Dinah Buchanan – Curves Story
Why did you join CURVES and what gave you the final push?
I’ve tried several times over the past few years to lose weight but just couldn’t do it on my own. I knew this time I needed some help and I remembered seeing the Curves ads on TV – I checked out my nearest one and it happened to be Erina – so close! The final push came for me when I turned 60 in December last year. I’ve been watching my parents’ health really deteriorate over the years and knew I didn’t want to end up in the same boat. I had already been diagnosed with diabetes 2 and on medication so this was a big factor. I also wanted to be able to fit into some of my ‘small’ clothes at the back of my wardrobe! I’ve always been quite slim and just stacked on the kilos over the past 10 years with increasing family & professional stress.
How has CURVES changed your life for the better?
With the help of Curves Complete I’ve lost 11kgs and feel amazing! I feel stronger and more flexible and have heaps more energy. I’ve gone down a couple of dress sizes at least and getting ready to replace my wardrobe! I’ve still got some more to lose but feel confident that I’ll reach my goals. I’m also off my diabetic medication and no longer have raised blood glucose levels so feel really delighted by that improvement. Have also had other medication reduced so feel like I’m definitely reaching my health goals (my GP is very happy). I’ve been able to cut out tea & coffee and the biggest of all – no sugar (never been able to do that before). My whole palate has changed – fruit tastes sweeter and I can really taste and enjoy food things so much better. I feel like I’m getting my body & my life back and I feel so grateful.
What do you like most about CURVES?
I think the support and encouragement is what makes the whole CURVES experience unique for me. I’ve been to other gyms before but never felt so welcome or encouraged. I’ve been coming to CURVES for 3 months now and starting to feel like I belong and I’m loving it. Thanks to all the trainers at CURVES for providing such a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere for us all.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I’m grateful to CURVES for providing the help, encouragement and structure that I’ve needed to reach my goals. Fiona’s encouragement and support each week has helped me stay committed and locked into my goals, and I’m so amazed at how the kilos have just dropped off. I’m usually hanging out to get to the gym every afternoon and enjoy it heaps – and loving getting my body moving again. Love the CURVES diet! I’ve felt satisfied, full and pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality – love the recipes – easy to prepare and execute. I’ve changed my whole approach to food and have finally realised it’s not cutting down on quantity that loses weight – it’s quality & variety.
All the trainers at CURVES ERINA: Take a pat on the back for all your hard work and commitment to the CURVES experience!