Body Transformation: Christine Wilson Body Transformation

Isolated from her daughter, Christine battled depression. Regaining control over her life she dropped 18% of her bodyfat in a little over 4 months.
Editor's Note: Everyone is different and these results may not be typical for the average person. To achieve these results you need to be willing to put in the work both in the gym and in the kitchen. Use this transformation for motivation for you to make the changes you want!

Before Stats

  • January, 2010
  • 220 lbs
  • 6'1"
  • 33%

After Stats

  • May 13, 2010
  • 175 lbs
  • 6'1"
  • 15%

Lifestyle Prior To Change

I was active but not consistent. I would go to the gym on and off. I was an amateur boxer and used to being active, but was really not that interested in weight training on a consistent basis. My eating wasn’t too bad; but I was only eating 2 times a day, thinking I would lose weight.

Christine Wilson

What was your low point or turning point?

I relocated from Canada to the US without family or friends for a work opportunity. I became depressed in the absence of my support circle. I started to gain weight because I stopped working out all together. I wasn’t eating healthy and was going through a mild depression. I wasn’t feeling good about myself; and being isolated from my daughter and family took a huge toll on me.

I couldn’t get out of my depression and at times felt like giving up on life. I was doing some research and read an article on fighting back when depressed. Exercise was one of the key components of fighting off depression. That was my way out. So I told myself… “ Christine, it is time to re-claim your life” It was now or never.

Christine WilsonWere there any unique challenges or circumstances that made your transformation particularly difficult?

Eating clean and eating 6 times a day was very difficult. I was used to eating once or twice a day. Now I had to feed my body. This was the hardest part for me. I felt nausea a lot of times because my body was not used to all the food.

Transformation timeline:

  • Transformation Start: December 14, 2009.
  • Milestone: January 14, 2010 - I dropped 13 lbs in the first month.
  • Milestone: March 2010 - Drop 7 percent body fat and down 21 pounds.
  • Milestone: April 11, 2010 – Down - 33lbs.
  • Milestone:  May 12, 2010 - Down 45 lbs in less than 16 weeks.
  • Transformation End: May 13, 2010 - My Rockford Show, Stepped on stage at 170lbs standing 6 feet 1 inches. Then I did a 2nd show in November 2010 and placed 3rd in the Tall Class Division.

Christine's Training And Cardio Approach

What was your weight training approach and split during your transformation?

I weight trained 5 days a week:

Day 1 - Quads and Calves
Exercise Sets Reps
Leg Press 4 10
Squat 4 12-15
Single Leg Extension 4 10/25
Bodyweight Walking Lunge 1 200-300
Seated Calf Raise 4 20-25
Standing Calf Raise 4 12-15
Day 2 - Back and Calves
Exercise Sets Reps
Lat Pull down 4 10
Dumbbell Row 4 10
Seated Cable Row 4 10
Pec Dec 4 15
Machine Chest Press 4 10
Decline Bench Press 4 10
Day 3 - Shoulders, Calves and Core
Exercise Sets Reps
Shoulder Press 4 10
Dumbbell Front Raise 4 10
Dumbbell Shrugs 4 10
Lateral Raise 4 10
Planks 3 60 seconds
ay 4 - Hamstrings and Glutes
Exercise Sets Reps
Deadlift 4-5 10-12
Seated Leg Curl 4 10-12
Lying Leg Curl 4 10-12
Single Leg Curl 4 10-12
Day 5 - Biceps and Triceps
Exercise Sets Reps
Tricep Pull Down 4 12-15
Close Grip Bench Press 4 12-15
Tricep Extension 4 12-15
Overhead Tricep Extension 4 12-15
Dumbbell Curl 4 12-15
Cable Curl 4 12-15
Barbell Curl 4 12-15

Christine Wilson figure competitorPlease detail your cardio approach during your transformation?

Because I was training for a show it was pretty intense. I started off with 5 days a week. I was doing cardio for 30 minutes/5 days a week. Then I upped it to 45 minutes/5 days a week at 8 weeks out. Then 1 hr/5 days a week 5 weeks out. Then at 3 weeks to the show I was doing 2 hours of cardio 6 days a week.

Please list 3 things you learned about exercise, weight training and/or cardio during your transformation that helped you succeed:

  1. For your heavy days; if you can go beyond 10 reps, you need to up the weight.
  2. Proper form is more important than heavy weight. You need to master the form.
  3. Do not rest to long between sets. 45-60 seconds at the most. That keeps your heart rate up.

How are you currently training, and has your training changed since the completion of your transformation?

I’m training smarter. I don’t need to be in the gym for 2 hrs to get the results. Hit it hard, intense and get out.

Christine's Diet And Nutrition Approach

What was your diet/nutrition approach during your transformation?

Eating clean foods. More protein to support my muscle. 1-2 gallons of water.

Can you provide us with a sample eating plan (please be specific):

  • WAKE UP: Drink 16 oz of water and take regular minerals, vitamins and St. John's Wart prior to doing morning cardio.
  • CARDIO: Morning - 30-45 minutes of cardio 4-5 days a week on a empty stomach in the morning. Only have ½ grapefruit prior to cardio. We will add in weights later on. Walking, running, bike, stairs. Cardio in the morning is best. You burn more fat.
  • SNACK: Eat 4 egg whites, and 3 Tbsp of cream of rice or ½ of oatmeal with dose of B-complex vitamin.
  • MEAL ONE: Eat 3 oz of turkey rinsed with 10 almonds and 8 asparagus spears (if you can’t eat NUTS, eat avocado).
  • SNACK: Eat 1/2 a grapefruit and 2 plain rice cakes.
  • MEAL TWO: Eat 6 oz of tilapia with 1/2 cup of green beans.
  • MEAL THREE: Eat another 3 oz of chicken with 1/2 cup of quinoa/brown rice or couscous with 1/3 cup of diced roasted red pepper and 1000 mgs of vitamin C
  • MEAL FOUR: Eat 6 oz of tilapia with 8 asparagus spears.
  • MEAL FIVE: Drink a 30 gram low carb low fat shake and a 3 oz yam and 1 plain rice cake with a tsp of honey glazed on it.
  • MEAL SIX: Eat 4 egg whites and 1 cup of green beans.
  • NIGHT TIME: If you wake up or are up later eat 4 egg whites.

Christine Wilson boxing

 

Were there any diet/nutrition mistakes you made that you learned from?

Eat 6 times a day.

Please list 3 things you learned about diet & nutrition during your transformation that helped you succeed:

  1. Drink lots of water.
  2. You have to eat enough to support your body.
  3. Measure your food.

Did you allow yourself cheat meals?

I did. But because of the timeframe, I could not do the traditional 1 cheat meal a week.

What supplements did you use during your transformation?

Advice For Others

What are your best 3 tips for someone looking to make their own transformation?

  1. Set realistic goals.
  2. Hire a professional.
  3. Check with your doctor first to ensure you medical condition is stable.

How do you stay motivated? What advice would you give to someone who’s having trouble staying on track?

I keep a circle of friends that are into fitness. I look at old pictures of myself. “ You are worth it, invest in yourself.”

More From Christine Wilson

Christine WilsonWhat is your life like now that you’ve made a transformation?

I'm not doing fitness modeling. I’ve gotten back into boxing and kickboxing. I have more energy. And I have plans to do another show or two this year.

What motivates you currently to keep improving yourself?

The quality of life that being fit provides.

Anything else you would like to share?

“Invest in yourself; you are certainly worth it.”

How can people contact you?

Email me at cplus007@gmail.com or Facebook.

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Posted Mon, 04/14/2014 - 22:54
Monty

You are an amazing woman !!!

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Posted Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:38
Chantel

"Well now I am a Life Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist and Boxing and Bootcamp Instructor. I want to continue to inspire others with my story. I plan on competing in the near future once again and HOSTING Health and Wellness Workshops Locally and Globally." -Christine J Wilson
Very INSPIRING! It's so nice that your goal is to spread the knowledge you have and help others! Wanting to devote your time and encourage others........ except for the "fatty's", right??? Hypocrite, judgmental, with a bad attitude is what you are. Why don't you stick to working out on your spare time and find another career. With the way you speak to people and clearly have a very LOW opinion on others, I don't think being someone's COACH is right for you.

I fear that you could really mentally damage a person with your demeaning, hateful attitude. "Fat" people are apart of your clientele, Christine. And if that's so disgraceful to you, then quit your job and go be miserable in an office, or grocery store stocking produce!

FYI! i'M 24 YRS OLD, AND 115LBS! NOT FAT BUT THANKS THAT YOU THINK SO!

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Posted Tue, 07/16/2013 - 21:34
June Cosby

My goodness you are gorgeous girl! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Posted Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:21
Tasha Odunuyi

Wow this is truly amazing . Very encouraging.

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Posted Sun, 02/06/2011 - 19:24
Kim Renth

You look amazing!!! I only wish I were there. I am working, but not seeing what I want.

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Posted Thu, 02/03/2011 - 21:24
ntloader

Hotness!

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Posted Mon, 01/31/2011 - 18:13
Kyle

Very Nice!

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Posted Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:38
Jose

Wow !

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Posted Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:05
Steven

Great job Christine!