I love hearing about Zumba success stories, and though I’m a little late to the news, I thought you would enjoy this story. Though I knew Trisha Yearwood enjoyed doing Zumba (she mentioned it on her cooking show), I didn’t realize how much she credited it with her recent weight loss success. That is, until blogger Michelle tweeted a link yesterday to her blog post about it, including an interview of Trisha from the Wendy Williams show. The video (below) is from 2013, but I still enjoyed watching it. And, if you can’t view videos wherever you are at the moment, check out Michelle’s post for a great written recap.
In the video, Trisha discusses her challenges:
Trisha: “Trying to be more consistent, because I know what to eat, but eating it every day consistently is hard. And, finding exercise that I loved…I always exercised, but I never looked forward to it, and now I really do.”
Wendy: “What’s your choice? What do you love?”
Trisha goes on to talk about how this is the first time she’s been size 10 since the fifth grade! Get it, Trisha! Check out the before-and-after photo in the video.
I also found this great article on People.com with more information about Trisha and her weight loss experience. I really love her balanced approach to healthy living, and I could relate to a lot of the things she said. I like to try to strike a similar balance with healthy eats and indulgent treats. In this article, she says:
“We got on the plane, the sweats were on, and I had an In-N-Out burger with fries and two dark chocolate Reese’s cups!” she says. In years past, she adds, “if I did that, I would have said, ‘You just screwed up, so might as well go out and have 20 cheeseburgers,’ and I would. [This time] I got on my treadmill the next day, I ate well and I didn’t do any damage. That’s what real people do.”
Check out the article for Trisha’s weight loss tips.
I have to admit, I’m not much of a country fan, so I wasn’t very familiar with Trisha Yearwood until I watched her show. Since her cooking show started on Food TV, I’ve been catching some of the episodes on the weekends. Trisha’s recipes always look really tasty, but I especially like how fun she seems as a person. They have the best time on that show! I totally want to check out more of her music now.
Trisha, you may convert me to a country fan! If you’re ever in Charlotte, come Zumba with me! 😉
Thinking about trying Zumba? Check out my Zumba 101 post (click) for my tips.
Reader question: Any Trisha fans out there? What’s your favorite Trisha Yearwood song?
PS Trisha has a new album releasing tomorrow! It’s called Prizefighter. Can’t wait to check it out!