MARIAJESTRADA
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Back On and an Embarrasing Story
Monday, May 21, 2018      2 comments

So, I am back from turning in finals grades and all the many end of semester activities. I have to reassess my goals and start exercising. My embarrassing story is this. I have a really bad cold I caught from my son, and yesterday, I roll... Read more
When the Cat Alarms Wake You Up at 3a.m. . . .
Monday, April 30, 2018      3 comments

You don't get to sell them or trade them in for your friends' lazy cats. Have a great spark day! Mine are slowly, but surely, getting better, and I am keeping my goals real. I am kicking that water goal's butt! Weekly Goals: ... Read more
Amping Up My Water Drinking Goal
Sunday, April 29, 2018      0 comments

This week, my little Simona and I accompanied my son on his First Communion retreat. It was amazing! My daughter got to work in the Level 1 Atrium (ages 3 to 6), and we had a great time learning a little more about Jesus. I managed to m... Read more
Blood Sugar Levels Lower, but Bad Cholesterol Wok Wok
Saturday, April 28, 2018      4 comments

I went to see my doctor for my blood test results, and I have averted diabetes, for the time being. My numbers were lower. My bad blood cholesterol was up, and I am not sure how to combat that. But we talked about my eating, and he said it is... Read more
Getting Somewhat More Motivated
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      3 comments

I am trying to do the daily log-in and food tracking, which I hate. I think I hate it because even when my calories are below 1400 (they are not really as low as it says, I don't think), I get demoralized that my weight isn't dropping or sheddi... Read more
Not That Awesome Bod Goal
Tuesday, April 24, 2018      4 comments

I know we're not supposed to dwell on the past or past successes, and I'm trying not to. This time I am not at war with my bulging stomach. In one of my many past attempts, I said I wasn't aiming for some ideal body, but I still was to a degre... Read more
Fourth Day of Waking Up with a Pounding Headache
Saturday, April 21, 2018      0 comments

I feel miserable, and my kids are being way too loud. I thought making breakfast would help me feel better, but something is definitely off. However, I did make some fantastic crepes. I usually rock everything I cook, but my last four att... Read more
Doing My Blood Work This Morning
Friday, April 20, 2018      1 comments

I have some time yet before I go to the lab, and am surprisingly not as cranky, as I thought I would be. I didn't even drink water, just in case. Then, I have to knock out all the doctor visits I haven't had time for, one at a time. After thi... Read more
I Hate Logging Calories
Thursday, April 19, 2018      4 comments

Counting carbs is just as annoying, but necessary. That is my wah because I am entering contact info, and it is really tedious work. (1) Get rid of negative habits and attitudes. (2) Drink water. (3) Eat moderately and try to m... Read more
Back in 2018 with a Different Motivation: "I love my eyes more than sugar."
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      6 comments

Sounds poetic right? But my vision is getting really bad, and I suspect it's because of my blood sugar levels. I am not going to diagnose myself, but that is my suspicion. I am getting my blood sugars tested this Friday because my visio... Read more
Stuck to My Yoga and Some Insanity in fall 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017      3 comments

I have decided in 2018, I am not going to go on a diet or go exercise crazy. I go too extreme, which is well, probably part of the problem. My efforts were not totally in vain in the fall. I did manage to get into yoga and stick with it for ... Read more
Struggling with a Busy Schedule and Knee Pain
Saturday, October 21, 2017      3 comments

My knee is still giving me hassle, but I managed to go to three classes, including the insanity class. My knee aches when it bends a certain way, and I am not sure what triggers it. This week has also been ridiculously busy to the point wh... Read more
Yes, Back from a Knee Injury
Sunday, October 08, 2017      3 comments

That injury I blew off about nine days ago was more serious than I thought, but my knee seems to be all better now. My other poor knee has been overcompensating and was not happy yesterday, but I am going to go to yoga. I just cleaned the hous... Read more
Need to Take Cardio Up a Notch
Friday, September 29, 2017      3 comments

This week has been ridic busy. But, I still managed to get in three yoga classes and one insanity class. I had to cut down on cleaning because I had prep work in the morning for meetings and what not. My point is that I have to add more... Read more
What Is Your Fitness Minute Minimum a Week?
Saturday, September 23, 2017      5 comments

My minimum is supposed to be 150 minutes a week, but that exploded to 400 to 700 minutes a week after getting my groove. This week, I only managed to go to two yoga classes and one insanity class, and I had to rest more than I planned. In fact... Read more

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