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Making the Change for Me!

I know, I know. I’ve said it before and well, I fell off the wagon. And then I said it again, and fell off again. This time, I have money invested and well, now I HAVE TO DO IT.

I’m going on a weight-loss journey. I’m 38 and I am severely overweight.

Wow. I’ve never written that before.

Changes for Me!

I’ve been ok with it way too long and now, I’m 2 years away from turning 40. YIKES! 40! The big 4-o! And I don’t want to be fat when I blow out those candles. I don’t want to be skinny either. I know where I want and should be when it comes to size and weight. My personal goals are realistic and I’m trying to be practical about to too.

I joined a boot camp and I’m on day 4. I just got the feelings back into my mamma-jamma thighs, I can’t raise my arms above my head because of the pain and I almost fell at Walmart because my legs just gave way.

But I’ve done it for 4 days.  Yay me, right?

I don’t feel good yet. Obviously I don’t see a difference either. I’m hungry, hurting and I have a pounding headache from not drinking coffee.

I want to feel excited about all this, but to be honest, I’m scared that I will fail. I’m worried about not being able to afford my separate menu from the rest of the family.  You guys, I’m not happy right now.

But, I know I need to do this.

I can do this.

I will do this.

I just need to somehow find a way to overcome the doubt that haunts me every single minute.


Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!


  1. Yoly

    You can do this! I’m at my heaviest right now and totally relate to every. single. word. I’ll have my pom-poms ready to cheer you up when you need it. Voy a ti.

    05 . Feb . 2015
  2. Melanie

    You can do it mama. And good for you. It’ll get better.

    06 . Feb . 2015
  3. Leslie

    What’s that saying? If you think it, you can acheive it. My comment is going to be full of cliches, but I mean every word. You’ve already taken the hardest step by just starting this journey. It is not an easy journey. If it were easy, everyone would do it. But because it’s not an easy journey, you should be even prouder of yourself for taking that first step. And on those really tough days when you might feel like giving up, remind yourself why you started this journey in the first place. Just think how sexy you’re going to look in your 40th birthday pics! 😉

    08 . Feb . 2015

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