Thursday, November 26, 2009


The last weigh-in reveals a total 33 lbs. lost! I'm very pleased.

The photo above is of my dear friend Amador. I thought it appropriate to post here, because his expression is what I see all the time with friends and aquaintances who haven't seen me in a couple of weeks or months.

It's Thanksgiving today. I have much to be grateful for, above and beyond the awesome friends and family that have given me support in my pursuit of MIND BODY SPIRIT fitness.

God Bless.

Friday, November 13, 2009


That's the wonderful thing about getting in shape. Every thing is freaking easier, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional.

OK. I'm down another 8 inches body wide and everybody sees it. Total 49 inches lost and I'm stopping traffic. I'm in the mix of life, and my head is getting really big from the attention.

Please forgive me. However..........

I've learned in the last 2 weeks that my father is falling fast. Although I won't get specific here, I've been informed he has been diagnosed with 2 very serious diseases that are unrelated, at the same time. Both are highly fatal, and his survival is limited in time and statistics. My father has been my hero, which makes this traumtic for me.

Secondly, I made a leap of faith with a boyfriend who has recently been more persistent in pursuing a relationship of permanacy, which finally, would be good for me at this place in my life. I have some fears about it, but I'm just gonna take it one day at a time.

I would feel completely alone, except I have the most awesome friends and support group to lift me up.

I'm in rehearsal for a first time, Casa Salsa Salsera performance piece. The comraderie with the ladies' involved is unprecedented, and provides a foundational level of support that cannot be properly verbalized. Also, my trainer Will Burkland, is a constant source of positive motivation.

My diet hasn't changed at all. I take at least 5 meals a day that include low-fat protein, greens and complex carbs. Sometimes I eat berries. Every once in a while I cheat at parties, but never more than 2 or 3 bites. Just a taste. Diet cheating is rare for me because I'm loving the results.

Basically, a healthy lifestyle, in my experince, can only bring better performance to everyday life.

Friday, November 6, 2009

NOVEMBER 5, 2009


9:00am: Chicken/Turkey breast w/ veges and whole grain penne
11:00pm: Ground Turkey Breast w/green beans
2:00pm: 1 MetRx RTD 51
4:00pm: Sirloin and green beans

Workout: Beach Cross train
Cardio: none today

7:00pm: LEMONGRASS in Delray Beach. Lobster sushi---not exactly the lowfat kind.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NOVEMBER 4, 2009


9:00am: Sirloin and green beans, sweet potato
11:00am: Chicken/Turkey breast w/veges and whole grain penne
2:00: Ground Turkey breast with brown rice and green beans
5:00pm: Chicken/Turket breast w/ veges and whole gran penne

Weight Training: On my own today. I worked like hell the quads, hamstrings, gluts, calves, obliques and abs. Especially the abs. I had tons of energy today, probably because I started earlier.

Cardio: 20 minutes on the stairclimber (oh crap that burned), and a short walk downtown.

7:00pm: Ground Turkey breast with brown rice and greenie beanies :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NOVEMBER 3, 2009

I haven't posted in a few days due to a tremendous workload and a couple of personal crisis. Boy! When it rains it pours!

But I'm back and here to fill in the blanks.

Fitness Progress: Although I'm in a plateau period, I'm still going in the right direction. The scale has barely changed in 2 weeks, but my muscle tone is improving and the clothes are getting looser and looser. I'm gonna measure BMI tomorrow which should shine more light on my status.

DIET: It pretty much remains the same. It's almost boring to document it here, but I will continue again tomorrow. Basically, I'm eating 5 meals a day that includes a lean protein, a complex carb and some greens. Sometimes I take a serving of berries, and most days, I drink MetRx's RTD 51---an awesome supplement that tastes like real dessert, is very low in fat and packs a whopping 51 grams of protein.

On Halloween, I cheated! It started early when I went to Salsa rehearsal all the way in Weston, and realized I forgot to bring one of my "tupperwared" meals. Oh Crap and I was STARVING! Instead of allowing my body to start storing fat, I went to the most diet-reasonable close restaurant and ordered a kid's meal Turkey-cheddar on white roll (they were all out of wheat)....I haven't had white bread in so long that it caused a near psychadelic endorphin response that I haven't experienced for a long time. Then, at a party much later that night, one of the hors d'ouevers was a tuna finger sandwich on wheat. I tried one. Then two and three. I think they were made with cream cheese and Old Bay.....So overall, the cheating wasn't over-the-top.

Weight Training: Will continues to kick my ass each session. Whether we're at the gym or the beach, he's upping the ante, and it's starting to show. I think.

NEW: I'm involved with a new Salsa Dance performance now in rehearsal. Dancers who are professional or amateur know that a great deal of rehearsal goes into a 3 minute performance. I rehearsed twice over the weekend and now am very sore. It's a six-week rehearsal period. I'm interested in how it will play in my training.

Until tomorrow.