Meet Jemma Attard: 12WC State Runner-Up

The State Runners-Up were those who lost the most weight in their state or division.

Vital Stats

Name: Jemma Attard
Club: Fernwood Sydenham, Victoria
Winner: State runner-up
Weight lost: 16.6kg
% total body weight lost: 19.78%
Prize: $1500 Everlast prize pack, $2000 cash from Natvia + $1600 cell-IQ treatment pack

On what she was hoping to achieve during the challenge...

I was hoping to improve my fitness and change my appearance – I wanted to feel confident in myself. I was unhappy with myself and the way I looked and really wanted to do something about it.

On the secrets of her success...

Throughout the challenge I made myself a roster of what exercise I would do each day in terms of classes and exercises. I still do this now as it helps to keep me on track. Having the support of all the Fernwood staff, who were always there to talk to in times of need, was amazing. I’ve made so many new friends.

On her best challenge moment...

Completing the five-kilometre Run Around the Rock. I had never done any sort of run, so to complete the whole run without stopping and without giving up was the best feeling ever.

On how the challenge affected other areas of her life...

The challenge changed a lot of things in my life; I was making wiser decisions about everything. I made time to get the gym everyday, even if that meant sacrificing watching my favourite television show.

Jemma's top tip for success

“When you have a bad day, don’t dwell on it – just get back into it.”

*Fernwood client testimonial was achieved as part of an overall healthy diet and exercise plan. Regular exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult your healthcare professional before beginning any diet or fitness program.

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