Let the journey commence
I've been battling weight problems ever since my family moved to Florida when I was 9 years old. In the fear of not being kidnapped, my parents kept us indoors. They would say, "If we're not home, you can't play outside". This was a tougher part of life because my dad left the military (for the first time) and my mom started working. They dynamic was very different from when we were on a military base. My mom didn't have to work. She did take some part time jobs but those were done when we were in school so my sister and I didn't know any different.
Fast forward to today, the consequences of not being outside and playing, also, the infamous Puerto Rican way of eating caused both my sister and I to not really understand what it was to be healthy. My dad was always very fit and ran like 10 miles per day. He left when I was 14 years old. There was no fitness role model.
I have tried every single diet under the sun. My biggest struggle was to maintain that lifestyle long enough to get to my goal weight. While I was in college, I did the South Beach diet. I lost about 15 lbs. Then after my ex fiance, I started taking diet pills and that worked for a little. Then my body started doing some scary things, so I stopped. When I was with my fiance, I weighed the most. It was crazy I was wearing a size 16. I dropped back down to a size 10/12 after taking the diet pills. Next, about 2 years ago, I experienced the most weight loss. I went on Weight Watchers and lost 20 lbs. I was feeling great but I could no longer afford to go to the meetings which is the most important aspect, in my opinion and I started my current relationship. I've maintained my weight for the most part but it's time for a serious change.
Lately, I started following quite a few fitness people online and I was saying to myself, what am I waiting for? Yes, I love food and alcohol but is it really that important that I keep eating the wrong things?
So last week, I reached out to someone that I have been following on Pinterest, SwiftFit, and inquired about his program. I took the leap. After a few days of back and forth of understanding the program, I'm all in. Today is Day 1.
I want to use this blog as an opportunity to make a promise to myself and my readers that this is a commitment I'll make for the next 90 days. Yes, yes, I know, it's during the holidays but what's the challenge if I can't get some interesting days under my belt.
Wish me luck!