She’s Losing It! is a blog about my own journey into transforming my size 14 body into abody in five months by entering a . In this memoir I will recount my ongoing adventures and share some of the diet tips and exercises my trainer, Daniel Rufini, designed for me.
On January 1, 2012 I weighed 150 lbs and felt just awful. Saying, “I’m going to be healthy from now on,” was not working for me, so I gave myself a very specific goal. At age 38 and size 14 I was going to train for a female body building competition. I figured facing public humiliation in a bikini would be an excellent motivator…and guess what? I was right!
I also discovered that I needed some help. I signed up for tensessions with Daniel. In the first month I dropped to a size 5! As of the competition date, June 23, 2012, I lost 50 lbs, went from a size 14 to a size 1 and re-evaluated my life in the process.
Here are some mid-point progress pics:
Daniel moved to Houston in November, so now I’m on an all-women’s bodybuilding team called Mel’s Machines with the elite figure competitor Melissa Merritt Coker.
Fitness changed my life. I’m now a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer – what a difference a year can make! I’m happier, more confident and my family life is much stronger now. I’m currently training for my third competition. I hope reading about my ups and downs might inspire someone to set their own fitness goals.
The really cool thing about doing bodybuilding competitions is that even if I lose…I’ve won.
And without further ado let’s start She’s Losing It!
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