Read on to learn how Jennifer Monnich took control of her life and dropped 36 pounds right here!
Two years after her son was born, Jennifer finally decided that it was time to shed the weight she gained during pregnancy. Read on to learn how she took control of her life and dropped 36 pounds right here!
Name: Jennifer Monnich
Weight: 160 lbs
Body Fat: 36%
Weight: 124 lbs
Body Fat: 18%
Why I Got Started
I started my lifestyle change about 1 year ago. Two years after our son was born, I still had my baby weight to lose and being a stay at home mom, I felt I needed a break. I used to get so mad at my husband for coming home late because of his workouts. I was jealous that he took the time to workout and take care of himself. I kept wondering, “Where is my time?”
So one day I decided that when he got home I would go workout and leave him with the baby. I didn’t have access to a gym, but I had a treadmill and some dumbbells. After that first workout I was hooked! I finally understood why he always wanted to workout!
How I Did It
I worked out for about six months but I only noticed a little change in they way I looked. I sure felt healthier until I looked at the scale! I hit a major plateau and was very discouraged, almost to a point of quitting.
Then I read something that changed everything, “You can’t see the results from your workouts without eating clean!” And that did it! I broke through that plateau! I started recording everything that went in my mouth. I added up calories, saturated fat, carbs, protein, and fiber. Absolutely zero trans fats or high fructose corn syrup!
I could see my fat rapidly melting away and start seeing all that muscle I had been building. Then spring came and my husband and I grew our own organic vegetables in our backyard. Eating lean meat and home grown fresh vegetables is laying a great foundation for healthy eating for our 3 year old son. He says that he loves zucchini and squash! (That makes it all worth it!)
* Protein Powder
* Nutrex Lipo 6 Hers
o 1 egg
o 1/2 slice swiss cheese
o 1 slice whole grain toast
o Kellogs Protein Water
o 2 slices whole grain toast
o 1 serving of turkey or chicken
o Light mayo
o 6 whole grain crackers
o Peanut butter
o Kellogs Protein Water
o Grilled chicken breast
o Sometimes a glass of wine
Day 1: Chest And Triceps
o Bench Press: 4 sets of 12 reps
o Incline Bench Press: 4 sets of 12 reps
o Dumbbell Flyes: 2 sets of 12 reps
o Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 2 sets of 12 reps
o Bench Dips: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Skullcrushers: 3 sets of 12 reps
Day 2: Back And Biceps
o Bent Over Barbell Rows: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Reverse Grip Bent Over Rows: 3 sets of 12 reps
o T-Bar Row: 3 sets of 10 reps
o Deadlifts: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Preacher Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Legs
o Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Leg Curls: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Barbell Squats: 3 sets of 12-15 reps
o Romanian Deadlifts: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Dumbbell Lunges: 3 sets of 12 reps
Day 5: Shoulders
o Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Rear Delt Raise: 3 sets of 12 reps
o Upright Barbell Row: 3 sets of 12 reps
Suggestions For Others
I made a vision board. I got out all my magazines, cut out the pictures of women I wanted to look like, pictures of clothes I wanted to wear, and inspirational words or quotes and pasted them all on a project board I bought from the school supply section at the store.
I put it in front of my treadmill so I see it everyday. It helps me stay focused on my goals! Don’t talk about the life you want… LIVE IT!
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