How’s it going ladies and gents! Today I am thrilled to share my client and friend, Jessica Roman’s 18 weeks Bikini Prep Journey. Jessica came to me with the intention of doing a reverse diet to build up her metabolic capacity, increase strength, and increase muscle mass. But her heart was set on doing a bikini show in late October of 2015. Jessica was in a great place with her current calories, had enough muscle, and had the drive to accomplish this goal and I knew how important it was to her. So I gave her the green light and helped her with her 18 week prep journey and she did amazing. I told Jessica that prep is like a great big roller coaster and you will have some highs and lows along the way and I would be by her side every step of the way and not let her fall off that roller coaster. Jessica ended up placing 4th overall in a very competitive NPC class and it was her very first show! I am so proud of her hard work and what she accomplished; it was an awesome journey to say the least.
Waist circumference 28.5 inches
Waist circumference 25 inches
We like to show these stats because too often we see misleading information about weight loss or contest prep success stories. The moral of Jessica’s story is she lost a significant amount of body fat, maintained lean body mass, and never had to deprive herself from foods she enjoyed during her prep. Jessica accomplished her goals without making her life miserable and was very content with her overall prep experience. Not to mention, Jessica is a business owner, a mother of 2, and a wife, pretty damn impressive 😉
See what Jessica has to say about her 18 week Prep Journey …
So, I have attempted to write this story time and time again…but how do I effectively put into words what it means to have accomplished this goal? A goal that 40 pounds ago I never thought I could possibly achieve!
In, 2013, I found myself in a total slump. Enjoying too many glasses of wine to “fit in”, eating out way too often, busy being a mom of two busy “tweens”, and jump starting a business from SCRATCH. Life was chaos and my weight quickly spiraled out of control. I NEEDED to become accountable and make some serious changes! One day, while scrolling through social media I came across Kali Lorenzetti (@kaliforndeefit) and knew this was my chance! I took a leap of faith and hired her. With Kali, I learned about macros, lifting heavy, and most importantly cutting out toxic relationships with people and foods. When I hit the 15-pound weight loss mark, I told her about my desire to compete and without hesitation she referred me over to HER own team of coaches, Dynamic Duo Training. To say that this was a life changing moment for me is an understatement.
Immediately upon speaking with Eric at DDT, I knew that this was the team for me. It was evident he cared more about helping me achieve my goals than just trying to turn a profit. He was thorough, genuine, humble and most important of all educated! I love food and everything it means to break bread with friends and family, so eliminating food groups was not going to be a viable option for me—hence why IIFYM and Eric’s expertise were EXACTLY what I needed! I began my 18 week road to the stage and Eric was there for me each and every step of the way—and even more importantly, there to pick me up when I fell a few times.
I went through my prep feeling overall incredibly balanced—I have witnessed friends & acquaintances go through a miserable prep process with a very different approach–this was not something I was going to put myself and my family through. Yes, it is hard work, and it takes a serious amount of dedication…but most importantly it is DO-ABLE!!! I hit the stage having lost 40 pounds, feeling ridiculously confident, a permanent smile plastered across my face, and never so happy to be totally orange in the sunlight. I was strong, lean and had a belly full of peanut butter cups J and I owe that to Eric’s guidance. I am not an anomaly, nor am I any more special than anyone else. I have the same struggles that many other people have, which is why I know that anyone who wants to achieve this goal ABSOLUTELY CAN when they have the right people in their corner.
Eric has spent countless hours doing research, educating himself and devoting his life to his clients and the science of IIFYM and training. He is passionate about his career and the people that are a part of his team. If you are looking for the very BEST coaches in the industry—then look no further, feel super abundantly grateful because guess what….YOU ARE HERE!
Thank you Eric for being such a blessing in my life. Xo
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