I have to admit it, I am and addict. I am (hope I can say was soon) addicted to Soda. I used to drink several cans a day, then I dropped to one a day and then I was not even finishing one a day, but I was still drinking it.
In my mind, it was ok. It was diet and it was saving me some calories. I kept reading and hearing all these things about diet soda and I was in denial. It just fell so good down my throat.
It has been 7 days straight without having a sip. I am not going to lie, the first days I had headaches and I was thinking about it and I had cravings for bread and sugar. But I have been strong. I have been having water infused with fruits, detox water (with apples and cinnamon) and sparkling water.
I have been walking daily, so I am thirsty and I am drinking a lot of water. I have been eating watery fruits such as watermelon to help me with my cravings.
It has been only 7 days but I am committed to continue with my goal. I am staying strong.
Now, to get creative with my water intake!
Disclosure: The costs of the events and activities for Fitcation were defrayed by sponsors, and the attendees were contractually obligated to write a summary of the experience and also received free swag items. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.
This is the post where I want to say THANK YOU!
I had a great time during the three days at Fitcation and all was possible because of the sponsors and the people behind the scenes. So here they are:
Thank you to the organizers
Big huge THANK YOU to @Bookieboo: Leah Segedie. She has not only empower me to lose weight, but has educated me and my family on how to be healthy. She is just amazing. Mamavation and Bookieboo are empowering moms to get healthier.
I have to say thanks to @Mrbookieboo: Mark Segedie. He is a trooper. He made us laugh, he drove us around, he was there for all of us. You ROCK!
There is always the person behind the scenes, that most people forgets about. In this case I will NOT. Dear Joanna @way2gomom I am so sad you were not able to join us. But thanks so much for helping putting it all together and coordinating us.
To our "crazy" guide. Your energy was inspiring. We learned so much from you and we had fun as well. Thank you @Krazy_Kris: Kris Beal for everything you did.
Thank you to the main sponsors
Thank you to the swag bag sponsors
Thank you to the attendees
You ladies made the trip an unforgettable experience (in not particular order). I hope we continue to be virtual friends and that we can meet in person in the future again. All of you are a lot of FUN.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am a member of the ShiftCon Wellness Eco conference board. I am writing this post to create awareness about the conference.
Things are changing. We have finally realized that we need to change what we eat and we need to move (Shift) the way we do things. We owe this to our kids and family.
I have been collaborating with Mamavation and helping @bookiboo to create awareness about some healthy and nutrition issues. It is really sad to see all the diseases and problems that we have due to GMOs and chemicals in our food and products we use.
That is why I was so happy to learn that next year we are having an Eco Wellness Social Media Conference. Yes, a space where social media and bloggers will have the chance to learn more and share lots of things about healthy living.
I have great news for you. You can buy an early bird ticket and save some money. But hurry up because there is only 40 tickets available at that rate. If you would like to purchase your ticket you can visit the ShitCon website.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS!!!
ShiftCon is also looking for speakers. So if you would like to apply to be a speaker fill up this form (or know someone that would like to be a speaker ask them to fill up the form)
We are all part of the change, part of the revolution, part of the SHIFT... come and join us next year in Los Angeles for ShiftCon
Learn more about the conference on the ShifCon website
The ambassador program has come to an end. However my journey to get healthy does not stop here. Thanks to the awesome tools provided by OmronFitness I will be able to continue exercising and keeping track of everything from weight, calories, to BMI.
With the support of the Mamavation community I will be able to continue having the accountability I need. I am already signed up for the virtual 5k that Mamavation is going to held on 03/09/13
I am really happy to report that this week I lost 3.5 pounds for a grand total of 32 pounds for the challenge.
Do not forget to come and join us on the twitter party, where you can win awesome tools to make your weight loss easier.
Who: Omron Fitness & Mamavation
When: Wednesday, February 20th
Time: 8-10pm EST (5-7pm PST)
Theme: Workout SMARTER instead of longer
Giveaways during the party
HR-500U Heart rate monitor retails for $149.99 (2 winners)
HJ-323U Connected pedometer retails at $49.99 (2 winners)
510W scale retails for $79.99 (2 winners)
To RSVP for the party and more information visit Mamavation
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Network and Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women and obesity prevention for families. I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.
So, 2013 is the year for me to become healthier. I am doing things that I had never though about before.
So, I am not only losing weight, but I am changing the way I do things. I am exercising, I am eating healthier and I am involving my family on the changes.
I am challenging myself to try new things and do more fun things. So when I heard about the color me rad 5k, I was very interested.
Not only this is going to be my first official 5k, but also it is going to be a really fun one.
In this race, you start the day with a white t-shirt and end up all full of color. It is for all ages, so I am motivating my son to race with me. It is a very fun way to get active
I will be doing the one in Los Angeles on 05/15/13, but you can check the website to see if there are races near your hometown.
Not only the races are fun but they sponsor a local non-profit organization as well. In California this year they are donating to the Special Olympics of Southern California.
Disclosure: i was provided with a free ticket for the race, but all opinions are my own.