Family Status: Single
Occupation: Interior Designer
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 25 pounds in 8 months!
Starting Weight: 135 pounds
Current Weight: 110 pounds
Kimberly’s Weight Loss Story!
My weight loss journey started in October 2005 when I moved back to Canada after living and traveling the US for 3 years in my job as an Interior Designer. Living in hotels and eating in restaurants for nearly every meal, my only workouts consisted of an occasional run every now and then; I had gained more than 20 pounds. Having turned 30 in April 2005 I was no closer to reaching my personal goal of being in the best shape in my life. I joined a gym as soon as I moved to Calgary and hired a personal trainer. I knew that this was a step that I had to take. This was my chance to make a fresh new start and create a new outlook and healthy fitness routine for my new life back in Canada.
Working out 5 days a week and starting to show some progress my trainer suggested that I consider competing in a figure competition. I quickly dismissed the suggestion telling him how crazy that was and that was something I could never do however, after some continuous suggestion I decided to do some research on competing and met with local IFBB Figure Pro Deborah Leung. She was a wealth of knowledge and provided me with the motivation and reality of what I was in for. And so I made the decision to train for my first figure competition.
I went from 136.5 pounds to 107 pounds in approximately 37 weeks, eating 3 big meals a day (that were not always the best choices) to eating 6 smaller meals a day. I trained smarter and harder with weights 5 days a week, made my cardio a daily routine with an active day of rest and a full day of rest every week.
I am so proud of my hard work and transformation of my body is so amazing to me. Most women head to the gym and do 45 minutes of cardio and call that a work out. That was my routine for years and I always believed that I was fit but my body never made the gains that I had always hoped.
On June, 2006 at the Alberta Body Building Association Provincial Championships in my very first Figure show ever I placed 4th in the medium height division! It was so exciting and a great reward for this journey. My parents, sister and friends were all there cheering me on and that makes me so proud. I love them for always being there and how supportive they have all been to me along the way. This is just the beginning of my new out look on health and fitness and possibly future competitions.
Kimberly’s Weight Loss Interview!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After living in a hotel for several years working and traveling in the US, I gained several pounds due to eating in restaurants all the time and rarely working out.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Moved back to Canada and decided I needed to get into a workout routine right away. So October 2005 is when the journey began.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Eating several small meals a day opposed to 3 large meals. Weight training 5 days a week and cardio throughout the week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Will power! And staying motivated.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Approximately 2 months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
2 months so far. Consistent diet and workouts. I was able to create a program that is sustainable for my lifestyle.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Full of energy. I am competing in Fitness Competitions now and it’s so gratifying.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit helped by giving me motivation from all the other weight loss success stories.
Kimberly’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Several small meals a day.
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Weight loss tip #5:
Do things that are fun for your workouts.
Kimberly’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal yogurt fruit.
Chicken breast lettuce low calorie dressing almonds.
Chicken or fish yams or potatoes veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Rice cakes and peanut butter protein bars or protein shake.
Kimberly’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Different body part each day, no more than 45 minute workouts.
Running or cycling or elliptical trainer for approximately 30 minutes per day.