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Old 11-23-2009, 09:25 AM
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Wow, I can't believe its already that time - totally snuck up on me.

Congrats to everyone who finishes!

Please post your photos and your essay in this thread.

NOTE: This thread is only for final photos and essays. All other posts will be deleted.

NOTE: You can also email your entries to


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Old 11-24-2009, 10:23 AM
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Default Lora Colson - Turbulence Training Body Transformation Contest #6 (8/31/09—11/22/09)

It has been an incredible 12 weeks, and WOW! I can't believe it's over! I am a recent "graduate" of a previous TT transformation contest and boy, did I learn a lot going through the first time!

First, let me "re-introduce" myself. I'm a busy, stay at home mom who home schools 4 kids. We have 7 horses, 4 cats, and a puppy...We are involved in just about everything you could possibly be involved in here in Jackson Hole...Rodeo, Horse 4H, Teton Barrel Racing Assoc, Kayak Club, river rafting, Swim Team, music lessons, middle school orchestra, ice hockey, figure skating, Ski Club, snow boarding...You name it, we're probably in it!

I am the busiest person I know! On top of school, and extra curricular activities, there is the regular house stuff--laundry, cooking, cleaning, shopping...It can get a bit overwhelming! I'm no stranger to the everyday challenges and stresses that come with a BUSY life! Who has time to WORK OUT! Right?

With the last TT contest, I learned that I can fit in training, and I can get an intense workout in in half the time I used to spend working out. I'm no longer tied to the treadmill for grueling sessions of steady-state cardio...Blech! My workouts are tough, but short. Concise! (I usually get up and train VERY early in the morning, before the kids get up).

TT gave me a formula to follow--a recipe for the exact result I wanted. At one point, I considered paying for a personal trainer, but I ended up wanting to see just how far I could take things on my own, using Turbulence Training. After all, it's all mapped out and it's sort of like having a personal trainer!

The contest gave me a definate goal and a timeline--something I had to reach for and focus on. It helped me stick to the training and nutrition in a way I had never been able to do before. The TT workouts were different to me--I had never even seen some of the exercises before, and I had certainly never worked out this way before. The HIIT was new. The whole body workouts, The focus on nutrition was new.

At the end of the 12 weeks and my first TT contest, I turned 40 and was in the best shape of my entire life. I had six-pack Abs for the first time! It was pretty neat.

Then...The start of this current TT contest came on the heels of another Jackson Hole summer--packed full with "horsey" stuff--Rodeo, county fair and horse shows, barrels and poles club, and the usual summer stuff like going to the lake, rafting/ kayaking the river, hiking, trail riding, company...

At first I tried to be dedicated and pack salads and healthy snacks to bring to the rodeo...I tried to be good about packing a cooler and bringing it on outings...THEN...I CAVED and started drinking beer and eating hot dogs...! I thought to myself, "I will just have fun and enjoy this rodeo season, and THEN get back to business with TT." At the end of the day, I was confident I could get right back to where I wanted to be with the TT.

I started August 31 and took everything I had learned from doing the last challenge. I basically just "plugged back in!" The guesswork was over because I already knew what I could accomplish if I followed the plan.

This contest I focused less on "winning" and more on being a positive example to my family and my friends. I encouraged my friends to join along and try TT, and a bunch did! I shared the stuff I learned and we went after it together! It was fun. Even my husband joined in this time and did some of the same workouts as me. He is now in the best shape he's ever been in--looking GREAT!

This time around, I really enjoyed the experience more. It was great fun helping people learn how to do the things I was learning to do. I suddenly didn't care as much about my result as I cared about helping my husband and my friends get theirs. It made things less stressful and more fun.

I hope my story can be an encouragement to others who are desperately looking for something that will work, and something they can fit into their busy lives! If I can do this...ANYONE can! I have never been busier in my life and I have never been in this kind of shape in my life.

I can't promise that I won't have another "rodeo relapse" this summer...It is so much fun and I just enjoy it! But...I guess it's okay to have a little vacation as long as you know how to get right back...and I do! Thanks TT!

Here are the workouts I used: TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks, TT 2K9, TT Fat Loss Fusion Advanced.

Beginning Stats (8-31-09)
135 pounds
Around belly button: 31 1/2"
Around butt: 36 1/4"
Thigh: 21 3/4"
Chest: 36 1/2"

Ending Stats (11-22-09)
124 pounds
Around belly button: 28"
Around butt: 33 1/2"
Thigh: 20"
Chest: 35"



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Old 11-25-2009, 06:05 PM
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Default Dave Suvak - TT Transformation Contest #6 Entry

Three months ago I found myself at the heaviest I’d been in ten years. Even though I worked out and ate right, most of the time, I couldn’t seem to keep the weight off. I made a decision that I was going to lose the fat no matter what. I owned the Turbulence Training manual but never really put it to full use until I received Craig’s email on August 29, 2009 announcing the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest #6.

I voted in the 5th Turbulence Training Transformation Contest and was inspired by the people and their results. As I read the essays I contemplated entering a contest myself so when I received the email announcing contest #6, I entered the next day. Not long after starting the contest I received an email with the following inspirational quotes:

When we set specific and inspiring goals with a timeline and deadline, we discover that this immediately focuses our energy and improves our clarity. And, in turn, this increases our motivation and propels us into action, doing the work that needs to be done to arrive at our predetermined destination.

Like boats without a rudder, people with no specific and inspiring goals drift through life.

These quotes captured the essence of why I decided to enter the Turbulence Training Transformation contest – I needed a timeline and deadline. I had failed in the recent past because I didn’t have a timeline or a definite deadline. My goal became to finish the contest by following three Turbulence Training workouts exactly as written and sticking to a healthy diet for twelve weeks. This is something I had failed to do over the last four years of trying to transform my body.

I started my training with the TT Big 5 Fat Loss workout. After four weeks I moved to the TT 30-Day for Maximum Fat Loss workout, and ended with the TT Hardcore Fat Loss workout. I had tried the TT Hardcore Fat Loss workout in the past and knew it was hard. I put it last so when the time came I would be ready to blast through it instead of struggling as I had in my previous attempts.

For my diet I followed a calorie/carb rotation plan. The core of my program was Brad Pilon’s “Eat Stop Eat”. I used fast days as the start of my low calorie/low carb cycle. I had two fast days and two high calorie/high carb days per week. The other days were moderate calories/moderate carbs. All my meals consisted of lean protein and vegetables. I added fruit on the moderate calories/moderate carb days. On high calorie/high carb days I added brown rice, sweat potatoes and/or oatmeal. I also gave up sugar, dairy and wheat during the twelve weeks including my high calorie/high carb days. In the past I tried supplements such as fat burners but this time I decided to skip the supplements.

I had two surprises during the 12-week contest. My main objective was to lose fat so I picked TT workouts with that in mind. Yet, I was surprised at how much strength I gained. In the past I have done workouts focused on gaining strength but I had never been able to bench press 85 pound dumbbells without help from a spotter. By the time I got to the TT Hardcore Fat Loss workout in the last four weeks I was able to bench 85 pound dumbbells without any help. I even tried 90 pound dumbbells on my last workout.

The other surprise was how my thinking changed about warm-ups. Every TT workout has the following rules:

Never skip a warm-up.

If you are limited by time, reduce the number of sets in the workout, but always perform the regular warm-up.

Since my goal was to follow the TT workouts to “the letter” I adhered faithfully to the warm-up rules even though in the past I would have cut the warm-ups short or eliminated them completely. I used to believe that warm-ups would only tire me out and reduce my performance on the “real” sets. This was especially true when I started the TT Big 5 Fat Loss workout because the bodyweight warm-up alone almost killed me the first time I did it. But I stuck to the rules and my thinking began to change as I realized the warm-ups were a key part of the workout. They not only primed my body so I could perform the “real” sets but more importantly they kept me from getting injured. So many times in the past I would push myself without doing an adequate warm-up and end up with a nagging injury that would hamper my workouts. Injuries were one reason I failed numerous transformation attempts in the past

I achieved the following results:

Started Monday August 31, 2009
Age: 48
Height – 6’2”
Weight – 208 pounds
Waist – 38 inches
Across belly button – 39 ½ inches
Bicep flexed – 16 inches
Chest – 42 ½ inches
Quad – 25 inches

Ended Sunday November 22, 2009
Weight – 185 pounds (lost 23 pounds)
Waist – 34 inches (lost 4 inches)
Across belly button – 35 inches
Bicep flexed – 16 inches
Chest – 42 inches
Quad – 25 inches

I can’t thank Craig enough for his TT workouts and for sponsoring his transformation contests. It was this contest and following the workouts exactly as written along with a healthy diet that were the keys to my transformation. I now find myself at the leanest I’ve been in ten years.


Dave Suvak
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:42 AM
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Default scorpiogrrl's entry

This challenge has been an interesting one for me to say the least. It totally metamorphasised from something I was doing largely for the hell of it (let's be honest, to get 6 months free membership more than anything else) to something real. There's not a lot of difference looking at the photos. But it was never about a physical transformation for me and still isn't.

Not long before the start of the challenge an organisational restructure took place at my work which resulted in an increased workload for my team. I used to have a lovely life pattern where I'd leave the office for an hour or more usually 2 in the middle of the day and go train at the gym. However I've been needing to put more hours in at the office so finding it harder and harder to do that. So got to a point where enough was enough. I struggle to do early morning workouts - would rather stay in bed - but if I was serious about keeping up my training, that was the time I needed to do it. But no way was I going to go to the gym at that time a) it's far too crowded for my liking and b) the extra time needed to get there etc just means I have to get up earlier ugh. So decision - morning workouts, at home. Didn't have any dumbell or barbell weights at home and most interested in going down the kettlebell training path so invested in a set of kettlebells for home use (spot my home gym in the final photo ) They weren't cheap but I consider them an investment.

So, as at end of November, I have now terminated my gym membership. This is a HUGE HUGE thing for me as for years the gyms were my 2nd home. Even at the beginning of this challenge I never thought I'd have cancelled my gym m'ship by the end. But I've come to prefer the training in the fresh air at home on my balcony or down at the local park. Still struggling a little with the early mornings but it is becoming a habit now which is the key.

Thanks to Craig and Chris for putting together such great workouts that can be done anywhere with a minimum of equipment.

Workouts used during the challenge:

Nov 2008 BW Cardio 2.0
Chris Lopez TT Kettlebell Workouts intermediate phase 1
Chris Lopez TT Kettlebell Workouts intermediate phase 2

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:00 AM
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Default Grateful INDEED!!

I was wickedly skinny and in superb shape back in July, and then i came back from a vacation in TX, started 2 new jobs, got a stress fracture in my foot, and basically went to hell in 2 mos. Before then, I didnt touch bread, milk, or processed food, nothing out of a bag and rarely cans, I was all natural and mostly raw. THAT changed after working, I'd have to run wherever and grab something quick, plus I forgot how tempting it was being in an office with junk food around all the time! Plus the stress of my job at the rental/event planning place. I started off my contest 8/31 with a kick, strong and steadily losing. Not too hot on the diet, but working out well and sticking with it. Lost like 4 lbs and 4-5". HOWEVER...... 4 weeks into the contest (end of sept), after going full time at the salon, which happens to be next to the South Bend Chocolate Cafe (HUUUUUUUGE candy store/restaurant/coffee shop) I boomeranged UP 9 lbs and 8 3/4" in ONE WEEK, my heaviest since my daughter was born 5 yrs ago, to 146.8 lbs. THAT did NOT even START coming off until Oct 19th, finally going down in weight and measurements. So basically MY contest has been from Oct 19 until Nov 22 in which I made phenomenal progress!! Craig once again motivated me to not only cut out junk food, wheat which I discovered I am allergic to and swell up like a balloon (and also discovered coffee does the same thing to me!!), but also go mostly vegetarian and vegan. As a lot of my former and current transformees know, my life is super high stress with running the kids everywhere, my fiance being gone now close to 3 yrs with the army, 2 teenage boys who constantly throw a "what the HECK were you THINKING?!?!" moments at me left and right, aaaaaaalways something going wrong with the house and car, a rotten ex husband, and a rambunctious 5 yr old. I come from a loooooooooooong line of polish women who were morbidly obese, and a family on BOTH sides who commiserate and celebrate with food food food. All I've ever KNOWN was how to either drown my emotions in food, or go out to dinner for this or that occassion, baking baking baking, and WOOO dont get me STARTED on the chips and cheetos! Im a bread and salt freak, for ME, I would dare say breaking the bread/butter/toast habit is on [ar with a smoker tossing the cigarettes - even KNOWING it makes me sick and affects my moods worse the PMS, I cant stop eating it!!! Like alll day morning to night. Luckily all of Craig's easy veggie meal plans were landing in my email box around then, and that was enough to motivate me to start cutting back. One piece a day here and there until it was finally gone from my diet. I was finally able to start fasting again, which I found impossible to do in the throes of my food addiction. I have learned to do yoga to destress instead of chow down, and I finally stopped being a lazy azz and stopped breezing thru my workouts just going thru the motions, and started PUSHING myself again. This was a HUUUUUUGE personal victory for me, to finally LIVE my quotes to never give up and keep on pushing thru. Even when I WOULD start to binge, I would catch myself and figure out, what is causing this? What emotion am I trying to cover up or what feeling am I trying to GET from eating all this junk? And that would stop it in its tracks. Next day (since my weak times are AAAAAAALWAAAAAAAYS at night) I was back in the saddle not even thinking about the snack attack the previous evening. I cant wait to see how slender I get by xmas this time, this is the lowest ive ever been in body fat (which I know a lot of you wont be impressed by it, but ive NEVER been in my teens of bf even back before I had my daughter and thought I was hot chit!! lol) I am SOOOOOOO gonna rock those thigh highs soon..... bring on the new year and new body, the holidays dont scare me one bit! THANK YOU AGAIN Craig for this ridiculously effective crazy wonderful workouts. OH, forgot to mention the wkouts I rocked this contest - everyone knows I have exercise ADD so i go thru more then 3 as most people do - started with 3 wks Buff Dudes Hot Chicks, did like 2 weeks of March Madness mixed with a little bit of AAA Abs, 3 wks of Booty for Life, and have now been on TT for Athletes since, which I looooooooooove!! I have gone from struggling thru 1 circuit to 4 now, go meee go meee!! Here are my befores, I'll get the afters in the next post.

Fattest stats:
Arm: 11 1/2
Bust: 36 1/4
Ribs: 31 1/2
Waist: 31
Bellybutton: 34 1/2
Hips: 36 3/4
Butt: 39 3/4
Thighs: 23 1/2
Above Knee: 16 3/4
Calves: 14 1/2
Weight: 146.8
Bodyfat: 26.4

Wooo those numbers just make me CRINGE!! And these before pics were me at 142, not even the 146 and up 8 3/4 inches!! You can only IMAGINE how "fluffy I looked then!! Read on for my after info....
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"We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough."
- Helen Keller

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to
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-F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!"
- Kate Moss
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:09 AM
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Default After...

Sorry Im not computer savvy enough to figure out how to crop them side by side, I tried but it just wasnt happening lol!! After measurements:
Arm: 10 3/4 (-3/4")
Bust: 34 (-2 1/4)
Ribs: 29 (-2 1/2")
Waist: 27 3/4 (-2 3/4")
Bellybutton: 31 1/2 (-3"!! whoop whoop)
Hips: 34 3/4 (-2 1/2")
Butt: 37 3/4 (-2")
Thighs: 22 3/4 (-3/4" always the last to go, sigh...)
Above knee: 16 1/4 (-1/4")
Calves: 14 1/2 (same)
Weight: 133.2 (-13.6 lbs)
Bodyfat: 19.4% (-7%)

So I am veeeerrrrrrryy happy with my results all things considering. I am eagerly awaiting the next contest, to be my skinniest ever! The best results I ever had were Xmas last year, so oh yes, I am bringing it this year too.... new weights, new interval workout, new thigh highs hehehehehe. And yes I was being silly in my pics, Craig said to have fun with it, and I did!!! Happy holidays to everyone, see you soon!!!
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- Helen Keller

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:35 PM
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Default Jori Neys TC#6 (9/13/06 to 12/5/06)

I clearly remember my decision to commit to the TT workouts. I was standing in the locker room of my local gym and looked in the mirror to discover that I had some back fat visible over my sports bra. I had to tug & pull at it to re-adjust it so that the lumps weren’t so visible through my work out top. It was at that point that I decided something needed to change and I committed myself to my first TT contest, which was TC#4. The challenge of the contest and the thought of “what better shape could I get into?” brought me back for TC#6.

After having completed TC #4 (and shedding some of the back fat), I settled in for the summer, not really paying strict attention to what I ate or drank. I continued with the TT workouts and in spite of my not-so-great nutrition, my weight didn’t really go up more than a few pounds. But, when I looked in the mirror, I could tell that I wasn’t in the shape that I wanted to be in yet. When I measured my body fat, it just re-confirmed my belief that I could be in better shape. I was still doing the TT work outs, but only seemed to be holding steady in terms of weight & body fat and that showed me just how important nutrition is in getting into and staying in shape.

Before I started using TT, I thought I was in shape. I worked out regularly doing long, boring cardio and some weight lifting. But, boy was I ever wrong! Now, since starting TT I have gained strength by leaps and bounds over where I was at before I started using it and have truly surprised myself with the things that I can now do. One year ago, I never dreamed of being able to do a chin up, even though I lifted weights regularly. I thought that was something that “regular” women couldn’t do. In fact, I couldn’t even do one when I did try. Now, with TT in my corner, that’s no longer an un-realized dream for this 42 year old “regular” mom of 2 young kids!

This contest has been about finding balance for me. I really tried to focus on my nutrition, making sure that I ate healthy foods. For the most part, I did eat healthy, nutritious foods, but on occasion, I had some “cheats” of some things that are not so healthy. However, I focused on keeping that to a minimum percentage of my total calories.

Now, I can honestly say that I am currently in better shape than I have ever been in my whole life, thanks to TT and the past 12 weeks. The workouts that I followed during this contest were:

1) Jacked & Lean
2) Reformed Meathead Fat Burning
3) Gain Muscle & Lose Fat

Here are my statistics:
Starting Ending: Change:
Weight 130 lbs 123lbs -7lbs
Body Fat 24.5% 21.1% -3.4%
Chest 35in 34 1/4in -3/4in
Left Arm 10 3/4in 10 1/4in -1/2in
Right Arm 10 1/2in 10 1/4in -1/4in
Waist 27 3/4in 26 3/4in -1in
Butt 38 1/4in 37in -1 1/4in
Thigh 22 1/2in 20 3/4in -1 1/4in
Calf 13 1/4in 12 3/4in -1/2in
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:29 PM
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Default Crystal's "Change, nothin' stays the same" results

Well, here goes. I’ve been putting off writing this essay and posting my pictures on the “official results page” for no good reason. I think I made some pretty good changes, but the numbers don’t really show anything outstanding. Like many of the competitors this time around, this was a mental challenge for me. When I started this contest, I had just left my husband of 8 years and filed for a divorce. I took my dog and cat and moved in with my parents into their household of 2 dogs and 3 cats, so we have a bit of a full house! I knew that the hardest part of these 12 weeks was going to be finding the right balance to keep me focused but not stressed out…to make me stronger mentally and physically so that I could weather any storm…to make me feel like a million bucks again and look like it too. I think I accomplished that!

My main goal when entering the contest was to find the right balance in my food and workouts that was something that I could maintain for a lifetime instead of skipping from one contest to the next and letting myself go in between. I knew I needed a good balance of good food versus treats and good workouts versus rest days. In short, I needed to gain control of my life again for ME, not anyone else. To that end, I had several goals:

1. Drop 1 pant size and about 10 pounds of fat
2. Increase number/difficulty of pull-ups (using the weighted pull-up machine at the gym)
3. Eat well 90% of the time, allowing 2-3 treats per week.
4. Get in at least 3 workouts a week
5. Prepare for my first 5K RUN (I've walked them before)

I enlisted several strategies in order to achieve my goals. I set up tracking sheets to help me utilize each strategy in working toward my goals.

1. Keep calories around 1700 per day
2. Keep track of how many treats I have per week
3. Print out a 5K training plan and follow it to the best of my ability
4. Post meals and workouts here EVERY day to help me follow my plan
5. Find something to relieve stress (maybe a massage once a month)

I’m happy to report that not only did I meet most of my goals, I blew through number 5 like nobody’s business!!!! My first 5K was a wonderful success and I came very close to my goal time. I would have made it if I hadn’t had to wade through all the people at the beginning of the race. I felt so strong and confident during the last 100 meters that I was able to sprint through the finish line at full tilt!!

Although I stuck to my strategies the majority of the time, I discovered really late in the game that the 1700 calories per day was really too many for my goal of dropping fat. I dropped it down to 1500 for the last 2 weeks of the contest and started seeing a lot of good results that will carry over into my next phase of fat loss. Because of this late realization, I didn’t meet my goal of 10 pounds of fat loss, but I did go shopping after the end of the contest and I can proudly say I can wear size 8’s now!!!

The workouts have been harder for me to fit in, but I did so around my 5K training schedule. Most weeks, I was able to get at least 3 workouts a week in, including my 5K training. I had to join a gym since the full house doesn’t really allow room for my TT at home. That was a tough adjustment since I hadn’t really worked out at a gym in over 10 years! I survived that change as well, though, and now I really enjoy the looks I receive as I’m lifting in the “man section” of the gym (that’s the free weight section where the majority of the users are men).

For those of you who enjoy the numbers, here they are:

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 157.2 pounds

Body fat: 30.8%
Fat pounds: 48.4
LBM: 108.8 pounds

Age: 34 (for 5 more days)
Neck: 12.5"
Bicep: 10.75"
Forearm: 9.25"
Chest: 37.75"
Waist: 35.5"
Hips: 41.5"
Thigh: 24"
Calf: 14"

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 152 pounds (-5.2 pounds)

Body fat: 30.0%
Fat pounds: 45.6 (-2.8 pounds)
LBM: 106.4 pounds (-2.4 pounds)

Age: 35
Neck: 12.5" (no change)
Bicep: 11.125" (+.375")
Forearm: 9.25" (no change)
Chest: 36.25" (-1.5")
Waist: 33.25" (-2.25")
Hips: 40.25" (-1.25")
Thigh: 23.25" (-.75")
Calf: 14.25" (+.25")

Total inches lost: 5.75"

This contest was all about creating a new life for myself and adapting to change. I’ve definitely done both and I am a happier, healthier person for it. I have my life back on the track of my choosing now and I’m in firm control of my own destiny. I don’t remember ever being quite so happy and in control of my life… and I’m enjoying the heck out of it!! Look out, TC7…here I come!!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:17 PM
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TC6 : Discipline and perseverance.

I did it!!! I finished TC6!!! This was my first contest ever, but certainly not my last one. My objectives were related to 2 qualities that I wanted to cultivate in my life : discipline and perseverance. When I started TC6 on September 6th, 2009, I decided that I was going to control my tendency to overeat and that I was not going to miss a workout. I figured that by the end of those 12 weeks, these two key points would allow me to drop 10 pounds of fat.

Well, the truth is that my life was much less predictable than I expected during those 3 months. A difficult recovery after a lazer eye surgery forced me to stop my workouts for 4 weeks, the influenza forced me to stay in bed for an additional week and complications in my love life made it even harder to stick to my goals. For the past 12 weeks, sleep deprivation and irregular schedules were the only constant in my life.

So TC6 slowly took on a new significance. Since I could not workout as much as I had planned, I decided to focus on my diet instead. TC6 became a way for me to increase my awareness with regards to my food intake. Since I was told that « we can’t out-train a bad diet » and that nutrition has a huge influence on our body fat level, I decided to prove that by controlling my food intake, I could continue to drop fat even if I could not workout as much as I had hoped.

So I made sure that I was eating at least 4 to 5 meals a day, each containing mostly proteins and complex carbs. However, I discovered that the hardest period of the day was after supper : I could not stop eating rice cakes! I discovered that stress had a terrible influence on my food intake. Nevertheless, I still got some neat results because I cut a lot of fat and simple carbs from my diet.

In terms of workouts, I used the « Fusion Fat Loss » (Advanced) and the « Buff Dudes Hot Chicks » workouts to build muscle. I also used the « Hotel Room workouts » a few times to get back into it when I was stuck at home, recovering from my operation or from the flu.

So here are my results :

Height / age : 5’1 / 27 years old

Start (06/09/09) to Finish (28/11/09)

Weight : 117,65 lbs to 113,70 lbs (-3,95 lbs)
BF% : 29,04% to 25,95% (-3,09%)
Neck : 12 to 12
Shoulders : 38 to 36 (-2 inches)
Chest : 32,5 to 32 (-0,5 inches)
Biceps : 10,25 to 10,50 (+0,25 inches)
Waist : 28,5 to 27,5 (-1 inches)
Hips : 33,5 to 33 (-0,5 inches)
Butt : 35 to 34,25 (-0,75 inches)
Thighs : 19,75 to 20 (+0,25 inches)
Calves : 14,25 to 14,25

So these are my final results! I’m proud to announce that despite all of the problems I’ve faced, I still lost 3 inches and 4,66 pounds of fat in the last 12 weeks. Of course, if I had stuck to my diet and to my workout schedule, I would probably have achieved my objective of dropping 10 pounds of fat, but I’m still very proud of my hard work!

(I'll post my pictures in a few minutes)

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These are the ones I took at the beginning of september.
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