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Kendra Found Zumba and Lost 151 Pounds!

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | Kendra Found Zumba and Lost 151 Pounds!GETTING A MOVE ON: From the very first moment I loved Zumba. I became a Zumba addict. I took my second Zumba class the next day. I was addicted. I love Zumba. It’s not like. I love Zumba. I get to dance. I get to move. I have absolutely no concept that I’m working out. It’s a big party. I went home sore and sweaty, but I woke up the next day energized and ready to try again.

THE TURNING POINT: My doctor said, “You have six months left to live.” And if I didn’t take those six months seriously, I wasn’t sure I was going to be here to see my children and my husband came to me and said, “You can’t leave me [and our seven] kids.”

RETHINKING FOOD: My husband was dealing with unemployment and food banks were our source of food and I ate whatever they gave us. So I took my plate, I cut it in half. On one side was all my green vegetables, whatever I could consume. On the other side, I cut it in half again so you had quarters and that’s where I put my carbohydrate and my protein. And then I measured based on my hand. A deck of cards was my protein. A thumb size would be any sweets or any carbohydrates that I had. So I measured based on what I had available – my fingers and my plates.

ONLINE PARTNER: SparkPeople.com was my favorite website. That website will take you from wherever you are all the way through your journey with great advice, fitness tips, programs, exercises. It will show you how to do them and how to track them. And they have web groups. So you meet friends that are on the same journey you’re on and they help you walk through it.

PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT: What I found was my mental status changed. I became — instead of looking at life as a negative thing or as my food is I have to choose, I saw it as a positive thing that I got to choose. It empowered me to make different choices.

TOOLS OF MY SUCCESS: Zumba. The online resource SparkPeople.com

Originally posted 2012-10-29 01:25:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

7 Comments

  1. Kenya Waltower

    December 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I feel the same way. Loooove Zumba!

  2. Irene Umek Cubrilo

    December 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Its alot of fun.

  3. Irene Umek Cubrilo

    December 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I love aqua zumba.

  4. Anne Redlein Daigler

    December 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Yes. .started at home then class. I feel I have the most awesome creative instructor. Key is doing something u find fun! Love the people too. 🙂

  5. Anne Redlein Daigler

    December 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Absolutely LOVE Zumba. .been going over 3 yrs now!! ♥ Good for u!

  6. Cierra Kay

    December 19, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I’m taking my first Zumba class tonight!

  7. Rashonda James

    December 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Lose not lost..Great job Kendra

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