Pam Rockenfeller


Motivational Techniques

In the past I had tried to “lose weight” to look better for my husband, or to surprise my parents by being “skinny”, but I finally realized I needed to do this for me. People like Cory Everson and Monica Brant showed me what types of physiques I could potentially have, but ultimately it had to be me who wanted to change.

Other motivational factors were: trying to be the best example for my daughter, repeating mottos like “prove it can be done” and “no compromise”, I also would look for the person in the gym who was training the hardest and try to push harder than they were, I wanted to leave the gym knowing I gave it my all and had nothing left to give each day.

I poured over all of the transformation pictures on bodybuilding dot com and other sites. The normal everyday people inspired me to change. I realized that I didn’t see pictures of someone like me, a female, who had a lot of bodyfat to lose who wanted to completely transform and look like a bodybuilder. It was almost as if someone spoke to me and said, “It needs to be you, Pam, to prove it can be done.” I got goosebumps and knew I had a mission to accomplish.

Throughout my transformation I have used the different Body Groups and Body Space on bodybuilding dot com to communicate with “like minded” people. After hanging out on-line and reading some of the more experienced gym goers, I realized that not only was I learning about what methods work and don’t work but I was being motivated and challenged by these people! I began to look forward to reporting my workouts to the group because of all the encouragement they gave. They also joked and prodded me when needed. I really feel like my BodySpace friends are my friends for life. We have even talked about setting up a time and place to meet in person and have a sort of reunion. Another thing that happened while I posted messages in these Body Groups is I realized that my messages would reach a specific person and help motivate them. Sharing workouts, menu items, jokes, goals, and just the added support helped me the most in completing this transformation.



  1. So glad you are back!

  2. Hi Pam,
    Hope to see you start blogging more :( I need motivation. I remember doing BFL way back when and you were my inspiration! You’re awesome! Now…at 55….I need my role model back :)
    hope all is healthy and well with you!

  3. I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  4. Patriciacex web traffic guru

    January 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up plus the rest of the website is extremely good.

  5. Hello Pam! Heard your story online and thought I would ask some questions, if you could help? I saw your pictures and you look awesome, great job! I started working out and I am worried about have lose skin on my mid section. How were you able to prevent this from happening? Thanks Amy advice would help.


    Inspired fan

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