Perserverance Pays Off

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Perserverance Pays Off


Laura Pierce is our latest My Stronger Self Member of the Month.  Laura is an absolute inspiration to so many of us. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her, go out of your way to track her down at one of her workouts and listen to her story.

Laura – BEFORE

She’s had an amazing journey. Laura almost quit on us early on but with some gentle prodding she hung in there and hasn’t looked back since. Laura’s most recent weigh and measure showed an 11 pound loss, 5% reduction in body fat, and 4.75 inches shed! Her totals so far are 30 pounds, 7% body fat and a whopping 21.25 inches lost. We’re so happy for your success Laura, you’ve worked hard and earned each and every bit of it! Thank you for never giving up!


“I’m Laura Pierce.   I’m 53, and I spent over 30 years sitting at a desk and sitting on my couch.  As a result, I was overweight and out of condition.  I had shoulder issues, back issues, was borderline diabetic, and borderline high cholesterol.  I finally got my head in the game and decided 2011 would be the year to make my health my #1 priority.  No more excuses.  Old age isn’t for sissies, and I want to enjoy being a senior citizen someday.

I joined Weight Watchers and heard about My Stronger Self from a presentation given by Lori at a meeting. Trying to exercise by myself in my basement had not worked in the past, so I decided to join in January 2011. Lori knows each of us and can tailor each exercise to accommodate any physical limitations, like my weak shoulders. And the women in my class are the best!
We celebrate progress together and push each other during the workouts.  Their strength and dedication inspires me.

Laura - AFTER

I never thought I would be able to work out like I am now with Strength and Zumba and have fun at it!  I have more stamina and confidence, and I want to continue to challenge myself.  The pounds and inches I’ve lost are certainly a bonus, but the real prize was my last check-up.  For the first time in over 20 years, all my stats (LDL, HDL, triglicerides, glucose, total cholesterol) were normal.  No notes or asterisks from the doctor.  Both he and I were speechless!

George Eliot said, “It is never too late to be what you might havebeen”.

If I can do it, anyone can.

I love My Stronger Self!”


One Response to “Perserverance Pays Off”

  1. REDROSES Says:

    Contragulations Laura! WAY TO GO…I’m hoping for the same success story. See you in class!

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