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Read on to find out how Melanie turned her life around and befan 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 | Read on to find out how Melanie turned her life around and befan competing.After Melanie left college, she put on a lot of weight. After a trip to the doctors office, she was mortified to hear that she weighed 170 lbs. Read on to find out how she turned her life around and befan competing… 

Vital Stats

Name: Melanie Britto

Email: mbritto312@yahoo.com

Age: 24

Height: 5’9.5″

Before:

Weight: 166 lbs

Body Fat: 28.65%

After:

Weight: 135.5 lbs

Body Fat: 11.25%

Why I Got Started

I had gained a lot of weight when I got my first job out of college. I was in sales and living for the first time on my own, which mean a lot of wining and dining. I went to the gym 5 times a week and thought that was enough and I was wrong.

When I went to see the doctor in January and he told me I weighed 170 lbs. I was mortified. I knew I needed to start changing my eating habits right away. Many people in my family have struggled with weight problems and I did not want to go down that road.

People say you have to be ready to change your lifestyle and I definitely was ready and determined. I could not make excuses anymore.

How I Did It

I was referred to Anthony Moretti and Body Language Plus inWarwick,RI. He met with me and went over his diet to see if it was a good match for me. He asked me what I wanted to loose. I said I’d like to loose 20 lbs but would be happy even with 10 because I know I can never get to 20.

He explained that it was a commitment and I could lose it if I wanted but it wouldn’t work unless I gave it 100%. He weighed me, took my measurements, and made me face reality. I started the diet that day and lost 5 lbs my first week.

We started training together a few times a week, and I put in three sessions a week on my own. Slowly but surely, loosing 1-2 lbs a week I got to my 145lb goal by mid-may! I was ecstatic! He asked me to consider competing and after being successful in loosing the weight when I never thought I would, I thought bring it on!

If I could overcome the challenge of not being able to eat and drink whatever I wanted and loose weight, that gave me the confidence in myself that I could do anything.

Supplements

Initially when I was just dieting to loose weight I was taking Calcium Supplements twice a day and amino acids before I worked out. When I started training for competitions he added in Beta Alanine and a fat burner prior to working out and at lunch time and essential fatty acids twice a day.

Diet

My diet consists of 24g protein and 22g carbs per meal 5 times a day. Normally I eat the same thing every day and mix it up from a list of carbs and protein Anthony gave me to choose from.

7:00 AM

o 1 Scoop Protein Powder

o 8 oz ofCrystallight

o 0.5 cup Oatmeal

o Cinnamon

o Splenda

10:00 AM

o 1 Cup egg whites

o 0.5 cup Oatmeal

o Cinnamon

o Splenda

1:00 PM

o 3 oz Chicken

o 3.4 oz Sweet Potato

o Salad

o Balsamic Vinaigrette

4:00 PM

o Protein Shake

o 1 cup Cheerios/3 rice cakes

7:00 PM

o 3 Oz Chicken

o 0.5 cup Brown Rice

o 1 cup Zucchini/Asparagus/Broccoli

I basically eat that 7 days a week, mixing up the carbs with the proteins. I usually have one cheat meal on Saturdays that I cut 10 weeks prior to show date. I sub out chicken sometimes for 3.7 oz of white fish or approximately 4 ounces ofTurkey.

Training

Monday:

Flat Bench – 20 reps, 3 sets

Incline Press – 20 reps, 3 sets

Dumbbells Incline Press – 20 reps, 3 sets

Peck Deck – 20 reps, 3 sets

Hammer Curls – 3 sets, 20 reps

Single Arm Curls – 3 sets, 20 reps, alternating arms

Preacher Curls – 3 sets 20 reps

1 Hour Cardio

Tuesday:

Pullups – 3 sets, 20 reps

Seated cable rows – 3 sets 20 reps

Cable PullDowns- 3 sets, 20 reps

Triceps pushdown – 3 sets 20 reps

Overhead extenstion – 3 sets, 20 reps

Skull Crushers – 3 sets 20 reps

1 Hour Cardio

Wednesday:

Day Off Weight Training

1.5 Hour Cardio/Abs

Thursday:

Leg extension – 3 sets 20 reps, alternating legs

Hamstring curls – 3 sets, 20 reps, alternating legs

Squats – 3 sets, 20 reps

Lunges – 3 sets 20 reps

Adductor Machine – 3 sets 20 reps

Abductor Machine – 3 sets 20 reps

1 Hour Cardio

Friday:

Front Lateral Raises – 3 sets, 20 reps

Upright Rows – 3 sets, 20 reps

Shoulder Press – 3 sets, 20 reps

Side Lateral Raises – 3 sets, 20 reps

Rear Deltoids – 3 sets, 20 reps

Seated Calf Machine – 3 sets, 20 reps

Calf Raises – 3 sets, 20 reps

Abs

1 Hour Cardio

Saturday:

1.5 Hour Cardio

Day Off Weight Training

Sunday:

1.5 Hour Cardio

Day Off Weight Training/Abs

Suggestions For Others

I highly recommend seeing a trainer and nutritionist to get on track. It also helps keep you focused and accountable. Anthony was great and keep me motivated. Also find friends who are interested in working out and nutrition, or explain what you are trying to do to those closest to you. It is hard and their support is crucial to your success!

Source: bodybuilding

Originally posted 2013-01-31 14:43:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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