Shaan Arrts wrote in to share about how she transformed her body and became a fitness competitor. She lost 30 pounds, shed body fat and gained a LOT of muscle. Check out her story:
“I just wanted to share my story. I began my weight loss journey at 37 years old. I had always wanted to compete in competitions and look like the fitness models in the magazines. So, in June of 2012 made a resolution to improve my body, get on stage and compete. With the help of my trainer, I was able the lose weight and build enough muscle to compete in my first fitness competition, placing 3rd.
Since then I have continued to improve & sculpt my body, continued competing consistently placing in the top 5 and most recently winning first place in my category. It is now two years later at age 39 I feel and look better than when I was 25! My starting weight was 150 pounds and my body fat was 30%. My current weight is 120 pounds and my body fat is 19.5%
I have not only gained an amazing fit new body, confidence, but the desire and drive to continue competing and help others get healthy. I love it!! I live and breath fitness! It is my way of life and my passion. I am proof that fitness can be achieved at any age if you are willing to work hard to achieve it.