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I grew up in a predominately Hispanic neighborhood in the South Bronx, one of the poorest boroughs in New York City. Our family did not always have access to fresh, healthy foods or safe places to play outside. Thankfully, our local community center stepped in to fill those needs. It was a lifeline. They allowed [...]

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If you follow the Latina On a Mission Facebook Page and/or @MsLatina's Twitter Account, you've heard the news ... last week I was at the BlogHer conference in Chicago, with over 5,000 other bloggers. BlogHer is one of the largest Blogger conferences. It is also one of the first conferences to bring Bloggers, and Brands [...]

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After attending the MomsRising Food Power conference in New York conference, I was inspired to create my very first infographic! While researching numbers, I was shocked to find out that Hispanics have the highest childhood and adolescent obesity rate. I'm sure this is caused by our connection with food. Growing up my familia had an [...]

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My latest sponsored partnership with POPSUGAR Fitness has reminded me that Saturday, May 25, 2013 is right around the corner. I have that date marked on my calendar in bright RED. It's the day NYC beaches officially reopen and I need to get my Latinalicious booty in gear! In just a few weeks, I'll be wiggling [...]

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I'm a big girl, plus size to be exact, and I work out. Rich foods are a staple in my home and especially in the home I was raised in.I doubt that will change– my heritage brings me great food pleasure and my mother’s pasteles will always be one of my favorite foods. See I [...]

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Today, Friday, March 1st, MomsRising is hosting a special tweetchat at 1 PM EST to discuss junk food and childhood obesity. Special guests will include presenters from the NYC #FoodPower Conference to Reverse Childhood Obesity happening on Saturday, March 2nd. Click for more info about the FREE #NYC Blogger Conference. I, along with the other MomsRising's #FoodPower speakers, [...]


It's been a while since I've posted a fitness update. Suffice it to say that February was much, much harder than January. I came down with the flu, could barely get out of bed and really had no energy. You would think this would have helped me lose weight but it didn't. I totally believe in [...]


Run. Jump. Squat. Repeat! Run. Jump. Squat. Repeat! BREATHE. The past few weeks have been intense as a Lucille Roberts Ambassador. My body has done things it hasn't done in ages. Honestly, after my first training session with my Lucille Roberts' Trainer, I didn't think I would make it. I was bright red, gasping for [...]


Every Thursday at the Lucille Roberts Gym I meet with a nutritionist and weigh in.  I have to admit it's the most stressful and rewarding day of my week. At the beginning of the session, the nutritionist obtains my stats using the Ironman Glass InnerScan Body Composition Monitor. It tells us my weight, body fat , body [...]


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 [...]