How One CoreBody Student Shed 22 Pounds

We are blown away with the weight loss success of one our students. Divine Cook has shown great commitment and discipline with lifestyle changes and she was kind enough to share her story with us, and how CoreBody was a part of her success. We recently asked Divine how she was able to lose 22 pounds in the past eight months, here is what she had to say...

Tell us about yourself

My name is Divine Cook. I am 24 years old. I was born in Virginia and moved to California in 2010. I studied musical theater at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. My ultimate dream is to pursue acting. I absolutely love to sing, dance, and act. I currently work in finances, I'm happily married, and I have the cutest little Australian shepherd. I also enjoy hiking, giving back to the community, and attending sporting events with my hubby.

How did you hear about CoreBody Pilates?

It was my intention to lose weight. I have been in dire need of losing weight and fast. My hubby and I moved to San Diego last July and I found the studio online.

When did you start seeing results? What changes have you noticed in yourself since you started working out at CoreBody Studio?

I started seeing results immediately after the first month. I definitely had more energy and endurance after working out at the studio. I kept hearing the expression "slow-twitch muscles" and I never really understood what that meant until I saw my body slowly transforming throughout the day. For example, after the morning class, I could literally feel my body molding and sculpting while I was at work sitting in my chair. I couldn't believe the results and how fast the workout was changing my life.

What other changes did you make to attain your weight loss goal?

I also mixed up my workout. I incorporated spin and hot yoga classes in my weekly routine. I mostly focused on Pilates, but every other day I would take a cardio-impacted class to add some variety to my workout plan.I also went on a no carbohydrate diet. My husband actually went on the diet with me, which really helped me stick to it whole heartily. We took out breads, pasta's, rice, sweets, and sodas. We only ate chicken, seafood, steak, vegetables, eggs, nuts, and fruits. We had water to drink.

How many times do you do this workout per week?

I started working out five times a week and if I couldn't do five times, I would at least take a minimum of four classes a week.

What would you like to say to people who are looking to lose weight?

In order to achieve your weight goal you have to tell yourself "Yes, I can" to working out, and "No, to fatty foods" (and just for a little time). Ultimately, you have to discipline your mind. It's all in your head, whether you can achieve your desired weight goal or not. You have to have already made up your mind that this is what you're going to do and stick to it. No turning back.

Would you recommend it to your friends?

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I would definitely recommend this to friends. I had a friend that told me about this type of fitness system years ago, but she made it seem extremely difficult for anyone that wasn't her. She made Pilates seem impossible, that's why after taking this class, and I feel like I can do anything. The sky is the limit.