The 38-year-old mother piled on the pounds after giving birth to her second son and quit training for three years.
But she regained her focus and determination and decided to do something about it.
Cue a year of super-disciplined hard work in the gym and the slow but steady re-creation of her fabulous fitness physique.
Now Emma is just 12 weeks out from the Kentucky Muscle 2013 fitness show in November and has set her sights on a Pro card.
Despite the three year 'baby-break' Emma is no stranger to pumping iron – she actually started training 17 years ago.
Like many other women she hit the gym and embarked on a simple 'cardio and weights' fitness regime, but it was not until she attended her first bodybuilding show - the Arnold Classic in Columbus Ohio in 1999 - that her life (and training) really changed.
Watching stars like Susie Currie (who won the Ms Fitness International at that show) Emma Williams was inspired.
The Japan-born Texan said: “I was intrigued by the fitness competitors and I said I want that!
“I had been working out for three years but this was the first time I actually thought I really want to do this!”
It's been a lifelong journey for Emma, and like thousands of other women, the dream sometimes gets put on the back burner while life (and kids!) take over for a bit.
But she has never lost the hunger and we at realfemalebodybuilding.com wish her the very best of the Kentucky Muscle show.
Full Profile of Emma Williams (aka Emma Bellomy-Williams) Fitness Competitor below gallery
Name: Emma Williams NPC Competitor
Job: PT/Works at Absolute Fitness (two locations)
From: Born in Japan, raised in Houston, Texas, and moving to Tampa, Florida, next year.
Height: 5ft (152 cms)
Weight: 120lbs (54.5kg)
Body type: Fitness / Bikini
Chest: 36ins (91.5cms)
Waist: 26ins (66cms)
Quads: 20ins (51cms)
Biceps: 11ins (28cms)
Calves: 14ins (35.5cms)
Squat: 125lbs (57kg)
Bench: I don't bench
DB shoulder press: 40lbs (18kg)
Bicep curl: 30lbs (13.6kg)
Contests and results
What contest are you prepping for now? Kentucky Muscle on 9th November 2013
How's it going? Training is awesome. Just started with a trainer for these last 12 weeks.
How many years have you trained? I've been training for 17 years but took about 3 years off after having my last son.
Why bodybuilding? Why not?! I have always loved the sport.
How and why did you start ? In 1999 I went to my first Arnold Classic in Columbus OH and was intrigued by the fitness competitors and I said I want that! I had been working out for three years but this was the first time I actually thought I wanted to do this! And I do it more to inspire my own boys and anyone with the desire to get fit!
What is your dream? I'm living my dream! But I want my Pro card lol!
What is your short term goal right now? Just to make it through these next 12 weeks until my show!
What keeps you motivated? My boys and all my supporters from Facebook!
What do you love most about bodybuilding? The rush and satisfaction I get from a great workout!
And what do you hate the most? I love it all....you take the good with the bad, just like in a relationship!
How often do you train? 6 days a week
What is your program/split? I do every body part once a week but legs I do twice a week
What really works for you? I have to do cardio! I usually do anywhere from 30-60 minutes of cardio 5-6 days a week
Favorite bodypart to train and why? Legs & shoulders! I love the shape of them both, I think they just make the body!
Biggest improvement in last 12 months? Losing 50lbs & melting over 15% body fat and diminishing countless inches
Improvements you are targeting ? Lifting my butt & slimming my thighs
What tips would you give to newbies? Consistency! Patience! Get your mind right & the body will follow!
Any training secrets or amazing exercises which have worked for you? Do abs everyday!
Favourite supplement and why?
S.W.A.T.S. Performance: great products such as L.E.A.P. for fast recovery, along with their other products to help enhance workout performance.
Kids: Two boys: 18 & 4 years old!