Weight Loss Stories – Tinamarie Lost 8 Pounds of Body Fat

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Name: Tinamarie
Age: 34
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Hometown: New York
Pounds or Inches Lost: Back in January, I decided I wanted to compete in a figure competition. I had a decent amount of muscle, but had to lose some body fat. I lost 8 pounds of body fat!
Starting Weight: 126 pounds
Current Weight: 118 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-tinamarie

Tinamarie’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
Not necessarily unhappy, just wanted to look my BEST!

What made you decide to lose weight?
Deciding to compete.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Diet and cardio were absolutely crucial!

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Not being able to eat what my family was eating. Sticking to a strict diet for the show was the biggest challenge for me.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
6 weeks.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
5 months.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
My show was in September and 118 lbs was my show weight. I only put back 2 pounds. I am sticking to this weight of 120.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My confidence has grown. I am comfortable in my own skin!

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
All of ShapeFit’s amazing articles! ShapeFit.com has been extremely helpful with new workout ideas, and their weight loss stories are very motivational!

Tinamarie’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
6-8 small meals a day.

Weight loss tip #2:
Measure everything you eat on a scale.

Weight loss tip #3:
Hire a trainer.

Weight loss tip #4:
Stay focused.

Weight loss tip #5:
Set a goal and stick to it no matter what!

Tinamarie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup blueberries, 6 whites.

Lunch:
5 oz ground turkey 1/2 cup peas 1/2 cup brown rice, 1 teaspoon flax oil.

Dinner:
2-4 cups veggies (most;y eggplant and zucchini) 6 oz fish.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
In between breakfast and lunch I have a Beverly International Muscle Provider shake…and another one between lunch and dinner.

Tinamarie’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
2 body parts a day, 3 days on 1 day off. I train to gain muscle. abs are done 4 days a week.

Cardiovascular:
Cardio 3 times a week first thing in the morning on empty stomach. The recumbent bike is great for women, and so is the stair MONSTER! Oops , I mean gauntlet!

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