A little here and a little there adds up

December 12th, 2013 | By Gary No Comments


Losing weight can seem like such a huge commitment of time and effort. Hours on the treadmill, strict diets, fitness classes, and workouts in the gym several times a week. It can seem so overwhelming that most people end up doing nothing. That’s how Taz Qadri felt for years. As a single mother raising three kids on her own, Taz has always led a very busy life. To provide for her family, she currently works full-time at Athens Technical College, and she also owns and manages her own salon called Level S Salon on the east side. For Taz, it was always hard to find time to take care of herself but she knew that for her own health and happiness, she had to find a way to lose a lot of weight.

A little over a year ago, Taz began to take small steps that she could fit into her busy schedule and lifestyle.  With the encouragement of her sister, she fell in love with the dance/fitness routine called Zumba, but instead of trying to find time to go to the classes, she bought the DVD and does it at home.   During her lunch break, she walks laps around the Athens Tech Campus with coworkers.  Taz has also adopted a gluten-free diet, reduced her food portions, and stopped drinking sodas and sugary drinks.
By taking these simple steps that do not require a lot of money and time, she has seen some incredible results.  Since she started, Taz has lost more than 60 pounds, and she has gone from a size 24 down to 16.  More importantly, she has more energy and self-confidence, and is happier than she has been in years.  Taz is working toward being a size 10, but ultimately her goal is to be healthy and to be a good role model for her young daughter.

If you are inspired by Taz’s story and would like to learn more, she would be glad to talk to you. You can find her many evenings and most weekends at Level S Salon.

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