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Crawl before you walk before you run

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Man, these blog entries come like once every three years, don't they?

So, last time I wrote a blog entry here, my mood was so optimistic; I had lost 11lb in 4 weeks. Pretty amazing, huh?

Well, I'm sad to say I gained it all back, and then some.

I'm not going to blame anyone or anything but myself. All the times when I could have stopped eating and didn't, or I could've had a salad instead of that double quarter pounder with cheese, or laced up my shoes and gone walking, and didn't, are the things that led me to where I am now: around 200lb.

Almost 2 weeks ago I was home feeling crappy and thought: "You'll be 30 next year. Where are you going to be in a year? They say 30s are the new 20s, but they better not be for you because you definitely cannot afford to gain another 50lb."

What was I going to do? I'm obviously not comfortable with the way I look by any stretch of the imagination, and my health is not very good either. Something needed to change, and fast.

For me, controlling what I eat is a bit hard: I'm a hardcore foodie. The only thing I love more than cooking is eating, and I will eat almost anything. I even have a blog: . See? (It's in spanish, sorry to anyone who clicks on the link and doesn't understand spanish).

So, in order to be able to lose weight, get healthy and be able to change my diet slowly, what I would do was get off my ass and exercise. And luckily, I was able to find something I love: running.

Or walking/jogging, rather, because that's what my very overweight body will let me do. But now I know that every day I can put on my running shoes, fire up Stitcher with my favorite Smodco podcasts and go out and just move for what is really a tiny part of my day, and I'll be better for it. Physically and emotionally.

Hopefully I'll be updating this blog more often. I have a goal set to be able to run the 8K "Corre por mí" race on Oct. 13th. Will I make it? Who knows! But I will sure as hell have fun and get healthier by training for it. :D

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    Awwww, thanks! Yesterday I found out I've already lost 4.5lb, after about 2 weeks of running, so it looks like the effort is paying off! :D
    1683 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are worth all of the effort it takes to become healthy!
    1683 days ago
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