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Real Weight Loss Success Stories: Emily Slimmed Down 13 Pounds And Toned Up

Emily had always been involved in sports as a teenager, but she never really took weightlifting seriously. Finally, she decided that she wanted to be ripped like the girls in fitness magazines. Read on to find out how she slimmed down and toned up… 

Vital Stats

Name: Emily Dafoe

Email: emilydafoe5@hotmail.com

Height: 5’4″

Before Pants Size: 10

After Pants Size: 5

Why I Got Started

When I was in high school I was active with sports. On top of that I had a membership at the YMCA that I used mostly for cardio and some weight training, but very sporadically and I was ignorant when it came to weight training. I wanted to remain dedicated and transform my body, and I wanted to look ripped like the women I saw in the fitness magazines.

How I Did It

I never really knew proper form or even what exercises to do when it came to weight training throughout my teen years. It wasn’t until I was 23 that I decided to get a membership at Goodlife and set up a personal training appointment. This gave me the motivation to get started and continue learning about the wonderful world of weightlifting/bodybuilding.

I kept asking questions and working out with people that would give me tips. I managed to get enough courage up to start working out alone and continued to excel in the weight room. People now know that the gym is part of my daily life. I workout 5-6 times per week and that I won’t skip a workout unless I am really ill. It can be difficult working as an RN, shift work, but I manage to get to gym no matter what. Learning proper nutrition has helped me as well.


* Optimum Nutrition Whey

* Multivitamins

* Purple K

* BCAA’s

* SuperFats

* Gaspari SuperPump250


I follow the Anabolic Diet, less than 30g carbs throughout week mon-fri and carb up on weekends. I find this diet has worked for me and I do not have the ups and downs in energy like I did with a moderate carb diet.

6:30 AM

o 1 Scoop whey

o 1 Tbsp flax

o 2 Whole eggs

o Superfats

o Multivitamin

10:00 AM

o ½ Cup egg

o 1 Scoop whey

1:00 PM

o 2 Cups green salad

o 1 Tbsp low fat dressing

o 4 Oz chicken

3:30 PM

o 1/2 Scoop whey

o 1 Scoop SuperPump250

o Purple K

5:30 PM

o 1 Scoop whey

o BCAA’s

o Purple K

7:00 PM

o 6 Oz. steak

o 1/3 Cup cheese

o SuperFats

o Multivitamin

10:00 PM

o 1 Tbsp peanut butter

o 1 Scoop casein protein

Saturday: Carb Up Day

o Pancakes with syrup and butter

o Glass of milk

o Oatmeal

o Ice cream

o Whole wheat bread

o Sweet potatoes


Monday: Back

Wide Grip Chins – 40 reps

Deadlifts – 5 sets 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps

T Bar Rows – 3 sets 12, 10, 8 reps

Bent Over Dumbbell Rows – 3 sets 8-10 reps

Close Grip Pulldowns – 3 sets 8-10 reps

Tuesday: Chest & Abs

Incline Barbell Press – 5 sets 15, 12, 10, 8, 6 reps

Incline Dumbbell Press – 3 sets 8-10 reps

Dumbbell Bench Press – 12, 10, 8 reps

Dumbbell Flyes – 3 sets 10-12 reps

3 Abdominal Exercises

Wednesday: Legs

Seated Leg Curl – 5 sets 20, 15, 12, 10, 10 reps

Leg Press – 5 sets 20, 15, 12, 10, 10 reps

Barbell Squats – 3 sets 8-10 reps

Hack Squats – 3 sets 15 reps

Standing Calf Raises – 4 sets 20

Thursday: Shoulders & Abs

Seated Side Laterals – 4 sets 10-12 reps

Smith Machine Overhead Press – 4 sets 15, 12, 10, 8 reps

Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Raise – 4 sets 10-12 reps

Upright Cable Rows – 3 sets 10 reps

Dumbbell Shrugs – 3 sets 10 reps

Friday: Arms

Triceps Rope Pushdown – 4 sets 12-15 reps

Dips – 3 sets 12-15 reps

Skull Crushers – 4 sets 15, 12, 10, 8 reps

Barbell Curl – 4 sets 15, 12, 10, 8 reps

Dumbbell Curl – 3 sets 12, 10, 8 reps

Preacher Curls – 3 sets 10 reps

Seated Wrist Curls – 3 sets 15 reps

I do 20-30 mins cardio after weight training.

Suggestions For Others

Stick with a plan. Reevaluate your plan often. Have positive thinking and when you are losing your motivation, take step back to try and understand the reason why you are losing your motivation. Take time out for yourself, you deserve it when you are giving your all while in the gym. Bust your @ss, work now and play later!

I reward myself by taking time out to relax by getting a facial, massage, or just laying on the couch with my dogs and putting my feet up after a hard days work and killer workout.

Source: bodybuilding

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