Member Since November 2008
My name is Jessica Parker, I am 24 years old and I have been a dedicated Curves member since November 2008 and I love it! I work across the street from my Curves and I pop over on my lunch break to get an amazing workout everytime. I became interested in working out in September inspired by another co-worker. We did Pilates on our lunch break and I saw little results and found that I need a little more. I felt overweight and uncomfortable with myself when I wore certain pieces of clothing but especially when it came to bathing suit season. Always covering up or choosing one to hide all the uncomfortable areas on my body. I became very motivated and decided to stop at nothing.
A lot of my co-workers went to Curves across the street so I decided to check it out. I loved the ladies who worked there right away and I became pumped and ready to go. The owner weighed and measured me saying that I weighed 219 lbs. This is the most I have ever weighed and I was not very happy. She told me how to go about the workout and also eating healthy is key.
I began to workout and felt amazing right away seeing amazing results. I lost 8lbs in my first month and I was thrilled. I ran back to work telling everyone!
My Curves ladies then told me about the upcoming Curves weight management program. She told me that she thinks I should go on it because if I keep doing it myself I could plateau and she does not want to see me do that so I agreed with her and made it to the next Curves weight loss meetings. By then I was down 12 lbs all by myself and I was thirsty for more.
I started the Curves weight management plan at the end of January and I have been doing it ever since seeing great results. It really has taught me how to eat properly throughout the whole day and it has really sped up my metabolism.I am now down 44 lbs. My goal weight loss when I first started was to lose 50 lbs and I am almost there. But I will keep going until I am fully satisfied.
Now I also have a new goal and that is to get married in a white bikini in Cuba next May 2010. I am so close and I am not going to stop. I am seeing all the fat that is disappearing and all the muscle that is toning. I feel great and sexy and so proud of myself.
I have never missed a work out (making sure I have 3 to 4 a week) and I have stuck to the Curves plan never falling of the train completely. I do have my bad days but I always get right back up and on it!
I have now inspired 3 of my friends to join Curves at other locations and they also love it. I am also inspiring other people just to be healthy and exercise. It feels amazing.
I love my Curves and all the ladies there. They are very motivating and supportive. All the ladies at my work have also been amazing support as well. If I have a bad day, they know how to pick me up and tell me to never give up. And when I feel like I could, I tell myself you are almost there and you can do it! My fiance is also great support and always understanding of what phase I am on and also celebrates with me in the results. I am also wanting to do this for my own health and energy. I also want to be able to lose the baby weight right away when I have children and also to mention that diabetes runs in my family and I am not going to get it!
My brother is getting married in July and I was undecided what to wear until I tried on my grade 8 grad dress and found that it fits perfectly and I am sold on wearing it to his wedding!I will never stop now!
Thank you Curves and everyone for everything!