ADRIANE29   21,176
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April 17, 2006 - Approx 195 lbs.





First Figure Competition- NPC Arizona Open- July 24, 2010- 125.0 lbs





June 19, 2010- a very happy 131.6 lbs!



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Adriane's Journey- Maintaining a healthy weight

2010 was a great year! I accomplished my goal of competing in my very first figure competition! I stepped onto that stage feeling and looking MY BEST at this stage of my life. I reached my weight goal of 125 lbs, a weight I had not seen in at least 20 years! What a feeling! After my competition I decided to take a little break from it all....this turned into quite a long break, TOO long. Although I knew it was unrealistic for me to maintain a weight of 125, I never imagined I would let myself ...
2010 was a great year! I accomplished my goal of competing in my very first figure competition! I stepped onto that stage feeling and looking MY BEST at this stage of my life. I reached my weight goal of 125 lbs, a weight I had not seen in at least 20 years! What a feeling! After my competition I decided to take a little break from it all....this turned into quite a long break, TOO long. Although I knew it was unrealistic for me to maintain a weight of 125, I never imagined I would let myself gain 30 pounds by year's end. Now I am back to losing again. My goal for this year is to reach 140 and MAINTAIN that weight! I want to go into 2013 not wanting to "lose weight".


I've always been an active girl, playing outside as a child, swimming, learning to play tennis at a very young age. I was a cheerleader in high school and competed in national competitions. I was also a ranked player on the tennis team. I truly developed a love for sports and a healthy, active lifestyle in high school. I decided that I always wanted health and fitness to be a big part of my life so upon graduating high school I decided to attend Penn State as an Exercise & Sports Science major. At the time I had my sights set on Physical Therapy. I had a great four years at Penn State, stayed active, worked out at a gym consistantly but was never completely happy with my weight. I always saw myself as just a little chunky. Upon graduating PSU with a bachelor's degree I was ready to be done with school. I briefy worked as a personal trainer at a corporate fitness center and also at a tennis club. I think at this point I was a little burned out with the whole fitness thing and wanted a change. I went into retail management for the next four years. Being newly married without children I did a lot of eating out, drinking and relaxing with my husband. Excessive snacking and poor food choices lead to a steady weight gain during this period of my life. My husband & I moved to Arizona in August 2002. I believe my weight was right around 160 at that time. I became pregnant for the first time in November 2003. I was working at the time at our Animal Hospital from 7am-7pm and did not exercise at all for the entire pregnancy. I used it as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted. It was great! Or so I thought! I gained about 60 pounds! After our daughter was born I didn't do a whole lot to get the weight off other than walking around the neighborhood. I was still 20 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight when I found out I was expecting again, just 8 months later. I gained about 53 pounds during my second pregnancy which also lacked a structured exercise program. After our son was born in January 2006, I knew I had to get my butt in gear and get this weight off! It just wasn't ME that I saw in the mirror. So, 6 weeks after Tommy was born I hit the gym, hard. My weight at that time was 198 and the scale was stuck! It was unbelievably difficult and emotional for me. I could barely do a sit up. I couldn't even get into a plank position, let alone hold it for any length of time. I had a lot of work to do! And I did it! Sometimes I cried, although I wasn't a whimp. I only cried because I was embarrased that I let myself gain so much weight not because the work was hard. I loved the work and still do! Through perserverance, discipline and the will to succeed I have managed to lose 70 pounds since my first day back to the gym in March 2006. I've gained a ton of muscle, more than I ever gained while lifting in college. Consistancy is key! I feel good at this weight. I'm a strong and active mom who is setting a good example for her kids! I do have more goals to achieve and decided to train to compete in my first Figure Competition on July 24, 2010! I've always dreamed of having the physique like Monica Brant or Francisca Dennis. It takes so much discipline and hard work to get to that point and I know I can do it! So this is my journey. It's been full of ups and downs but I am extremely proud of what I have accomplished so far!
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My Goals:
Maintain a healthy weight of 135-140

Feel strong and confident in summer clothes and bathing suits this coming summer, 2012!!

Enter 2013 not wanting to "lose weight"

Start incorporating yoga into my workout routine....

Run my first 5K- MARCH 5, 2011 - completed- 31:40

Limit alcohol

Trying to keep it clean 80% of the time. Having fun trying new, healthy recipes for myself & my family. Trying to have some fun with food. I don't want to completely deny myself of foods I love because that leads to some serious binging!!

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90 minute Bikram Yoga classes 3-4 times/week. Enjoying the AZ weather taking walks/hikes when I can!







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KANDOLAKER
10/15/2012 6:45:30 PM

What a great story and thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration!!

All the best to you,

Kathy



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JENNI329
10/15/2012 2:37:32 PM

emoticon to one of my biggest cheerleaders and supporters of my journey to healthy. You're the best, girl!



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JOIE501
10/15/2012 10:18:41 AM

HEY! i just came across your page. Congrats on your first figure comp! Was it difficult to prepare for it? I have been somewhat interested but don't think I can do it/eat so strictly before one. Any tips?



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10/15/2012 9:37:39 AM

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YOMAMASEXY
10/15/2012 8:00:31 AM

Just wanted to say thanks !
I was going to hit the chocolate snacking because of colleagues making fun of my food (meat + veggies) and then comments on how women at a "certain age" shouldn't wear short skirts and cleavages. Oh Gosh ! These people suck ! So thanks for being my inspiration right now.
My dream is to do what you've done.
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