Sunday, March 27, 2011

My latest adventure...and it's not partying?

Hello Insomniacs! I'm back. My apologies for not writing for over a week. So much has been going on. The big news is that I've joined the gym and started eating healthy. No I'm not dying and I'm not sick. I decided that since I love my life so much that I would like to stick around a little bit longer. Just a little bit longer. I work hard, love hard and party hard. I want to maintain my lifestyle, but I'm tired of being tired. I'm also stressed about getting ahem...old so I'm hoping this will slow down my clock.

To begin with I don't diet. I hate diets. Anything that tells me I CAN'T, won't work with me. I eat somewhat healthy. The keyword being 'somewhat'. I eat fruits and veggies. I hate salads. I LOVE beer and cocktails. I don't really exercise much unless you count the dancing I do while partying. As you also know I suffer from insomnia. That definitely hasn't helped my immune system. In a nutshell, I'm not healthy. Who the hell likes feeling tired and sick? No wonder I haven't met the woman of my dreams!

Last week I decided that I needed to make a change. My doctor wasn't telling me I needed to lose weight. My mother wasn't nagging me either. This time I was doing it because I wanted to do it for me and no one else. What a difference! I've gone to the gym all week. I'm up at 5am and working out by 530. I've been bringing my breakfast and lunch. I don't think I've ever been this responsible (outside of work). I was even at at the gym on Saturday at 7am!

I actually have to admit that working out has given my swag a little bit of a jump start. I feel energized and confident. Who the hell knew? My only goal is to keep this up. If I lose some weight in the process, more power to me. I don't want to set any weight goals or anything crazy like that. I hate rules and imposing rules on myself would be my personal hell. Can you imagine me giving up cocktails, tapas and BEER? It's NOT going to happen.  All I'm saying is that I'm going to try to eat and live somewhat healthy during the week. I'll pack my lunch (which also helps me save some $$), cook dinner as opposed to getting take-out, try to avoid happy hour during the week and go to the gym.  My goal for the weekend is to eat, drink and be merry. Not bad huh? I can't stop living. I would be miserable. Absolutely...miserable!
Pues vamos a ver and see how this goes. This definitely may be a whole new leaf for me. The fact that my gym bag is packed already, my lunch is made and my work clothes are ready to go is definitely way too responsible for me. It seems I may be going a little full on this, but if this is what does it for me then more power to me. I'm definitely on a whole new journey...falling in love with myself :)


  1. I LOVE this post! Doing it for you is the best part and why it feels so great and you will stick with it because you aren't giving up anything. You're just creating a healthier you! I'm proud of you my friend! :)

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  3. good luck on your health journey!! You'll find that the more you do it at the beginning, the easier it will be. It'll just become habit. Remember to have fun too! Switch it up if you can so that it doesn't feel like a task and a "must do" (i.e. try a dance class or a walking tour of NYC or any other way to get you moving).

    Diana L.

  4. I LOVE this post! Doing it for you is the best part and why it feels so great and you will stick with it because you aren't giving up anything. You're just creating a healthier you! I'm proud of you my friend! :)work dresses for women