Learn how Colleen Cuda lost over 60 lbs right here…
Colleen was overweight and unhappy with herself. But after finally taking control of her happiness, she became determined to shed the weight with her many BodySpace friends by her side. Learn how she lost over 60 lbs right here…
Name: Colleen Cuda
Weight: 220+ lbs
Weight: 156 lbs
Why I Got Started
I knew that I was not happy being me. Just because I am a mother of 4 does not mean I’m “allowed” to be out of shape and miserable. I eventually left a very negative marriage and took control of my own happiness.
Working out and eating right makes me feel good about the day and good about me. There are plenty of times in the last year that I’ve not done it for days or weeks on end and feel like garbage, then want to kick myself when I get back into it and realize how much further ahead I would have been had I stuck to it.
How I Did It
I started out changing what I ate and literally looking at every bite of food and asking myself “will this help me reach my goal?” In the beginning there was no working out just eating every 2 – 3 hours and a lot of food, but all good for me foods.
Then I used the Turbo Jam video some for cardio and started lifting. I love doing legs so the compound exercises helped tremendously to build extra muscle which burned extra calories. I still struggle everyday but I will be starting the P90X program soon so plan on seeing more changes coming along in the near future.
* ON Whey Protein
* Beverly International UMP
* Syntrax Casein Protein
o 1 whole egg
o 5 egg whites
o 12 oz skim milk
+ 2 scoops protein
+ 1/3 cup pumpkin
+ 1 egg
o 1 cup oats
o Protein shake
o Sesame ginger dressing
o Chicken breast
o Protein shake
Sometimes I would wake in the night starving and have either a shake or a chicken breast. My theory was if I was hungry I ate; I never went hungry. I ate a lot of protein and very few carbs. My favorite carb of choice was yams cut into “fries” tossed with olive oil and cayenne pepper and baked.
Full body workout every other day and everything was supersetted.
o Dumbbell Bench Press: 3 x 15, 10, 10
o Bent Over Dumbbell Rows: 3 x 15, 10, 10
o Incline Dumbbell Press: 3 x 15, 10, 10
o Dumbbell Front Raises: 3 x 15, 10, 10
o Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 x 12, 10, 10
o Reverse Dumbbell Flyes: 3 x 12, 10, 10
o Lateral Raises: 3 x 12, 10, 10
o Dumbbell Shrugs: 3 x 12, 10, 10
o Dumbbell Curls: 3 x 15, 3rd to failure
o Bench Dips: 3 x 15, 3rd to failure
o Barbell Squats: 3 x 20, 15, 15
o Dumbbell Lunges: 3 x 20, 15, 15
o Leg Extensions: 3 x 20, 15, 15
o Seated Leg Curls: 3 x 20, 15, 15
o Jump Squats: 3 x 20, 15, 15
o Wide Stance Squats: 3 x 20, 15, 15
o Leg Raise: 4 x 12, 15, 15, 12
o Barbell Bench Press: 5 x 12, 10, 10, 8, 6
o Bent Over Barbell Rows: 5 x 12, 10, 10, 8, 6
o Incline Dumbbell Press: 5 x 12, 10, 10, 8, 6
o Bent Over Dumbbell Rows: 5 x 12, 10, 10, 8, 6
o Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 5 x 12, 10, 10, 8, 6
o Lat Pulldowns: 5 x 12, 10, 10, 8, 6
o Pushups: 3 x failure
o Dumbbell Front Raises: 3 x failure
o Cardio: 20 Minutes
o Barbell Squats: 4 x 10, 10, 15, 15
o Romanian Deadlifts: 4 x 10, 10, 15, 15
o Dumbbell Squats: 4 x 10, 10, 15, 15
o Dumbbell Lunges: 4 x 10, 10, 15, 15
o Jump Squats: 4 x 10, 10, 12, 12
o Lying Leg Curls: 4 x 10, 10, 12, 12
o Leg Extensions: 3 x 10, 15, 15
o Standing Calf Raises: 4 x 12, 12, 20, 20
o Seated Calf Raises: 4 x 12, 12, 20, 20
o Incline Barbell Press: 2 x 15, 20
o Dumbbell Bench Press: 2 x 20, 20
o Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 2 x 15, 20
o Side Lateral Raises: 2 x 20, 20
o Bent Over Rear Delt Rows: 2 x 20, 20
o Triceps Pushdowns: 2 x 15, 15
o Dumbbell Kickbacks: 2 x 15, 15
o Triceps Overhead Extensions: 2 x 15, 15
o Cardio: 20 Minutes
I also did Turbo Jam during this time, off and on, but not on a regular basis. These workouts were written by bodyspace member Train C.
Suggestions For Others
Just stick with it, don’t get discouraged, know that diet is the biggest part of everything and that even that one piece of chocolate can lead you down a slippery slide; it does for me every time. If I could avoid that first piece I would be fine. Like I said earlier, start into a new program and plan to grow and cut.
If it wasn’t for BodySpace and the friends I have made on here I would have given up a long time ago. I have made so many good friends, 3 in particular, that have put up with my ups and downs and never turned their backs on me.
I’m not always the easiest to get along with but I’ve made such wonderful friends. I get daily motivating emails from many people, texts and just kicks in the butt when they are needed. They all know who they are.
Of the three I speak of one is nowhere to be seen, and he deserves more thanks than I can ever give him, always behind the scenes listening to my whines and gripes while creating his own amazing transformation and being a transformation of the week here as well.
The others, you know who you are and I have to say thank you! Princess, you rock! Thanks for your friendship. And BryanGee, your shoulder/eyes have always been a place of comfort with a very gentle kick in the butt as needed. Thank you, you three are what friends are all about!
Originally posted 2013-01-05 13:40:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter