When I began practicing Pilates for myself, I weighed 175lbs. On my weight loss journey, I had already began to make dietary changes that led me to lose 12lbs before I started Pilates. So after about 3 months of Pilates twice per week, EVERY week….consistently, I lost about 15lbs more. For the next 6 months, I continued to practice Pilates twice per week and watch my diet. The scale hovered at around 158-163 during that time. I was not discouraged or upset at the lack of continued weight loss, because something even better happened….I lost 3 dress sizes!