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As you might know I’m participating of the Plus Size Bloggers Summer15. This is the third week. Wow times flies when you are having fun!!

Although this week I didn’t lose any pounds, in fact I gained a little, I don’t feel defeated like the other times. To the contrary it empowered me to do better and be more careful.

So here it goes, the third week weigh-in:

Week 3
June 29 to July 5

  • Starting weight – 214 .2
  • Week two weight – 211.8 (-2.4 lbs.)
  • Week three weight – 212.6 (+ .8 lbs.)

True, it’s not a lot, but it could be discouraging if I let it. But I wont!! ūüôā

See you next week! ūüôā

About Sports and Food

"Stadium Food" is the best!

I love sports, I really do.

Basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, hockey, and the list goes on. I think the best part of it all what I call “Stadium Food”.¬† You know, fries, chicken tenders, sodas, beer, hot dogs, pretzels…

Imagine going to a baseball game in the summer and not eating a hot dog and a very, very cold beer? I can’t. For me baseball = hot dog¬†+ beer. When I go to basketball games I always order a beer and chicken tenders with fries or if I don’t feel like eating heavy I’ll order a beer and popcorn.

Even after I started Weight Watchers –¬†the first time when I lost 71 pounds,- I found a way to still eat the “stadium food”. The only thing was that instead of eating the whole portion this time I shared the food¬†with whomever was with me and drank a light beer and lots and lots of water.

This is how I see it. Food is always going to be around. I either deal with it and make it work towards my favor or I fight it. To be honest, I tried fighting it and it didn’t work so now¬†I embraced it. This has been the best thing I could have done.

Now I feel that I have more options and that I am not depriving myself of anything, even though I don’t eat everything. Just the idea that I can¬†still eat the hot dog, the chicken tender, the fries and drink the beer makes me feel safe.

So let’s play ball and bring on the food!

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The Power of Music

Run, run, run!

The singer Rob Thomas has this effect on me that every time I hear the song “How Far We’ve Come” or “This is How the Heart Breaks” I feel the need to start to running. It doesn’t matter if I’m at the gym working out or sitting at my desk working I get the same feeling.¬†¬†¬†

You see I’m not a runner and both of those songs just make my¬†brain to send the¬†message “run” to my legs and that I do. The beat of both songs is accelerated and for some reason, even though I get tired during the songs I just can’t stop running until the music is over.¬†¬†¬†

I guess the article I read about the beat of the music and the effects on the body is true. In the January/February 2010¬†edition of Women’s Health Magazine, I found a little column that stated that the music¬†with a rapid or loud¬†beat send a signal of distress¬†¬†to the brain¬†releasing adrenaline, resulting in more energy.¬†¬†¬†

The same principle applies for when you need to calm down. Playing relaxing music will do the trick or even to calm the kids. I remember a friend of mine she always played a specific song to calm her baby. If by any chance she forgot to put the song in repeat oh wow, the baby will get up and cry non-stop until the song was playing again.   

Knowing this, I loaded my iPod with songs to get me excited and to calm me down. Here is a list of some of the artists you could find in my mp3 player:   

  • Rob Thomas
  • Maroon 5
  • Rihanna
  • Ricky Martin
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Wisin y Yandel
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Kate Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Chris Daughtry
  • ABBA
  • Among other

Whooho! The adventure continues!

This is my second week participating at the Plus Size Bloggers Summer15. I can say that I had a great week. Here it goes:

Week 2
June 22 to June 28

  • Starting weight – 214 .2
  • Week two weight – 211.8 (-2.4 lbs.)

Great week I’m excited!

Alarm

"Please get up"

Going to the gym in the afternoon is becoming very difficult. There is always something to do; dinner with my friends, happy hour here, happy hour there, long hours at work, no desire, and the list goes on and on. 

Having identifying this, I decided to go to the gym in the morning, 5:00 AM to be exact. Yes it has to be that early because I start to work at 9:00 AM and I like to eat breakfast before work. The situation is that every day at exactly 5:00 AM in the morning the alarm goes off and I turn it off, roll to the other side and keeps sleeping. 

Every night before I go to bed I say to myself “tomorrow I’ll wake up early” and nothing. I’ve tried putting the alarm out of my reach. I’ve tried letting everything ready the night before. I’ve tried once the alarm goes off I’ll get up and go to the bathroom to get ready, but somehow I go back straight to bed. 

I remember that I used to get up early to be at work at 6:00 AM, but now I just can’t get up. One thing is for sure, I’ll keep trying until I get it. Because I do want to go to the gym in the morning and start my day with energy. 

If any of you have the antidote for this please share it!

9 Miles… Really?!

Me during my bike ride

When my friend asked me to go with her biking, I said yes without hesitating. Then I started to think about the last time I rode a bicycle.  To be exact, it’s being 10 years, 10 YEARS!! After remembering that, everything started to hurt. ūüėČ   

Even though I was kind of scared about riding a bicycle, Sunday came and I embraced the moment. It is true what people say, you never forget how to ride a bicycle. This activity was meant to be about two friends catching up and spending time.  What happened next was super unexpected. We ended up riding 9 miles!   

9 miles! WOW. I’m impress especially because I thought that the most I was going to be able to do was 3 miles and I was going to be in pain.   

Between conversation, trees and the sea, we rode the bike for an hour. The time went super fast, the day was gorgeous. After riding the bike we went for a well deserving dip in the sea. It was the perfect Sunday. And of course, I got my workout done and a great suntan!   

With all the confidence in the World, I can say that riding a bike will be part of my workouts. Maybe not everyday because it will get old very fast, but every now and then I’ll pack my things and go to the beach, ride a bicycle and then sunbathe, after all is always Summer time in Miami.   

Happy riding!

Let Go and Let God

This I heard from Joel Osteen and it stuck with me.¬†I know that that’s the right way to go, but sometimes it is so hard to let go of things and let God work.¬†

Sometimes, God already did his work but we insist in not letting go. I can say that this is happening to me. I’ve been holding on onto old feelings of resentment, sadness and unworthiness for a while now. This came up after an experience I had in the past, where I was hurt to the point of making me feel unworthy.¬†

Even though I’ve tried to let go, every now and then those feelings come back and haunt me and affect me in every aspect of my life, especially in the getting healthy area. I eat like crazy and stop caring about me, my health and everything around me.¬†

Fortunately, these feelings don’t come around as often as they used to. Little by little I have let God work in my life, making me stronger and stronger everyday and teaching that I am worthy of love and much more.¬†

So to those feelings I say, GOODBYE and let the good times roll! 

—–¬†

Letting go quotes: 

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
— Author Unknown

 Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
— Ann Landers