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. 

HG 2 HG Nominated for Healthline Best Health Blog

Heavy Girl to Healthy Girl  once again has been nominated for the 2015 Healthline Best Health Blog Contest.  I need your VOTE to win this contest.  I would appreciate if you take a minute and vote.

1st Winner Blog gets $1000

2nd winner - $500 | 3rd winner - $500

**Any above prize awarded to Heavy Girl to Healthy Girl  will be donated to
Cervivor is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about cervical cancer and its link to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).  An organization dear and near to my heart.

My SoulCycle Experience

As many of you know I LOVE Spinning®.  I have been Spinning® for more than two years now.  Spinning® allows me to connect my mind and body--- it is just simply magical.

It took me awhile to be able to do this and ride in my zone.  Some people find Spinning® boring, but I believe that if you are able to connect body and mind the experience of the ride is awesome.