As a wife and working mother of two beautiful children, to say my life is hectic would be an understatement. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks of life and forget about yourself – and I was a victim of that. I had always been aware of my size, but never really thought much of it – I was too busy focusing on my family. It wasn’t until one day that I bent down to tie my shoes and realized that I couldn’t breathe. My stomach was too big and I couldn’t bend over without gasping for air. This was a wakeup call for me to realize just how far I had let myself go. I knew I had to make a change. Being a size 3XL was limiting my life in so many ways; I didn’t want to spend time with my friends, I didn’t feel good about myself, and I felt negative about everything.
One day I drove past a Curves and turned right into the parking lot. I went inside and instantly made the decision that this would be the beginning of my new, healthier lifestyle. I was greeted by my Curves Coach, Donna, who explained the circuit and all that Curves has to offer. I started following the routine and began to slowly see the weight melt away. Once my friends and family began noticing and making positive comments about my progress, I felt my motivation increasing, making the journey a little easier.
One of the best choices I have made in my life was to take a chance on Curves. I was stuck in a place I didn’t think I was ever going to get out of no matter how hard I tried. I am proud to say that at 40 years old, I am stronger, healthier and wiser than I have ever been. After 3 years at Curves, I have lost over 85 pounds**. One of the best parts of this experience has been to witness how my results and new positive attitude have motivated other women to sign up and commit to make a change. Curves is a place of support and motivation. I love Curves and I'm proud to have it play such a big role in my life. I hope my journey serves as an inspiration to anyone else out there who is facing a similar battle to mine.