WINNER OF OUR 12 WEEK CHALLENGE 2017
I had severe issues with my back and at one point it got so bad that I couldn’t even walk without crutches. I had back surgery in 2016 which fixed the physical problem, but I had obviously gained a bit of weight from not being able to move and from falling into a huge depression because I just couldn’t live a normal life. Once I finished my rehab, I also decided to give up smoking which also didn’t help my weight gain, so I did my research and decided to join Curves Armadale, and I’m glad I did!
Even though I had been on Curves Complete for several months before starting the challenge, life kept throwing me curve balls in all shapes and sizes and I never fully committed or felt confident to keep it up continuously. I fell into the same trap we all do and there was always an excuse.
So, when I saw the advert for the 12 Week Challenge, I decided “this is it”. I commit wholeheartedly. After all, what’s the point in doing something if you’re not going to do it properly? My goals were to make Curves Complete part of my normal everyday life, to get on tack and lose at least half of the weight I had put on, get fitter and stronger to protect myself from further injury and to feel confident and more like me again.
So where am I now? Curves Complete is part of my normal, everyday life. I love the food and for someone who used to hate going to the gym, I am now working out 4-6 times and week and loving it. It’s even been built into my “me time” and is a great stress reliever. I’ve lost over half of the weight I put back on. I feel fitter and stronger and have less problems with my back. I’m definitely more confident and feel even better than the me I was before. And I think the biggest win for me is a goal I smashed without even realising it was a goal, and that is my mindset and my relationship with food and emotional eating. I am now fully confident that I can identify what I am feeling and control it, and not turn to food for comfort.
My new goal is to maintain these changes which will be easy now that I have made the commitment to a lifestyle change. I will keep building on my fitness and strength and keep up the new and improved me.
Thank you to all of the other members and the lovely coaches for the support you have shown. I am truly grateful and wouldn’t be where I am today without your dedication and commitment to helping us achieve our goals.
Total Weight Loss - 9.2kg Total Body Fat Loss – 5.4% Total Centimetre Loss – 40cms
A note from Alana, Sarah’s Curves Coach: I started coaching Sarah when she first joined Curves. Although she was trying, I could see that she her mindset was stopping her from fully committing to the program. When we spoke about her joining in the 12 Week Challenge I was so pleased, as I knew that the challenge would be the push she needed to gain confidence and help her commit to some positive lifestyle changes. By the end of the 12 Week Challenge, Sarah had exceeded all of my expectations, not just in the weight she had lost but also in the complete change to her mental approach and dedication. It’s great to see her so confident and content in a way that I had not seen her before. To top it all off, it was Sarah’s dedication and commitment that made her the winner of our 12 Week Challenge, and I couldn’t be happier or more proud to say that she earnt that title. I can’t wait to see Sarah continue to shine.