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Goal for March: Track my food!

Monday, March 01, 2010

I'm going to keep this very simple. My Central PA group leader challenged us to make a blog post about our goals for the month of March.

Exercise isn't a roadblock for me because of Zumba, so me being stuck at 140 (which I'm quite happy with, but I want to get to my ideal weight) HAS to be due to my eating.

So, for at least 3 days per week my goal is to track my food. In the past, I have found that tracking my food on here truly makes me see how MUCH I can put away. NOT cool.

So there it is.


I've lost 40 pounds! THANK YOU ZUMBA!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I'm really still in a state of shock.

When I was a kid, I was always skinny. REALLY skinny. I ate whatever I wanted, and it never affected me. I never worked out, did sports, or really was much more than the normal, run around and play kid. That was probably it for awhile.

After quitting smoking and working a desk job, goodbye metabolism, hello weight. I was a solid size 7 until about age 24-25. I went from 130-140-150-160-170-and finally up to 180!

I was 165 when I got married in May 07.

I am now down to 140, lighter than my workout-nut mother, and my feel sexier than ever! my husband sure thinks so too. He has never seen me this light, I don't think, and if he did, it was briefly in the beginning.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ISHIIGIRL 3/3/2010 5:21PM

    I have lost 2 inches off of my waiste in about a month and a half. It may be from running but I like to think it is the Zumba. Love it! Its great that you teach it, so much fun. It makes me smile from the inside out!

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CAROLTTG 12/14/2009 8:00PM

    Wow, that is amazing, Sandy!!! I have lost 55 and can honestly say the Zumba has helped me keep it off for more than a year. It is such a good feeling when you Zumba, it just makes you smile. How can anyone be in a bad mood when you Zumba? It just makes my day!! Where and when in the convention? Do you have to be an instructor to go? I would be interested......

Congrats again!!


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BLESSEDBRNEYEZ 12/13/2009 6:16PM

    Hi COngrats on the weight loss !! thats sounds wonderful.. How many times a week do you go? I am thinking of joining a class that is Tues nights for an hour and a half.

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TERRI289 12/13/2009 4:42PM

    Congratulations Sandy!! I am so glad that you got rid of all that stuff that was tiring you out!! Wonderful!!WEPA!!!

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TIEDYEDOLL 12/13/2009 4:33PM

    YAY ZUMBA! I'm also down 40 pounds due to it :) But I started 20 heavier than you, so I've got 20 more to go!! Hope I can go to convention next year and meet you!

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WEBSAM 12/13/2009 4:33PM

    I am going, find a way, looks amazing!

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TIEDYEDOLL 12/13/2009 4:32PM

    YAY ZUMBA! I'm also down 40 pounds due to it :) But I started 20 heavier than you, so I've got 20 more to go!! Hope I can go to convention next year and meet you!

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4 months of teaching...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Life is good. Zumba is the best! I now teach 2-3 classes per week, and recently had a week where I taught I think 7 classes in 5 days. It was nuts! But it was a great experience.

To anyone who is new to Zumba or in the process of becoming an instructor, just keep at it, you'll come out of your shell like you cannot imagine, and you'll shake those pounds and inches right off if you really work hard!

Zumba has filled the dancing void that was left when I decided to stop going out to the clubs. I always went because I had so much fun dancing. Now I get paid to fill the dance void, and it's a healthy, fun way to stay in shape. Who could ask for more?


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HOLLIEAYNE 12/7/2010 9:39PM

    I have been taking Zumba for a few months now and love it. I'm getting certified on January 9th in Boston and am so excited but so nervous. I feel like I'll never get my own choreography down. I've only gone to the same trainer and she's awesome and I do have some of her songs down pat but afraid that I won't be able to get a grip on doing my own. Did you feel this way?

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GIRLZ3 10/13/2009 7:15PM

    How long have you been doing Zumba and how much have you lost? I just started the class and I just love it!

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WEBSAM 9/22/2009 1:08PM

    sure is!!! thanks!

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LUCKYLADY777 9/22/2009 1:07PM

    You go Girl !! Zumba is a Wow way of Life !! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I am a real instructor now with my own class!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

When I initially went to talk to my now boss about becoming a Zumba instructor, I felt nervous because I was about 175 lbs. and felt I couldn't fit what appeared to be the "perfect body" mold they had going on.

Today, at 148.6 lbs., the day after my first own class, I just want to say I've learned that everything is a process, and although those ladies may never have been my size, MANY of our students at the gym are noticing my weight loss, since I have been in training and team teaching since January. It feels so good to have fun with all these ladies, and have weight loss success on the way!

Starting next week I'll be teaching 2x per week, and it only gets better from here!

I guess I'd better post a new picture of myself since I've lost 10 more lbs. since I last took one!

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TERRI289 5/7/2009 10:41PM

    Way to go Sandy!! You are a living breathing inpiration of the power of Zuma and determination. Keep dancing, Zumba Sister chick!! emoticon

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HEATHERG526 5/7/2009 5:02PM

    You're doing AWESOME!!! you're such an inspiration and I'm so happy that you've found something you truly love to do that fits into your healthy life style. Keep up the GREAT work!!!

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MOTOWNMOM 5/7/2009 4:19PM

You know what Zumba & Spark have helped you accomplish and you are an inspiration to those around you! Your passion for health & fitness shines through! Keep up the good work! I am proud to call you both a Spark buddy & Zumba Sister! emoticon

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LAWCHIC513 5/7/2009 1:40PM

    Congrats on all you have accomplished!

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I did it! I'm a Zumba Instructor!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It was Saturday.
It was really fun!
It was intense!
It was worth it!

I can't wait to do MORE!

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HEATHERG526 4/1/2009 1:27PM

    I'm a little late, but AWESOME job!!! keep up the great work, we miss you over the May2007 board :)


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SFOSTER 3/16/2009 12:17AM

    AWESOME. I wish we had a ZUMBA class here. The closest is 35 miles away.

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