“Anything is possible.”
Cassandra Cone loved being a mother, but with each of her three pregnancies she put on 50 pounds and after giving birth only managed to lose half the weight. She knew she should do something about her health but taking care of her kids always felt more important. When her youngest daughter was diagnosed with autism, Cassandra's life went from busy to a total blur. There were no ready answers to questions about her daughter's future so she turned to food for comfort. Her weight climbed to 222 pounds. Once her daughter was doing better, Cassandra took a moment to look around at her family and friends. She realized everyone was healthy and happy - except for her! "I had so thoroughly neglected my own needs," she said, "that I barely recognized myself." Immediately she and a friend joined Curves, and within 2 months she lost 7 pounds. In addition to losing weight she also learned to deal with anxiety in a healthy way. Her workouts left her feeling empowered, so when she needed to calm down she went to the gym - not the fridge.
After a year of Curves Complete, she had lost 55 pounds. And today she is holding strong at 152 pounds. Now Cassandra sees that focusing on her kids was her way of avoiding the issue of her weight. "It didn't happen overnight, but I reached my healthy weight and now I feel like anything is possible." Cassandra still does the Curves Circuit four times a week.
*People following the Curves Complete plan may lose up to 11.4 lbs. of fat over a 12-week period.