ESM Podcast: Episode #6: 150lb Weight Loss Success Story — Shapely Girl Fitness Founder Debra Mazda

Almost 30 years ago, Debra Mazda weighed nearly 300lbs.

Fueled by a desire to feel better, weigh less, and have a better life, Debra made the decision to start working out at a neighbourhood gym.

Remember, those were the days before the Internet—before we had access to tons of information, could ask experts questions, and could support. It was also before we could choose from thousands of workout DVDs and do our workouts from home. Also, this was a time when morbid obesity was rare. For Debra, walking into a gym wasn’t just a brave thing to do, it was a life changer.

Not only did she lose 150lbs, but she went on to become a fitness instructor and founder of Shapely Girl Fitness.

Over the years, Debra has opened, and maintained a fitness studio and created a collection of workout DVDs and motivational CDs. Her down to earth personality and empathy for people of all sizes and fitness levels has garnered her loyal fans who describe her as “encouraging”, “a great motivator”, and “sassy”.

Within this interview, Debra shares her personal story and gives tons of suggestions on losing weight and making workouts a priority.

Time: 84 minutes


Find Debra’s workout DVDs on Amazon

Debra’s Web site

Debra on Twitter

Debra on Facebook

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4 Responses to ESM Podcast: Episode #6: 150lb Weight Loss Success Story — Shapely Girl Fitness Founder Debra Mazda

  1. Amber March 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    I just listened to your interview with Debra Mazda! I was so happy you selected her. I have lots of her workouts. She is such an inspiration and I was so glad to know her better through your interview. Amazing!

    • Wendy March 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      Amber! Thank you for your comment. You are the first person to give me feedback about the podcast. I really, really appreciate it. I’m glad you liked the interview and got value from it. :)

  2. Paula March 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi Wendy,

    I just found out about your site through Debra Mazda’s website. Loved the interview you did with her and am looking forward to more interviews you do with other people. I really like your website. I’ll be a regular viewer/listener.

    Good luck with your weight loss, you’e not in this alone. I’m going through it too.

    • Wendy March 10, 2012 at 12:46 am #

      Thank you, so much, for your comment. I really appreciate that you listened to the interview. I hope you like the future ones as well. Also, thanks for letting me know you’re out there and understand this whole weight loss experience. If you have a Web site too, let me know. I’d love to check it out.

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