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Body Back | Week 3

19 Jan

Alright… week 3 – 4 pounds down! [25+ pounds down was our combine weight loss for the whole class! wow!]

I started the week right… Stroller Strides Class on monday was AMAZING! Full of new moms! [you have no idea how much I love working out with other moms… it makes me feel like Im not alone]

Here is a pic of us doing squats at the Tiffany & CO wall! LOL – and singing B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name oh! [FUN! – the kids love it!]



Here is a word that summarizes the past 2 nights of Body Back {INTENSE}

Tuesday… INTENSE ARMS workout… whew! 


Talk about being sore…. my brachioradialis are sore! Your what? Yeah…  forearms muscles! LOL 


Wednesday LEGS workout… once again… INTENSE!

We started with a little run outside to warmup! I jogged 0.34 miles without stopping! OMG!!! I know its probably nothing!!!!! But for someone that can’t run for nothing 0.34 miles felt like a marathon, and I can honestly say that Im sooooo proud of myself for keep going when I thought I had to stop! :)

Circuit… and I must say, it felt good! Stability ball, weights, step stool, and TRX! Whew [again!]


It feels good to be a Body Back-er!

Besides all the amazing workouts we do… one thing I haven’t told you, we also are assigned homework. Don’t be alarmed! Nothing like a 10 pages essay! This week’s assignment was to write a break up letter between me and a go to [bad] habit/food! Its due next week and I can’t wait to share all the amazing/funny letters these ladies are writing [with their permission].

For now… Im going to relax my sore muscles… take a warm long shower and stay healthy!

Hugs & Kisses!


New Years Resolution | Totally personal | Motivation

2 Jan

Alright! Today my post will be a little different! Its about me! and trying to help other amazing women!

Well… it all started last year! Here comes the VERY PERSONAL stuff [things i don’t even share with my husband!] but in December 2010 I weighted 185 pounds! Yup! Thats the heaviest I’ve been in my life! It wasn’t me… I didn’t grow up being plus size, I didn’t grow up with knee pains and wearing a 1 piece bathing suit… so when I hit that number on the scale, needless to say… I wasn’t me!

I know after babies most of us can’t help it… and trust me, for a whole year while I was breastfeeding, dieting wasn’t even if my thoughts… however, when I realized that the knee pain and shortest of breath were affecting my everyday life I said “THATS ITS!”.

Dieting just to diet is really hard… you have to focus on something or someone that motivates YOU! 

My motivation was the 2 piece bathing suit! :)

I lost tons of weight right in the beginning of the year and for the rest of the year I was just controlling… and maintaining! Up until Thanksgiving 2011 I was 40 pounds down!!! I went from 185 pounds to 145 pounds… a size 14 to a size 8! [FYI I have a heavy bone structure]

After thanksgiving… its a whole other story! hahahaha!

I gained 5 pounds this holiday season… which its okay! Im not going to beat myself and be depressed! Guess what? I got to eat EVERYTHING I wanted! and I’m happy!

So now… here comes whats new… I NEED to lose the 5 pounds I gained and I would like to lose another 5 pounds this year… don’t they say that the less you have to lose the harder it is? Well… bring it on!

This year Im doing BODY BACK!… I will get into more details on what BB really is. For the mid-time… check out Body Back Facebook Page – sorry if you become interested! They are SOLD OUT! – stay tuned for next session.

This years motivation is still the 2 piece bathing suit!… but also, the fact that I will be joining other moms with the same goal “TO GET OUR BODY BACK!” I hear soooo many good things about this class… Im excited! Anxious! Nervous! Scared! hahahaha


So, here is where I would like to help/motivate you:

Would you like to have a session just for you!?

A beautiful picture of a new you, a new body, a happier you!!!!

This year Im offering a FREE photo session to the lady who impresses me the most! Its not who loses the most weight or inches… its who works the hardest! If you would like to be considered, I need a now picture of you (front, back and sideways)… send it to my email and write a little bit about yourself and your motivations! The amount of weight you lose is NOT the win factor, however, the more you lose, the more you’ll impress me! :)

You must agree that after the “contest” is over I will display your before and after pictures.

Your photo session will consist of only YOU!

30 minutes at Deerfield Beach and edited photos on disc.

You’ll have until January 20th to send me your entry. You’ll have 6 months to work your behind off!! I’ll keep you posted on the date of the end of the contest.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me before submitting your entry!

If you know someone that would like to be part of you, let them know!


Happy New Year to all of you!!!

Stay healthy!





Marching for Babies!

24 Mar

Hi there!

I’ve signed up with Stroller Strides Team to Walk 4 miles in pro of Babies at the March of Dimes in Boca Raton.

I did it last year and couldn’t wait to be part of this event again… nothing gives me more pleasure than doing something for babies [and photographing!].

Here is a pic of us last year [2010]!

If you would like to donate $ and help me help babies, please do so by making a secure donation clicking the ‘donate now’ button on my page!

If you can’t contribute with money… pray that all babies have the opportunity of a healthy life! [Prayer can move mountains my friend!]

Photos By Renata will be donating a photo shoot session to the silent auction at Melting Pot in Boca Raton hosted by Stroller Strides of Boca Raton in pro of March of Dimes. If you have a business and would like to donate too, please contact Ivie Claudio for more info. If you are interested in being part of the auction, join us on May 6, 2011 at the Melting Pot!