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I Did It!

I Did It!

By Kim Darosa

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My starting weight was 132lbs and I measured 23.6 %Body fat By the date of the competition I had gotten down to 113 lbs and was 12.3% Body fat. My Goal was 15% Body fat so I exceeded my goal

Have you ever seen someone on the beach or walking by and thought to yourself, I’d like to look like her? Maybe you thought, I like her hair, her legs, even her butt.

I remember that exact moment when I sat down at my computer and flipped on Facebook . An acquaintance of mine had posted her fitness pictures and wow, she looked amazing. I said to my husband “I want to look like her”. He kind of laughed and said “she is an athlete”! I flipped off the computer- kinda chuckling at my husband and off I went to start my day; making beds, making lunches and getting my daughter out the door for school.

I had never been overweight, nor has my weight fluctuated very much but with that being said I had just been on vacation and found I gained 12-15 pounds. I have always tried to stay active and incorporate exercise into my daily routine. Owning my own business allows me some flexibility with my schedule so I usually start work later in the mornings. For the past month, I had been working out with my friend Brent Hawley who was showing me some new things and his routine at the gym. As we started our workout that morning, I said to Brent “What would you think if I want to do a fitness competition?” His response was simple yet positive. He said “well you will have to step it up a bit! You are good enough to walk the beach, but a competition is a whole new level! "I knew he was telling me the absolute truth.

From that day on I casually mentioned my idea to a few friends here and there while I pondered it over in my own head.

The thought of being 38 years old and walking in a string bikini was something completely out of my comfort zone!! I happened to meet up with the girl who I aspired to look like on facebook, Kristen Vidlak, who had participated in competitions herself. I mentioned my goal of training for one and her response was “you absolutely should!

We started talking and she said that I could workout with her when our schedules allowed. This was exciting because now I had two workout partners to support me in this challenge!

Kristen and I signed up for a competition close to where we live so the drive wasn’t too far and the date was set! The commitment was made and there was no backing out now!!

I had 12 weeks until the competition to really pick up the pace. I entered all of my exercise and diet into an app called fitness pal. I found ideas on this Figure & Bikini Website fantastic :) By week 6, I was working out approximately 2 hours a day with both weights and cardio and I had enlisted the help of Gina Trochiano & Kerwyn Chandroo to help me with my diet. He gave me a weekly diet plan and I sent him my weekly weights and pictures.

It was the first time in my entire life that I looked at food in a whole new light. I ate more than I ever had throughout the day and found I really enjoyed planning and preparing my meals. I placed in the middle of my category of Bikini Classic ….Wow what a fantastic experience!!!!

Kim Darosa Ontario Canada

Author: Kim Darosa
northshorelaserclinic@yahoo.ca

Member Comments

Kim that's AWESOME!!!!

Congratulations on your journey and thank you so very much for sharing your story!

With love,

Kristin
--fabeditor

Thanks for sharing your journey! So you went from 23.6% bf to 12.3 in 12 wks or so? Wow. You look great! :-) Melissa
--sleekgeek

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