The Picture From Hell!

blog… Have you ever waken up and felt so good? I mean really just sexy and cute! You get dressed, you get to work and you are feeling great and confident! You even look in the mirror and go “Yeah, I’m looking cute today!”… All of the sudden, coworker’s b-day!! Let’s take PICS! You are walking around, feeling good, pics are being taken!! and you smile and you are thinking you are going to need a copy of that pic!… After all it should probably be your new profile pic on facebook!… You get a copy later on! uuhh how exciting!… open up the file! and BAAMM!!… WHO the HECK is this person in the picture?? This fat, sad looking woman in the pic is not me!! This is not how I looked! This is not me! I was feeling awesome! I was looking sexy! I remember looking in the mirror! Stupid assistant probably got me at a wrong angle!….

… and the next party comes… and the next… and the next…. and people keep getting that wrong angle and pics keep getting deleted and all of the sudden you find yourself hiding in the background of all the group pics, or taking the pic yourself so you don’t have to be in it… then you look and you look and you find that the last pic that was taken of you, the last one you liked… and it’s from high school… or college… and years have passed you by and you no longer see that cute person in the mirror…

That’s where I was!… I decided enough was enough and I was going to do something about it. After a few failed attempts…. well, maybe not failed, but after looking for a few shortcuts or quick changes, even a few intense workouts at which I sucked!… I decided to start changing the way I eat! (noticed I “changed the way I eat”, I didn’t “start dieting”, the word “dieting” alone makes me want to eat more! Plus I knew it had to be a long term change in order to work). I dropped sweet breads (I’m Mexican, I LOVE sweet bread! Dam!). I dropped the sodas, the huge servings of pastas and rice and beans and tortillas! I started drinking more water, making trips to the salad bar first, before touching anything else, eating a little slower so my brain had time to process my full stomach, I avoided buffets as much as I could, fast food places, etc.

The first two weeks were hell! I was craving everything under the sun, but I knew I had to take it seriously, so I resisted… and although it felt like the world would end, it didn’t!… …. I am now exercising and eating better, feeding my kids healthier food and getting more active as a family! Wish I can say it was easy… it’s not… I trip and fall a few times along the journey, I skip the gym here and there… but I always get up and keep going again!!… Why?? Because I want to see that cute sexy mommy I see in myself, in all the pictures people take… I want the world to see me, as I see me! I want to run with my kids and not huff and puff at the end, I want to live to be 100 years old and meet my grandkids and great grandkids… later, way later!! I’m no grandma yet!! lol…. and yes, I want to turn eyes still… no harm intended… just turn some heads here and there… don’t we all?

Chaging the way we eat and exercising is not easy that’s for sure…. but it’s definitely worth it!!

I am not where I want to be yet, but I will get there… I know I will….

New Year! Let’s touch on Fashion?….

HiralYeah I know, I know! I am not a very good blogger, I blog once in a while and I rather stay sort of in the background… I haven’t defined my blog as fashion, romance, womanhood, etc… I am a mother, a wife, a sister a daughter, a friend, a woman and all these aspects are equally important to me, so I think I will not define what this blog is about… Just womanhood!!…

A few years ago I started looking into online shoe clubs. Not by my choice, but by my husband’s suggestion believe it or not…. I had just had our second child and he suggested I look for something that I’d like. He loves electronics, what guy doesn’t right? He is passionate about them! and I really had nothing close to that “love”… So I signed up for shoedazzle and for JustFab… I absolutely love the latter, eventhough at one point I loved both!

I went from having about 3 or 4 pairs of shoes to possible a few hundred… Yeah I rather not count! GULP!!… This is my latest purchase from JustFab!! Her name is Hiral and she is amazing!!

Hiral is true to size and it feels like you are walking on air!! She is sooo comfy! You can dress her up or down, the detail on the back is so chic! I love it!!

JustFab is an online monthly shoe club, so when you purchase something, you become a monthly VIP member, which means, each 1st of the month you will get a new showroom with brand new styles to choose from! You have 5 days to purchase or skip the month. If you do neither, your card will be charged $39.95 and you will have a credit to spend on whatever you choose! You can cancel anytime and you can skip as many months as you wish!

If you would like to signup for JustFab, please follow my invite link!

Invite –> http://www.justfab.com/invite/jenjen/

Enjoy!!