Workout Season Begins

I am back! I know I haven’t been writing on here for a while but I really had a lot going on this month. First of all I got back from vacation, then my mother came to visit from the states, then I got a new job to which I am slowly transitioning. On top of it all I started working on my fitness because the weather is nice and summer is coming so I need my beach body back. This is the topic that I will be putting out here today. I’ve noticed that during this time of the year, lots of others are thinking the same thing. First i heard it from my mother who told me that my father is trying to loose weight now. Then I heard It from a couple of my friends. Now I’m hearing it at my job training where other receptionists were discussing their boyfriends weight. The summer season is right around the corner and everyone wants to look and feel great! Including me. I’ve noticed lately that many of my peers and family are complimenting me on my body whenever I mention that I want to work out. They say things like you are already fit, you don’t need to worry. I appreciate their compliments but don’t agree with the last part of the sentence. The reason for that is that having a nice, thin body requires work and worry. Because those who don’t worry and don’t work for it are the ones who end up being at the weight they are not happy with. So all I will say is if you see other people around you who are thin and fit, it’s usually because of their lifestyle habits and or strong dedication and resistance to loosing what they’ve worked so hard for. I am one of these people. I worked hard to be at the weight I have and want to keep it that way. In order to keep it that way, I believe that some form of weekly or daily exercise has to be a continuous part of your lifestyle. This exercise has to be something challenging that is not too easy to perform. If you choose a workout or an activity that is very light, don’t expect to look like Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt. Its your choice whether you want to be a Lazy Bum or a Warrior and a Fighter. Another tip of advice ” It’s mind over matter”. Enough said 🙂

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Trip to Holguin, Cuba

People in Cuba get a salary of 13 pesos a month which is 24 convertible pesos per each peso which is 312 convertible pesos a month. That covers basic needs like groceries such as fruits and veggies, but nothing extraordinary like beer and chocolate and pop. One can of beer or pop is 1 peso or 24 convertible pesos which is a ” once in a while ” treat for them. Almost everyone in Cuba does something on the side in order to feed their family or rise above poverty. Most cuban side jobs include, taxi drivers, making or selling arts and crafts, horses, farming, dancing,etc.

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