My Life in the Fat Lane

I have been on a diet since I was 13 years old.  A kid actually called me fat when I was a size 2 in Jr. High and ever since that moment I have been striving for a more perfect body. I have tried the following to lose weight over the last 17 years: Dexatrim, cabbage soup diet, slim fast, Metabolife, Xenadrine, Hollywood Diet, Weight Watchers, HCG, Atkins, Cayenne Pepper Cleanse, & the Isogenix Cleanse. I even  tried my “hand” at throwing up after I ate (due to a rapid weight gain in highschool). That lasted about a day. (Good thing I never committed to that method) Most of the diets I tried-worked, but I could only adhere to the them for 30 days at the most and then I’d go back to overeating. Since I graduated highschool I have ALWAYS worked out and to be honest, I love working out. I was a great, healthy weight throughout my 20’s, the sad thing was-I didn’t appreciate it and still thought I could spare to lose a few lbs.  I would give the nuts I don’t have to be at the weight I was in my 20’s.  I ranged from 128-138 throughout my early 20’s and 138-154 in my late 20’s.   My clothes always fit and when they started getting tight, I would endulge in 2 day Hollywood Diet to lose 6-10lbs. Maybe this is how I ffffed up my metabolism so horribly.

I am 2nd from the left, (Red Skirt & Striped Shirt) at 128lbs at 23 years old

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Zumba Songlist

For a white girl who learned basic spanish in highschool and didn’t retain much, it was tough to find the majority of my Zumba songs online.  I was able to Google certain phrases and eventually found a good amount of the music I hear at my weekly classes. There are still a few I can’t find, but the following songs are awesome not only for Zumba, but to jam to in the car. I encourage you to leave a comment with your favorites!

  1. Latinos by Proyecto Uno
  2. Candelo by Papo Mc & Sandy
  3. Hasta el Fin by Monchy & Alexandra
  4. On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
  5. Cali de Rumba by Fruko y Sus Tesos
  6. Calabria 2007 (Radio Edit) by Enur
  7. Motivate al Baile by Baby Rank
  8. Pam Pam by Wisin & Yandel
  9. En la Disco (Studio) by Olga Tanon & Tito El Bambino
  10. Que Te Pica by Notch
  11. El Bombon Asesino (Dance) by Ninel Conde
  12. Mueve la Colita by Los Callejeros
  13. Cuando Volveras by Martin Lopez
  14. Fuego by Kumbia Kings
  15. El Rompe Cintura by Grupo Arena
  16. Movie It Up by El General
  17. Mi Puerto Rico by Aventura
  18. Lets Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez
  19. Calle Ocho by Pitbull
  20. Abreme la Puerta by Guillermo Davila
  21. Stereo Love by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina
  22. Mueve la Pompa by DJ Kuri
  23. La Batidora by Azul Azul
  24. Zumbalicious by Zumba Fitness
  25. Hella decale by DJ Mam’s
  26. Zumba He Zumba Ha by DJ Mam’s
  27. Cumbia pa la Nena by Bachaco
  28. Rabiosa (feat. el Cata) by Shakira
  29. Loca (feat. el Cata) by Shakira
  30. Danza Kuduro by Don Omar Arcangel & Daddy Yankee

I’m always looking for new music! Leave some comments with your faves 🙂

Hey! Hey! Hey! Zumba!

8 months after having my 1st child, I am actually at the same weight I was when I was 8 months pregnant. I wish the lbs. would’ve melted off right after having my baby girl, but I actually ended up gaining more weight after Reese Marie was born.  It has been a constant struggle to eat right and work out.  I am sick of the same old 30 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes on the treadmill and it wasn’t doing anything!! My friend a co-blogger on this site: Fabiola introduced me to Zumba at our gym: XSport Fitness in Arlington Heights.  Zumba is a high impact, intense cardio 1 hour workout that burns calories like crazy.  It is the best cardio workout I have done in a long time and the weight I gained during pregnancy is finally starting to shed.  While Zumba is high impact it is the most fun exercise I have tried in a long time. The word Zumba actually translate in Spanish to: “to move fast and have fun” I strongly urge you to visit your local gym/fitness center to see if they offer this class. You can also check out the official Zumba webpage for more information.  I love, love, love this class and I can’t wait to post my results on my weight loss goal of 50lbs!!