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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.

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.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Only 3.6 this time..but it makes my total 11.8 pounds!! Less then 4 more pounds to go to reach my 5% goal. I can do this! I will not fail myself and get kicked out of the competition. Jaime gave me some inspiration and made me happy about my accomplishment. No tears this weigh-in..lo.