It was a very hard week for me. I have been really stressed out and that causes me to eat more than normal. I am hoping for having a better week.
I want to carry with me all the snacks that you have recommended, that way I stay away of the foods I should not be eating.
I have also been so tired that I have not been as active as I should be.
So, here it is my plan. I am going to make healthy foods and carry healthy snacks. I am also going to have water with me at all times, so I do not go to the store and get soda.
I am going to make a big effort to walk every night. Also when possible I am going to add Zumba to my daily cardio.
I have been away from twitter and facebook, but I need to get the time to find you girls and find your support as well. I think I am missing that support and communication with you girls. You inspire me to be healthier and to continue doing good. So I am making an effort to reach out to you more often.
I am putting all my energy on myself because I need it!
Emotional eating, that is one of my problems.
As much as I try sometimes to eat healthy, it is on those days, when I am really stressed out that I eat what I should not be eating and in amounts that are not even good for me.
It is hard to admit it, sometimes I just do not even know how I was able to finish that bag of chips in such a short period of time, but I do. And I am not proud, I am really ashamed and I feel so bad about myself, than then again I feel depressed and I eat something else. And that is how the circle goes.
I have tried yoga, meditation, you name it. And guess what? I am still an emotional eater.
Lately life has been complicated. There have been too many things going on at once. Lots of work, pressure at work, money issues, and I can keep going, and going and I am sure I can justify my bad eating habits.
I have to try to control myself. Writing this is not easy. I am being vulnerable, and I do not like it, but you know what, I need it.
I need your comments, not only support ladies (or gentleman), I need the stop it, you know it is bad, do not do it again.
I am so frustrated with myself right now. And the circle or emotional eating is not helping. I need to make big changes; I just do not know how to start.
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It was a very busy week at work. Almost every day 9 to 10 hours at the office. I feel really tired and the housework has been piling up. I did however squeeze time for a nightly walk. And even thought I also worked during the weekend and I am today stuck here with lots of laundry and things to do, I am still going out for a walk
I also had fun and went out for concerts. Latin music concert means lots of dancing and jumping so that helped my exercise this week.
I managed to drink a lot of water and I am very happy about that.
Goals for the week are continue walking and exercise with some zumba at home and also continue with the water intake.
Want to wish all the mamavation applicants good luck.
Coming back from vacation and I think I need a vacation… LOL
Seriously, I got back from my awesome trip to Hawaii, and now I have so many things to do not only at home but at work. I am not even closed to be caught up with laundry and house chores, and now I have to do a week worth of work because my duties were not done while I was done. I have been working long hours and I even had to work this weekend (both days)
My son starts school on Wednesday, and I hope that we go back to reality and kind of on schedule again. You can call me crazy but on top of all I have going on right now, I am also part of PTA, so more things to get done and volunteer time.
I guess not really an excuse, but it does make it harder to get my exercise done. So this week I want to commit myself to walk at least 4 days. I am also going back to eating healthier. Too much junk on the last 2 weeks and that cannot happen again.
I am also going back to the water intake. Yes, I had some Margaritas and drinks while on vacation and also a lot of diet soda so going back to my water is necessary.
I want to wish luck to all the mamavation applicants and maybe I can try to work out your workouts…
I am also very sad that the sistas were so close to me on fitcation12 and due to my work schedule I was not able to meet them. Hugs to all of you and thank you for being there for me.
Wow, what an awesome week I had with my son during our vacation in Hawaii
Let me tell you that even though I did go to the pool to relax and get a little tan, most things we did required to be pretty active. If you have been at Maui, you probably know that some of the cool things to see are not at the border of the road. You have to climb, walk, swim and climb some more.
My son was up to for everything so we had a wonderful time. We went to the blowhole, the 7 sacred pools and we even Zip lined.
I can tell you we stayed very active and it was a wonderful experience. I feel ready to start again with my routine back home and me more active.
This is a super short post, because I have to get up early to catch our plane.
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Time has gone so fast. This was my last weekend alone. Thursday my family comes back. I have the house so clean; let’s see how long it last.
I have been doing the #2weekchallenge and I am not sure if because of the weather, but it is kicking my butt. I feel it harder this time around and it is harder to get up early to complete it, but I will continue doing it.
I have changed the way I have been eating. I finished the 3 days raw food diet. The allergy did not go away, but I felt great. My digestion was so much better and I was not really hungry. So I have been doing fish and veggies for the rest of the week. I have tried tilapia, salmon, tuna and trying out different recipes. I am going to introduce chicken this week as well.
After my family returns I am going to try to take bike ride together to increase the activity.
Can you suggest a good playlist for walking? I get really bored and if I call someone on the phone, I start walking really slow and it is not as effective.
It is less than a month to leave for Hawaii… YAY!
This was a great week for me. Got a lot of cleaning and I accomplished a lot of things.
Do not get me wrong, I miss my family, but being able to clean and keep things clean feel great.
I have been doing the elliptical every day and with all the sweating from the cleaning I have done my cardio part. I also did well with the eating. I eat fruits and salads with chicken and salmon. I had plenty of water and I only had diet soda one day.
For this week I plan to continue with the cleaning. I have been donating a lot of stuff. I cannot believe we have so much junk. I am also taking a day off just to relax and have some me time. That is going to be my 4th of July celebration. All friends and family are away, so it would be just me. I am planning of having homemade facials, pedicure and color my hair. (I just do my own color to give it shine)
I forgot to take a before picture, so you cannot see the difference, but at least I got an after picture from my son toys room. I can say I do not like Legos that much, so hard to clean and organize, thank God for storage containers.
I will be doing a raw food clean diet for 3 days this week. I have been dealing with an allergy and so far despite all the test, the Drs do not have any idea of the cause. So I am going to see if changing my diet helps. It is only 3 days, so it should not affect nutrition wise, and I will have a variety of vegetables and fruits with all the vitamins. Wish me luck sticking to it for these 3 days.
I am also really excited about the new 2weekchallenge starting tomorrow. It is really going to help me to get back on track!
Have a nice and safe 4th of July
I was hoping for a better week, health wise, however I have to
admit that I do not even want to post here, because I feel that we have been so
sick, that you will get tired of this very soon, but since we are here to
support each other, then I am going to say it. We did not get better, the
opposite, I had the "summer flu" according to my doctor.
But I am not
going that to get me down. Yes, I was not able to start my walking routine. I
was short of breath and really tired. I needed to rest and drink plenty of
fluids. But of course being sick and not eating a lot caused me to drop 2
pounds. I am going to call them water pounds, but at least I did not get any
My son and hubby will be leaving soon for their summer trip to
Ohio. It would be my me time, to rest, clean and take care of myself. I am
expecting to be able to get into a routine without the distractions of having to
do so many activities with my son.
Then when they come back it is my time to
travel with my son. And I am going to take him to Hawaii, so I do need to start
walking. Not that I am going to be in a two piece, but I do not want to be how I
am right now. I guess I have real motivation there.
My goal is to get
better, and I will commit to do the elliptical for as long as I can (not too
long now, counting that I am short of breath due to my asthma). But I will do it
I am also going to try the food journal thing this week. I
do not know how many times I have started one, and by the end of day 2 I have
forgotten to write on it. But I am trying it again.
I hope all of you
have a great week and once again thanks for reading.
This week Mamavation TV is going to be good and as usual I have to miss it L
I want to learn about healthy snacks. As an emotional eater it is hard to eat not so healthy foods when I am stressed out. Even thought I took food to work, the week was so stressful that on Friday I had to open a bottle of sparkling wine. Well, I did not have to open it, but you know what I mean… LOL
I think that since my office does not have a good lunch room and the refrigerator is always so dirty, I do not feel comfortable taking the food. I take things that can stay on my lunch container, but nothing that require to be on the refrigerator. Maybe I should get a cooler; does anyone know about a small cooler? Let me know.
I have been trying to give up soda again. I have been using the sparkling water with strawberries and crystal light. I have to admit that when I am really stressed out it is either a frapuccino or a diet coke, so I guess I always choose the diet coke…
I do not know what is going on with our health. My son and I are AGAIN, sick. Not too bad, but the fever, sore throat and muscle pains are enough to keep us on bed for most part of Sunday. I hope are not sick for the rest of the week. I really want to get back on the elliptical. At least 30 minutes at night while I watch some TV.
I am trying to get into a routine, but with the stress at work and the sickness at home it has been difficult. I am hoping for better luck this week.
This was a better week. Finally we are getting better. It was my birthday and being good with food was not easy. The invitations out for lunch, dinner, the cake. It is hard to be good with all those temptations. It is really hard.
The week was busy but the weekend is perfect. We needed a long weekend to enjoy quality time with my son. I want to share with him more than the homework and usual. It was a mom/son weekend and all activities were thinking about him. We went to the movies, we also had some fun shopping for books and shoes for him, bike rides and visit to the museum to see the butterflies alive and dinosaur bones.
With a busy weekend with kid, I moved more than usual. Really good for me. Besides the elliptical we also walked a lot and had the bike ride. We also ate healthier with a lot of fruits and veggies.
My goals for this week is to keep moving. I am looking forward for the next 2weekchallenge to keep me more active. I guess that I need to report to someone what I am doing so I do not slack on it.
I am also packing lunch to work. It is easy to eat not that healthy when eating out and it gets expensive. I had stopped drinking soda and I went back to my diet coke. Trying to be with more sparkling water instead. I just get stressed out and rather have a diet coke than a piece of bread. One day, one day I will be able to leave my vice, to stop drinking soda. One day!
Happy Memorial day and I hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine