Update: being healthy

14 Jul

Uff. It seems like such a long time since I last posted something. It seemed that I couldn’t get into summer mode up until recently. I still had to deal with my summer classes and crossing my fingers that my music contract came through (I’m waiting for some last touches. 2 weeks ago it was non-existent). Alcohol made its point that its baaaad.

2 weeks later, things are looking up. I finally got to go into a pool and got to go to a park. And the nutrition class started. For a while, I couldn’t figure out why I was not losing weight. I rarely eat junk food, drink soda, hate fast food, snacked on what I thought was healthy food, TKB’ed 2 times a week plus softball. Yet I could not lose the 20 pounds that I put on since 2010. I lost 7 pounds in 3 months after Weight Watchers which was good.  This nutrition class is definitely challenging because of the temptation that I am surrounded with. One of my accountability buddies is an alcohol fan, my mom is currently making like 5 dozen carrot cake cupcakes (my favorite), I’m Mexican so I’m surrounded by good food all over the place (going into Northgate or Superior is hell), and those food trucks are definitely a weakness of mine. In addition, part of making the transition to healthy food is feeling tired, peeing and pooping more: 3 things that are difficult due to my job which requires my bladder to be closed shut and to also have energy to entertain children under the age of 12. Luckily, I’m on vacation, but it’s still annoying when I have to run errands and I need to know where the nearest bathroom is at all times.

I’m lucky to have 2 accountability buddies that each push me in their own ways. Buddy Number One knows that she should give me time and space to make my own decisions.We text each other to make sure we are doing something to keep ourselves on track. We’ve done smoothies together too. Buddy Number Two is different. Number 2 needs a lot of encouragement and reminders to go easy on the booze and chocolate. Yet at the same time she pushes me to make sure I wake up early for the 7:30am workouts. I am her ride and if I don’t go, she doesn’t go. Talk about accountability. I need two buddies to make sure we’re hot mamacitas by the time August 11 (last day of nutrition class) rolls around.

I can’t wait to get over this initial “tired and poopy” stage. I am starting to feel really good about myself in many ways.

Here’s Jesse and Joy’s “Nuevo Dia” which is the Spanish version of U2’s “Beautiful Day” in my opinion

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