Getting Back on Track
After getting distracted from my health and allowing stress to overwhelm me, in February 2014, at 214lbs, I decided to take control again- not of the responsibilities, situations and challenges that cause me discomfort, but control of MYSELF and... Read more
I'm a WHAT?!?!
Every time I say this out loud, I laugh. Partly because I'm embarrassed. Partly because I think it's silly and also because I'm a bit freaked out about the whole thing...
I got my Zumba instructor license. That, in and of its self was a tot... Read more
Kickin' it Up a Notch!
The past seven months, I have been able to (mostly) maintain the weight loss I accomplished since beginning with SparkPeople. I'd like to loose more, but am refocusing to work on adjusting my diet and exercise routine to build some sexy muscle t... Read more
P.S. I Forgot to Tell You Something
OOOH!!! And, as a follow up, I am back on track! This was the first weigh in Sunday, for too long of a while, where I have actually been down a pound from my last previous low.
New classes, new possibilities at the gym and CHILDCARE SO I C... Read more
Think I Found Something
As I wrote in my last blog, my unique and fun Zumba studio where I worked out with friends -and felt comfortable and inspired- has closed. (insert sad face here)
In the past few weeks, I have been working hard to keep up with my usual work... Read more
My Beloved Studio is Closing!
Over the past few years, I have learned to love exercise. I owe it to my friends who created a unique Zumba and dance/fitness studio with interesting and fun classes, an outrageous sound system, super fun club lights and great students and instr... Read more
Here's to a Good Week!
I'm not exactly sure what it is, but after just a few days of cleaner eating and some super-fun dancing/exercise (even if it's at a club, I'm counting it!) I'm feeling better than I have in a long time.
Now, to keep this feeling going!!!
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Where did my progress go?
Iíve had a couple of not so good eating weeks recently- my sonís first birthday, cravings for sweets, emotional eating and a desire to just eat things because they look good or were around, not because my body needs it.
Iíve tried to compe... Read more
Happy New Year!!
2012 was a crazy year. We welcomed my son James to the world in February and invited the twins, Amelia and Wynter (now 15 months) to live with us full time. My older son, Juan went to "the big side"- PRESCHOOL- and I traded managing an awesome b... Read more
Me, Meet the Old Me
There are definitely moments when I look at myself and feel I have not made much progress. Today, in one of those moments, I decided to put those negative thoughts to the test.
I pulled out a photo from earlier this week and initially I st... Read more
Things to be Thankful for and my Weekly Weigh In
For some reason, I have not been able to save my weekly weigh ins for the past month or so, thus I am posting them here:
4/8/12: 230 *10 POUNDS* Pedicure Treat!
4... Read more
Well, I know I've been emotional, snacky and that my journey to health has taken an unfortunate backseat. Today, SparkPeople helped to point that out- AND helped to encourage me to get back on track.
This week, my calorie allowance is quit... Read more
My Neglected Goal
I attempted my mile run today and was more successful than I thought I would be. I was not able to run/jog the full mile, but I still feel pretty good about it. With my music blaring, I speed-walked a song, jogged a song and then speed-walked a ... Read more
A Neglected Goal to Attempt
I was looking over my SparkPage at the goals I set for myself and noticed that I have a goal of running a mile. I must have forgotten about this... or chose not to remember as I have not even attempted this.
So... feeling the need to spark... Read more
Snacking is getting the best of me recently.
I will have an awesome and healthy day planned out and sometime in the afternoon, between managing work stuff, the three babies, house stuff and stress, I find myself grazing. There are some thi... Read more
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