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I know. Life has been crazy and a lot of things have changed over the past year.

Can you believe it? I am now a certified Zumba instructor! It’s awesome. Zumba has made a huge impact on my life.

I am recharged and the blog is revamped. I’ve even added a FaceBook page so please connect with me there as well.

Are you ready to get started? If you’re in my area I’d love to have you come out to a class. If you are outside of my area, there are great resources everywhere!

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Finally.

One of my friends posted a question as their fb status… She said ” If you could switch bodies with anyone in the world… Who would it be and why?” It really made me think.. The “old me” would have instantly thought of someone beautiful and thin, dreaming about how awesome it would be to just wake up one day with the body I have always wanted. But, I realized that I wouldn’t want to trade with anyone… I have learned to finally love myself and my body. Am I happy with the shape my body is in right now or the way it looks? No. At least not yet. But I am loving the journey and all the challenges to getting to the place I want to be. I love seeing the changes and transformations that have been taking place, and I love the feeling that I am finally accomplishing something and overcoming the thing that has been holding me back my whole life.. :)

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Weight Watchers

My journey started with weight watchers, and I absolutely love this program! I would be nowhere right now without my “WW family”! 

In case any of you guys were thinking about joining, or if you know someone pass this around… It is only $1 to enroll right now, if you sign up for 3 months in advance! This is an amazziing deal, take advantage! If nothing else, you can think of it as an inexpensive “trial period” to see if WW is for you!

Weigh-in 6/14

Weighed in tonight and lost 0.2 this week. I would have liked to see a bigger number, but that is a whole lot better than gaining! Plus, I know that I ate really well and worked out really hard this week, and that is good enough for me! :)

I also have been seeing a few changes in my body this week that I haven’t noticed before. Like being able to run a mile under 10 minutes and being able to keep up with and finish all the lunge work in the Body Pump Class. :)

It is nice to be able to look past the scale sometimes! :)  

Some More “Top Tips” to Share

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I was mentioned in another Blog article on the Health & Fitness Blog.

If weight loss were an easy thing, there wouldn’t be a million and one books on the subject. We all know how to gain weight, but how do we lose it before it’s out of control? After talking to countless people who have lost hundreds of combined pounds, I thought I would put their best tips forward for your dieting pleasure. Today’s top tips are from our recent Health Heroes; Nicole SmithTayla Knapp,Ellen BriggsTiffany B., and Tina Haupert. From getting with the program (any program) to cheating and rewards, these health divas have learned what works!…Read MORE