Weight has always been an issue, and once I reached 200lbs, I knew I had to put the excuses aside and come up with a solution. But what was the solution? I did the fad diets, the diet pills, the gym workouts, you name it…I did it. Yet, my weight kept yo-yoing up and up. Until one day, I read an article in Self Magazine that real simply stated: you need to consume fewer calories than you expend. Nonetheless, how was I going to “expend” the calories? The dull gym workouts weren’t working because honestly, I couldn’t stick to it since I was working and going to graduate school full time and raising a daughter. I just didn’t have the time or the motivation to make the time (I got bored easily). However, then one XMAS, a girlfriend of mine bought me Carmen Electra’s Striptease DVD…for me, the one who didn’t have the confidence to go out, take any pictures with my family and friends, or just do anything social. But I assumed I could just do it in the privacy of my home. So as I slowly shook this 200lb booty, I realized that the DVD after the first few times could become quite boring too. So, I took the basic sensual moves and allowed my body to flow to my favorite songs…and then the weight started shedding off. I was finally expending more calories than I consumed just by letting go of my inner inhibitions and releasing my inner vixen, my aka “Nauty”. I lost 70lbs and keep it off. Based on my successes, I hope to empower others to gain the motivation to live healthy, active, and feel beautiful inside and out. And a little sensual fitness…i.e. exotic dance or pole fitness…never hurts. If I was able to do it…I strongly believe anyone could…regardless off size and age.
“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.”