Body Transformation: Christina Crocco Crushed Goals And Body Fat!

<div id="DPG" webReader="70.041117979"><div class="side-bar" webReader="-13.7313432836"><div class="c15"><img src="images/2014/christina-crocco-transformation-vitalstats.jpg"/></div><p><strong>Name:</strong> Christina Crocco<br /><strong>Email:</strong> <span class="c16"><a href="mailto:c.crocco551@yahoo.com">c.crocco551@yahoo.com</a></span><br /><strong>BodySpace:</strong> <a href="http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/ccroc7/">ccroc7</a></p></div><h3 class="article-title">Why I Decided to transform</h3><p>My fitness journey reflects my life and where it took me. When I was young, I played soccer year round. When high school came, I was a multi-sport athlete.</p><p>I entered college in 2007 and decided to continue my soccer career, which took up the majority of my free time. Physical activity was one of the largest parts of my life. In 2008, my life took a turn when I transferred schools and quit soccer. This introduced me to the other side of college that included drinking, parties, binge eating, late nights, and self-destructive behavior.</p><p>Change came again in November 2012 for the better. At 5-foot-2, I weighed 160 pounds and saw where my life choices lead me. Without hesitation, I decided to make a change. I had no idea about nutrition. Due to my constant activity in high school, I had no need to understand healthy nutrition.</p><p>With age, inactivity, and my Italian carb-loading roots, the importance of nutrition finally surfaced.</p><div class="body-transformation-before-after" webReader="34"><p>Before </p><p>After </p><p><strong>AGE</strong> 24 / <strong>HEIGHT</strong> 5'2" / <strong>BODY FAT</strong> 29%</p><p><strong>AGE</strong> 24 / <strong>HEIGHT</strong> 5'2" / <strong>BODY FAT</strong> 10%</p></div><a href="http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/fitboard/post?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bodybuilding.com%2Ffun%2Fimages%2F2014%2Fchristina-crocco-transformation-fitboard.jpg" class="fitboardrolloversm" title="Submit"><span class="displace">Post To Fitboard</span></a><h3 class="article-title">How I accomplished my goals</h3><p>It didn't take long to put my words into actions. Learning to maintenance my diet was the first step, so I slowly quit eating fried food and abandoned alcohol. I started at-home workout tapes, which led me to purchase three-pound dumbbells.</p><p>When the changes started to show, I hit my stride and found Bodybuilding.com. I stumbled onto <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-eason-livefit-trainer.html">Jaime Eason's 12 Week-LiveFit Trainer</a> in February 2013 and my life was changed for good. I linked the workout to my phone, joined a gym, and completed the plan. I awoke something inside me. I saw many great results and my body responded so well to the workouts that I wanted to apply what learned to new endeavors.</p><p>I quickly found a coach who created a workout and nutrition plan for me. Next, we discussed what show and class I should compete in. This was exciting and I didn't know what to expect, but I trusted that my coach would lead me. I followed every instruction my coach gave me and we agreed that I was suitable for figure competitions due to my body type. I chose to compete at the Jason Arntz Muscle Beach show.</p><p>I was hooked after one show and signed up to compete again two weeks later, which qualified me for nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The North Americans in August 2013. I decided to take fitness a step further and am working to become a certified personal trainer so I can inspire and help others.</p><div class="article-ad" webReader="25.0884955752"><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/trans.htm"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/transformations-of-the-week-smallbox.jpg" alt="Apply Here To Be A Transformation Of The Week!" width="200" height="114"/></a><div class="c20" webReader="6.37168141593"><h4><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/trans.htm">Apply Here To Be A Transformation<br />Of The Week!</a></h4><p style="display: inline;" class="webReader-styled">
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</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="images/2012/labrada-efa-lean-gold_50.jpg" alt="Labrada EFA Lean Gold" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/lab/leangold.html">Labrada EFA Lean Gold</a></strong></span>
</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="images/2011/glutamine_50.jpg" alt="BCAAs" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/bcaa.html">BCAAs</a></strong></span>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/myofusion_50.jpg" alt="Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/gn/myofusion-probiotic-series.html">Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="images/2011/cellucor-c4-extreme_50.jpg" alt="Cellucor C4 Extreme" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cellucor/c4-extreme.html">Cellucor C4 Extreme</a></strong></span></li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="images/2011/dymatize-iso-100_50.jpg" alt="Dymatize ISO-100" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/dymatize/iso-100.html">Dymatize ISO-100</a></strong></span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/vitargo_50.jpg" alt="GENR8 Vitargo" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/genr8/vitargo.html">GENR8 Vitargo</a></strong></span></li>
</ul></div><h3 class="article-title">Diet plan that guided my transformation</h3><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/guides/images/fap-nutrition-oats.jpg" alt="oats" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('20038')">Oatmeal</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1/2 cup</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/guides/images/fap-nutrition-eggs.jpg" alt="eggs" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('1124')">Egg Whites</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">3</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/chicken_50.jpg" alt="chicken" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('5011')">Chicken</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">4 oz</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/rice_50.jpg" alt="brown rice" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('20036')">Brown Rice</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1/4 cup</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/guides/images/fap-nutrition-avocado.jpg" alt="avocado" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('idnumber')">Avocado</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1/4</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/guides/images/fap-nutrition-broccoli.jpg" alt="broccoli" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('11090')">Broccoli</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1 cup</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2013/chicken_50.jpg" alt="chicken" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('5011')">Chicken</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">4 oz</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/yams_50.jpg" alt="sweet potato" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('11507')">Sweet Potato</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1/2 serving</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/flaxseed_50.jpg" alt="Flaxseed Oil" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('12220')">Flaxseed Oil</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1 tsp</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/lettuce_50.jpg" alt="lettuce" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('11251')">Lettuce</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1 serving</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/myofusion_50.jpg" alt="Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/gn/myofusion-probiotic-series.html">Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1 serving</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="images/2011/ricecake_50.jpg" alt="ricecake" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('19051')">Rice Cake</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/guides/images/fap-nutrition-peanut-butter.jpg" alt="Peanut Butter" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('16398')">Peanut Butter</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1 tbsp</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/myofusion_50.jpg" alt="Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/gn/myofusion-probiotic-series.html">Gaspari Nutrition MyoFusion</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1 serving</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2011/vitargo_50.jpg" alt="GENR8 Vitargo" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/genr8/vitargo.html">GENR8 Vitargo</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1 1/2 servings</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBorderColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/guides/images/fap-nutrition-eggs.jpg" alt="eggs" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('1124')">Egg Whites</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">3</span></p>
</li>
<li class="rowBgColor"><span class="mpt-images c21"><img src="images/2011/ricecake_50.jpg" alt="ricecake" width="50" height="50"/></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:nutrientpop('19051')">Rice Cake</a></strong></span>
<p><span class="mpt-content content">1</span></p>
</li>
</ul></div><h3 class="article-title">Training regimen that kept me on track</h3><p>I warm up with 10 minutes of cardio before lifting. I do a 10-minute high intensity cardio session with 30-second intervals twice per week. This is my offseason workout.</p><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('standing-military-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/370/Female/t/370_1.jpg" alt="Standing Military Press" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('standing-military-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/370/Female/t/370_2.jpg" alt="Standing Military Press" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('standing-military-press')">Standing Military Press</a></strong><br />4 sets of 12, 10, 8, and 6 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('upright-barbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/365/Female/t/365_1.jpg" alt="Upright Barbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('upright-barbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/365/Female/t/365_2.jpg" alt="Upright Barbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('upright-barbell-row')">Upright Barbell Row</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('front-dumbbell-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/371/Female/t/371_1.jpg" alt="Front Dumbbell Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('front-dumbbell-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/371/Female/t/371_2.jpg" alt="Front Dumbbell Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('front-dumbbell-raise')">Front Dumbbell Raise</a></strong> (Performed seated)<br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('side-lateral-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/373/Female/t/373_1.jpg" alt="Side Lateral Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('side-lateral-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/373/Female/t/373_2.jpg" alt="Side Lateral Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('side-lateral-raise')">Side Lateral Raise</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('dumbbell-shrug')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/96/Female/t/96_1.jpg" alt="Dumbbell Shrug" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('dumbbell-shrug')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/96/Female/t/96_2.jpg" alt="Dumbbell Shrug" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('dumbbell-shrug')">Dumbbell Shrug</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('barbell-squat')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/31/Female/t/31_1.jpg" alt="Barbell Squat" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('barbell-squat')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/31/Female/t/31_2.jpg" alt="Barbell Squat" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('barbell-squat')">Barbell Squat</a></strong><br />4 sets of 15, 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('stiff-legged-barbell-deadlift')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/21/Female/t/21_1.jpg" alt="Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('stiff-legged-barbell-deadlift')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/21/Female/t/21_2.jpg" alt="Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('stiff-legged-barbell-deadlift')">Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('leg-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/57/Female/t/57_1.jpg" alt="Leg Press" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('leg-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/57/Female/t/57_2.jpg" alt="Leg Press" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('leg-press')">Leg Press</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('lying-leg-curls')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/52/Female/t/52_1.jpg" alt="Lying Leg Curls" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('lying-leg-curls')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/52/Female/t/52_2.jpg" alt="Lying Leg Curls" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('lying-leg-curls')">Lying Leg Curls</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('thigh-adductor')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/153/Female/t/153_1.jpg" alt="Thigh Adductor" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('thigh-adductor')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/153/Female/t/153_2.jpg" alt="Thigh Adductor" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('thigh-adductor')">Thigh Adductor</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('thigh-abductor')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/154/Female/t/154_1.jpg" alt="Thigh Abductor" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('thigh-abductor')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/154/Female/t/154_2.jpg" alt="Thigh Abductor" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('thigh-abductor')">Thigh Abductor</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('leg-extensions')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/53/Female/t/53_1.jpg" alt="Leg Extensions" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('leg-extensions')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/53/Female/t/53_2.jpg" alt="Leg Extensions" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('leg-extensions')">Leg Extensions</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('pullups')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/46/Female/t/46_1.jpg" alt="Pullups" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('pullups')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/46/Female/t/46_2.jpg" alt="Pullups" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('pullups')">Pullups</a></strong><br />4 sets of 12, 10, 8, and 6 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('lying-t-bar-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/137/Female/t/137_1.jpg" alt="Lying T-Bar Row" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('lying-t-bar-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/137/Female/t/137_2.jpg" alt="Lying T-Bar Row" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('lying-t-bar-row')">Lying T-Bar Row</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('seated-cable-rows')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/45/Female/t/45_1.jpg" alt="Seated Cable Rows" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('seated-cable-rows')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/45/Female/t/45_2.jpg" alt="Seated Cable Rows" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('seated-cable-rows')">Seated Cable Rows</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('wide-grip-lat-pulldown')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/10/Female/t/10_1.jpg" alt="Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('wide-grip-lat-pulldown')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/10/Female/t/10_2.jpg" alt="Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('wide-grip-lat-pulldown')">Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('bent-over-barbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/20/Female/t/20_1.jpg" alt="Bent Over Barbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('bent-over-barbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/20/Female/t/20_2.jpg" alt="Bent Over Barbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('bent-over-barbell-row')">Bent Over Barbell Row</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('good-morning')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/686/Female/t/686_1.jpg" alt="Good Morning" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('good-morning')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/686/Female/t/686_2.jpg" alt="Good Morning" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('good-morning')">Good Morning</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('barbell-curl')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/169/Female/t/169_1.jpg" alt="Barbell Curl" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('barbell-curl')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/169/Female/t/169_2.jpg" alt="Barbell Curl" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('barbell-curl')">Barbell Curl</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('dips-triceps-version')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/55/Female/t/55_1.jpg" alt="Dips - Triceps Version" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('dips-triceps-version')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/55/Female/t/55_2.jpg" alt="Dips - Triceps Version" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('dips-triceps-version')">Dips - Triceps Version</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('hammer-curls')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/147/Female/t/147_1.jpg" alt="Hammer Curls" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('hammer-curls')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/147/Female/t/147_2.jpg" alt="Hammer Curls" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('hammer-curls')">Hammer Curls</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('standing-dumbbell-triceps-extension')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/345/Female/t/345_1.jpg" alt="Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('standing-dumbbell-triceps-extension')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/345/Female/t/345_2.jpg" alt="Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('standing-dumbbell-triceps-extension')">Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('preacher-curl')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/180/Female/t/180_1.jpg" alt="Preacher Curl" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('preacher-curl')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/180/Female/t/180_2.jpg" alt="Preacher Curl" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('preacher-curl')">Preacher Curl</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('triceps-pushdown')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/343/Female/t/343_1.jpg" alt="Triceps Pushdown" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('triceps-pushdown')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/343/Female/t/343_2.jpg" alt="Triceps Pushdown" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('triceps-pushdown')">Triceps Pushdown</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('crunches')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/102/Female/t/102_1.jpg" alt="Crunches" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('crunches')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/102/Female/t/102_2.jpg" alt="Crunches" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('crunches')">Crunches</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('jackknife-sit-up')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/91/Female/t/91_1.jpg" alt="Jackknife Sit-Up" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('jackknife-sit-up')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/91/Female/t/91_2.jpg" alt="Jackknife Sit-Up" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('jackknife-sit-up')">Jackknife Sit-Up</a></strong><br />3 sets of 15 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('reverse-crunch')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/119/Female/t/119_1.jpg" alt="Reverse Crunch" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('reverse-crunch')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/119/Female/t/119_2.jpg" alt="Reverse Crunch" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('reverse-crunch')">Reverse Crunch</a></strong><br />3 sets of 15 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('oblique-crunches')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/104/Female/t/104_1.jpg" alt="Oblique Crunches" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('oblique-crunches')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/104/Female/t/104_2.jpg" alt="Oblique Crunches" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('oblique-crunches')">Oblique Crunches</a></strong> (Medicine Ball)<br />3 sets of 20 reps</span></li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('standing-military-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/370/Female/t/370_1.jpg" alt="Standing Military Press" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('standing-military-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/370/Female/t/370_2.jpg" alt="Standing Military Press" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('standing-military-press')">Standing Military Press</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('upright-barbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/365/Female/t/365_1.jpg" alt="Upright Barbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('upright-barbell-row')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/365/Female/t/365_2.jpg" alt="Upright Barbell Row" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('upright-barbell-row')">Upright Barbell Row</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('front-dumbbell-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/371/Female/t/371_1.jpg" alt="Front Dumbbell Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('front-dumbbell-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/371/Female/t/371_2.jpg" alt="Front Dumbbell Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('front-dumbbell-raise')">Front Dumbbell Raise</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('side-lateral-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/373/Female/t/373_1.jpg" alt="Side Lateral Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('side-lateral-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/373/Female/t/373_2.jpg" alt="Side Lateral Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('side-lateral-raise')">Side Lateral Raise</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('incline-dumbbell-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/380/Female/t/380_1.jpg" alt="Incline Dumbbell Press" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('incline-dumbbell-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/380/Female/t/380_2.jpg" alt="Incline Dumbbell Press" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('incline-dumbbell-press')">Incline Dumbbell Press</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('pushups')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/70/Female/t/70_1.jpg" alt="Pushups" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('pushups')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/70/Female/t/70_2.jpg" alt="Pushups" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('pushups')">Pushups</a></strong><br />3 sets to failure</span></li>
</ul></div><div id="meal-plan-table"><ul class="defined"><li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('dumbbell-rear-lunge')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/109/Female/t/109_1.jpg" alt="Dumbbell Rear Lunge" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('dumbbell-rear-lunge')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/109/Female/t/109_2.jpg" alt="Dumbbell Rear Lunge" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('dumbbell-rear-lunge')">Dumbbell Rear Lunge</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('glute-ham-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/685/Female/t/685_1.jpg" alt="Glute Ham Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('glute-ham-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/685/Female/t/685_2.jpg" alt="Glute Ham Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('glute-ham-raise')">Glute Ham Raise</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('smith-machine-leg-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/1871/Male/t/1871_1.jpg" alt="Smith Machine Leg Press" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('smith-machine-leg-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/1871/Male/t/1871_2.jpg" alt="Smith Machine Leg Press" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('smith-machine-leg-press')">Smith Machine Leg Press</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('stiff-legged-barbell-deadlift')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/21/Female/t/21_1.jpg" alt="Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('stiff-legged-barbell-deadlift')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/21/Female/t/21_2.jpg" alt="Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('stiff-legged-barbell-deadlift')">Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('leg-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/57/Female/t/57_1.jpg" alt="Leg Press" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('leg-press')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/57/Female/t/57_2.jpg" alt="Leg Press" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('leg-press')">Leg Press</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('leg-extensions')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/53/Female/t/53_1.jpg" alt="Leg Extensions" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('leg-extensions')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/53/Female/t/53_2.jpg" alt="Leg Extensions" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('leg-extensions')">Leg Extensions</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBgColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('standing-calf-raises')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/48/Female/t/48_1.jpg" alt="Standing Calf Raises" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('standing-calf-raises')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/48/Female/t/48_2.jpg" alt="Standing Calf Raises" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('standing-calf-raises')">Standing Calf Raises</a></strong><br />3 sets of 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
<li class="rowBorderColor c22"><span class="mpt-images"><a href="javascript:pop('seated-calf-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/152/Female/t/152_1.jpg" alt="Seated Calf Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a> <a href="javascript:pop('seated-calf-raise')"><img src="http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/exerciseImages/sequences/152/Female/t/152_2.jpg" alt="Seated Calf Raise" width="53" height="53"/></a></span> <span class="mpt-content content"><strong><a href="javascript:pop('seated-calf-raise')">Seated Calf Raise</a></strong><br />4 sets of 15, 12, 10, and 8 reps</span></li>
</ul></div><h3 class="article-title">What aspect challenged me the most</h3><img src="images/2014/christina-crocco-transformation-graphic-1.jpg" width="239" height="450" border="0" class="right-image"/><p>"I want to motivate others to achieve their goals and live a healthy lifestyle."</p><p>Not going out with my friends at night was a struggle. Every gathering is based upon eating and drinking. It got hard watching them eat and drink whatever they wanted as I struggled to find something I could have. It was hard, but it made me stronger.</p><h3 class="article-title">My future fitness plans</h3><p>I hope to get my pro card and achieve my dream of being a pro figure competitor. I'm currently working to become a personal trainer. I want to motivate others to achieve their goals and live a healthy lifestyle.</p><p>I came up with lots of healthy recipes after prepping for competition. I hope to eventually put them together into a book.</p><h3 class="article-title">Suggestions for aspiring transformers</h3><div class="titled-list"><ul><li>Stop thinking about how hard it's going to be.</li>
<li>Follow motivating individuals on social media.</li>
<li>Make goals for yourself that give you something to work toward.</li>
<li>It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle.</li>
<li>Cheat meals are okay if done in moderation.</li>
<li>Eat clean, train dirty!</li>
</ul></div><h3 class="article-title">How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals</h3><p>Bodybuilding.com introduced me to <a href="http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-eason-livefit-trainer.html">Jamie Eason's 12-Week Trainer</a>, which was the stepping stone to the start of my bodybuilding career.</p><h3 class="article-title">Christina's Top 5 Gym Tracks</h3><p><img src="images/2014/christina-crocco-transformation-music.jpg" width="560" height="132"/></p><div class="titled-list"><ol><li>"Replay" by Zendaya</li>
<li>"We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus</li>
<li>"Berzerk" by Eminem</li>
<li>"Started From The Bottom" by Drake</li>
<li>"Crooked Smile" by J. Cole</li>
</ol></div><h4>Credits</h4><div class="titled-list"><ul><li>Trainer: Pete Floris</li>
<li>Workout Partner: Jennifer Powers</li>
<li>Photos: Rich Olson</li>
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Why I Decided to transform

My fitness journey reflects my life and where it took me. When I was young, I played soccer year round. When high school came, I was a multi-sport athlete.

I entered college in 2007 and decided to continue my soccer career, which took up the majority of my free time. Physical activity was one of the largest parts of my life. In 2008, my life took a turn when I transferred schools and quit soccer. This introduced me to the other side of college that included drinking, parties, binge eating, late nights, and self-destructive behavior.

Change came again in November 2012 for the better. At 5-foot-2, I weighed 160 pounds and saw where my life choices lead me. Without hesitation, I decided to make a change. I had no idea about nutrition. Due to my constant activity in high school, I had no need to understand healthy nutrition.

With age, inactivity, and my Italian carb-loading roots, the importance of nutrition finally surfaced.

Before

After

AGE 24 / HEIGHT 5’2″ / BODY FAT 29%

AGE 24 / HEIGHT 5’2″ / BODY FAT 10%

Post To Fitboard

How I accomplished my goals

It didn’t take long to put my words into actions. Learning to maintenance my diet was the first step, so I slowly quit eating fried food and abandoned alcohol. I started at-home workout tapes, which led me to purchase three-pound dumbbells.

When the changes started to show, I hit my stride and found Bodybuilding.com. I stumbled onto Jaime Eason’s 12 Week-LiveFit Trainer in February 2013 and my life was changed for good. I linked the workout to my phone, joined a gym, and completed the plan. I awoke something inside me. I saw many great results and my body responded so well to the workouts that I wanted to apply what learned to new endeavors.

I quickly found a coach who created a workout and nutrition plan for me. Next, we discussed what show and class I should compete in. This was exciting and I didn’t know what to expect, but I trusted that my coach would lead me. I followed every instruction my coach gave me and we agreed that I was suitable for figure competitions due to my body type. I chose to compete at the Jason Arntz Muscle Beach show.

I was hooked after one show and signed up to compete again two weeks later, which qualified me for nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The North Americans in August 2013. I decided to take fitness a step further and am working to become a certified personal trainer so I can inspire and help others.

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Supplements that helped me through the journey

Diet plan that guided my transformation

Training regimen that kept me on track

I warm up with 10 minutes of cardio before lifting. I do a 10-minute high intensity cardio session with 30-second intervals twice per week. This is my offseason workout.

What aspect challenged me the most

“I want to motivate others to achieve their goals and live a healthy lifestyle.”

Not going out with my friends at night was a struggle. Every gathering is based upon eating and drinking. It got hard watching them eat and drink whatever they wanted as I struggled to find something I could have. It was hard, but it made me stronger.

My future fitness plans

I hope to get my pro card and achieve my dream of being a pro figure competitor. I’m currently working to become a personal trainer. I want to motivate others to achieve their goals and live a healthy lifestyle.

I came up with lots of healthy recipes after prepping for competition. I hope to eventually put them together into a book.

Suggestions for aspiring transformers

  • Stop thinking about how hard it’s going to be.
  • Follow motivating individuals on social media.
  • Make goals for yourself that give you something to work toward.
  • It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
  • Cheat meals are okay if done in moderation.
  • Eat clean, train dirty!

How Bodybuilding.com helped me reach my goals

Bodybuilding.com introduced me to Jamie Eason’s 12-Week Trainer, which was the stepping stone to the start of my bodybuilding career.

Christina’s Top 5 Gym Tracks

  1. “Replay” by Zendaya
  2. “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus
  3. “Berzerk” by Eminem
  4. “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
  5. “Crooked Smile” by J. Cole

Credits

  • Trainer: Pete Floris
  • Workout Partner: Jennifer Powers
  • Photos: Rich Olson

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About The Author

Have you made a dramatic change either by gaining muscle or by losing all the weight you have been hoping for?

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Body Transformation: Christina Crocco Crushed Goals And Body Fat!

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Paige Hathaway

20 hours 29 minutes ago

You can do so much in 5 weeks! πŸ’ͺ🏼
Angelica Ramirez (@instaang87) was a top 10 finalist in my last 5 weeks challenge... I'm so excited for her transformation!

A healthy lifestyle is a work in progress, with ups and down but hopefully always moving forward toward learning more, making better choices, and living mindfully! If you make small changes and stay consistent you'll see incremental progression which will increase the likelihood that you will stick with the change and want to do more! πŸ‘‰πŸΌ It all starts with a choice and your health should be your first priority!

Join the thousands who have transformed their life in the #Fitin5 community! ....LIVE BOLD AND BLOOM.... 🌸✨

Paige Hathaway

1 day 3 hours ago

You're right... Guys don't like muscles on a girl.... They LOVE them 😝

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