miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2013

I tried to make a picture for my title today

It did not go well hahaha I am not very talented with drawing on my computer...or drawing in general. If I have a drawing/picture to base my drawing on, let's just say I don't suck.

My weight is going down and I am very happy about that. I have lost the incredible amount of 4kg/8lb. I am not even kidding when I say it's incredible and I am so very happy about it. :D

By the way, I had a little teeny tiny breakdown on Sunday when my competitor wanted to quit our bet. I have been working so hard to actually lose weight and it was actually working but she was complaining too much. Just because she had had a bad week. At first I told her that we had made a deal, and of course there had to be a loser in a bet and if she thought she was winning, she would have never wanted to give up. At the end though, I just thought she was a bad competitor and it would be better for me to continue this journey on my own. I got really discouraged by how she was handling it.

It was really good for me to start though and prove to myself that I can lose weight and there is nothing wrong with my body and if I really make an effort I can even lose weight fast. SELF HIGH FIVE!!!............ I know....that was a little dumb.........I promise to never high five myself again.

On monday I tried working out with youtube videos. It was funner than I remember. Maybe I am already starting to enjoy this exercise thing a little bit. When I was 17 I used to go to hawaiian/tahitian dance lessons. I had never been really good at coordination or remebering all the steps in any other of my dance classes (doesn't mean that I enjoyed them any less) but when I started taking these classes I felt like they were meant for me. I was finally good at dancing. Anyways, I looked for Tahitian/Hawaiian cardio and I found these really great videos. I felt really good doing them and by the end I was sweating a lot. 

Since they weren't very long (like 30 minutes I think) I decided to look for some videos for my arms. I did a Tracy Anderson video. It was a little crazy but it was really hard to hold my arms up and she said on the video it was really effective, so I am going to go ahead and believe her. 

I looked for some other videos and tried this really weird dancing which I never really understood the steps to, so by the end I was just walking/jumping around my room moving my arms not even trying to follow the "choreography" anymore and it was about an hour of working out by then so I decided I had exercised enough for the day haha. 

Yesterday my day was ruined by my phone company because they're over charging me like 50 dlls. They didn't activate one of my free numbers to call and basically told me I made up calling them to activate it in the first place. I was so VERY upset and one of my friends called me to go to starbucks. I told  her I was really mad and probably would not be good company but she insisted on us going anyways. Oh starbucks <3 I can always count on you to make my day better. When I got there I had a free drink and I felt like it was a gift from God. 

Anyways, I am out of work. 

Hugs from Mexico!




miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2013

Becoming ok with Discomfort. (a long post)

I am a failure. I am used to failure. Failure sometimes even makes me happy. I am ok with failure. I don't really try hard changing it. I am talking about failure when losing weight. Why do I admittedly call myself a failure losing weight? Because it's true, and I have to be honest with myself. I love food. I wish I didn't have to exercise a day in my life. I would be COMFORTABLE sitting at home eating whatever I want all afternoon. I've done that. I've lived that. I have been ok with that most of my life.

Failure sometimes makes me happy. Food is such a pleasure to me. I think about it a lot. I would say I am in love with food. It's like when you have a boyfriend or a guy you like you can't stop thinking about and sometimes, you have to have it. Same thing happens to me with food. I start craving something and I could think about it all day. Sometimes when I eat it, it makes me so happy. Other times, not so much, either it's not what I remember, what I picture in my head or I feel guilty.

Remember that bet I made? Well this weekend I didn't really think about it much. I did eat less than usual. But I don't think I ate one piece of vegetable this weekend. Monday came along and the last thing I wanted to do was go for my walk/jog. I wanted some ice cream and I had to have it. I did. It was good. Only ok to be honest. 

Monday night I got a message from my friend who I am doing the bet with and my head pictured the pizza I ate this weekend; the delicious Frappuccino I drank on Saturday at the movies (which I ate healthy all day for), and of course, the damn ice cream I had just finished eating. O.O I started panicking again and I promised myself Tuesday would be better. 

Yesterday was pretty decent. I ate two eggs in the morning with some milk. I had a salad for lunch, but it had white rice in it. An apple in the afternoon and Tuna salad for dinner. I went for my walk/jog and did a little bit of zumba (like 15 minutes lol). I remembered all the rice I had with the salad at lunch and thought again about how I am not doing well enough.

Today I had again 2 eggs for breakfast, some coffee and lentil soup for lunch. I still think I am not doing good enough and I am becoming a little obsessed. I keep remembering my friends that have lost a lot of weight and how they never feel like they have done good enough. How they exercise a lot, watch everything they eat. I started getting anxiety because I am not running enough or because walking doesn't help me that much.

Then I read this:

12 Indispensable Mindful Living Tools

The reason why I am not feeling like I am making a difference is because I am not comfortable losing weight. I have never been good at it, why should I not eat whatever I want when I want it? Why should I HAVE to exercise if it's not something I truly like?
Sure once you get used to it you start to enjoy it, but it's so much easier to stay at home or go out with your friends. Why should I live to other people's expectations and not only my own? If I love eating I should be able to eat. If I am comfortable with my weight I should be able to stay this way. If I don't like exercising I shouldn't have to.

Except none of it's true. Sure I feel comfortable eating whatever eating whatever I want and not exercising but I am not comfortable with the consequences they represent.

- I am not comfortable with my weight.
- I am not comfortable with how I look with this weight.
- I am not comfortable not wearing whatever I want.
- I am not comfortable with how I feel when you don't exercise, lazy and depressed.
- I am not comfortable with people treating me differently because I am overweight (because this is a reality, people do not treat you the same when you are overweight).
- I am not comfortable with the insecurities being overweight brings you, like doubting a guy will like you because of your weight (and it happens, for various reasons, some understandable {I think even I've thought sometimes}, others not so much).
-  I am not comfortable with the health issues this weight will bring me in the future.
-  I am not comfortable with the health issues it already has brought me (like my knees hurting, or my ankles when I try to jog or the fact that it makes it harder for me to jog.
- I am not comfortable with how I look in pictures in my current weight.

Among other things I guess but these are the ones I can think of at the moment. 

Ever since I decided to do this bet I have visualized myself winning. I have never ever pictured myself losing. When I've told other people about it they ask why did you do it? That's a lot of money! I know it's a lot of money but for me it's not really about the money, it's about proving myself I can win. I can dedicate myself to this for long enough to win this bet and not only this bet but to change the rest of my life.

Understanding that the food I love is not something I am giving up and exercise isn't something I am forced to do. But I am making sacrifices so I can have it all. So I can feel comfortable with how I look, feel and my health as well.

Sacrifices cause discomfort, but they are worth it. Life is full of things we sometimes have to do for other positive things to come along.

Right now I may not be good at losing weight and I might consider it one of the struggles in my life, but that doesn't mean I will always fail at losing weight. Failing is part of life, you learn from it, you grow with it, it makes you stronger and more capable. Someday I will win. In fact, I feel like I am winning right this second. ;)

Hugs from Mexico,


Rocío.

lunes, 4 de noviembre de 2013

Time passes by faster than you realize.

I rememeber this time last year. Whenever I look back it seems closer than it really is, a year has come and gone since I discovered the blogging world. I remember I used to think blogging was for weirdos, I had no idea what people would write on a blog or why they would share it with the world.

I remember having this friend who told me he blogged, I looked at him funny and asked him "What do you blog about?". He said "Oh you know, just thoughts and life". I thought it was so weird, I checked his blog once. WEIRD. I can't even remember what it was about.

Anyways, who would have thought blogs would be such a big part of my life? Because they are. Even though I don't write that often, I read blogs almost everyday.

Life can change so much in just one year, even if you don't notice big changes, when you  look back, you realize almost everything has changed.

Last year at this time my life was so different, I had different goals, I wanted different things for myself and I was so ceirtain of what I wanted. I was in a long distance relationship and was sure I wanted to spend my life with him. I had no idea how we would adapt our differences together. I was unsure if I would feel comfortable living away from my family and friends and from the culture I love. It was scary, but I was so sure.

This year, I am not certain of anything, my goals have changed (well some at least)  and though my life is uncertain, I feel like I am on the right path now. I don't know where this path will lead me but it feels so much better than the one I was going through last year. It feels so much more adequate for me, for who I am and for what I want for my life. I feel relief, because even though I have no idea where I will be, or what I will be doing a year from now, right now I am happy, and that is all that matters. NOW.

I have spent so much time planning my future and things never turn out like you plan them. Everytime things don't turn out like you want them to it is a blessing. Maybe you don't see it at the time, but once time has passed, you understand why things happen and smile as you look back.

Hugs from Mexico.

Rocío :)

martes, 29 de octubre de 2013

I am kind of freaking out.

Yesterday I went to cut my hair with my usual stylist Melissa. I've been going there since 2009 so you could say we've known each other for a while, she knows some of my secrets, I know some of hers. You know, the usual hair stylist routine whre you spill your guts haha
So ever since I've known her, she's been a little over weight, but as the years have passed, she has gained some weight.
When I met her I had just lost 20 something pounds. Which I gained back last year plus a little more. Anyways, weight is almost always a subject, mostly comming from her.
This time it was different though, this time she decided we should make a bet. I am always scared of any type of bets. I am not sure if I lose because I almost never participate haha. She started pointing out how we have been trying to lose weight for quite a while now and neither one of us was seeing progress. I of course was scared of participating haha..but by the end I said, so what if I do win?
The bet is for $150 dlls. By the end I was more conviced than she was....and then today came.
I ate the usual, except I ordered a smaller salad. The hard part for me is the afternoon. I started getting a lot of anxiety and after eating cereal and an avocado (a very small one) I started freaking out. I went for my usual walk for an hour and by tge time I was done I felt like I hadn't done any excercise at all. I did some push ups by my car and came home. I am still frealing out. What did I get myself into??!!
Well...at least it's helping me push forward. Wish me luck! Any tips?
On other totally different subjects. I have two dogs and two cats. They're all females. Boni is my poodle, Chita is my hairy chihuahua and the two cats I have no idea what kind of cats they are, but their names are Teresa and Gachu.
Chita is the baby of the house, and of course she thinks she's the queen. She is really funny though. They have this ball that makes a squaky sound and she and Boni love it. So today she was bringing me the ball so I could throw it. Teresa was laying on my bed and she decided to start bringing the ball to Teresa..the cat, so she could throw it. I thought it was soo funny how she brought it and stayed there looking at her waitng for her to throw it hahaha aah that dog. She is too cute.

miércoles, 16 de octubre de 2013

When your eyebrows are getting fat...you should probably start worrying.


So yesterday was a normal day, having coffee with friends and someone decides to take a picture of us. In the picture I am looking sideways (profile) and wow..I have a big doble chin..and the bottom chin is bigger than my chin. I don't know if you can really call it a doble chin because you can't see it from my front pictures. But you can definitely see it in my profile pictures.


Anyways...I started analyzing other parts of my face and I saw that my eyebrows are getting fat. O.O I didn't even know that was possible. I've been walking/Jogging three times a week but I am not sure it's enough. I have changed my diet but I haven't changed it enough. 

I know it takes time, but I don't want to lose focus. I want to gain more (focus not weight haha).

I am still really scared about the race, specially because I  haven't gone on my three day walks this week. My left foot has been hurting and I am trying to let it rest and not hurt myself more.

The biggest loser started yesterday and I love the show. I am obviously going to watch the new season. :D

lunes, 14 de octubre de 2013

My town is so small...

My town is so small whenever you meet someone new, you always know a person in common (well, 99% of the time).

My town is so small, when there is a salmonella crisis at a sushi restaurant, everyone know someone who got it....or got it themselves.

Lucky for me I was not one of the unfortunate cases of salmonella. Thank God. Two weeks ago I had rotavirus.

It was quite the horrible week. I won't go into further details but they are nasty, and my body was in a lot of pain, I had a temperature and ot a headache for 7 days straight. I felt really weak. Not cool. Thanks brother! (he's the one that started this family crisis in which, him, my dad and I were affected).

There was a military race yesterday here in Hermosillo and th winners were given medals by the mayor in the inauguration of the baseball games. Baseball is very big here. I thought that was really cool and thought it would be cool to participate next year. Probably won't be among the winners but who knows right?

There is another race in two weeks and my friend (who was in the race) wants us to be in it. I have never done a 5k race before. The only race I have ever been in was back in may. It was a "walking" 2k...or so I thought...that's what it said. :( I believed them. In short, I realized there was only a few of us actually walking. I thought all the people that were running were in the 5k. Joke's on me when I saw I was one of the last people in the race. So I started jogging/running/regretting thinking it would be that easy.

I spent the whole time trying to beat these girls that suddenly passed next to me. Everytime I would hear steps right behind me I would start running again. I beat them. I also passed an old man and his grandson who was like 3 or 4. Damn. I really thought it would be that easy haha fail!

Anyways, I am pretty scared about doing the 5k race. My friend said everyone had finished in less than 50 minutes. If I can't get my time down to 50 mins I will not be racing. I don't want to be the one with the ambulance. :/

Wish me luck!