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Name: Stacy Burke
Start age: 17
Current age: 20
Start weight: 211 pounds
End of transformation weight: 152 Pounds
Height: 5’11’’
Total weight lost or weight gain: loss around 60 pounds

Why did you decided to transform?

I noticed that I couldn’t do things that other people did with ease like play games with friends. I also noticed at school I would be out of breath from going from the first floor to the second or up to my room. I would always think that I was just a big girl and strong and because I was tall I just looked a lot different than other girls. One day at the mall I was trying on dresses for prom and I found that only one fit me in the whole department store, I thought I was a size twelve, but the twelves didn’t fit me. I went home and decided I was going to weigh myself for the first time since I could remember, when I looked at the scale I fell to the floor because I weighed as much as my 6’4’’ father. I decided then and there I didn’t want to live like this anymore and I wanted to change my life.

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What keeps you motivated?

Seeing where I was and the small changes I can see with my body as I go along with my process and looking back from where I was, makes me feel.

Please share your workout routine:

Monday: Legs: warm up with leg extensions 3-4 sets of 20. barbell squats with warm up set, then 4 sets of 12,10,8,6. Hack squats- feet narrow 4 x 12 or leg press 4×12 (alternate weekly).
Weighted lunges 4×12 on each leg or weighted step ups 4 x 12 9(alternate weekly)
Leg Extensions 4 x 20 incline
barbell presses 4×15,12,10,8
Incline Dbell presses 4×15,12,10,8
Incline dbell flies 4×12,12,10,10
Peck deck flies 4×20,15,15,12
Tricep touchup – tricep extension 4×12,12,10,8

Tuesday:
Warm up with chin ups or flex arm hang. As long as possible.
Wide grip pulldowns 4 x12,12,10,8
Dbell rows 4×12,10,8,6
Close grip pulldown 3 x15,12,10,8
Seated rows 3 x 12, 10, 10
Stiff arm lat pulldowns 4 x 15, 12, 10, 8
Seated curls machine 4 x 12, 12, 10, 8
Seated curls 4 x 15, 12, 10, 8
Still leg deadlift 4 x 10-12
Lying ham curls 4 x 15, 12, 10, 8
Cable kickbacks 4 x 15
One leg push downs on assisted chin machine 4 x 12
4 x 20 of each – donkey kicks, bridges feet in and bridges feet out

Wednesday: 40 Minute spin.
Interval, endurance, or strength

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Lateral raises (bent arm) 3 x 12, 10, 10, 8
Dbell presses 4 x 12, 10, 8, 6
Front raises 4 x 12, 10, 10, 8
Lateral raises (straight arm) 4 x 12, 10, 10, 8
Upright rows 4 x 12, 10, 10, 8
Rear delts on pec deck, cable or dbelts 4 x 12, 10, 10, 8
Preacher curls 4 x 12, 10, 8, 6
EZ bar curls 4 x 12, 10, 8, 6
Dbell hammer curls 4x 12, 10, 8, 6
Cable curls 4 x 12, 10, 8, 6
Close grips 3 x 6-10
Skull crushers 4 x 12, 10, 8, 6
Rope overhead tricep extensions4 x 12, 10, 8, 6
V bar tricep pushdowns 4 x 10-12

Saturday: Fun outdoor activity, usually hiking and geocaching

Sunday: Rest, Jesus, and Football

This is me at the boy scout camp i work at during the summer, Camp Sequassen in Connecticut teaching art and fingerprinting, woodcarving, and sculpture

This is me at the boy scout camp i work at during the summer, Camp Sequassen in Connecticut teaching art and fingerprinting, woodcarving, and sculpture

What’s your most favorite exercise?

I love doing leg presses and squats because I can feel how strong I’m getting each time

What does your diet consist of?

My general rules of thumb: No premade frozen food, no “junk” food, eat when hungry, put as many colors on my plate as possible (usually spinach, love), no soda, don’t cut out carbs because you still need them, lean protein (chicken and turkey), one cheat “treat” or meal a week, there’s no such thing as a cheat day.

This is me before running my first half marathon, The Disney Princess Half Marathon in February 2014

This is me before running my first half marathon, The Disney Princess Half Marathon in February 2014

What supplements are your taking?

Fish Oil, Omega three, Multivitamin

What is your favorite cardio exercise?

Spinning, or taking Dance cardio classes

This is a bad picture and unflatteirng, but this is my sister and I after we finished the half marathon and I was so proud to have reached my goal of under 3 hours.  To most that may seem like a poor time, but for a person like me who never finished the mile run in school growing up and hates running, I couldn't have been more proud of myself.

This is a bad picture and unflatteirng, but this is my sister and I after we finished the half marathon and I was so proud to have reached my goal of under 3 hours. To most that may seem like a poor time, but for a person like me who never finished the mile run in school growing up and hates running, I couldn’t have been more proud of myself.

Your favorite Gym Tracks, if any?

Sweat (Remix) by snoop dog, Alors On Danse by Stromae, Survivor by Destiny’s Child, and Tell Me I’m a Wreck by Every Avenue

Do you have a favorite quote?

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and
for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. Audrey Hepburn

Your future fitness goals?

Stay healthy, get toned, feel comfortable in form fitting clothes

Any advice or tips for aspiring transformers?

Results take time; if people don’t notice you’re body changes immediately don’t get frustrated. If you fall off track, don’t be disappointed in yourself, get back to it. None of our journeys look the same

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