Friday, December 4, 2009

I hate a good way

So you know how I stated earlier that I was "ok" with my body?? No longer the case. I think I was delusional. Sure I feel stronger and healthier. However, my eating habits are HORRIBLE and exercising does not justify extra helpings of dessert, chocolate or Starbuck's cafe mocha daily. I started to count calories.........EEEK!!!! I was consuming like 2100 calories/day! Then I took pictures, Ay DIOS mio!!!! Not cute. REALITY check! I need to eat better and increase my strength workouts. So I started the 30 day Shred by Jillian Michaels. She is ruthless, hardcore but very effective. Sometimes I yell at her, hate her and want to turn off the DVD but I stick with it for the 27 minutes and in the end blow her a kiss and say "gracias amiga, for kicking my ass ". I wanted to delete those awful pics but decided to keep them to see my before and after. I am still running 3 times a week....hopefully these workouts will improve my endurance and speed too! I have said good-bye to daily dessert ( unless its dark chocolate), indulge in Starbucks only once in a while (with skim milk, skip the whipped cream, por favor) and eat more fruit and veggies. Veremos...we'll see!! Adios!

Monday, November 30, 2009


I am so encojonada (pissed off!!!).........I won't go into details but if it wasn't 11:35 pm, I would shoot out the door and go for a long HARD run!! Actually come to think of it, since I started running ( or really jogging since I am so slow) I have never gone for a "pissed off" run-bet it's damn therapeutic!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

3,000 calories

That's the average amount Americans consume on Thanksgiving Day. Ay, ay, ay! I can't imagine what the average Dominicano consumes. The usual menu in my family consists of Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, pernil (pork shoulder), rice ( of course white...brown is almost sacrilegious), beans, potato salad, some kind of pasta dish, tossed salad ( I think that may be the only vegetables), pastelitos (fried meat pies), lots of dessert including the VERY yummy but fattening flan (custard) and of course your drink of choice...soda, wine or beer. So what's this chica who is an awful cook and lives 5 hours away from all this yumminess to do?........... Enjoy every single morsel and then work her ass off to burn those extra calories and run a 5K the following Saturday to absolve some of the guilt! The "correct" translation for Happy Thanksgiving is "Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias" ( a bit lengthy IMHO). So I thank my blessings and just say "Feliz Dia del Pabo"- "Happy Turkey Day" to all!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I can't swim. Or ride a bicycle. Or rollerskate. Or ski. Yep. I used to be REALLY embarrassed but I have kinda sorta gotten over the embarrassment, although I will not offer that as a conversation starter. The skiing thing is not so embarrasing-how many Dominicanos do know who ski?? So in an effort to do something about this, I have started swimming lessons. This is my third attempt, I admit I am a swimming class drop-out. This time I am going to stick with it and not allow my embarrassment, nasty instructor or not wanting to wet my "just done" hairdo get in the way. The irony is that now I am actually dedicated, class was cancelled last week and I will be missing it on Thursday....because of course its Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, I give myself an A+ for effort.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


My unofficial 8K time. YAY!!! I am no elite runner but I am proud! Sure my knees, hips, even my ass hurts but it's all worth it. And I was rocking cute gear too, gracias to Target!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My first 8k

Back in May I ran my first 5k using c25K (great program, btw) and caught the running bug. I was inspired and thought, " I can train for a 1/2 marathon in November", so I signed up for the Philadelphia 1/2. Well turns out that getting married, moving to another state, and quite frankly, my own damn laziness, did not prove to be inspiration for training. So tomorrow, instead of a 1/2 marathon, I will be running an 8K.
Don't get me wrong, 5 miles is still an accomplishment, but I am bummed that I didn't stay dedicated to my training and goal. The funny thing is that since I am the QUEEN of procrastination, I did not change the race info before the bibs were my bib and T-Shirt ( which I save as "proof" to myself in case I ever get amnesia) say 1/2 marathon although I will be with the other 8k'ers. So I will be the reject with the bib that has the "1/2 marathon" crossed out and "8K" written in black sharpie!! Classy!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Am I really still a short little fat girl at 32??

When I was in college I fell victim to the "freshman 15". I am 5' 2" and at the time my max weight was 138...... I joked that I looked like "a short little fat girl". Now I am 32 years old and 127#. Not all muscle but certainly not all fat either. I run 3 times a week, yoga 1x week and Physique 57 (my new obsession!) 3 times a week. Problem is I eat really shitty! Anyways, like I said not all muscle but i am still ok with my body......until I go to which calculates that my "ideal body weight" should be 110#.That's just ridiculous! I will strive to resist my constant desire for white bread and chocolate, but I have absolutely NO desire to look like an anorexic.......muchas gracias!