By Mariela Rosario | 05/22/2009 - 14:00
So you know how I started this whole thing to get more balance and health into my life? Well, yeah—that has been great. Even my boyfriend is losing weight and we've been working out together and feeling fantastic. The extra energy I have has been a major bonus as well.
By Dorkys Ramos | 05/20/2009 - 15:45
I just got back from a wonderful trip to the Dominican Republic, and frankly I wish I was still there—soaking up that Caribbean sunshine, diving into the buffet food and chilling by the pool while checking out the eye candy.
By Angie Romero | 05/18/2009 - 15:15
I’m not much of a cook, so sometimes I may slack when it comes to making complete meals. I usually only do that on the weekends, when I have time to relax (I hate to rush in the kitchen—if I cook, it’s more of a therapeutic thing). So, taking nutritionist Christina Persaud’s advice, I’m trying to stay in my range of 1,200 calories a day. So I found the perfect solution for an on-the-go girl like me: the Luna bar. My fave used to be the Lemon Zest flavor, but now I have a new one: the Dulce de Leche, of course!
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/18/2009 - 13:15
Hundreds of thousands of people have been sickened by dengue fever in South America this year, and more than 70 have died, the Miami Herald reports. "This is the largest epidemic in many years," said Dr. Eddy Martinez, the director of epidemiology for Bolivia's Ministry of Health in the capital city of La Paz.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2009 - 14:32
One of the suggestions Christina Persaud had for me when we were talking about nutrition and healthy eating was that I cook a lot on Sundays in preparation for the week ahead. The philosophy behind this tip is that if you have delish, healthy food already prepared you will be less likely to reach for, say, a candy bar in a fit of hunger. At least that was the approach we were taking. So last week I cooked up a bunch of food on Sunday! From chicken breasts to cod fish, to couscous to rice and beans (yes! they are good for you!).
By Angie Romero | 05/11/2009 - 14:00
I don’t know about you, but I get tired of running on a treadmill or doing the elliptical machine rather quickly. And I've already told you my sentiments on gyms, so it’s no surprise that whenever I can escape them and run outdoors, I do so.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/08/2009 - 16:10
Not surprisingly, I am already having issues motivating my butt out of bed, or from work, or from Happy Hour, to go to the gym. I say I am not surprised because my willpower is pretty much non-existent. I can't lie;
if there's a party, or my friends want to hang out, or a new movie has just opened, I want to be there. Not slaving away in a gym, by myself, getting all sweaty and fit.
By Dorkys Ramos | 05/05/2009 - 16:30
I might have gotten off to a rocky start, but since seeing some results I've gotten on track. For starters, I’ve been eating breakfast before I walk out the door in the morning instead of four hours after I wake up. Nutritionist Christina Persaud said that not only was I missing out on chances to pack in extra calories to my diet, but that I was also messing around with my metabolism by having my first meal so late. And she was right. I’d often get a headache during my commute and get to work ravenous and cranky: an awesome recipe for inattentiveness.
By Angie Romero | 05/04/2009 - 11:45
As promised, here are some before and after pics of my arms—my biggest hang-up when I signed up for this health challenge. I hated my arms. I mean, most of the time I wouldn’t even wear sleeveless clothes. Such was my disdain for the skinny fat girl arms. I found a particularly offensive “before” pic of me and my BFF Naomi where I think my arm looks flabtastic. Well, ladies, no mas! Check me out at week tres of my health challenge. And I owe a lot of it to my trainer Marc Hochstein (aka Christian Bale) at MPHC.