Totally Change Your Life With Cierra Thurman!
I love when you first meet someone, it feels like you've known them forever! That's exactly how I felt when I met Cierra at a networking event a few weeks ago. I knew I was in the presence of a boss as soon as she walked up to me which sparked my interest to further connect. Cierra is a two time published author who is now encouraging others to live their best, healthy life! Read our interview below!
theNSider: Can you briefly introduce yourself and the name of your brand?
Cierra: Hey, I’m Cierra Thurman! I am an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, but spent all of my summers in Arkansas with my family. So I guess you can say that I’m a city girl with a little Southern hospitality. I played Division One college basketball and obtained my Master’s degree from Loyola University. My life’s motto - Don’t allow your past to dictate your future! And Steve Harvey himself called me a “fly chick who is classy, on point, and poised.” I use my platform to uplift the masses through my fitness journey, books, television appearances, speaking engagements, relationship panels and inspirational posts on social media. And today I intend to uplift you, the readers. I’m going to tell you briefly about my health and wellness business, Total Life Changes.
theNSider: What kind of services do you provide, if any?
Cierra: Total Life Changes offers all the products you need for a total body transformation, on the inside and outside. Total Life Changes’ products target multiple markets, including health and fitness, weight loss, energy and focus, and skincare and beauty.
theNSider: What do you love most about Total Life Changes?
Cierra: The products really work! You will get immediate and dramatic results. In addition to the health benefits, it also gives people the opportunity to get paid at the same time. TLC has allowed me to believe beyond my current circumstances. I realized that I had to grow in order for my business to grow. I had to be authentic and share my story.
theNSider: Have you had or have any personal health problems you struggle with and overcame(coming)?
Cierra: I started my Fitness Journey over on July 9, 2018. I’ve had success in the past with my weight loss journey. The pounds would come off, I would fit into a smaller jean size and I would feel like I am unstoppable! Then LIFE would hit me and before I knew it, I was back to unhealthy eating habits. I’ve come to realize on my fitness journey that I never addressed the root cause of my yo-yo dieting. I am an Emotional Eater.1 Corinthians 6:12 says “as a Christian I may do anything, but that does not mean that everything is good for me. I may do everything, but I must not be a slave of anything.” Now at 31-years-old, I am saying ENOUGH!!! I am tired of this emotional roller-coaster I put myself on. It’s time to stop being so critical of myself and so judgmental about my imperfections. Too many times food has been my saving grace. I’ve allowed it to control me but I do not want to live like that anymore. Will the change be hard? Of course. Change is never easy. This emotionally eating pattern was established in early childhood.
Will there be sacrifice? YES. Becoming more self-disciplined will take a lot of prayer, patience, grace and the man above. Will the change be worth it? Absolutely! I am looking forward to the day when I don’t have to depend on food to satisfy my insecurities. So please pray for me that I learn to turn to God for my comfort instead of food. And I’m not sure what your personal struggles are, but I’ll be praying for you too.
theNSider: What’s some advice you can give to women who are serious about their health, but don’t know how to start their journey?
Cierra: I would tell these women that your troubles are a test and they will become your testimony. Don’t make your past an excuse because it will cripple you. I would tell these women that it is time to see themselves differently! And then I would invite them to join me on my 30 Day Get Fit Challenge where we would be committing 30 days, 30 minutes of exercise daily and incorporating 3 all natural products. Plus, they would receive a FREE fitness and nutritional guide to follow.
theNSider: What has been your biggest accomplishment thus far?
Cierra: I am proud to be a two-time published author. My first book entitled – "My Life: The One He Never Got To Witness," is a memoir about my upbringing. My father was murdered by the police when I was a little girl. I grew up as a daddy-less daughter. I visit his gravesite and share with him everything in my life that occurred in his absence; the good, the bad and the ugly. But ultimately I want my readers to take away the lesson, don’t allow your past to dictate your future and it is up to you to rewrite your story! My second book was birthed after several appearances on the Steve Harvey Show. I participated in a social experiment called the “30 Day Date: Ex’s Edition.” On the show I attempted to rekindle with my ex-boyfriend, a man I truly loved. My life took a turbulent turn when he was busted on national television for cheating on me during the experiment. I was indeed left heartbroken and humiliated. After this epic disaster, I tried to move on with my life and was given another opportunity to come back on the Steve Harvey Show. This time for a “Clean Slate Date” where Steve handpicked the bachelor who wined and dined me and treated me like a queen. The experience ultimately led to me writing my second book, Sometimes the Breakup is the Blessing! My goal with book #2 is to reach the hearts and minds of people, especially women, to empower them before unnecessary heartbreak happens. And for those who have experienced heartbreak, teach them how to turn a painful breakup into a powerful breakthrough and learn the true essence of self-love.
theNSider: What’s your ultimate goal for your brand?
Cierra: Throughout my life, I’ve realized that I received the most fulfillment from helping others. With my brand, serving, supporting and helping others is the goal. I do not know your personal struggles, but I do believe that everything we experienced in our past was because God was trying to equip us for something bigger and greater. He is preparing you for the next chapter in your life. And I truly believe that the next chapter will be improved once your health and fitness becomes a top priority on your list.
theNSider: How can we connect with you and check out more of your work?
Cierra: To stay up to date with my journey you can connect with me via social media
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cierra.thurman [@cierra.thurman]
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