Yes, we finally have a winner! Can you believe it, it’s almost been a year since we announced the DreamBody Competition! And we finally have a grand prize winner, Sara Smith!
Sara is a 27 year old Bahraini executive administrator (father is British Malaysian, and mother is Bahraini) She entered all three competitions last year, and did an amazing job! She has lost 13.6 kg of weight and over 19 inches of fat from her body, isn’t that amazing? The DBC even helped her beat diabetes! Here’s what she wrote in her competition essay:
In 2002, I was diagnosed with “insulin resistance” which is considered a pre-diabetic stage. I was lucky enough that I was at a stage that did not require insulin shots. I just needed to take tablets to control it and work on losing weight, as well as eating a healthy diet. Since then, my family and doctor have always been pushing me to lose weight, and I did try but I was never able to lose enough. In the back of my mind I always thought of it as a “loosing battle” and I was preparing myself for when I progress into actual Type II Diabetes. I was even more shocked when my doctor informed me in 2009 that my cholesterol level was too high, and another tablet to control it was prescribed to me. Again my family and doctor reinforced the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle in controlling Diabetes and High Cholesterol levels.
I joined DBC just before the first competition started. I joined thinking I have nothing to lose, but I did not believe that I had a chance in winning. Although I was not in it to win it, I worked out at DBC almost every day. I was however surprised that within 3 months I lost a lot of weight! So for the second competition I changed my game plan. I worked on controlling my food intake, drank more water and tried to make better health choices. As the weeks and months passed, I felt and saw the difference in myself, physically and emotionally, and I was so happy to see at the end of the last competition that I was considered as a contender.
For this last competition, I worked on maintaining my results and improving them. Although I am happy with my results, I don’t know if I have a chance in the competition as I have seen my competitors; and they look amazing! I could see the changes in them too, as were all progressing through this journey. Regardless, I am thrilled with my results, I have achieved all my personal goals; as in addition to losing weight, in November 2010 my doctor informed me that “I beat my diabetes!” and that my cholesterol levels are back to normal. I no longer required to take medications. I was so excited I could not believe it!
What I have learned in my weight loss journey, is that you can only achieve your dream results by working out and eating healthy, at the same time. The process of losing weight or as I like to call it “getting healthy” is not easy, you have to start by making a conscious choice of wanting to LIVE and FEEL HEALTHY and then committing to your decision. You also need a lot of support, I couldn’t have done it without my family, my doctor, the DBC staff cheering me and pushing me to achieve better results. This competition at the DBC helped me to stick with the program, and for that I thank you for helping me reach my dreams.
Congratulations Sara on the amazing results! It’s impressive how she entered the competition three times! I’m so proud of her! A job well done indeed! The video interview I did is still being edited, look out for that this week sometime.
Well my friend, stay tuned for the next competition, we’ll announce more details soon. Remember that the DreamBody Centre can help you too lose weight and transform your body. Join this month and you’ll get a free necklace!
Talk to you soon.