" I pledge to be an amazing Curves member that shares my story and strength."
Weight Lost: 155
I was introduced to Curves by a friend. She gave me a pass for a free month. I went and the great staff at the Atwater branch got me started. My husband was not convinced after looking at the equipment, but we sat down with the manager and she had him work 2 machines and that convinced him to urge me to continue. Well, then I saw the light and joined up. I have bought the weight management books, taken all the vitamins and supplements and walk 5 miles three times a week. I have earned the biggest looser award three times and 2nd place twice. I am on fire I love curves and have lost 146 pounds in 13 months. Thank-You Curves, You Have Saved My Life! Also Thank-You to all of my family and friends who have been supporting me through my journey. "
"Thanks to the Atwater Curves, I have more confidence and self esteem. I have more energy than I thought possible. I am now a size 8.
Weight Lost: 8
Waist Size Lost: 16
Dress Sizes Lost: 2
Just before I got pregnant with my two daughters I had trouble keeping my weight under control. I never believed in the diet yoyo and after my children were born it was further proof I needed to do something about it. Not feeling like I had any time for exercise because I was a stay at home mother and wife I just believed I could not do it alone by chasing around my toddlers. Finally realizing this was not going to be enough and already having trouble with food portions I knew a decision regarding this problem had to be made. So I decided I would check into what Curves has to offer. I knew the very first day I stepped foot into the Atwater Curves that this was the place for me. For me, Curves has been the solution to my weight loss and exercise regimen.
"For the first time I felt invigorated. I felt this is for me."
Weight loss 100lbs***
For years I had been telling myself that it didn't matter that I was overweight. I was still the same person inside regardless of my size and convinced myself that I was okay. But, I wasn’t okay at all. I was physically out of breath, not able to walk far, had an aching back, hips, knees, etc., and constantly worried about my heart and the stress on it from my weight. My “aha!” moment finally came when I was in a dressing room at the local plus-sized clothing store, and I had to go up another size…again. I realized just how out of control I was and that I needed to change.
I spent the rest of that day soul searching and recalled a friend who works at a Curves in Arizona. I did some research and though I was very nervous, decided to take the plunge. I joined Curves that day and started my journey. I started seeing results almost instantly; I stuck to my meal plan and worked out 3-5 times a week. As I became stronger and more confident, I started trying new Curves classes and challenging myself further. After 2½ years at Curves, I’ve lost 100 pounds** and have never felt better.
The key to my success was realizing what I needed to achieve my goal. So, every day I would push myself harder and I would see more results. My Curves Coaches were there when I felt I couldn't push anymore. When I hit plateaus, they helped me and were there to guide me. Without the support of my Curves Coaches, I don’t think I would have had the motivation to keep going. I no longer get out of breath, have an aching back, knees or hips, and I am off of my high blood pressure medication.
This journey has been one of discovery, as I’ve learned to push myself to succeed. I am so proud to be healthy and strong. I owe my life to Curves and hope that my success serves as inspiration for others. If I can do this, anyone can!
***Curves Complete members can expect to lose, on average, 10 lbs. and 3 inches over 13 weeks.