Case in point: I haven't done jack shit as far as exercise, except some dancing around the house, which was more than I did the week before, and lost a pound. My food was pretty good -- not quite as much bready stuff -- but it wasn't perfect. All I did was move a little bit.
I'm hoping it inspires me to move more. Time will tell. I'm a real baby when it comes to cold weather though, and we are, thankfully after a long, hot summer, moving into the cooler part of the year. With no pool heater, swimming is out. Walking works fairly well for me, especially if it's sunny, but not if it's too cold
(yes, still planning to move to Colorado. No, I'm not sure how I'm going to do it either). So, that leaves DVDs, my mini-trampoline, and dancing around the house (which is actually one of my favorites). I do love my Yoga Booty Ballet DVDs (Latin and Cardio Cabaret are awesome!).
So, who's with me? Is it time to step it up (even indoors)?
In other news.......
Yo soy Latina!
Now, I know most of you don't know me, (although you may have seen my picture) so I'll clue you in to my white-ness. I am the daughter of a freckled, fair-skinned redhead who warned me repeatedly about too much sun. I didn't listen, because I grew up in the 60's and 70's and 80's when tan was grand. I mean Coppertone tan. I still hang out in the sun without sunscreen....all summer long. I look tan (though not exactly Latina); it's more of a matter of my freckles melting together.....sorta. But catch me nekkid in the shower, and you'll be blinded by my albino/untanned parts. I wanted to be one of those dark, exotic women.....and I've always wanted to be bilingual (multi-lingual, really), so the desire has always been there.
And, yes, I married a wonderful Hispanic man, so my name is now Lopez. My maiden name was Chilton (pretty effin' white, if you ask me).
On the plus side, I speak better Spanish than my husband, although I can't keep up with his aunt. I have a variety tasty Mexican dishes in my repertoire, and some of my favorite songs are Latin tunes.
But obviously, I am Latina because the geniuses at Poder sent me a magazine, thereby solidifying my Latina-ness. I truly love the Hispanic culture, language, people, food and music. I may never be a Latina by birth, but I am in my heart. I'm just glad someone recognized it.
Have you been exercising? Do you have plans for stepping it up during the fall/winter? Any other beautiful, sexy Latinas out there?
Have you been there?