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Taking Inventory

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Well, it’s been a while since I wrote something here. It’s been partly been busy but MOSTLY been lazy or maybe embarrassed. When I look back at the reason why I decided to write a blog – even when I’m terrified of writing in English – I know that I haven’t fulfilled that why.

This blog was going to be my diary – if you will – to help me be accountable, it was also going to be my way to sort out my thoughts and feelings, that mostly drive me to eat or give up. This was going to be that tool to help me navigate those feelings and thoughts and continue to be on the right track. I have done very little of that A LOT of giving up.

I have sat down and jotted down all the ideas to develop in this blog, I get excited and then I don’t follow through. I’m writing here now with the intention to change that. I’m going to start with at least 2 posts a week, that’s doable, and then as I get used to it I will increase the frequency and/or amount of posts per week.

I want this to be fun for me and for the people that read it, so let’s see how it goes!

For now, I’ll share that once again I’m participating in the Life Time Fitness 60 Day Challenge. I want to win, but I’m approaching this as a way to jumpstart my activity or workout routine if, in the end, I win hey that would be an amazing added bonus.

The first thing I have to do is to take “before” pictures. This is not easy since I don’t have anyone to take them so I have to get creative. Besides that, I’m actually really excited. I’m going to have a program that will be put together by my Life Time Fitness nutritionists and trainer and I’m geeking out! One thing though, when I get to the end of the 60 days, I’ll be bugging all of you to vote for me so I win!

Another thing I need to START is my half marathon training. Next year I’m doing the Princess Glass Slipper Challenge in Disney and I’m really excited about it. I just need t get going with training since it is really close and I need to be in tip top shape to enjoy the race and the experience.

 

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Tired of Wishing for “IT”

Looking back at the posts in this blog I realized that I have done A LOT OF WISHING FOR IT to happen and very little of actually doing something to make IT happen. Is if like putting down on paper – or online rather – will magically happen.

Oh, wishful thinking!

The problem is that I don’t know how to get started. I know that people say “just do it” (very much like Nike) or “one day you’ll get up and say this is it, I’m doing it.” I see other people that have found their groove meanwhile I’m here trying to figure it out. I tend to overthink things, and for sure I’ve given this “working out” and “eating right” thing a great deal of thought but then again, it stays in there nothing else happens.

Recently in a visit to my doctor for a physical, she freaked out because of my weight and how much this is affecting my health, in particular. my heart’s health. You would think that this will kick me into action but it hasn’t. To add to this, I’m about to turn 40 a huge milestone, and I still don’t get motivated to do anything.

I’m aware of my shortcomings and where I’m standing, I’m not delusional. I look at myself in the mirror, and I don’t always like what I see. I know I must do something. I know I must get into action, but how!? I have a gym membership, but I don’t use it. Why you ask? Embarrassment? Laziness? Wishful thinking?

Who knows!

My biggest opponent is my mind. I’m WAY too into my head to the point that sometimes I need to get out and take some fresh air. As I mentioned above, I’m aware of my shortcomings I just don’t know how to tackle them. I want to lose weight, I want to be healthy, I want to get back to where I was mentally 10 years ago. Where I felt happy and motivated. I want to enter my 40s healthy and with a pep in my step. I want to enjoy my 40s and be strong, but where do I start?

I look to the future and I see a healthy and lean me. Then I look at me today and what I see is all the work that is ahead and I get discourage before starting. I know this is NOT A SPRINT it is a MARATHON and as such, I should approach it but at some point, if I don’t the path towards the destination, I give up.

I don’t want to wish for IT,
I want to be IT!
I want to be IT!
I want to be IT!
I want to be IT!
I want to be IT!

I want to be IT! 

So with that in mind, I’m giving ME another chance! I’m doing like Taylor Swift, and Shake it Off and start over. After all, “it doesn’t matter how many times you fall .. what matters is how many times you stand up, shake it off, and moving forward.”

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Better Late Than Never…

It is February 1st. Time is flying… but it is never too late to recap 2015 and 2016 so far.

2015 was a great year. I’m so grateful for all the blessings and all the amazing things that happened to me in all areas of my life: personal, work, family…

Hope is the word for the year!
Hope is the word for the year!

Why was 2015 great?

  • Walked my first half marathon: this showed me that I can do whatever I put my mind to.
  • Joined Team in Training and signed up to do Disney’s Half
  • Went to Denver for the first time to participate in Fitbloggin
  • In Denver, I got to see a friend of mine after almost 15 years.
  • Went to New York and got to hang out with amazing friends.
  • Saw Shania Twain in concert
  • Went to DC for the first time and had a blast and I walked so much… my feet still hurt when I think about it 😉
  • My best friend came to visit, making him the first visitor in 3 years (since I moved to Dallas)
  • Participated, for the second year in a row, in the Gluten Free Expo as an official blogger 😀
  • Danced the night away during Ricky Martin’s concert in Dallas
  • Got a new car – after my old one gave up on me 🙁
  • Went to Las Vegas and met with a dear friend of mine
  • Saw Celine Dion in Vegas – what an amazing experience!
  • I was chosen to speak at a conference in March
  • Got promoted at work
  • Won the first prize in the company scavenger hunt
  • Surpassed my Fundraising Goal
  • Received the second round of visitors!
  • Spend an amazing time with my family in Puerto Rico

So far in 2016, I’ve had so some up and downs… but all is part of the process and as such, I accept them. After looking back as to how amazing 2015 was, I’m looking forward to 2016 with excitement, hope and faith!

So far in 2016…

  • I was showered with love and support from my family
  • I experienced the kindness of a stranger during a sad situation
  • Completed Disney’s Half Marathon an accomplishment that I was really nervous about it
  • Visited Disney World for the first time and it was Magical!
  • Rejoined Weight Watchers: this time in determined to track and stick with it, even when I go over or when “I’ve been bad”.
  • Returned to work, it has been busy, but I wouldn’t change it…

As you can see, 2015 was amazing and 2016 is shaping up to be great too. How is your 2016 so far?

 

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