I know what it is like to struggle with my body image. Always worried about my weight, every time I would go to eat I would feel anxious. Simply eating made me feel like a failure. What I was going through was not unique to me. All around the UK, men and women struggle with their weight. And, with every passing year, more and more UK residents become overweight and obese. Seeing my middle age ending and then next stage of my life just around the corner, I decided that I needed a change. Leaving the self-shaming aside, I found Zumba.
No, I am not talking about some spiritual Guru. I am talking about a simple exercise that has helped show me just how easy weight loss can be. Don’t believe me? Would you be surprised to learn that I lost 50 pounds with a Zumba lifestyle? It’s true. There are no tricks or things I am trying to sell you. Instead, I have real information you can use to practically engage with your own health and achieve the weight/body you deserve to have.
The Secret To Weight Loss
The secret to weight loss isn’t Zumba. You heard me. How did it change my life then? Well, the secret to weight loss is what Zumba helps to provide and make easy. Unlike other forms of exercise, doing Zumba as a lifestyle means getting into a routine that you do not break. That routine is what is most important, and Zumba makes it incredibly easy. So why Zumba?
Well, consider for a moment why exercise is so difficult. More often than not, we choose annoying and painful ways to exercise. I’ve done it. I hate going for walks or walking on a treadmill. It was torture and I never got far into losing weight. However, with Zumba, it is not like I am even exercising. Instead of making weight loss about carefully watching the number every time I stepped on the scale, I instead worked to become as good as possible at Zumba. Improving my flexibility, strength, and endurance meant that I naturally lost a lot of weight. I didn’t have to fight the process. I simply let it happen and went along for the ride.
So What Is Zumba?
Zumba is part exercise and part dance. It was created by a work out instructor named Beto Perez in Columbia in the early 1990’s and since then has spread around the world. In only 26 years, it has spread to more than 15,000 venues in just shy of 200 countries. It uses salsa and other Latin music to keep you in a constant state of motion. I started Zumba on my own, too self conscious to go to the local class near by. However, once I built up some confidence, I went and was amazed at just how much I loved the group dynamic. Since then, I do Zumba once a week with the class, and do it on my own as well to ensure that I am staying strong and healthy.
Taking The First Step Towards A Healthier You
So that is how I lost 50 pounds with a Zumba lifestyle. A Zumba lifestyle is a self-love lifestyle. It puts at the forefront of my life what I love to do and it helps me take care of myself. 50 pounds is only the beginning. Consider starting your own Zumba lifestyle today. Find a class in your area, get yourself some nice Zumba shoes, and get started. You will be amazed at the difference you can make regarding your weight.
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