when I was in my 30…I’m going to have to try harder….

  6. Melody McCollister Kane

    August 28, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Ok I want to do this and look like you!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jen Zink-Cornell

    August 28, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I’m inspired ~ You are awesome!!!!!!

  8. Diane Inverarity

    August 28, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Wow, amazing xxx

  9. Olive Rwaheru

    August 28, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Woow this beautiful

  10. Aviana H. Halbrook

    August 28, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Wow!

  11. Donna Washington

    August 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Amazing!

  12. Vicki Moser Callerame

    August 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Wow

  13. Bridgette Lynn Hammond

    August 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Wow amazing story

  14. Lisa Renee

    August 27, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Good job! How inspiring !!

  15. Valerie Nickerson Loveland

    August 27, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Amen at the scale chucking! (It should be an Olympic event in my opinion lol)

  16. Audrey Wheeler

    August 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    <3

  17. Clorindaj Johnson

    August 27, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Pumping iron works

  18. Kelly Lynn Pesce

    August 27, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Awesome transformation! My dream has always been to be a body builder !! You look fantastic!

  19. Joann Oliveri Lorah

    August 27, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, way to go, inspiring

  20. Karen Enslin Dukerich

    August 27, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    That is awesome!

  21. Ivette Elisa Santiago

    August 27, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    This maw all be well and good, but I’m pray that she’s found a balance or she may run the risk of losing what’s truly more important…

  22. Marlena Gabriella Tzakis

    August 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    B my trainer! !!

  23. Mary Capasso-Newman

    August 27, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Wow wow wow !!!

  24. Roberta Germain

    August 27, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Congratulations you look amazing

  25. Jacqueline Quinn

    August 27, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Wow!

  26. Christine de la Garza

    August 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Inspirational!!!

  27. Anecia Hernandez

    August 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Lovely. #motivative

  28. Jackie Wofford

    August 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Roar sister you look fierce !!!

  29. Carol Fargnoli

    August 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations. You look great.

  30. Terri Lynn Doten

    August 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Omg…..inspirational!!

  31. Lorie Grillo Linn

    August 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    What an accomplishment!

  32. GailAnn Diaz

    August 27, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    She looks great!!! True inspiration!

  33. Dana Genett Stephens

    August 27, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Awesome job!!

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