After all this pampering we had to celebrate and we chose to do it at the 77South restaurant in Leawood. The reveal party was a great success, wonderful food, friends and family to celebrate Melissa’s hard work and success. 77 South began in 1971. This hip bar was full of red velvet, light up dance squares and bell bottoms galore and one of KC’s highlights. It closed after 9 years to reopen a few years ago as a modern, chic homage to a classic great time.
Fall is just around the corner. It is time to go into your closet and take inventory of your wardrobe. Before the cold arrives, there are a lot of summer items you can easily transition into fall.
A pair of skinny jeans and a sleeveless top can be paired with a short trench, a wardrobe staple
The black bling top you wore this summer with your shorts can be worn with a pair of jeans and a blazer, another wardrobe staple for this fall.
Add a ruffled cardigan to your jeans and tank top for a casual look or a jacket for a more elegant look.
Wear your short dress with tights and boots
Add a belt and a denim jacket to your summer dress
All the above items can be found at Trading Closets. Trading Closets is an upscale consignment boutique that carries current and stylish clothing as well as leather goods. They are very selective and some of their best selling labels include DKNY, Talbot’s and Banana Republic.
Melissa M participated in the 6 week Weight Loss Contest held by JCBC Fitness, Jennifer Faimon and she won! Here is what she says,
“After what seems like a very short 6 weeks of working out with Jennifer, I feel strong, healthy and unstoppable! Anyone who is interested in getting into exercising with Jennifer, I would say. . . dive right in! Jennifer shows us modifications so that you can build up to certain exercises. Every class and every exercise feels like it is tailored specifically for me and for people just starting, MAKE THE COMMITMENT! Come to every class you can for a few weeks until it becomes habit . Push yourself and set a goal to succeed! Also, I purchased a meal plan from Jennifer and I highly recommend it.
Working out with Jennifer and following the meal plan has truly changed my life. I eat healthier; I exercise regularly (and the workouts are always different, so I never get bored); I am confident; I feel beautiful; I am proud of myself and I know I’m adding years to my life to be able to spend with my wonderful husband (who is equally as if not more excited than me about my success) and two beautiful boys. I have struggled with weight since my late teens and fought a true food addiction for as long as I can remember. I still love food and love to eat, but my habits have drastically changed as have my choices with food and my struggles are so much less. And sure enough, I met my goals — I am a success story!!!! “
*Melissa won our JCBC Fitness6 Week Weight Loss Competition by losing 30 pounds and 24 inches! She continues to lean out and is adding more exercise to her life OUTSIDE of class. Thank you Melissa for sharing your journey! – Jennifer*
JCBC Fitness held a 6 Week Weight Loss Competition starting on April 9th with the goal to be learn how to eat more whole foods, stay away from processed foods and weight loss products.
We started with 22 participants and ended with 17 while still losing a TOTAL of 93.5 pounds!! We integrated Yoga and Boxing while keeping our Group Personal Training Schedule. Everyone really enjoyed the variety that all the classes provided. Some of the ladies chose to add exercise outside of the class from swimming, walking and riding bikes. They were free to incorporate whatever they felt would benefit them.
JCBC Fitness offered a 6 Week Meal Plan that a few clients took advantage of. This was not a requirement to be able to participate in the Competition. The main goal was that over the 6 weeks Clients would realize what balance of food works for them.
JCBC Fitness believes in a slow weight loss plan for real change. No laxatives or fat loss pills were allowed and supplementing with protein powder was only allowed once a week. It is important that we eat whole foods and not rely on outside sources for the goals we want to reach. We are so proud of each participant and their success. Everyone learned something about themselves during this time and made changes on their plate for the better.