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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Theresa's Got ABS!


Today's guest blogger is Miss Theresa Jenn. She's a wonderful success story featured in Oxygen's latest special Abs! that hits stands today. Be one of the first 3 people to comment below so you can win a copy of Abs! just in time for summer. We'll be giving away 3 copies. Check back tomorrow in the comments section to see if you are a winner. 
I always knew I wanted to be fit but I struggled with how to get there. When I read my first issue of Oxygen magazine, I felt reassured that maybe I too could make a transformation to a healthier lifestyle. I followed Oxygen’s tips and soon I started to see a difference in myself. But this all came to a stop once I let the stress of my final year of university consume me. I went to food for emotional comfort and before I knew it I gained almost 40lbs. Shortly after, I started reading The Eat-Clean Diet, which expanded my taste buds to tofu, quinoa, and beets. My boyfriend (now fiancé) helped me incorporate the principles of Eating Clean in addition to going for daily jogs and learning how to lift weights. Over the year I was able to lose the weight and in exchange I gained some confidence back.

In an effort to find another physical challenge, I discovered CrossFit. After an intensive year of training, I noticed my body fat % decreased and my strength increased. All of the sudden a thought I had for 8 years of competing in a fitness modeling competition started to seem like a realistic goal. This is when I found the missing piece to my puzzle, my coach, WBFF Pro Fatima Leite Kusch. For 5 months, I followed my coach’s FitnessPrint plan and training program and went on the faith that she believed in me.

In September 2011, I competed and won my very first competition. My dream continued as I was featured in the February 2012 Future of Fitness in Oxygen magazine! Now here I am in the Abs! Special and sharing My Success Story on Tosca Reno's blog! Dreams do come true.

"Inspire and Be Inspired"

38 comments:

  1. This totally caught my attention! Crossfit is a lot of fun!

    Thanks!
    Theresa

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    1. Thanks so much! Crossfit is a lot of fun and it really challenges the body and mind.

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  2. Those abs are what I'm working for...

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    1. YAY! You can have them for sure. Eating clean is 80% of the equation.

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  3. Awesome!!!! I wanna get me some abs!!!!

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  4. Such an inspiration! I recently got married and have started the Eat Clean journey too and am training for a 10K!

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    1. Thank you!! Congratulations on getting married, eating clean, and training for your first 10k!

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  5. Can't wait to get this! Eating clean is a lifestyle! I want to build great abs.

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    1. You've got it! Eating clean IS a lifestyle and that's a major reason those abs will come. Keep going!

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  6. I started "attempting" to eat clean since mid January, but it hasn't been easy to stop eating my Mexican food!! I am constantly trying to find ways of making the food I love in a cleaner version of it!! Nevertheless, the changes I have made so far have made a HUGE difference!! I will continue to change my eating habits until I am 100% eating clean!! Thank you Tosca for changing my life and that of my family!!!

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    1. It sounds like you're on your way to success with doing things the right way. If you haven't checked out Tosca's new ECD Veg cookbook, I am positive you will love it!

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  7. Booooooo too late!!!! Still cant wait awesome mag

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    1. The Abs special has so many great tips!

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  8. IT's something I am really striving for..turn 55 on Monday and I do know it must be attainable....
    Theresa, great abs!!

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    1. Happy birthday!! You can do it!! Practice, stay determined and be as consistent as you can. It will come : )

      Thank you for the compliment!!

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  9. This is just great! Your story is so inspiring. I'm dealing with emotional eating issues right now, as I prepare for competition, where I want to have a six pack for the first time in my life, but not if I go off my plan. Just reading this blog gives me hope that I CAN DO IT, ans strength to stay out of the kitchen. I'm 6 weeks out, and instead of eating off-plan, I read this blog, and I feel much better now. Congratulations on being the guest blogger for Tosca Reno!

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    1. Awww thank you so much! Congratulations on prepping for a show!! 6 weeks out can be mentally tough but you can do it! Think about being on stage and reflecting on whether you did everything you could to get there. Best wishes on your show!! And thank you for the congrats!!

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  10. Theresa is an exceptional woman and proof that if you DARE TO DREAM, anything is possible. I am proud and honored to call her a friend!

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  11. This is SO awesome! I know with losing a lot of weight myself, I need to look into doing something to tone up my abs, so I can't wait to read about it!

    xoxoxo
    Traci


    http://thewalkerlady.wordpress.com

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    1. Wow, wow, wow! Just checked out your blog! YOU ARE SO INSPIRING!! Amazing job!

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  12. YAY! You will love the ABS special! Well done on your weight-loss journey!

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  13. looking good theresa! keep up the hard work xx greetings from Austria

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    1. THANK YOU!! Wow! From Austria?! Very cool!! : )

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  14. Congratulations to theresa, alwillzee, and skittlesland. You were the first 3 commenters and will receive a copy of Abs! Please email your contact information including full name and phone number to rcorradetti@rkpubs.com. Thank you.

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  15. Theresa has been inspiring to me and now is inspiring others! So proud! Oxygen is a great tool for any point of the journey - getting started, getting in a rhythm or staying motivated! Thanks Oxygen, Tosca and Theresa!

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    1. Thanks very much Erin! Oxygen and Tosca have been so inspiring!

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  16. Love it! Well I missed the top 3 but maybe one extra....for good PR?

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  17. Great inspiration. I have lost over 60 lbs. I am still on my journey to lose more fat and finally see my abs. :) Inspiring story...thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get my abs magazine.

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    1. CONGRATS!!!! Such an accomplishment! Keep going after it girl! Abs are made in the kitchen!

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  18. Thank u so much!!! I can't wait to receive it! :)

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    1. YAY! I hope you love the issue : ) Congrats!

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  19. yay! I can't wait for it to arrive! Thank you so much! :)

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