Things don’t go right, they go left….

Just when you think you have everything planned out and are on the “right” path, a twist! I thought coming into 2016 I had a clear cut plan of how things were going to be. I managed to lose 25lbs last year in a very slow and steady manner, no crazy diets or fads. Eating flexible majority of the time. I thought for sure this year I would get down to my ideal weight for me. I’ve been injured for the last 6 weeks, a lot to explain but it’s my left side from knee to hip. I have been going to physical therapy consistently, I’ve gotten to the point where I can do some pelvic tilts and call it exercise. Not exactly what I envisioned for the first month of the year.

I realized today that maybe this all happened because I needed to slow down a little. Sometimes we are in such a rush, where are we going? Fleeting rapidly…

I’m focusing on what I can control at this moment and that’s how I choose to eat while my body heals. 

You are never in full control, just trust and do the best you can!

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Obstacles 

Have you ever noticed that whenever you really want something….everything happens…all at once. It feels like the ceiling is coming down on you, while the earth is trying to swallow you whole. No way out! A bit dramatic eh….

This is exactly how I felt coming into the new year. Christmas Eve I was showing off my merengue moves at a family fiesta, when I came to a halt, “pop” was the sound that echoed from my knees.

 I managed to limp around for the next 2 weeks, jeez I never realized how many stairs I went up and down on a daily basis. Imagine rush hour, NYC, subways and me taking baby steps up and down the stairs 🙈. I’m improving with physical therapy, but no lower body exercising, which means no squats, no cardio. What !?!

Instead of whining about not being able to do cardio which I need or do my favorite exercises, I’ll be over there at the ergo meter (the machine that looks like a bicycle for the arms) smiling because at least I’m getting something done.

I think when obstacles get in our paths no matter the journey, it’s to push you to think differently and to test how bad you really want it. Nothing you desire is easily attainable, if it was you would already have it. Fitness is not easy, neither is changing old habit patterns. It will be a fight, but you can win!