Thanks for visiting my blog! Here are some things to let you know more about me. I’m a single mom, a writer, poet and dancer. In 2012, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I went through a modified radical hysterectomy, keeping my ovaries. I did six sessions of chemotherapy and 25 cycles of radiation plus 3 treatments of internal radiation.
This weight loss and fitness journey is a part of my healing. It is also my token of gratitude that I am still alive with the breath, mind and ability to feel, look and act in the very best condition I could reach for.
I have my own business and manage the major decisions in my home. I have to be healthy, too? Watching what I eat and making sure I exercise feels like TWO more things I have to add to my to-do list. AND, I can’t delegate it.
There are a lot of people who probably won’t think I have a weight problem. I don’t look obese. But this journey is about claiming my potential and reaching for a level of fitness that gives me strength, energy and flexibility and seeing the results in my body that I’ve never seen before.
I was born in Quezon City, Philippines. I’ve lived in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA and in New Jersey. In 2006, I accepted Christ as my Savior.
My battle with my weight includes having to reprogram years of childhood messages about my weight and appearance: being teased about being pudgy; attending family gatherings, and without fail, having to digest a comment about my appearance – rounder and rounder as the years went by. It’s also about leaving behind sinful beliefs and habits in my life that have held me back all these years. Taking on the project of having a new body meant also having to reshape my identity, as a mom and as a woman.
I wanted to find out the REAL way that I could lose the weight and keep it off permanently. Most of all, I wanted God’s help through this process. If He could carry me through the deep waters of cancer, I am sure He will heed my prayer in getting me in the best shape of my life. This blog is my celebration.
Enjoy! (And eat something) 😉