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My fitness journey has been 3 years altogether, when I started out at a heavy (for my 4’11 height) size of 147 pounds. I didn’t start “seriously” lifting and eating to fuel my body until May 2017, when I decided to prep for my very first show to ring in my big 3-0 🎉. 🌟
The picture on the left was my very first set of progress pictures that I sent to coach @j_rogers30 . I had even lost 20 pounds already by myself over 2 years before taking these pictures. He still jokes around about how I started out as a “little chunker,” weighing in at 125 pounds and starting at 25% bodyfat. 🌟
Fast forward 23 weeks later; hundreds of hours of cardio, hundreds of hours of weight training, hunger, buckets of sweat, all of my heart and passion poured into the goal of competing in November .... and you have my transformation on the right. The picture on the right was about a week out from my show, at 108 pounds and 9% bodyfat. 🌟
I didn’t achieve this in a week, or a month, or even 3 months. I surpassed my goals through hard work, consistency, habits, and perseverance for almost half a year! I didn’t just focus on fitness either; I had family, significant other obligations, and worked full time (and more because of call) as a registered nurse. I did my fasted cardio at 3am before work. I worked all day, lived eating meals out of prep containers, got constantly questioned and made fun of a lot for my goals and dedication. I was “crazy.” I have worked 22 out of 24 hours of my call, slept for a few hours and then completed my lift for that day. I didn’t miss a SINGLE workout during all of prep. I was 100% on my diet. And I achieved this and it has been one of my greatest accomplishments. 🌟
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