Body Transformation: Body Fat Attack!

 

by Female Transformation Of The Week Aug 30, 2013

Name: Lisa Eiselstein
Email: lisaeiselstein@gmail.com
BodySpace: lisaeiselstein

 

Lisa EiselsteinLisa Eiselstein
AGE 27 
HEIGHT
 5’2″ 
WEIGHT
 246 lbs 
BODY FAT
 45%
AGE 29 
HEIGHT
 5’2″ 
WEIGHT
 136 lbs 
BODY FAT
 29%

 

 

Why I Decided to Transform

At age four, I started playing soccer, tennis, and basketball. As a youth, I spent time between school, practices, and games. I loved being outside and active, but became overweight when organized sports stopped and I continued to eat like they hadn’t.

I graduated from high school in 2003, went to a local community college, and worked full time. I also got into a relationship that I’m still in today, lost control of my schedule, and started eating fast food because it was quick and cheap. The high energy I was known for was gone and I was weighed down by calories and cholesterol. I had a gym pass, but couldn’t make myself go.

In June 2010, I went on a trip to Moab, Utah, with my family. As my father and I waited to go on a horseback riding trip, I saw a basketball hoop next to the barn. I attempted one shot, missed, tried to rebound the ball, landed awkwardly, and tore my right ACL. That’s when I realized my body couldn’t hold my weight. After the injury, I gained 20 more pounds.

It was months before I could walk. My mother was concerned for my health and talked to me about getting lap-band surgery. After the conversation and doctor consultation, I made an appointment for the procedure. A week before the surgery, I told my mom I couldn’t go through with it, but neglected to change my diet.

I weighed 246 pounds in April 2010, was about to turn 27 years old, and told myself I wouldn’t look like this at age 30. Now I’m 29 years old, weigh 136 pounds, and have never felt better!

How I Accomplished My Goals

After my birthday, I decided to completely change my diet. I kept a food journal and eliminated soda from my diet. I quit eating fast food and avoided the establishments. I started to cook more at home and prepared my meals beforehand.

The dietary changes helped me lose the first 40 pounds and I started taking my dog daily on hikes. I was losing weight, but didn’t feel comfortable inside the gym. I gradually added more physical activities into my daily schedule and the pounds started to shed.

A year ago, I hit a weight-loss plateau and couldn’t get below 190 pounds. I was going to the gym regularly, but only did cardio. I needed extra help and started working with Robert Stefanko, an advanced certified personal trainer for No Limit Personal Training in Placentia, California. I lost another 54 pounds on Robert’s training and nutritional system that gave me the tools to loss weight.

Now I go to the gym five days per week, lift weights, and love it.

Supplements that Helped Me Through the Journey
Pre-workout
Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation
Meal 1
Meal 3
Meal 4: Post-workout
Meal 5
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Back/Biceps

Warm-up

Circuit: 3 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Circuit: 3 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Circuit: 2 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Cool Down


Day 2: Cardio

Warm-up

Circuit

Circuit: 2 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Cool Down


Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Back/Biceps

Warm-up

Circuit: 3 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Circuit: 3 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Circuit: 2 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Cool Down


Day 5: Legs/Cardio

Warm-up

Circuit: 3 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Circuit: 2 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises


Day 6: Chest/Triceps/Shoulders

Warm-up

    • Basketball

      Basketball

      10 min

Circuit: 3 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Circuit: 3 sets with 30 seconds rest between exercises

Cool Down



Day 7: Rest

 

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

Consuming 5-6 small meals per day challenged me most. Preparing my food in advance and writing out my meals for the day helped tremendously to meet my weight loss goals.

My Future Fitness Plans

I really enjoy competition and look forward to competing in the near future.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers
  • Take a picture of yourself today and save it. Regain the control.
  • Keep a food and gym journal.
  • Don’t weigh yourself daily.
  • Give everything 100 percent.
  • When you leave the gym, ask yourself what you did today. If you can answer the question, you had a good workout.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com helped me significantly to find supplements with reliable delivery. The information on the site is truly insightful and inspiring.

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3 Comments

  1. Lisa Eiselstein | Reply

    Hey There!
    Thank you for sharing my article on your blog. That is so awesome!! I want everyone out there to no know it’s never too late to take control! I was embarrassed at first of what people thought of me at the gym. When I realized this transformation was for me and no one else, nothing else mattered. Those negative thoughts and feelings faded away. You can achieve anything you want out of life!

    I am currently trying to prepare for a fitness competition; not quite there just yet ;). Fitness is now my life not just a hobby! I’d love to be paid for doing something I love! This is an expensive sport and I’m looking for anyone interested in sponsoring me or helping me find a sponsor. I have the drive and I know I’ll succeed. I just need to be given an opportunity or the tools and I’ll exceed expectations. I promise!

    Thanks again for taking the time to read this. I’d appreciate any help or advice you can give me! 😉 Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t!

    Look forward to hearing back from you!
    Sincerely,
    Lisa Eiselstein

    1. AESfit Post author | Reply

      Hi Lisa,

      It was my pleasure to share your story. It is a very inspiring story and deserves the attention it is getting. Keep up the hard work!