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.
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.
On 9/12/12, I was on top of the world for having reached my goal.
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
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
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.
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.org
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.