By Erika Valadares
DHAC Zumba Instructor
Hi everyone! My name is Erika Valadares , I am 33 years old. This is my story.
Back in to 2010 my fiancé asked me to marry me, and I said yes. But I wasn’t excited about the pretty dress or even the party. Why? Because I was feeling very uncomfortable about my body.
I wasn’t confident at all until my fiancé suggested that I go to a gym. He thought I should take any class that I thought might be interesting.
I had never heard about Zumba before. But once I tried it, I couldn’t stop! It was fun! I didn’t even feel like I was working out, but I was. Yes I was.
The results were fantastic! Along with health from a healthy, balanced diet, I have dropped 50 lbs since I started doing Zumba.
Now I am happier, more confident and healthier. I became a Zumba instructor so I could help others out there that have or feel the way I was feeling back then. When I see my picture in my wedding dress, I realize that while I could have started earlier, it wasn’t too late.
Now it is your turn! Make big changes in your life, join me in and let’s get healthy together!