The Hocus Pocus series star, Kathy, is not only famous for her talent. But she is also now introduced to the fitness world. The actress has undergone some considerable weight loss. She has suffered from obesity since her childhood. She admits that the reason behind her weight is her bad eating habits.
However, in 2012 Kathy finally decided to get over this hindrance in her career. After all, if you can fix something wrong in your life why not fix it?
As mentioned earlier the actress did not have any interest in weight loss thing. Surely, it requires you to do an immense amount of work and avoid all the delicious food that is the reason for your obesity in the first place.
As the actress, herself admitted that “Who would have ever thought I’d be the face or the body or the person who would advocate any kind of fitness?”. But nevertheless, she did. Najimy changed a lot along the way. Her story will surprise you.
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Kathy’s unique way of Weight Loss
Well, most people may find Kathy’s way of losing weight unbelievable. What if I tell you that you can lose weight by just doing some dancing steps?
I know you are not comprehending what I am saying. But it is possible and Kathy has done it. Not just Kathy but a lot of people have taken advantage of it and it is worth doing.
Kathy took the help of “Zumba”
Zumba is a fitness plan to lose weight. it is unique in its own way. Zumba is a modern fitness plan that was created in 2001. It was created by a Colombian dancer, Alberto Perez.
The aim of Zumba is to lose unhealthy pounds with the help of some dancing moves. It includes a number of dance steps that help people in shedding pounds. Zumba was founded under the trademark of Zumba Fitness, LLC.
Najimy tried a lot before finally trying Zumba. She followed a lot of weight loss fitness programs. But nothing seemed to work.
Kathy found gym workouts very hard and time-consuming to do. Without doing a workout diet plan is not efficient as well.
So whatever, she was trying to do was not working. But when she heard about the plan that where you can lose weight by simply doing some dance moves.
Kathy applauded Zumba in the following way “Zumba is a great, no-pressure workout… everybody is welcome regardless of size or any other factor. You can join it easily and it will work. It definitely will.” The satisfaction of Kathy with Zumba makes sense. It really pays off.
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Kathy’s Diet Plan
However, if you are doing Zumba and on the other hand eating pizza and burgers. Then you are not making any progress.
It is true that Zumba is efficient but it is not as efficient as doing workouts. So you must take care of what you eat. Kathy knew this very well and she continued a healthy diet plan along with Zumba.
Najimy’s diet plan included light food. She chose vegetables over meat. Kathy avoided meat products as often as possible.
She would start her day with a plate of green vegetable salad. In place of coffee, she would take green tea.
At lunch, Kathy’s most frequent choice was eating veggies fried in olive oil. She would also eat a lot of fresh fruits. She followed somewhat the same routine for dinner.
Najimy avoided drinking. She also said no to tea and coffee. Kathy’s diet plan is very efficient and can give you a lot of advantages.
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Zumba helped Kathy mentally
Physically, Zumba’s benefits are uncountable. It makes you active and in shape. However, Zumba’s benefits are not limited physically only.
You can also take benefit of Zumba mentally. Zumba makes you active but it also makes you joyous. I mean come on who does not enjoy dancing. It is very fun.
When the word “weight loss” is mentioned most people think of a person doing an intense workout and is covered in sweets.
The thought of this makes people avoid speaking of weight loss. Zumba is totally opposite to it. It includes music and it includes dancing with that music. In the words of the great German philosopher, Nietzsche “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
The actress praised the practice of Zumba as “It is really a joy to do this. I lost my worries while practicing Zumba.”
She said to an interviewer “Before doing this practice I was afraid about if I am going to fit into this or that ride. Or if I am going to fit into the seat of the plane. But now I have more confidence to say yes to jobs. I don’t have to worry about finding a costume that will fit me. That part of is somewhat relieved.”
Before & After
You can notice the difference in Kathy’s appearance. The practice changed the life of Najimy so radically that she even promoted Zumba to other people. For which she was awarded the “Zumba fitness Ambassador Award” in the year 2012.
Kathy is also an Activist
Kathy is not only an actress but she is also a comedian and a writer. She has supported the rights of the LGBTQ community since she was a teenager.
She is very hardworking when it comes to human rights that she was awarded “Activist of the year”. She also advocates for animals’ rights and women’s rights.
When the interviewer asked Kathy about what she feels about her being an activist she opened up about her thoughts as
“I don’t know why but a majority of people think that actors should shut up and do their work. And I respect that point of view if it is an actor who does not have anything to contribute. But if you were a political person in the past and by any chance you just happened to be in a movie, to stop being a political person does not make any sense.”
The actress is in a committed relationship. She is married to the comedian, Dan Finnerty since 1995 and they both have a daughter together.
Kathy’s story teaches us to not think slowly. A couple of decades ago nobody have thought that losing weight by merely dancing would be possible.
But it is. As human beings of the 21st century, we should broaden our perspective. We have seen that things that were thought to be impossible have become possible with the sheer amount of our intelligence.
It is true that in modern-day we are becoming more soft and slow and many diseases are getting born from obesity but we must not forget the fact that the solution our intelligence can create will surpass the problems.
All we have to do is think out of the box. And the world will change in front of us. I hope that Kathy Najimy’s story will help you in losing weight.