A Transformation Challenge That Reignited Sharmaine’s Love of Fitness

This Woman Accepted A Transformation Challnege for $250K

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Being obese and undergoing a complete transformation isn’t easy. But Sharmaine took the challenge and completely turned into a beautiful and hot woman.

In this article, we’ll tell you the story of Sharmaine Diaz who went through an incredible transformation challenge and completely turned herself into something that many women out there dream of.


She told about her struggle on bringing home her new baby and then moving into a new house. Diaz said:

My husband and I closed on out first home just three days before our son Anthony was born. We just had an air mattress on the living-room floor and my husband went out and bought a little rocker for him to sleep in. It was very stressful and overwhelming.


Though Sharmaine wasn’t that obese but still she was fat enough and by the time her second baby arrived, the motivation to workout and get fit was hardly there.

But luckily an advertisement with a prize money worth $250K for a complete transformation reignited the love of fitness in her.

Sharmaine’s Diaz Transformation Challenge

After the birth of Anthony, she didn’t want to look the way she did. Diaz did start her transformation journey but after knowing, she was pregnant a few weeks in, the excuse was there to quit. She gained more weight and the time her second baby was born in November 2015, it was hard.


Diaz said, “I remembered the Bodybuilding.com challenge, looked online, and saw there was another one starting in January. I decided right there and then that I was all in!”

What Made Sharmaine hit Fitness Full-Force?

Before starting, she told that it was all about money and who wouldn’t get motivated getting the 250K? However, it later changed for my family, my husband, and my two toddlers. The conditions were tough and bills were piling up. If I win this challenge it can make a huge difference for my family. In simple, it was a win for me both mentally and physically.

What kept you motivated?


We all get demotivated at times and so is Diaz. However, she told that “Progress pics were a huge motivator for me. I was so nervous about having to post my photos online for everyone to see, but at the same time, that accountability was so real. I knew that I wanted to keep that motivation, so I decided to commit to posting pics weekly. You can’t fake a bad diet. If I wasn’t eating the right way, it would show.”

What Was Your Goal?

Diaz told that she wanted to drop down to 113 pounds which seemed impossible. However, she kept her focus on her long-term goals and set a weekly target to lose 2 pounds. It was tough, dark and hard but I kept going.

Two Babies – How You Managed Time?

This was perhaps one of the most difficult challenges for Sharmaine. When you have two young ones at home, it’s nearly impossible to do anything else other than just caring for them. Diaz told that her home was like a crowded place all the time. Much worse both my sons contracted a respiratory-tract virus and it passed to me as well. This was the toughest time of my journey.


I wanted to quit but my family was my biggest source of motivation. I wanted to see them happy. I just made up my mind, Win or lose, I will finish this.

What was Your Training Plan?

Day 1: Chest

  • Barbell bench press with medium grip – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Incline dumbbell press – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Butterfly – 4 sets, 12 reps.
  • Pushups – 4 sets to failure.
  • Triceps push downs – 4 sets, 20 reps.
  • Bench dips – 4 sets to failure.

Day 2: Back

  • Wide-Grip Lat pulldown – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Seated cable rows – 4 sets, 12 reps.
  • One-arm dumbbell row – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Upright barbell row – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Pullups – 4 sets to failure.
  • Hyperextensions (back extensions) – 4 sets, 15 reps.

Day 3: Shoulder/Abs

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Side lateral raise – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Front dumbbell raise – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Sit-up – 4 sets, 30 reps.
  • Crunches – 4 sets, 30 reps.
  • Flat bench lying leg raise – 4 sets, 30 reps.
  • Hanging leg raise – 4 sets to failure.

Day 4: Legs

  • Butt lift – 2 sets, 20 reps.
  • Side leg raises – 2 sets, 20 reps.
  • Butt kicks – 2 sets, 20 reps.
  • Fire hydrant – 2 sets, 20 reps.
  • Barbell squat – 4 sets, 12 reps.
  • Leg press – 4 sets, 10 reps.
  • Dumbbell Alternating Lunge – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Romanian deadlift – 4 sets, 12 reps.
  • Lying leg curls – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Leg Extensions – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • One leg barbell squat – 4 sets, 12 reps.

Day 5: Arms/Abs

  • Barbell curl – 4 sets, 12 reps.
  • Preacher curl – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Dumbbell alternate bicep curl – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Seated triceps press – 4 sets, 15 reps.
  • Dip machine – 4 sets to failure.
  • Hanging leg raise – 4 sets to failure.
  • Sit up – 4 sets, 30 reps.
  • Crunched – 4 sets, 30 reps.
  • Flat bench lying leg raise – 4 sets, 30 reps.

Diet Plan

For Diaz, her diet was one of the most challenging aspects. She was used to eating sweets, processed foods, and fats. The temptation and cravings were always lurking around and it was a great effort for her to stay away from this stuff.


She had 6 meals a day and here’s what she ate.

  • Meal 1: Protein shake.
  • Meal 2: Oats (1/2 cup) & Egg Whites(1 cup).
  • Meal 3: Chicken 4 oz., Sweet potato (mashed) ½ cup and vegetables (green) 1 cup.
  • Meal 4: Protein shake.
  • Meal 5: Tilapia 4 oz. and vegetables (green) 1 cup.
  • Meal 6: Egg whites 1 cup and salsa 2 tbsp.

What Advice You’ll Give to Aspiring Transformers?

Sharmaine Diaz said in her interview on Bodybuilding.com, “If you succeed at one goal, create a new one. Always keep moving forward; time is going to go by regardless. When it comes to strict dieting, be sure to include a maintenance plan in your schedule.

After I finished such a strict diet, I failed to plan beyond that. That was my biggest downfall. My advice is to set up a plan for yourself even beyond your current goal. When you’ve crushed your diet and fitness goals, and it’s time to move on, you’ll know exactly what the next steps should be.”

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