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seeing myself through the Zumba mirror

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I am suffering through my 2nd sinus infection in 3 weeks but today I managed to make it to Zumba. I haven't been to Zumba in just under a month. By the way, I am medicated and not contagious. I went to a different gym than usual and had a crazy out-of-body like experience. I didn't recognize my body. I knew my eyes. I am familiar with my jaw-line now. I was completely caught off guard by my body. For a moment I thought they had a funny mirror. I assumed the mirror was making me look thinner, leaner, normal. So I tried to compare the bodies of the other class participants to their images in the mirror. They looked like their mirror-image. As I danced along the music I was in awe and impressed with the shape that is coming together under these layers of fat. For the first time in Zumba history, my stomach didn't flap noticeably. We actually did this side stretch thing and my gut stayed put! I also wore some pretty short workout shorts and while my loose skin peeked through sometimes, I wasn't ashamed! I honestly felt like the strangers in the room would never know that I was morbidly obese. I have got to keep this energy and excitement going and roll with it so that I can knock out 10 more pounds before the Big Day. And I have GOT to find a way to get that Zumba mirror!
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EG8383 7/19/2013 3:42PM

  I'm a lil late, so sorry. I love me some zumba! I look forward to one day looking small and "normal" like you did in class this day. I can just picture you doing a double take and looking around the room like "UMM!!" Get it girl!!

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MERRY_XMAS 7/19/2013 2:15PM

    I'm on maintenance for more than a year and I still don't recognize my body... It's our mind that plays the tricks, not the eyes...

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1DERLAND14 7/18/2013 12:19AM

    You better start recognizing it you sexy thing! :) keep up the great work & feel better!

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GEORGE815 7/16/2013 5:17PM

    Good luck with that Zumba mirror.

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LILSHINE 7/16/2013 8:56AM

    Hey Nikki!!! I've been meaning to come check on you and see how things are going. Life has been hectic but after my anniversary hiatus I'm back on track. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, but glad you're still in the game!!! I've heard of people not recognizing the massive changes they have made and it's not the mirror honey you've done an awesome job transforming your life/body. I'm excited for you and hope that you continue to make it happen!!! 10 more pounds Nikki is coming for ya!!!

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PURPLE180 7/15/2013 7:39PM

    Funny how it takes our brain such a long time to catch up with our body and what others see. I still see myself at 288 pounds sometimes, and at times I am caught off guard when people say I am "skinny" or "athletic", LMBO. But hey you are totally the person you saw in that mirror. emoticon

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VERONICAVW_140 7/15/2013 4:56PM

    Face, girl, you are HAWT!!! You look fabulous and it will just take your brain time to let it sink in. WOOTWOO

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KTTAYLOR21 7/15/2013 1:41PM

    When you get that mirror, can you break off a sliver and send it to me please?!?!?

I love it!! emoticon on seeing the real you!!!

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RUNJEWELRUN 7/15/2013 12:08PM

    Whoo hoo!

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MISSB8604 7/11/2013 2:30PM

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 7/10/2013 8:42PM

  Yay!!! emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 7/10/2013 4:02PM

    emoticon it!! emoticon

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KNH771 7/10/2013 2:26PM

    Isn't it both strange and wonderful how we don't notice all of the changes in our bodies?! It happens so gradually... Congrats on recognizing your new self!



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BMCKEOW1 7/10/2013 1:29PM

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I think it's something with the Zumba, I noticed something like that recently when I went to Zumba. lol. You are doing great keep it up. I hope you feel better soon, it always sucks when you aren't always feeling that great.

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JEANNETTE59 7/10/2013 11:51AM

  emoticon and I want one of those mirrors too emoticon

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SUGAR0814 7/10/2013 11:28AM

    emoticon You are doing great Nikki!

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SUSIEMT 7/10/2013 10:31AM

    Nikki! You are seeing the real Nikki emerging in the mirror at last! Keep up the good work and maybe a bit more good self talking would be in order! Remember, good posture, lots of cream on that beautiful young skin of yours and you will always be a shining, glowing bride. LOL Or something like that! It is nice to see you seeing the real Nikki in the mirror!

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SUNSET09 7/10/2013 2:03AM

  You ARE making progress and doesn't it LOOK and FEEL good! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/9/2013 11:22PM

    Amazing ! Well done ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLADYBUG3 7/9/2013 11:20PM

    Congrats to you, good job.

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GOSPARK45 7/9/2013 11:20PM

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JIACOLO 7/9/2013 11:15PM

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AFERARI 7/9/2013 11:14PM

    Good for you!

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