New Year, New Me, 35 Pounds Lighter

by Migdalia Rivera

Thanks to my wonderful friend Carolyn,  I am now a Lucille Roberts Ambassador. I’m beyond excited! I know that this will help me meet my resolution.

My workout sessions started today. In fairytale Ms. Latina land, the boys would wake up and get dressed on time, the dogs would behave and I would be able to get my pre-workout during the 20 block walk to the gym so that I can start my 7:30am training session on time. Of course in reality,  Ms. Latina land is very different and I have to fight for my “Me” time.

Is it worth it?

Of course!


Because I am worth it!

I was invigorated just walking into Lucille Roberts. Seeing the gleaming workout machines, hearing the warm good morning as I passed the check in area and feeling the trainer’s energy invigorated me. I was hyped and raring to go.

Of course, this was before I started my session. My trainer, Diana, went at a pace I could follow but I must admit my legs were like tembleque/pudding and my muscles, or non-muscles in my case, were screaming BASTA/STOP. And this was only after 10minutes, I still had 20 more to go!

Thankfully, I am more determined to lose these 35 pounds than my body is to workout and was able to complete the session. I just hope the next time I’m not so rushed that I don’t wear my pants backward! Yes, Ms. Latina fantasy land…

Let’s Talk! Are you starting a workout regimen this year? How do you incorporate it into your busy life? Share your tips in a comment.


Cardio Area

Disclosure: I am a sponsored Lucille Roberts Ambassador; however, all the pain, aches and lost weight is all mine!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Eleanor January 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The only way I can do it is if I get up and head to the gym before I can figure out what I’m doing. But it takes a lot of planning the night before. I make my lunch, pack my gym bag, put together my whole outfit for work the next day (important, because I’ve left off important items before, like a BRA – and I live an hour from where I work and work out), and set my workout clothes next to the alarm clock – which I put in the next room so I’m forced to actually get out of bed to turn off.

But if I don’t do all that + get to bed at a reasonable hour? I know I won’t work out.
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2 Divina January 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

You go girl! 2012 is going to be all about a healthier you!
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3 ellen January 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Thats a beautiful gym! So lucky to have a trainer too- I think by having one, you will be more inclined to go since you wont have to do it alone.

You can lose those 35#!

4 Ingrid Belle January 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

Congratulations! Working with a trainer is the best motivator. I started yesterday too with my son. He has lost a lot on the past lifestye change we made through the Transition Lifestyle. Now he is beginning to cheat so I have to help him get back on track and at the same time help me lose the pounds for good. We started yesterday at the Gold Gym and it was a blast, the best was working out together. I got my husband to go with us, so was a great family event :)

5 Andrea January 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Congrats! That is awesome! I wish I had such an opportunity to help inspire and motivate me! But yes, my plan is to move more, and that actually includes our Wii. ;)
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6 Patricia January 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Awesome. I will be rooting for your. I exercise, but don’t seem to loose the pounds. If anything I do it for health, becuase like you say I am worth it.

7 Patty January 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

How great! I know you can do this girl! :)
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