JULY Training DONE!

Hi!

July was a challenging month because of the hot weather days that I’m not use to. I’m from Puerto Rico there is some hot days and very humid but where I’m now this hot is super hot and a little humid. The higest was 111º degrees fahrenheit. It was a good month tho.


RECAP:

-Cardio: 4 Days

This incluide: Jumping jacks, Jumping rope, Kickboxing, squats and legs workouts.

-Total of 11 Runs

-Runs in Distance: 14.06mi

I’m super happy that I keep adding more miles every month.

15 of 30 days active


 

 

Was my July wishlist accomplished?

Let’s see!

-Running more miles: DONE √-Running more days this month: DONE √

-More active days in the month: 3 days less of days active of last month. 1 more day of running 96% DONE √

 

-Stretching: Before DONE √ /  After: Nope-5k on my own in less than 50 min. I do not try to run that distance this month.

 


Healthy Intakes

 

 

Drink more water: YES 4-5 bottles of 16 ounces each.

Eat healthy snacks/food: MORE OR LESS 50% YES

Avoid junk food : NOT AT ALL

NO SODA: NOT AT ALL

Reduce the food quantity: YES

 


Next post: August Wishlist


Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

 

 

Running and Meditation

Hi!

(Personal)

Today I going to write about running and meditation.

Why?  I have been expericience some signs of anxiety. It recently develop more since we moved to this new state where everything is new, different and very unusual for our lifestyle.

In 2014 when I had my baby I thought it was depression post partum but it when off. I started at that moment taking yoga classes and meditation, and it help me a lot to handle that issue.

Recently I started to run again since I decided that this is my moment for me, for me , and for me. So I’m thinking if I add to my life a little bit of meditation It could help. Before it work I hope this time too. I need it.

I recently decided to take this step that I have been procastinating for so long but I haven’t the courage to open about it. And now is the time. I know I’m not alone.

I have been suffering anxiety

It took me a long time to talk about this because it hard to accept that something is happening to me. In the moment that I accepted it, I felt a little free.

So I’m considerating add this practice to my routine. Do you meditate?


Today is April 2, 2017.

I ran 0.50mi This run was very peaceful and very quiet. I thank God for this run today.


Yesterday April 1, 2017.

I ran 0.50mi. This  run turns into a dark place when someone decided to be a bully and scream something that I’m not allow myself to repeat because I’m a better person. I’m a good person, that kind of person, if you need me, I will be there for you to help you stand up. I learn that if you cancel the negative, That thought goes away so that was what I did it today and that’s why my run was a succesful one.


Sorry if this is not what you want to read. This is my life and I write about my life. 

This is the Diary of C.P.


Thanks for Visiting

C.P.


PS: I’m deciding if I post this or not… It’s hard to let’s others know this part of me. but I you see it is because I decide to keep it up real. 

Peace and Love C.P

 

 

 

 

Gente I’m Back at Running!

Hi!

Gente means People in English! Is a expresion that is common where I’m from.

I’m so happy and excited to let you guys know that I started running again.

Where I was living is a place with high altitud and dry, it was a pain in the bom bom running because I always were out of breath. Also for a moment I was using a pump for asthma. I couldn’t run far or fast.

We just move to another state with a normal altitud and weather. So I decided to give it a try. I went to the fitness room I started to run. I decided to run 0.50 mi. At first I was like “oh my god” then I was like “oh yeah”, I miss this. I love doing this. This is the perfect state of mind. I’m so happy that I run that distance in a good pace. It wasn’t my goal pace but you need to start like a novice.

So today was the second try of running. Let me tell it went better than I expected. I ran 0.60mi in a better pace, breathing well during the process. I’m looking forward to this journey again. I’m so glad of this move. In life you need to make hard decisions and soon or later you have your reward.


HAPPY. GRATEFUL. BLESSED

Thanks for reading!

C.P.

 

Warm up RUN

Hi!

First Run of the Year

Starting from the bottom!

Today I decided to go out for a run. The weather was 33°F, it was a little colder than I was expecting but that’s what you get when you decided to run in winter. Right!

I just ran 0.50 mi. I was feeling like I was slow like a turtle, then I check my pace I was running like my normal pace but in some point I was short of breath. Then I walk a little and started running again to finish with little distance for today run. I got a little frustrated but this is just the beginning. I know that sometimes is going to be harder, the thing that matter is not quitting.

This is my year I’M NOT Giving up!

Good Luck everyone with every goal that you make for this year! Don’t give up…!


 

Thanks for reading!

C.P

Not Running!

Hi!

I hope you started your new year 2016 with new goals.

My goal for now is run a race on June. For that to happen I need to work more in me. My body, my core and my mind. I started doing push-up Today is January 8,2016. And yesterday I did (7) seven push-up, that’s amazing for a person that never was able to do one. On January 15,2016. I’m going to start with my abdomen, by doing some sit-up military style “I prefer that way”.

I had been working on my diet, like starting from zero again. I’m trying to not eat candy. I’m trying to not drink Coke “Yep, that’s is a bad habit”. I started drink coke again in 2015. I didn’t drink coke since February 2012. I know I can do this again! I also trying to cut my portions little by little. I’m cooking more, like every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner). I’m going to eat less outside or if I do it, I’m going to try the most healthy option on the menu.

This is more hard that I ever think. Is like baby steps.

But I’m not a quitter, so I’m going to keep doing the challenge.

You need to start from something, Right!

 

Let’s do this!

 

For more info: Check my goals

My previous post: My Running plan for 2016

Thanks for reading!

C. P.

 

 

 

 

Yoga when your’re sick

Yoga when you’re sick

Hi Everyone!

Today is December 2, 2014.

Today here where I live was a gloomy day plus I’m sick. I started to feel a little bit sick since saturday night after the yoga class. I was super sweaty. When the class finished I went out of the building and the weather was like 28 Degrees Fahrenheit. I wasn’t prepared with the correct clothes.

On my 3rd day of sickness I just can’t handle this. Is hard trying to take care of your almost four months baby when you’re feeling sick. So I decided to move my body and my soul trying something new. Like I told before I’m beginner on yoga. So I search from my favorite yoga youtuber Adriene and I found a video for when you are sick.

It was my first time practicing yoga when I’m feeling sick. and let me tell you I used this video and it was very helpful, refreshing, peaceful and powerful. Nothing more to say.

Here the link if you are interested: 100% Recommended 

Yoga for when you are sick with Adriene – Yoga With Adriene Youtube Channel

Namaste

Thanks for visiting!

C.P.

Day 16-30 Yoga November Challenge [Recap 2]

Day 16-30 Yoga November Challenge [Recap 2]

Hi, Everybody!!

December 01, 2014.

Mantra of the day: Believe in yourself and do not quit.

  DAY BY DAY

Day#16 Yoga at home

Routine time: 15 minutes

The routine of the day was practice everything I had learned in the process.

Day#17 Yoga Nidra

Routine time: 60 minutes

This class was so peaceful. I enjoyed the quite time with myself. That day I was so in a rush because I was late for the class also the traffic was horrible. So I was a little bit stressed for nothing you know, but I like be on time for everything.

My progress and My Dares: Day#17

P: Free my mind

D: Concentration

P: Stress relief

D: The process

Day#18  [No yoga day]

Day#19 15 minutes at home

This day was a short routine. I just did 15 minutes before I took a shower to went sleep.

My progress and My Dares: Day#19

I think the progress was doing the transition and  the dare was finding the right time to do yoga.

Day#20 [No yoga day]

Day#21  [No yoga day]

Day#22 Soft Flow Yoga Class

Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Happy Baby  = Ananda Balasana

The pose at first was challenging, because like a wrote few posts ago I’m in postpartum. I had my baby natural way, I know (TMI) sorry! And that pose was weird but at the same time was comforting.

My progress and My Dares: Day#22

P: Transitions

D: Posture

P: Concentration

D: Balance

 Day#23  [No yoga day] 

Day#24  [No yoga day]

Day#25  [No yoga day]

Day#26 Preparing everything for the Thanksgiving dinner. [No yoga day]

Day#27  Thanksgiving Day [No yoga day]

In these day I just enjoyed the company of friend like I said to them my extended family since any of ours family member is near by.  I’m thankful  because I have God in my life, Thankful for the bless of being mother, for my partner in crime my amore. Thankful for my family and friends. Thankful for being a life, for the health.

Day#28 [No yoga day]

Day#29 Soft Flow Yoga Class

Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Tree pose = Vrksasana

My progress and My Dares: Day#29

P: Transitions

D: Balance

P: More relax

D: Breathing

Day#30 Last Day of the Yoga November Challenge

Thoughts: 

This was a amazing challenge. I going to keep doing this practice. Is amazing how something like yoga can change the way you see your lifestyle. Hope you enjoyed this series like me.

Happy DECEMBER everybody!

This is my favorite time of the year!!

 


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start The December 300 Challenge with me!!

NOTE: Getting ready for the December Challenge!!

I’m doing the 300 Challenge.

I’m going to have all the details of this challenge in a future post. Stay tune!!


Life is too short. Enjoy every single day of your life. Be happy, laugh and smile always. Be a positive person in life, with your vision is always ahead. That nothing can disturb your peace.

Thanks

C.P.

 

TMI: Too much information

Day 14-15 Yoga November Challenge [SF Class]

Day 14-15 Yoga November Challenge [Soft Flow Class]

Hi, Everybody!!

Today is November 15, 2014.

Mantra of the day: Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

 Day#14:  Rest Day

Day#15

This Saturday morning was lovely. The great start of the day was when I open the curtains and saw that was snowing. So for a moment I contemplated to stay at home so I do not drive in the snow. But I think twice and decided to go. I said in my mind this day is a wonderful day to relax and enjoy the rest of my day with my family. So I went to the class. I took the soft flow class in the morning. Let me tell you was a little bit challenging but at the same time powerful. I release all the negative of my mind; I introduce a positives thoughts; and relax my mind. Was a wonderful experience. The teacher was amazing his voice was incredible relaxing. He explained so well, and show how to do the poses. It’s nice because I’m a beginner on this practice.

You know when you are in the right place and time, when you feel comfortable with yourself. That was my moment, my space, my time, my peaceful and grateful instant to enjoy my life. In this class I found a little bit more about me. It felt so good to have this occasion to review my life and be grateful with everything is happening.

Thanks God for be present in our lives. Thank God for my husband, for my baby girl, for my home, family, and friends.

Theme of the class was Acceptance.

I accepted in the class to be more positive, if I’m that way everything in life is going to work with me.


Routine time: 75 minutes

Favorite pose of the day: Side angle = Utthita Parsvakonasana

Benefits of the pose: Side angle = Utthita Parsvakonasana

  • Increases stamina
  • Strengthen and stretches the legs, knees and ankles
  • Stretches he groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders
  • Stimulates abdominal organs

Fact: Found your foundation and concentrate

My progress and My Dares
: Day#15

P: More concentrated on my breathing

D: Balance

P: Free my mind

D: Flexibility


 NAMASTE 

I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!


Life is too short. Enjoy every single day of your life. Be happy, laugh and smile always. Be a positive person in life, with your vision is always ahead. That nothing can disturb your peace.

R.I.P. CPT Shannen

Thanks

C.P.

Day#5 & Day#6 Yoga November Challenge

Day#5 & Day#6 Yoga November Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Today is November 6, 2014.

Day#5

Rest day. Like I told you before, I’m a beginner and I need some rest because I was feeling a little bit of soreness in my body. I regretted that I not did anything at all for the challenge, but in the end I felt good to have a day off.

Day#6

Was a good day for me. I woke up very early 5:44 am since then I still up. I drank a coffee to help me to stay up and function normally since I never wake up at these time. I did some house work. “House work never-ending you know“. I take care of my baby. I take advantage of one of her naps so I did my routine for this day.

I searched on youtube.com |yoga for beginners| and there I found a bunch of videos for novice people like me. I used a video from a girl named Adriene her channel is Yoga with Adriene. Also she have a web page: http://yogawithadriene.com I think the video is very informative and I felt it work for me.

Routine Duration: 15 minutes {Yoga for the lower back pain} For healing and preventive care.

Favorite pose of the day: Two-Knee Twist

Thoughts of the day: It felt so good doing this routine I absolutely love it. I recommend it if you having problem with your lower back.

How to do Two-Knee Twist pose:
Lying on your back, bend your knees into your chest and bring your arms out at a T. As you exhale lower your knees to ground on the right. Keep both shoulders pressing down firmly. If the left shoulder lifts, lower your knees further away from the right arm. Hold for 1-2 minutes each side

Fact: Listen to your body and find what feels good.

My progress and My Dares: Day#6

P: More relax

D: My Flexibility

P: Positive thought during the routine

D: Concentration


I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.

Day#4 Yoga November Challenge

Day#4 Yoga November Challenge

Hi Everyone!

This is the November 4,2014 Recap.

I procrastinated all day to do the challenge. I was doing house stuff and you may know that included everything about cleaning, and multitasking. Also taking care of my baby that is a full-time. So then came the night, and finally there I take time to do the routine for this day.

Routine Duration: 20 minutes

Favorite pose: Warrior 1 = Virabhadra 1 Pose

Benefits of Warrior 1 pose:

  • Stretch the chest and lungs, shoulder and neck,and the belly.
  • Strengthens the shoulder and arms, also the back muscles.
  • Stretch and strengthens the thighs, calves, and ankles.
  • This pose improves balance and concentration.

Note: Like a newbie I’m I forgot to breathe correctly; inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth; I concentrate more in do the pose right.


My progress and My Dares: Day#4

P: More time in the same pose

D: Keep my balance

P: my foundation work

D: Stay in the pose


I want to invite you to start a yoga journey like me!!!

Thanks

C.P.