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 In high school, I was at my heaviest of 165 pounds.  Freshman year of college, 129 pounds.  Sophomore year of college started to put on some weight.  Junior year of college started to bulk up, ~143 pounds. [Zoom.]
I am Tasha and I am a twenty-three year old chemistry graduate student.
I’ve been an athlete my entire life. So, being in a weight room was a familiar scene to me. However, I battled a lot of weight issues through my awkward teen.
When I moved to the mainland at the awkward age of fourteen, I put on a massive amount of weight, shooting me to my heaviest weight I’ve ever been, 165 pounds. This led me to be very unhappy. I had no friends and the thought of making new friends in a new environment was very difficult for me. To make a long story short from the age of fourteen to seventeen, I battled the stages of anorexia, bulimia, and “gym-o-rexia.”
I entered as a seventeen year old college freshman, I came in weighing 129 pounds at a height of 5’4”. Because of the battles I went through, I became very weak for my sport, softball. I was a powerhouse hitter. (Batting in the 3rd, 4th, 5th spot.) My strength and conditioning coach saw me and put me on a weight bulking program which shot me up 143 pounds, but lean and very strong.
From there, my weight has fluctuating a lot. I bounced back and forth from 140 - 160. I partied a lot, consuming A LOT of alcohol and had really bad eating habits. But I had the mentality of, “Fuck it, I’m an athlete, we have morning work outs tomorrow anyways.” For a while it didn’t matter. Until I graduated college and entered my first year of graduate school. I no longer had softball to rely on, no teammates, nothing Just myself. I continued with my bad partying habits and it shot me back up to 162 pounds. Partying, partying, and more partying.
During the end of April of this year, I decided to put a stop to it and getting back into shape which ultimately meant that I was going to transform my body. I dropped down to about 158 pounds and pretty thick.
So, In June, I opted for a trainer because I felt that I had the motivation and drive to work out daily but my diet, nutrition, and eating habits killed any efforts that I made in the gym. My trainer Steve Poynter, from Fitness Poynters, created a diet plan as well as a workout schedule for me to follow to the “T” for the next 12 weeks.
It has barely been two weeks for me but I can tell you right now, that from cleaning eating and working out, I can feel a tremendous difference in energy, endurance, and stamina. Wish me luck and follow me on my journey! Watch me transform!
Here are my starting pictures:
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Starting Weight: ~155 pounds
**This was taken from my Bodyspace profile on bodybuilding.com
Okay, I’m just going to ramble a little bit.
Well, I am not sure if many of my followers know me.. but this is me!
I’m pretty much a goober. I am a 23 year old applied chemistry grad. student at New Mexico Highlands University……. who partied way too much within the last year and put on a good amount of weight.
Like I mentioned, I was a college athlete and had an OKAY eating habit.
but I let myself go.
WARNING: I am going to post a few unhealthy looking pictures.
This is a picture of what my afternoons would look like when I got home from class:
or my twitter or Facebook would consist of pictures like this:
OKAY YOU GET THE HINT. This was all within my first year of graduate school.. Plus many more pictures.
I guess the point of this RAMBLE is that.. It has been 8 weeks since I stopped drinking - or had my last beer. That’s thelongest I have gone with out an alcoholic beverage. I know, I sound like a crazy alcoholic, but this is a huge accomplishment for me. Alcohol and bad eating habits made me feel like shit and because of that I put on a nasty amount of weight.
I definitely had a wake up call and decided to turn my life around. I don’t even crave beer or wine or margaritas anymore and I am totally content with it. I like the direction I am heading and each day I am getting closer to my goal.
So, to my followers, thank you for following and watching me transform. Remember: Everybody’s journey begins somewhere and it is never too late to start.