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Learn how Charla Cormier dropped 44 lbs and became hooked on competing!

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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 | Learn how Charla Cormier dropped 44 lbs and became hooked on competing!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 lbs and became hooked on competing!

Vital Stats

Name: Charla Cormier

Email: askcharla@aaefx.com

BodySpace: charla2514

Before:

Age: 30

Weight: 170 lbs

Body Fat: 30%+

After:

Age: 34

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!

This was the motivation I needed. I am now a National Level Figure Competitor, Certified Personal Trainer, Spokes Model for the product Kre-a-fem by All American EFX and a model for Fitnessx.com.

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)

* Supplementation

* Consistency is the KEY!

Supplements

* Kre-a-fem

* Chocolate Liquid Amino Acids

* Raspberry Rush L-Glutamine

* Whey Protein

* Kre-Generator

Diet

This is the diet I followed for 7 straight 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.

Meal 1:

o 6 Egg Whites

o 12 cup Oatmeal

Meal 2:

o 6oz. Turkey/Chicken Breast/Tuna/Orange Roughy

Or 6 Egg Whites

o o 4 oz Yam

Meal 3:

o 6oz. Turkey/Chicken Breast/Tuna/Orange Roughy

Or 6 Egg Whites

o o Large Salad

o Tomatoes

o Cucumbers

o Sliced red peppers

Snack:

o 2 scoops of Whey Protein

Meal 4:

o 6oz. Turkey/Chicken Breast/Tuna/Orange Roughy

Or 6 Egg Whites

o o Small Baked Potato

o 1 cup of Broccoli

Training

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

o Stationary Bike: 20 Minutes

o Bent Over Barbell Rows

o Lat Pulldowns

o Hyperextensions

o Dumbbell Biceps Curls

o Machine Preacher Curls

o Ab Crunch Machine: 2 x 25

o Oblique Crunches: 1 x 50

o Planks: 1 Minute

Tuesday: Cardio

o Kickboxing: 1 Hour

o Ab Crunch Machine: 2 x 25

o Oblique Crunches: 1 x 50

o Planks: 1 Minute

Wednesday: Legs

o Stationary Bike: 20 Minutes

o Smith Machine Squats

o Smith Machine Lunges

o Leg Extensions

o Stiff-Legged Deadlifts

o Leg Curls

o Standing Calf Raises

o Ab Crunch Machine: 2 x 25

o Oblique Crunches: 1 x 50

o Planks: 1 Minute

Thursday: Cardio

o Kickboxing: 1 Hour

o Ab Crunch Machine: 2 x 25

o Oblique Crunches: 1 x 50

o Planks: 1 Minute

Friday: Chest, Triceps & Shoulders

o Stationary Bike: 20 Minutes

o Machine Bench Press

o Dumbbell Flyes

o Dips

o Triceps Pushdowns With Rope

o Side Lateral Raises

o Dumbbell Press

o Front Dumbbell Raises

o Ab Crunch Machine: 2 x 25

o Oblique Crunches: 1 x 50

o Planks: 1 Minute

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Cardio

o 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!

Source: bodybuilding

Originally posted 2012-12-31 15:41:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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