Self-Care Practices You Need to Fit into Your Fitness Routine

Are you struggling to stick to your fitness routine? Perhaps you’re working out and eating right but still not feeling as good as you thought you would. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. If you’ve been spending time in the gym and counting calories but still aren’t reaching your goals, the answer might be found in your self-care routine. As it turns out, if you’re not taking time for self-care, then you may be sabotaging your fitness goals and your overall well-being.

Most people struggle with self-care to some degree. If you’ve been guilty of not prioritizing time for yourself, don’t fret. Here are four easy ways to practice self-care so you can stick to your fitness and diet goals:

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