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Eleanora Lost 57 Pounds And Went Down 11 Sizes!

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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 | Eleanora Lost 57 Pounds And Went Down 11 Sizes!Eleanora wanted to change her body and make it onto the fitness stage to celebrate turning 50. 

 

Vital Stats

Name: Eleanora Reeves

Email: egirlreeves@yahoo.com

BodySpace: egirlreeves

Before:

Age: 49

Height: 5’5″

Weight: 183 lbs

Body Fat: 22%

Waist: 36″

Hips: 42.5″

Thighs: upper 25″, lower 28″

After:

Age: 50

Height: 5’5″

Weight: 126 lbs

Body Fat: 10.3%

Waist: 24.5″

Hips: 34″

Thighs: upper 18″, lower 13″

Why I Got Started

I have no athletic background other than my doing tap, jazz, and ballet at the age of 8-12. I stated working out and have been in the gym now for 13 yrs, the last 7 of those years have been in the sport of powerlifting. In pursuit of bigger, and better gains on my lifts in the sport of Powerlifting I lost sight of the extra weight I now was carrying. I had grown from 130 lbs to a whopping 183 lbs in those 7 yrs. Due to improper eating and no real cardio to speak of. My husband took a picture of me back in December of 2009, at my last Powerlifting meet and when I saw the picture I was shocked at how I looked. Seeing the picture is what opened my eyes! I needed a change! I was fast approaching the age of 50 and decided to celebrate my turning 50 in the biggest way I knew how, “A Figure Show!”

We (my husband) and I had to decide how to go about this new goal of mine in a smart way, as luck would have it we lived in the same town as Layne Norton, now Dr. Layne Norton, (he just received his PHD in Nutritional Science).

I had weight training knowledge but I needed knowledge and know how to help strip body fat and keep my hard earned muscle. Layne Norton was the missing ingredient. Once I brought Layne into the picture he set into action a 17 week plan to help me achieve my goals of stepping onto stage to celebrate my turning 50! At my first figure show inDeKalb,IllinoisNov. 21st 2009

With Layne’s training and diet plan in place I slowly saw my body transform from a woman’s size 13, 183 lbs to a juniors size 2, 126 lbs. Wow!

How I Did It

Once given the diet, nutrition and training program from Layne I followed it to the letter. I never questioned anything that was asked of me. I knew Layne knew what he was doing. I watched him take clients and change their bodies into some amazing works of art. I too would/could have the body I had dreamed of at 50!

I worked out seven days a week, not a day off and I had to eat clean seven days a week not an ounce of cheat food. I pushed hard with every workout, challenging myself with each workout.

Supplements

* Scivation Xtend: (endurance, recovery enhancer) 1 scoop before and after each workout

* Beta Alanine: 1 capsule before and after workouts, 3200 mgs.

* SciFit Kre-Alkalyn Powder: 2g in the morning and again prior to workouts

* SciFit Gluta-lyn 1500 Powder: 1.5g before and after workouts

* Whey Isolate Protein Powder: 1 large scoop before and after workouts, 1 more before bedtime

Diet

Here is the diet plan that worked for me.

Day 1:

Meal 1:

* 10 Egg Whites

* 1/2 cup of Oatmeal

* 1/2 tsp of Safflower Oil

* 8 oz of Water

Meal 2:

* 1/2 cup of Cottage Cheese

* 1 cup of Fat Free Plain Yogurt

* 1/2 cup of Granola

* 1 tsp of Flaxseed Oil

* 1 scoop of Whey Isolate Protein Powder

Meal 3:

* 3 ozs of Salmon

* 4 Egg Whites

* 1 cup of Spinach

* 1/2 cup of Green Beans

* 8 oz of Water

Meal 4:

* 2/3 cup of Mixed Veggies

* 8 oz ofTurkeyBurger

* 1/2 tsp of Olive Oil

* 12 oz of Water

Meal 5:

* 4 oz of Tuna

* 1/2 cup of Green Beans

* 4 Egg Whites

* 1 tsp of Flaxseed Oil

* 8 oz of Water

Day 2:

Meal 1:

* 8-10 Egg Whites

* 1/2 cup of Oatmeal

* 1/2 tsp of Canola Oil

* 1 cup Black Coffee

Meal 2:

* 3 oz of Salmon

* 1.5 cups of Brussels Sprouts

* 1 Boiled Egg

Meal 3:

* 6 oz of Tilapia

* 1 Rice Cake

* 1 cup of Broccoli

* 1 tbsp of all natural Peanut Butter

* 12 oz Water

Meal 4:

* 1 cup of Broccoli

* 4 oz ofTurkeyBurger

* 1/2 tsp of Flaxseed Oil

Meal 5:

* 10 Egg Whites

* 1 cup Green Beans

* 1 piece of Fat Free Cheese

* 1 tsp of Canola Oil

* 12 oz Water

Day 3:

Meal 1:

* 1/2 tsp of Safflower Oil

* 1/2 cup of Skim Milk

* 2 Splenda packets

* 8 oz of Water

Meal 2:

* 1 cup of Black Beans

* 2 ozs of Chicken Breast

* 5 Egg Whites

* 8 ozs of Crystal Lite

* 1 tsp of Olive Oil

Meal 3:

* 1 cup of Raspberries

* 1 Rice Cake

* 1 tbsp of Peanut Butter

* 1 cup Black Coffee

* 1 can Tuna

* 8 ozs of Water

Meal 4:

* 4 ozs of Chicken Breast

* 1 cup of Green Beans

* 2 Egg Whites

* 12 oz of Water

Meal 5:

* 4 ozs of Salmon

* 1 cup of Broccoli

* ½ tsp of Flaxseed Oil

* 8 oz of Water

Day 4:

Meal 1:

* 8 Egg Whites

* ½ cup of Oatmeal

* 1 tbsp of Peanut Butter

* 1 cup Black Coffee

* 8 oz Water

Meal 2:

* 1 cup of Fat Free Plain Yogurt

* ½ cup of Blueberries

* 1 scoop of Whey Isolate Protein Powder

* 1 tsp of Flaxseed Oil

* 12 ozs of Water

* ½ cup of Cottage Cheese

Meal 3:

* 4 oz of Tilapia

* 1 cup of summer Squash

* ½ cup of Spinach

* ½ tsp of Canola Oil

* 12 ozs of Crystal Lite

Meal 4:

* 6 oz of Pork Chop

* ½ cup of Cottage Cheese

* 4 Egg Whites

* ¼ cup of Green Beans

* 8 oz of Water

Meal 5:

* 10 Egg Whites

* 1 cup of Broccoli

* 12 oz of Water

* 1 tsp of Safflower Oil

Day 5:

Meal 1:

* 1/2 cup of Oatmeal

* 10 Egg Whites

* 1 tsp of Peanut Butter

* 1 cup Black Coffee

Meal 2:

* 5 oz of Tilapia

* 2/3 cup of Broccoli

* ½ cup of Brown Rice

* ¼ tsp of Flaxseed Oil

* 20 ozs of Water

Meal 3:

* 3 ozs of Salmon

* ¾ cup of Green Beans

* 4 Egg Whites

* 1 tbsp of Peanut Butter

* 1 Rice Cake

* Black Coffee

Meal 4:

* 5 oz of Tilapia

* ¾ cup of Green Beans

* ¼ tsp of Flaxseed Oil

* 1 cup Black Coffee with 1 Splenda packet

Meal 5:

* 2/3 cup of Broccoli

* ½ tsp of Safflower Oil

* 10 Egg Whites

* 12 oz of Water

Day 6:

Meal 1:

* ½ cup of Oatmeal

* 10 Egg Whites

* ½ tsp of Olive Oil

* 1 cup Black Coffee

* 1 small piece of Fruit

Meal 2:

* 5 oz of Tilapia

* 2 cups of Green Beans

* ¼ cup of Brown Rice

* 20 ozs of Crystal Lite

Meal 3:

* 2 cups of Broccoli

* 5 oz ofTurkeyBurger

* 1 tsp of Olive Oil

* ½ cup of Sweet Potatos

* 8 oz of Water

Meal 4:

* 6 oz of Chicken Breast

* 1/2 cup of Green Beans

* 1 tsp of Olive Oil

* 8 oz of Water

* 1 cup Black Coffee

Meal 5:

* 2/3 cup of Broccoli

* 10 Egg Whites

* 1 tsp of Canola Oil

* 12 oz of Water

Day 7:

Meal 1:

* ½ cup of Oatmeal,

* 10 Egg Whites

* 1 tbsp of Almond Butter

* 2 packets of Splenda

* 4 oz of Skim Milk

Meal 2:

* 1 cup of Fat Free Plain Yogurt

* ½ cup of Blueberries

* 1 scoop of Whey Isolate Protein Powder

* 1 tsp of Flaxseed Oil

* 12 oz of Water

* ½ cup of Cottage Cheese

Meal 3:

* 5 oz ofTurkeyBurger

* 2 cups of Green Beans

* ¼ cup of Sweet Potatos

* 8 ozs of Crystal Lite

Meal 4:

* 6 oz of Chicken Breast

* 1/2 cup of Green Beans

* 1 tsp of Peanut Butter

* 1 Rice Cake

* 12 oz of Water

Meal 5:

* 10 Egg Whites

* 1 piece of Cheese

* 3 pieces of Deli Ham, Mustard to taste

* 8 oz ofCrystalLite

* 1 tsp of Canola Oil

Training

My training plan is as follows:

Day 1: Upper Body

* Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 10 reps

* Chin Ups: 3 sets of 10 reps

* Close-Grip Cable Rows: 3 sets of 12 reps

* Weighted Hanging Leg Raise: 1 time for 60 secs

* Seated Dumbbell Presses: 3 sets of 5 reps

* Dumbbell Side Raises: 2 sets of 12 reps

* Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 8 reps

* Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 2 sets of 8 reps

* Dumbbell Curls: 3 sets of 8 reps

* Skull Crushers: 2 sets of 8 reps

* Barbell Curls: 3 sets of 8 reps

Day 2: Legs

* Squats: 3 sets of 8 reps

* Hack Squats: 3 sets of 8 reps

* Stiff Legged Deadlifts: 3 sets of 6 reps

Superset:

* Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps

* Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps

Day 3: Cardio/Abs

* Cardio: 45 mins to 1 hour

* Crunch Machine: 4 sets of 50-100 reps

* Hanging Leg Raise: 3 sets of 50 reps

* Cable Crunch: 3 sets to failure

Day 4: Chest/Back

* Weighted Pullups: 3 sets of 12 reps

* Pulldowns: 2 sets of 15 reps

* Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 15 reps

* Decline Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 10 reps

* Flat Bench Flyes: 2 sets of 15 reps

Day 5: Legs

* Squats: 3 sets of 8 reps

* Lunges: 2 sets of 12 reps

Superset:

* Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 15 reps

* Leg Curls:

3 sets of 15 reps

Superset:

* Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps

* Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 10 reps

Day 6: Cardio/Abs

* Cardio: 45 mins to 1 hour

* Crunch Machine: 4 sets of 50-100 reps

* Hanging Leg Raise: 3 sets of 50 reps

* Cable Crunch: 3 sets to failure

Day 7: Shoulders/Arms

*ArnoldPresses: 2 sets of 12 reps

* Dumbbell Curls: 3 sets of 15 reps

* Cable Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps

* Tricep Pushdown: 2 sets of 12 reps

Note: I do 45 mins to 1 hour of Cardio 7 days a week.

Suggestions for Others

If you say you can’t, you are right! If you say you can you are right! I wanted to get my story out to those of you men/women alike who feel or think that you are too old to go after a long time dream/goal that it is never too late! You are never too old! I am an example of what can be achieved if you really want it. I set my long time dream of stepping on stage to do my first figure show at the age of 50. I stood next to women in their 20’s and 30’s and took first in the following categories:

1. First in the Novice Class

2. First in the Open Class

3. First in the Masters Over 40 Class

4. Overall win in the Novice Class.

Not bad for 50. I am also a 2 X World/National Masters Female Champion Powerlifter and I started the sport of Powerlifting at age 44. Set your dreams/plans in action, reach for the stars! It can be done with hard work, determination, dedication, a good solid support group of friends, a great trainer and diet/nutrition plan in place YOU can/will do it. I wish all of you who have dreams and goals, and desires “NOT” to let age be a factor in determining whether or not you reach those plans or goals.

 

Source: Bodybuilding

Originally posted 2012-05-19 10:54:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

1 Comment

  1. Dina

    May 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Congratulations, you are absolute inspiration

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