If your New Year’s resolution includes weight loss, you might be looking at new technology and diets to try. After all, old-fashioned approaches to losing weight are things of the past for a reason, right?
Well, maybe Karla Kelton’s story will help change your thinking on that. The Grapevine, Texas, native took a relatively old exercise craze and turned it into a massive success story.
It all started with a single Jazzercise class.
Karla explained that before she tried Jazzercise, she lived a “very sedentary” lifestyle. “I absolutely hated working out,” the 35-year-old admitted. “I could not find an exercise program that I enjoyed enough to stick with for the long run.”
But there were a couple of powerful catalysts that pushed Karla to stick with a healthier routine. The first major motivator was going through a divorce. Karla said the experience made her realize she needed to make some changes.
She also realized that without adjusting her lifestyle, there was a good chance she would be forced to wear plus-sized clothing. “Once I hit 222 pounds, it was just a life-changing moment.”
But what was Karla to do as someone who needed to get in shape but hated most exercise programs? Luckily she happened across a Jazzercise class. It turned out that she had fond memories of the fitness routine.
“I remembered doing [Jazzercise] as a kid with my mom and having so much fun…I fell in love with it after my first class. ”
And because Karla loved Jazzercise, she was able to stick with it, going from attending one class to six per week. The result? Dozens of pounds lost — and likely for good.
But the exercise routine didn’t just help her get in shape, it also gave her a tribe. After losing 77 pounds, Karla is now 145 pounds and when she’s not working during the day as a CPA, she’s a Jazzercise instructor at night!
Karla is proof that sometimes it’s the oldie (but goodie) that can truly change our lives for the better.
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