A few words here to give you an idea of who I am…
Latina, love junk food, soft drink, endless bottles of white wine, chocolate, total lack of routine due to cabin crew way of life, extremely lazy when it comes to cooking, aware of what is good and what is bad for your body, regular taker of slimming pills and crash diets, pear figure, small waist, large hips, very self conscious, undisciplined, not a huge fan of fruits and very very anxious for results. I had less than 2 months until my wedding day!
It is undeniable the fact that I was over the moon with everything that was going on, but the idea of trying on a white gown to be worn in front of hundreds of people was terrifying!
How would I hide my cellulite if I didn’t want a ball dress? What would I do with my fat arms? What about my derriere…how to make it look decent? I was getting paranoid – not only by the fact that I had to rush to find a the perfect dress, but to feel and look good in such a short period of time.
The only way I knew to shed those unwanted kilos and feel a little better quickly was through crazy slimming pills, combined with appetite suppressants and laxatives. Luckily, on my way to get them a good friend of mine discouraged me to do. She could not emphasise enough how that was not the best option. She was telling me that looking good comes from the inside, that those pills would make me slimmer however my hair, nails and skin would suffer. So through her advice I finally managed to see a light at the end of the tunnel and that light was JES!
So I took that challenge, or more like Jes took the challenge of getting me super bride hot in less than 2 months!
Jes went out of her way to suit to my needs, to meet at unusual times, to give me lifts, to understand my eating habits, my body structure and more than anything to make me feel the way I wanted.
It wasn’t easy. I had to find discipline I have always lacked in my life. Jes has helped me to do that. She has taught me about clean eating for health and success. I would send my food diary every other day to make sure I was on the right path. No more sleep in’s and bottles of white wine – but instead waking up at 6am to run at Safa Park.
Of course there were times were I wanted to give up, but she would always remind me “C mon chica, no pain no gain!”.
Then I would look at her amazing body, her glowing skin, her bright sincere smile and I would feel YES I can do it!
Looking back six months down the road Jes was the best trainer I could have got! I look now at my wedding pictures and I feel happy with what I see, with what we achieved together and how my silhouette was at that special day.
It was such a great investment! The knowledge I have gained through her is going to be with me for the rest of my life. How and when to eat, allow yourself a treat and how to work hard!
Beauty and goodness coming from the inside to the world!
I wish I was still living in the Dubai to be getting even more JESdelicious!
Marina Cerqueira de Souza