I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself, and address the question: “Who is Cynthia Carpenter?”
I am a 55 year old (now) fit woman, who one day (while cleaning the bathroom mirror) caught a glimpse of myself and was disgusted at what I saw!
The first problem was the saggy flab under my arm, waving back and forth like a half filled water balloon.
Second thing that annoyed me was – I had one eye closed like a pirate to keep out the cigarette smoke that was billowing out of the end of the lit cigarette I had hanging out of my mouth.
Not a sexy sight!
That was the day I decided NO MORE and made the commitment to start making some serious changes!
Unfortunately it didn’t happen overnight.
The first thing I did was to hire a personal trainer at the local gym. He was a nice enough guy but I didn’t learn much. I had once been in the Army so I was already familiar with some training ideals, although I later learned there were better ways of doing things.
Then I bought TONS of books and recordings. I bought some dumbbells and a bench for home, and little by little I learned and then it became a bit of an obsession.
It took many runs at it but finally after lots of failures (and I mean lots of failures) I did quit smoking. It wasn’t easy but I quit after over two decades of being a successful smoker.
Without the clogged up lungs I was able to focus more on my body and got into great shape. As I already mentioned this was becoming as obsession – to the point that I decided I wanted to be a personal trainer so I could help others accomplish their personal health and fitness goals.
The best thing I did to achieve this goal was to hire a really good trainer myself, and finally at the AGE of 43 – I became a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer.
Out of this The Inside Trainer Inc. was born.
It didn’t stop there though. I was so fascinated with how the body worked that I also studied to be a Nutritionist too.
Then I decided I would like to try and really build some muscle so I hired a bodybuilder to train me. She taught me so much that I began to study even more on the theories of muscle development and I put what I was learning into practice
Then there was the diet! Have you ever noticed that bodybuilder kind of looks like a skinned rabbit? How in the name of fitness does a person strip off that much fat?
I am a huge opponent to any type of drug – I won’t even take vitamins (except cod liver oil), so the challenge was on. How do I get totally ripped without drugs?
Would all that studying I did pay off?
Can I burn fat off a body?
YOU BET I CAN!
But stripping THAT much fat off is different than a regular diet. I couldn’t find the formula or blueprint anywhere.
I looked everywhere and found a few hints but no real procedures for safe, natural, weight loss.
So… I wrote the procedure. I took great pains to ensure I had a healthy diet every day that balanced my vitamins and nutrients. Every week I stripped away the fat until the day of the competition and guess what?
Total weight loss – 40 POUNDS!
I impressed my trainer so much, the following year she followed my diet and came in FIRST too. She finally placed over another competitor she had been trying to beat for four years. With this win she was now qualified to compete at the NATIONAL level.
Why Should You Believe That I Can Help You?
As you already know quite well, there are tons of people with fitness advice, running around trying to convince you that they have all the answers.
Unfortunately for you, I don’t have ALL the answers.
But I do believe that I have SOME of the answers and I think the answers I have are pretty good.
I am definitely NOT saying you have to be a bodybuilder to lose weight; what I am saying is the concept is the same and I have a good strong grasp of that concept.
Check out my 7 day diet. If you would like to try it for yourself. I prefer a healthy nutritious meal plan that addresses your well being before anything else. You CAN eat well and healthily and still lose weight without pills or supplements.
Do I still look like that today? No, its been over 10 years and at this age things hurt, muscle development isn’t the same and metabolism slows. Now I have adapted exercise, diet, and fitness for the 55+ age. You can check out some of my videos here 🙂
Doing whatever fit takes,