Taylor Willis went from 150 to 120 lbs.
Taylor is a personal trainer and has always been athletic but not always in shape. She knew she could do better and did just that after attending her first Phat Camp. Learn about her journey and how she went from 150 to 120 lbs.
Name: Taylor Willis
Starting Weight: 155 lbs
After Weight: 120 lbs
Contest Weight: 118 lbs
Off Season: 130 lbs
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Best Body Part: Back
Favorite Parts To Train: Legs & Shoulders
Why I Got Started
Growing up as an athletic child, I had always been in pretty good shape. After several years of working at my local gym, I decided I wanted to experience something new.
After running across an add in Oxygen magazine, I took off and headed to my first Phat Camp with Jen Hendershott. It was then, that I was inspired to get in the best shape of my life. Looking at some of the other girls at camp and hearing about their success, I knew I to could achieve what I once thought was impossible. I began my journey to a better and healthier me.
How I Did It
I began to read articles and gather all the information I could that was available. I began making healthy eating choices but, still was somewhat unsure how to put it all together. At my first Phat camp, I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Davies, who is now my nutritionist.
I followed a strict diet, weight training program, and included plenty of cardiovascular activity. It wasn’t until I began working with Mike, that I saw incredible changes in the shape of my body. Thus, began the transformation.
* Whey protein
My diet changed throughout the 12 weeks, but was consistent with 7 meals a day:
o 3-5 egg whites
o 4 oz chicken and 1/2-2/3 cup oatmeal
o 3oz tuna and 10 almonds
o 2 cups spinach with 4 oz orange roughy, 10 asparagus spears
o 4oz chicken and whole grapefruit
o 4 oz sweet potato and protein shake
o 5-7 oz tilapia or tuna
* Mondays: Chest & Triceps, Cardio
* Tuesdays: Abs, Calves, Cardio
* Wednesday: Legs
* Thursday: Shoulders, Abs, Calves, Cardio
* Friday: Back, Biceps, Cardio
* Saturday: Plyometrics
I train moderate weight with 10-12 reps. 3-4 exercises per body part with 3-4 sets each. I constantly change my routines and never do the same workout twice. I use a variety of exercises. I do cardio in the morning 6 days a week. 3-4 days a week I do a second session of cardio in the evenings.
Suggestions For Others
Stay positive and focused. Make sure you surround yourself with a good support system. Always know that you are not alone and there are others out there that are going through the same thing. Patience is key. It takes time to shape your body.
It didn’t get overweight or out of shape overnight and you don’t lose weight or get back in shape overnight. Remember, always drink plenty of water and get ample amount of sleep because that’s when your body repairs and changes.
Be consistent with eating and training. Always plan ahead. Keep a food log and training journal to track your progress. Treat yourself when you’ve earned it! Work hard… really hard. No one can do the work for you. Best Wishes!
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