Ever since I was younger I have always
struggled with my weight. I was always the "chubby"
girl. For a few years through high school I was in the
best shape of my life. Through college and the years afterwards,
my weight started climbing up and up until I reached a
point that I thought I would never reach. Then one morning
while I was watching the Today Show, the "Joy Fit
Club" segment came on. There was a woman in her mid
50's who had lost 150lbs through diet and exercise and
I thought to myself
why can't I do that? It was
at that time I decided to contact a local gym that I had
seen in a magazine. I went in to meet with the staff and
joined the club in March 2009. At first I was a little
skeptical because when I said out loud that I wanted to
lose 100lbs., it just did not seem possible.
I was always the type to start a
diet and then 3-4 weeks later stop because I didn't have
the willpower to stick with it. But knowing I was coming
to the gym on a weekly basis to be weighed and measured
helped to keep motivated and it kept me feeling accountable.
Each week as the numbers kept dropping, I was amazed at
the fantastic results. Seeing the clothes get looser and
looser and the compliments from friends and family kept
me going. I finally feel like I am getting my life back.
When I was heavier I worried about things I never thought
I would worry about
Will I fit into the booth at
the restaurant? Will I fit in the airplane seat? Now those
things don't even cross my mind. As of December 2009,
I have met my goal of losing 100lbs and I plan to continue
this journey to lose another 50lbs. I could not have done
this without the help of Tanner Gordon
at Bounce Athletic Club. If you are wanting to lose weight
and don't know where to start, this is the place!
Julie Waters' Success Story (WOW!
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