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Kerin Smith is a 32-year-old Mentor resident who is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.

Friday, December 11, 2015

From Kerin

Monday, June 24, 2013


I have been doing Zumba for awhile and I absolutely love it!. I am able to fit into pants I haven't worn in 3 years (they aren't comfortable yet, but I can button them). My weight hasn't gone down, but I feel like I am losing inches..who knows! Just went shopping with my 6 year old and we bought so many fruits and veggies that I think we got the whole rainbow!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


I totally love Zumba. I almost wish there was a class at LEAN living everyday. Now that I am on summer vacation (perk of being a teacher) I think I may check out the bootcamp classes. I really want to lose more weight!! I made a deal with my hisband that when I get down to 250 (30 more pounds) that I can get another tattoo. Crazy but it is something to look for. That will be a drop of 46 pounds. I know I can do it, just have to push myself!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013


I tried Boot camp with my friend a few weeks kicked my behind! I am so excited that LEAN is offering Zumba. I am starting the class on Wednesday. I am so excited. Honestly since I made it into the second half of the program I have not exercised or eaten right. Luckily I think I have only gained 2 pounds. With weigh-in this week I really need to step up my game. I don't want to see any plus pounds next to my name in the

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Joined Bootcamp!

I was bad and totally forgot to blog last week. Life gets crazy sometime!
I needed to step up the workouts so I joined Bootcamp at Perry High School. I have a friend going with me ( and I hope she continues). I was of course the biggest person there by a long shot! They were all wonderful though. They really made me feel welcome and comfortable. I gave it my all. There were times I just couldn't do it, but I pushed on!!. I feel great! I didn't hate it like I thought I would. Definately don't want to go back...but I will!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


I made it through to the second half of the competition. I really didn't think that I would. I still had 4 pounds to lose last weekend. I worked my butt of this past week...literally! A lot of people had faith in me and I couldn't let them down...or myself! I eneded up losing the 4 pounds and then another pound and half on top of that! My total is now 16.6 pounds lost. I walked out of Lean Living and I got in my car and cried! This means so much and I just feel so wonderful!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

last week!

This si the last week to really give it my all. I have 4 pounds left to lose or I am out of the contest :( I admit I have totally slacked. I did awesome the first month but didn't lose as much as I expected and that really effected me to the point that I stopped trying. Now reality is smacking me in the face because I can't get kicked out. That would really show my kids that I failed. I am so afraid that my slacking has ruined it for me. I have no one else to blame but myself. The problem is that if I get kicked out of the contest then I will lose all motivation, Kinda wish they didn't kick you out at the cut off point.