Ladies! Wanna Lose Weight? Lift It!

If you want to really lose weight then get some weights and pick them up!

Actually in some circumstances you may actually gain weight…what? Here’s the thing. Muscle weighs more than fat so it is possible that if you only rely on the scale for your only feedback metric then you’re only causing yourself emotional angst. On the other hand if you look in the mirror and notice how your clothes fit you will feel much more differently about things. If you really want to change your body in a big way for the better – pound some iron!

Check out this great article about one such transformation below

Before Trista Elaschuk became a successful bodybuilding competitor, she endured years of diets that just didn’t work. “I struggled with weight my entire life and went on my first diet at the age of 16,” she told us. “This started the cycle of yo-yo dieting that would continue into my 20s.” It wasn’t until she was introduced to weight-lifting that she really saw results and changed her lifestyle for good. Read on for Trista’s story, from how she lost the weight to what it really takes to be a professional female bodybuilder.

Trista: Before

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POPSUGAR Fitness: What made you decide to start?
Trista Elaschuk: In 2006, shortly after I graduated from high school, I topped the scale at 195 pounds. I knew I had to made a change. I joined Weight Watchers and was able to take off 50 pounds. The problem was I wasn’t committed to making a full lifestyle change. After six months, I stopped attending meetings and slowly fell back into old habits. Those old habits caused me to put the weight back on and before I knew it I was back up to 185 pounds.

At the age of 24 I realized I needed to make a change. I was unhappy and most importantly I was unhealthy. I didn’t enjoy life to the fullest and I knew my weight was holding me back from reaching my full potential. I decided to join Weight Watchers again and commit to transforming my life. After losing 20 pounds I felt I needed to step it up a notch and join the gym. I started running on my treadmill but was extremely intimidated by the weight room. After about a month attending the gym regularly, I met my boyfriend, Kale, and he introduced me to bodybuilding. I was hooked.

 

Trista: After

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