One of the challengers will walk away with $5000 and although money is wonderful – all of the women who’ve taken part are already feeling like winners!
One of the challengers has had a positive ovulation test – the first in 10 months – a great sign that she’s getting healthier.
Another is feeling so much more confident in herself. Now, when she receives a compliment, she feels like she deserves it!
Then there’s the challenger who is finally happy to have her photo taken again; the challenger who has mastered self-control during the most indulgent time of the year; and the challenger who is thinking of becoming a Zumba instructor!
Oh – and did I mention there’s a Zumba baby on the way? The mum-to-be wasn’t losing weight around the waist – now we know why!
You’ll have to read the Zumba Challenge diaries to find out who though …
Anyway – let’s just check in to see what some of our challengers are saying this week:
Luna Lovegood: “I now realise how much having an unhealthy lifestyle was impacting my entire life. I caring less and less about my perfect body and more about how I feel … and everything feels like it’s falling in to place. I will never go back to being unhealthy, lazy and, for lack of better words, lifeless again.”
Purple Sparkles: “The biggest emotional change i have noticed is more of a sense of calm and peace. When i have done my workout for the day i feel relaxed and proud and those aren’t too emotions that a busy person gets to feel very often under normal circumstances.”
Goblin Queen: “I don’t think I can express enough how grateful I am for being chosen to be a part of this challenge. Mentally and physically, it has made such a huge change on my life.”
SpecialPatrolGroup: “The pride that I feel is self-perpetuating: It keeps me walking past the biscuit jar at work, it reminds me to work out, to add an extra serve of vegetables to our evening meals, to set a good example for my daughter by getting out of the house and hitting the park or going for a swim rather than going to the shopping centre so that she learns that this is to be a way of life.”
Anewme: My confidence is at the highest point that it has been in 20 years as I did something this week that has had me smiling all week, I tried on a heap of dresses from the NORMAL section (not the plus size). This made me so happy because every single one I tried on fit. One of the dresses I brought because it complimented my new shape making me feel young and sexy. Now that is something I haven’t felt in a very long time. I am feeling so good about myself right now.
You can read more from all of the Zumba challengers in the Zumba Challenge diaries
You can also read our Zumba Challenge: Meet the Challengers blog post which has links to each of the challengers’ individual diaries as well as some background info on them.
Keep up the inspiring work!!