The time has finally come for my first 5k. I am excited, nervous, and scared all at the same time. The only thing that makes this race rewarding is the fact its the color run. A race that seems fun, and vibrant from their photos.
Eating healthy is a key factor to weight loss. We all know that 80/20 rule it goes the same with fitness as well. 80 percent of the weight loss comes with what you eat. While 20 percent comes from working out . I don’t believe anyone needs to be on a diet. I say that because diets are short term satisfaction no one wants to be on a diet for the rest of their lives. Instead I believe in moderation, and the reason most people gain back weight after weight loss is because they were on a diet plan, meaning they never fully understood how to regulate their own eating habits. Continue reading “Recipes Edition”→
It’s a new month, with new issues that women should be aware of. One of which is Eye Health. Often times as women, we have to take care of the household, significant other, family, friends and more that we often forget ourselves. It is important to remember yourself because if you don’t, no one will until it’s too late. Skipping appointments or not conducting annual checkups increases our risks of suffering from diseases that can easily be treated if caught in the early stages.
I officially started my clean eating April 1. The last time I failed within the first 24 hours of trying to enter a new phases of transforming my body. I’m more motivated this time not to fail my program. Do I believe its going to be easy “NO”, but my trainer remind me he will help keep me motivated.
The scale does not lie, it reflect a number that shows how much a person weighs. Each and everyday people step on the scale and slowly become overwhelmed by the weight that is reflected on the screen. In society that has an overwhelming concern with obesity, it’s hard to find acceptance for loving one self without a negative reaction if it’s not an ideal body shape. “Let’s Move” is a campaign that First Lady Michelle Obama started in 2010 aim to develop a healthy lifestyle for children. The overall goal for the campaign is to change a child’s life, and realize it takes all factors involved for it to happen. Loving oneself is the major key for happiness.
Our Diva of the week is First Lady Michelle Obama. Amongst her many national and international campaigns, the First Lady has targeted the health of her fellow citizens. In February 2010, she created the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign, as a source of health resource. In a nutshell, “Let’s Move! will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country.”(whitehouse.gov) By targeting kids at an earlier age and teaching them to make healthy choices with their lives, it decreases the chances of obesity and health diseases due to a poor diet and lack of exercise.
Most people seem to consider eating healthy as difficult for many reasons. One of the main reasons people do not eat healthy is that they consider it to be expensive. The price of healthy options such as fruits, vegetables and juices versus junk food such as burgers, snacks and sodas create a disadvantage to those who are on a tight budget or low income. Here are some tips and tricks for lowering the cost of eating healthy.
Shop at your local supermarkets and farmers markets
Use the flyers to tell you what is on sale
Shop for fruits and vegetables in season
Make a list of everything you need for the weeks ahead before your next trip
Slice, dice, Ziploc and freeze fruits and veggies to preserve and reduce prep time
Cook more at home versus eating out
Reduce portion size of food and increase water intake
I can’t believe its about to be a year since I decided to lose weight. I am not going to lie my journey has its ups and downs, a level of frustration, losing site of my ultimate goal, moments where I wanted to just quite this fitness challenge. I started this journey not become a certain size or a certain weight. I started this journey to change my life. I will give you the full story March 1, 2014 the official one year anniversary of my journey.
Looking back on all of this I see my body transforming into something different. I am not at the perfect size, I have so many more layers to go before I am at the fitness level I believe is comfortable. Last week I sign up for my first 5k. Over the last 11 months I am slowly witness the transformation of my body. My ultimate goal is to complete a half marathon, and take part in various athletic activities I could not do before because of my weight.
I am developing a level of confidence I never had before. A new level of self love for my body at any size, because I love my skin more and more each day I push it to the limits.
Let’s get up and move! I was never a person, who loved to run, or jog. The idea of running didn’t spark an interest in me. I would hear people say, “I run to relief stress, or I just love to run.” That was never on my radar. When I decided to become a healthy and change my lifestyle a year ago, I wanted to conquer my dislike for running. It started slowly; I could not even run for a minute without gasping for air. It took from March 2013 until September 2013 for me to run a complete 20 minutes without stopping. It was only possible because my friend/trainer started working with me in June and pushing me to increase my time to run. He pushed me to my limit, and the journey was painful. Do I still love running “NO”, but can I do it for more then 30 minutes yes. I am challenging myself to compete in my first 5k this May. Since running to me is still boring without music I figure let me find a fun race to kick it off. This week on my Facebook newsfeeds the “The Color Run” popped up and I decided this would be my first 5k. I’m still nervous but I am ready. If I plan on running a half-marathon I need to start with running 3.1 miles first before I can tackle 13.1 miles. I am going to push myself, and I am going to have fun along the way. If you’re ready to change your life and tackle some of your fears in running start with a fun 5k.
What I like about “The Color Run” it makes you assemble a team of four to take part in this fun affair. I can’t wait to assemble my team of friends/family down here in South Florida.