By Krysten Maier
Tonicha Oliveira made this very breakthrough at the crucial moment, after so many years of being fixated with body image. In her childhood Tonicha was always “the skinny one”; in the high school jungle she got labeled “chubby”. Feeling pretty or normal seemed to be only about weight, and Tonicha got consumed with what others thought, or what she was fed by magazines or beauty sites. “I woke up one day looking in the mirror and just wasn’t comfortable in the skin I was in anymore,” Tonicha reveals, and decided it was time for a change. But it took this now fitness queen time to find her rhythm. At the outset of her journey toward transformation, Tonicha was a cardio addict, burning more calories than she consumed. She worked herself down to skin and bones, weighing a mere 115 lbs, because she was obsessed with being thin.
Soon she realized that being skinny isn’t what’s important, it’s being healthy, whether that means competing, or just being muscular and versatile. Using Nutrabolics’ CARNIBOLIC, THERMAL XTC, and ANABOLIC STATE to help build muscle, Tonicha took her weight back up to 145 lbs. Since then she’s cut to 125 lbs and has never felt better. “Maybe one day I’ll compete, maybe I won’t, but I’m happy with how far I’ve come and what I’ve accomplished!” Unlocking the secrets of body building helped her transform her outlook on image and given her a reinvigorated zeal for life.