OK, so who likes to exercise? 

I don't think too many people will raise their hands. There are millions of excuses why we don't exercise.  I think I used them all. Now, I cannot emphasize enough that we need to MOVE our body.

I had to incorporate some movement when I made the decision to start my weight loss and health journey. Gyms were not unfamiliar to me, but I always had an excuse NOT to go.

 I found a gym four blocks away from my house so I really didn't have an excuse not to go.  I started slow -- Just walking 15 minutes on the treadmill used to take my breath away.

I must confess that realizing how "out of shape" I was, made me want to quit before I even started, but I stayed in the game.
Patience---Rome was not build in a day.  I did whatever I could, and little by little I challenged myself to do a little more.  When I least expected it, I was walking 30 minutes. 
Consistency - don't give up just because you might have a bad day or because you don't see results fast enough. Don't let bad days dictate your tomorrows. Don't get discourage!!!

The body needs a chance to accept the change.  I started doing my walks 3 times a week and as time went by I added more days.

Now, I workout 4-5 days at week, I train with my trainer once a week,  plus I teach several fitness classes a week. It has become part of my routine almost like taking a shower or brushing my teeth.  After awhile, believe it or not, you will want to do it.

 Make small changes like going up the stairs instead of taking the elevator, park you car as far as you can when you go to the mall or supermarket.   Remember, small changes make big differences.

Find support and exercise with a friend or group.  Make it a date. It will help you keep accountable.  Make it fun. I will assure you - you will get back what you put in.

If you live in NYC and you are looking for FREE fitness classes- Check out 

Shape Up NYC offers FREE classes such as Zumba®, Yoga, Aerobics, Kickboxing, Cardio Sculpt, PiYo, and many more classes taught by great fitness instructors. Classes are found all across the five boroughs at recreation centers, parks, schools, community centers, libraries, senior centers, and hospitals. There are more than 300 FREE fitness classes at over 90 locations across New York City!

My Classes
I teach senior classes at Fort Independence Senior Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am. 
If you are 60 and over you can become a member of the center.  It's FREE for you.

Fort Independence Senior Community Center
3350 Bailey Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 796-2950

Hope to see you in one of my classes.  If you have any questions about the classes, you can call the center at the number above.

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Survivor Slimdown is a space for inspiration, motivation, and accountability as we learn to navigate our way to health.

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"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, and mental states" ~ Carol Welch 




  1. hey my lady! you look fabulous and you make me feel fabulous. so grateful i met you. your path has inspired mine!
    keep lovin' yourself and helping others love themselves, too.

    michelle bernard!!

    1. Michelle you have shown me to "STRONG". I'm glad I met you too. xoxo

  2. You are such an inspiration! Enhorabuena por todos tus triunfos. I am on a weight loss journey as well, trying to beat obesity, lost 30 pounds last year and have 70 more to go, I had a close brush with cervical cancer myself, it was pretty scary. Also I am food addict, in rehabilitation!!! I am reading for encouragement, you rock!!!!

    1. Thank you so much Vanessa for your kind words. So happy for you on your accomplishment. Keep Strong and continue the journey. I'm no expert, but I'm here for you if you need that little extra push. Don't give up!!! It's all worth it. Cervical Cancer is scary. I'm glad you are OK, so please continue to have those annual pap test. Prevention and early detection saves lives. All the best to you. God Bless....

  3. Your welcome, yes will definitely continue with those Pap tests. I liked your page on FB, and please keep coming all of that positivity and motivation coming,I do need that extra push when the road gets harder. :)

    1. Anytime you need a push Vanessa come and visit the page or send me a message. I will be here for you. We ALL have bad days, but don't let them dictate your tomorrows. We can do this!!! Thank you for LIKING my page and following my journey. xoxo Patti

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