How Zumba Changed My Life

Until a few years ago, I never had a problem with my weight. I was always very thin, with no form, just skinny.

After I got married, I put on a few pounds but I was still considered to be thin. After I gave birth to my daughter 7 years ago, I was able to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight in a reasonable amount of time.

It wasn’t until several months after my son was born that I began to gain and retain the weight. Initially, I was able to lose the baby weight quickly. My son was exclusively breastfed during his first 6 months of life as he refused any kind of bottle and formula but since he was such an easy baby to care for, I didn’t mind that he just wanted my milk. But, I soon noticed that I was always hungry and I started to eat more than normal for me. As a result, I started to gain weight. Now, looking back, I realize that my body was just trying to keep up with my son’s hunger. But, after I weaned Ben, I continued to gain weight as I continued to eat junk food and drink soda.

I know my husband was worried about my weight gain.
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