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Zumba completely changed my mind about exercising!!

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Hello Spark friends! I joined this website in 2009, created the profile, used it, bought the Spark tshirt, and all kinds of craziness and then pretty much gave up. Just like a kid with a new toy, it just got old and I didn't have interest in it anymore. I'd look at the shirt hanging in my closet, but eventually ended up shoving it so far back behind all of my other oversized clothes just to avoid the reminder that I had given up....yet again. Then I guess you could say I hit rock bottom. I found myself trying to get off of the couch, only to fall back into it, thus leaving myself no option but to try a SECOND TIME to heave myself up off of the couch! Having already forgotten about this website and the profile I had created, I was determined to literally get my lazy, feeling sorry for myself body and attitude OFF OF THE COUCH FOR GOOD! No, it wasn't easy. I started off by joining my local YMCA only because I knew that it was the only membership that I wouldn't be locked into, that I could cancel, for fear that this time would be like all of the rest.....unsuccessful. I didn't want to get stuck paying for the gym doors to open when I wasn't going through them. So, I loaded a calorie counting APP on my phone and hustled, sometimes drug, myself to the Y every single day but Sunday. I eventually fell in love with Zumba and long story ....a lot shorter than it could be, I have lost nearly half of my weight and gained ALL of my self esteem back! I have become a Zumba instructor and I'm bound and determined to convince people that exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle does NOT have to feel like a chore! I am sending a huge prayer up for determination and will power that is unimaginable for all of you who are trying to achieve your goal, whatever it may be. Remember, it WILL happen! If you can SEE it, you CAN ACHIEVE IT!

Member Since: 4/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 428

My Goals:

My big goal is to not eat emotionally. It's what got me here in the first place.

Healthy life style.

Energy for life.

Want to wear dresses and skirts so badly!

Dying to go to the lake and feel comfortable.

I want to not wear jeans clear into June!!!

I want to look stunning for my 10 year class reunion, coming up in 2010.

My Program:
I am currently a Zumba instructor and working at my local YMCA as well as other locations. I enjoy life so much more and I'm so thankful to have family and friends...not to mention those of you on here, to support me throughout it all!

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Find something you enjoy!! Don't let yourself get bored with the same routine. Try something different at least 3 times a week. Ask for support. That's what we are here for!!

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    Hi, I see you "fell off" - don't beat yourself up! Just get back on track, if I can do this you can too! emoticon I fell off for about 10 days - PMS and the transition from school routine to summer vacation routine stressed me out. I'm not sure what to do about it in the future, but for now I'm loosing again! Have a great day!

    Cheers, PG44 emoticon - that's cool refreshing water!
    4242 days ago
    great progress you're making
    4248 days ago
  • v 3XMAMA
    Hi Susan!! I have a weigh in day (WID) every Wednesday, around 8 am so it's consistent.
    It's sooooooo good to have some accountability!! I haven't really had anyone who I felt comfortable with in real life so really, online friends are even better in my opinion!
    Awesome, glad you responded! And stop in anytime, let me know how you're doing!
    4271 days ago
  • v ARIES19CA
    Thanks!! It seems unbelievable that I am almost there sometimes!!
    The 40 pound weight loss icon I got when I went in to edit my spark page. When you click on change profile image you can pick a picture from your photo gallery or at the top there is a link to choose icons from Sparks success gallery. There are a lot of different ones to choose from.
    For the animated before and after pictures I went to Set up an account and you can make a virtual model of yourself. Then you can try on different clothes. I made a model at my starting weight and saved the picture and then made one of my goal weight. You can have a lot of fun dressing up yourself online. Hope that helps!!! : )
    4276 days ago
    i think we have similar body types
    hey, i'm not the only one!!
    enjoy the sparkgoodie emoticon
    4277 days ago
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