Zumba workout is trending among weight losers nowadays . Here are some tips to reduce weight by Zumba:
1 : Join nearby Zumba classes or purchase a DVD kit.
Live classes are amazing, so if you crave the companionship and energy of a live class, you can click to find one in your local area
If you prefer working out at home, use Zumba DVD’s. Home workouts save time driving to and from a class.
2 : Set goals (and a reward).
Set a realistic goal like ,What do you want to accomplish with your Zumba workouts? What’s your big reason WHY you’re ready to commit to a (fun) workout program?
Maybe it’s as simple as you want to become more fit. Maybe you have a few kgs(or more than a few kgs) to lose. Whatever you reason – and your goal – be sure to write it down.
Create a colorful printable worksheet you can download to track your Zumba goals: Zumba Goals & Workout Calendar
Rewards make achieving your goals fun!
Always reward yourself for the actions that lead to the goal that you want to achieve. You can’t control the scale – nor can you, darn it – but you can control how many times we show up at Zumba class or push “play” on the DVD player. We can control the healthy food we eat daily. We can control how much water we drink.
3 : Take your pre-Zumba stats.
This is an exciting moment, because soon you’ll be able to see how your body has changed with Zumba. But first you need to take a baseline, so you can measure your progress.
Here’s how….Record your weight, measurements and take a photo or two. Either take selfies or have a friend snap your pic. Bikini photos not necessary, but wear fitted clothes, such as workout shorts and a tank top.
Enter your stats on the Zumba Goals & Workout Calendar.
4 : Get your workouts on the calendar.
As excited as you are to shake your groove thing, your Zumba workouts will not magically happen unless they are scheduled. Something as boring and rigid as scheduling an appointment seems at odds with the free spirit nature of dance; contrary to the fun, expressive Zumba lifestyle. But ladies, trust me on this one. We’re busy. Workouts must be scheduled.
Pull out the workout calendar from your Zumba DVD’s or get a copy of the live class schedule.
Grab your work/event calendar for next week or open your online calendar.
Decide what day (or days) are your REST DAYS. Choose the busiest days of the week for my rest days.
Using the DVD or class schedule as a guide, plug your workouts into your calendar. Set the exact time you will workout. We’ve heard this a zillion times before, but it bears repeating: treat your workout just like you would an appointment. This is easy if you are doing live classes, but more of a struggle when you exercise at home.
You can also write your workouts on the printable calendar.
5 : Commit to a clean eating meal plan.
Zumba will take care of burning calories and toning those sexy muscles, but that’s just one part of the equation. What you eat is a big factor in determining your weight loss success.
Ladies , the goal is not to starve or deprive yourself. The goal is to nourish your body and fuel it for all your activity, including your Zumba dance. Focus on choosing delicious, healthy, real food (fruits, veggies, lean meats, nuts, seeds). When you eat clean, both your cravings and excess weight will disappear. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen if you are consistent and fuel your body well.
6 : Work your plan.
Here’s where the magic happens. You have a workout schedule, you have a meal plan, now you need to WORK that plan. Here’s how…
Remember the Zumba Goals & Workout Calendar.Print it off and put it where you will see it everyday. Stick it on the fridge, put it on your desk or tape it to the bathroom mirror.
Each morning, review your goals and your motivation. Remembering your own personal reason “why” will help you stay focused.
Every evening, give yourself a star, sticker or checkmark for completing your Zumba (or other) workout.
This visual helps you stay motivated because you can see, at a glance, if you are doing the actions needed to get results. Lots of stars and checkmarks? Odds are you are losing weight and progressing. Is your calendar blank? Um, you need to step up your Zumba game.
7 : Evaluate your progress.
Schedule monthly evaluation time. You can use my Zumba Goals Calendar to review your results at the end of each month.
All the best 🙂