My Health is a Priority

I wrote an article for the Cervivor blog for National Women's Health Week (May 14 - 19,  2018) on why is health a priority for me.  Please go check it out HERE

Meet Cynthia T.

Name:  Cynthia Travieso
Age:  35
Height:  5'6
Before Weight: 320
Current Weight: 185

How did you gain your weight?  I've been overweight most of my life. 

My First Experience Running A Marathon

Lizette Romero
Before I started running I often asked myself "what do people think about while they are running 26.2 miles?" I had run sixteen 5K's before my knee gave out, and I was able to focus for those 3.1 miles, but I don't know if I could keep that same composure for 26.1 miles. I tip my hat to those that can.
I had the privilege to interview Lizette Romero a first time marathoner. I really wanted to hear about the path that led her to such a journey. 

First l want to congratulate you, Lizette, for this amazing accomplishment of running your first TCS NYC Marathon on November 5, 2017. By no means is this an easy task to accomplish.  I know it takes perseverance, patience, determination, consistency, endurance, focus and mental strength. I am eager to know how you did it.

So please Lizette take us through your journey...

Weight Loss Anniversary - 5 Years

On 9/12/12, I was on top of the world for having reached my goal. 
I was healthy!!! 
I was 100+ pounds lighter, I had reversed all my illnesses (diabetes type 2, high cholesterol and high blood pressure), I was no longer taking any more medications, and I've done it all one day before my birthday.

I remember so vividly that the day before my birthday I went to the GAP --a store I've not visited in many years. I used to be a size 22 and wore XXL. 

I couldn't believe I was looking for a dress at the GAP--but I got myself the dress you see in the picture and I wore it with pride.

My Cervical Cancer Journey VS. My Obesity Journey

Many people have asked in several occasions which was my hardest journey - battling cervical cancer or battling obesity. I wrote my response on my cervical cancer blog, A New Camino,  as part of a series of posts for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

So please click HERE to read my response on this topic.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. - Get informed!!!  #ccam

2015 in Review

 What a year 2015 was for me.  It had its ups and downs and it's OK because I will focus on the ups only. I was able to accomplish some of the things I set out to accomplish and for that I am grateful.

In October of 2014 I had taken a leap of faith by applying to the 10 week training for Shape Up NYC.  I was blessed to be accepted in the program and it went very well, but here came the real test - on January 8, 2015 I started my 6 months internship which was part of the training.