Friday, January 23, 2009

The sister has arrived!

So my sister came in yesterday and it has been fun so far. I was done with work, got to meet her at the gate and took her to see my apartment. She hadn't got much sleep, so we ate something and she took a short nap. Some friends of mine from puerto rico and work invited to hang out at their house, so we did that until the weee hours of the morning. But we had a blast.

It was a good first day to her vacation. I'll update again later today with some more stories and pictures!!! I love my sis and love having her here. (Plus she isn't missing the cold of MN much right now either!!!)
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Thursday, January 22, 2009


So I have been walking the beach almost daily... maybe one day off a week from that, but doing pilates on those other days. I have lost 2 pounds... that's just under a pound a week, but that is good steady progress and it's the healthy way to do it. Slow progress is good progress and I am happy with that. I have been drinking less alcohol and more water. I have been eating pretty good most of the time, but I slip up every once and a while. I'm human, it happens. So I will keep updating as I go along. Life changes don't happen over night.... it's a marathon not a sprint... and I'm doing pretty good!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Year's Goals

I hate new year's resolutions... it seems to doom you before you even start. So I am setting goals... baby steps to start. I want to be a more confident, happier, healthier me. So I am walking the beach at least 3 times a week, pilates 2x a week, drinking at least 70 ounces of water a day and eating healthier. I know that sounds like a lot, it does even to me now, but it's really not. i already drink a lot of water, and I track what I eat to see where i am overdoing it. This current round of exercise is new, but it's going well. I have done something every day so far. Even if it's a short walk because of time constraints. So I set little goals if I am tight on time and just try to stay active.

So here is my declaration to all of my blog readers. I will blog about my progress. It has already been positive, so I am bound to make this my lifestyle and but it will take time. I will fall off the path, but I will get back on as soon as I can. I will stay positive. I will depend on my family and friends for support. I will blog about it and hold myself accountable for all my successes. I will not focus on the negative and on defeat. We are never defeated, only side tracked... and I will get back on the horse after a side track. So I will check in again soon... I walked on the beach and did pilates yesterday... and I did pilates this morning with a friend who is a pilates instructor... awesome!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy 2009!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to 2009! I got to ring in the new year with my mom. Yes, for those who know me, you know that my mom came down to Puerto Rico on Christmas Day and stayed until New Years day. It was her longest and best vacation ever, according to her. She slept in, walked on the beach every day, lost some weight(yes, on vacation), got to see El Morro and got to travel outside of the country(not just Canada). Now she has the travel bug and wants to keep expanding her travels. She has traveled all over the US and is ready to tackle the big bad world. Here are a few pics from her trip:

Mom and I on the beach on New Year's

Fireworks from the Old San Juan Hotel at Midnight

Mom and I at El Morro

Mom and I in the El Morro gift shop balcony

We had a great time and she is already planning on coming back again in a month or so. Not so bad when your daughter works for the airline and you fly for almost nothing(even if it is standby!) My mom rocks and I miss her already!!

But the good news is that my sister will be here at the end of the month for a week and we will have a rockin' time too. I will hopefully post before then, but i will definitely update after that too!!