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My second week on the zumba dvds. I have a lot of crafty, crochet and artsy blog friends out there and I don't want to leave you out. Pierce Laboratory and Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of exercise and diet on gene regulation in muscle tissue. My blog — coffeemakersnow. Heya i'm for the first time here. Plan your next steps now with Nutrisystem!
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A few months of that, I saw no weight loss. I switched to a low-carb diet, with lots of protein, fruits and veggies. Again, no weight loss. After 5 months of trying with no results, I was angry and confused. I also tried Nutrisystem and was able to lose about 10 lbs, but it was slow and VERY expensive, and the food was not very tasty. I also tried a protein shake diet from the Metabolic Medical Center.
This was a diet of NO carbs or sugars, and very little dairy. It was a horrible diet and I was constantly hungry. As soon as I came off the diet, the weight started to come back on.
How did you get into working out as a solution? It started with a boot camp class I signed up fo r. This is my chance to do something totally different and actually start losing some weight. After 8 weeks of twice-weekly bootcamp, and an additional 3 days a week doing my own workouts mainly cardio , I had lost ZERO lbs.
I tried again for a second session and again, saw NO weight loss. I thought there was something wrong with me. I was sitting at home one night watching one of my favorite, very inspirational shows, The Biggest Loser. I had to be doing something wrong. I joined their online website, Biggestloserclub.
I could write a whole other post on this! Two weeks into BLC , a co-worker announced she wanted to hold an employee zumba class twice a week. I had never done zumba, but I had heard so many great things about it, so I wanted to try it. What do you love about it? I love that you can get an awesome workout from dance moves and listening to music that pumps you up! I have always struggled with gym workouts because they are SO boring to me.
In Zumba, you are constantly moving around. I find myself focused so much on nailing all the moves, that I forget about the clock on the wall. The moves of Zumba incorporate every muscle group. How long did it take until you started seeing the weight loss? I started losing weight the first week.
It was one of the best feelings in the world to see that number drop on the scale- finally!! What kept you motivated to continue exercising? I started losing 2lbs a week. I was so excited something was working.
I added in 2 additional days a week of my own workouts to help the weight come off. The motivation came from truly enjoying the Zumba workout, and then seeing that it actually WAS working. How much did your diet change as a part of your weight loss?
As soon as I saw those first two pounds come off, it was that much easier to keep up with my diet. I knew that if I kept following my meal plans that I would continue to lose weight, and I was right! How much weight did you lose?
I honestly was hoping that I could lose 30 lbs. That number sounded impossible to me, but I also told myself not to expect a certain number, and to just give it my best effort. By Thanksgiving time approx. I loved Zumba so much that I kept going. I added 2lb arm weights into the workout. I saw my body changing. Arms becoming toned, thighs shrinking… I honestly can say I was shocked at how the weight kept falling off. I had never experienced anything like that in my life. I had to shop for smaller size clothes, several different times.
By Christmas I had lost another 5lbs which is a challenging time to lose weight with the holidays and family visiting. I kept up the workouts and by the end of March I had lost a total of 50lbs!!! I went from a size 14 to a size 4!!! Are you keeping the weight off now?
I have kept most of the weight off. This summer has been one of the most difficult times in my entire life. Things fell apart with my marriage very rapidly, as well as my relationships with my family members, I felt alone, became depressed and started drinking a lot. I am going through a divorce and my Father passed away unexpectedly. All those things contributed to me not working out and that led to bad food choices. I did gain 8lbs back but over the last few weeks , I have gained some emotional strength back and am back on my feet again.
I love and miss Zumba so much they discontinued the class at my workplace so I emailed her and she has sent me the playlist that we danced to. I am working on my moves and plan to start teaching the Zumba class twice a week!!
I need it for myself as much as I want to share my love for Zumba with others. What would you say to someone looking to lose weight? Do you recommend Zumba? I would definitely recommend Zumba!! But even more important, I think its about finding something you love to do. Zumba has given me just that. Anthing else you can tell us about Zumba or your weight loss journey to inspire others? What is amazing to me is that my whole life I have been a size I did not believe it was possible for my body to shrink any smaller than that-EVER… but it happened.
And I have Zumba to thank for that. I am also thinking about becoming a certified personal trainer and want to start helping others on their weight loss journey. It is extremely satisfying to overcome the weight-loss hurdle, and being able to help someone else do that, even just one person, would be worth the effort. By any chance do you have that story about the foods your were eating? And I just want to say that this is a wonderful story! I plan on trying Zumba and I hope to lose weight.
I absolutely love Zumba. Its fun and easy and it definitely flies by when your doing it. I love it and can't wait to see what I lose. I have been doing zumba at home for the last 3 weeks and lost 7 lbs so far! I usually do about a hour and a half each day and I feel sluggish and guilty the days I don't have time for it.
I would love to join a class but my schedule won't allow for it. Its great to read about others losing weight from zumba it gives me hope on reaching my goals! I love zumba last year I lost 20 with the zumba Wii game this year I have a newborn and I'm ready to lose 30 pounds. Im looking forward ato doing zumba.
Exited to loose 30lbs but more excited to learn some dance moves…I cannot dance what so evr. I just had my baby 5 months ago…i was b4 getting pregnant now im in i have the dvd collevtion but its juzt hard i need motivation i feel like a whale…. I think that everything typed was actually very reasonable.
However, what about this? I mean, I don't want to tell you how to run your blog, but what if you added a title that makes people desire more? You ought to peek at Yahoo's front page and note how they create post titles to grab people to click. You might add a video or a picture or two to grab readers excited about everything've got to say.
In my opinion, it would make your posts a little livelier. My blog — http: Oh dont listen to him just annoying people…I like ur title, straight to the point!!! I barely started zumba today with the wii game rush…oh my god I definitely felt the RUSH…it was amazing and intoxicating.
I dindnt get most of the moves but I still got super tired. It was hilarious how my 5month old stared at me during the workout.
I want to lose all the baby weight…. And reading ur blog really has inspired me to continue working out. I dont want to feel disgusted with my body anymore or feel ashamed of my husband looking at me. And I really dont understand how "losing 50 pounds" incorporated in a title wont grab anyones attention, it certainly grabbed mine!!! Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. It's lovely thank you for sharing your pattern with us. This came out really beautiful Lisa and you did a great job with it!
This is so sweet! I haven't crocheted in years. I really need to try again. I tried when I was first married and did it way too tight. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I have now made over 30 of these little purses! I have enjoyed giving them away to my friends and family.
Have changed up the pattern at times and always am changing up the yarn or crochet threads. Thank you for giving us the initial pattern. Id love to see yours! Feel free to sale them too! I read every single comment as they brighten my day. Sometimes I will reply back to them here, so be sure to check back later.
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