Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Sweet Sixteen Terry!

Terry's Sweet 16

 From sneakers to....

New shoes my Father put on me. 
White heels representing purity, beauty, new heights to reach for in a 
different stature.
 He delights in crowning her with beauty and love.
 Daddy dances a special dance as she is still in his arms.
 Listen, oh daughter, pay attention and consider the words of your Father.
You will always be in his heart!
Then the Party Started!

 This Little Woman Celebrated Her Night!
With New Shoes to Walk In!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mi transformacion de Noviembre 2011 a Julio 2012

     Primero que nada le quiero dar la gloria a Dios, por darme la gracia para perder peso. Estoy agradecida por todo el apoyo de mi entrenadora Veronica Dowdy, y mis amigas que oraron junto conmigo para que Dios me diera gracia para perder peso. Y claro a Teambeachbody por su programas excelentes que te ofrecen educacion alimenticia y te entrenan a estar en buena forma!! 
  El primer retrato es del 15 de Noviembre del 2011 y la segunda foto fue el 23 de Julio de este año en la boda de mi prima. Todavia tengo metas que cumplir, y todavia estoy aprendiendo muchas cosas asi como a empezar de nuevo cuando no me porto muy bien con la comida. Yo medito en las palabras de Tony Horton, "Roma no fue construido en un dia."
  Ser consistente al escojer comida saludable es lo mas dificil para me. Especialmente cuando hay fiesta o como puedes ver, me encanta la comida. Pero ya cuando empiezo a motivarme, comer mejor es mas facil y la verdad la comida es la clave para bajar de peso y estar saludable. No existen las pastillas magicas!!    ¿Asi que yo me animo sola y me digo para que te esfuerzas tanto con el ejercisio si no vas a comer bien?? Verdad!!
     Como dice Tony Horton, creador del program P90x, no vas a ver buenos resultados si no dejas la comida procesada como el pan, harina, los azucares incluyendo el azucar artificial y cortale a los lacteos. 
Come verdadera comida no processada- yo tengo que mejorar en esta area ponerle mas verduras a mi platillo. Yo no creci comiendo verduras a diario, pero esta bien porque ahora estoy aprendiendo. Sin embargo tomo Shakeology a diario y contiene super foods y tiene los nutrientes que necesito y como es de chocolate me ayuda mucho con los antojos..yum!!


Progress Report from Nov. 2011 to July 2012

First of all I want to give God the glory for giving me the grace to lose weight. I am very grateful for all the support from Coach Veronica Dowdy and my friends who prayed for God to give me grace to lose weight and TeamBeachbody for their amazing products that educate you and train your body to be in the great shape.
    I took the first picture Nov. 15, 2011 at a friends baby shower and I had forgotten what I looked like seriously! The second picture was from July 23, 2012 at my cousins wedding. I m still working on goals, learning, getting back up when I do not eat what I should. I tell myself what Tony Horton says, "Rome wasn't built in a day".
     Consistent good food choice for me is the hardest and especially when there's a party or as you can see I love good food!! But once I get motivated it's easier and food is the key to successful weight loss and good health! No magic pills gimmicks! So I tell myself whats the point of exercising hard if I don't eat right??? Right!
Tony Horton, P90x creator said you will see the best results when you cut processed foods, breads, wonder bread, croissant, sugars, artificial sweeteners and cut the dairy.
Eat real unprocessed foods- this is where I need to improve, more veggies on my plate. I didn't grow up with veggies on my plate, but its okay because I m learning! However, I do drink Shakeology daily that is made up of super foods, nutrients and cuts my chocolate craving.Yum!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Getting to the Harbor you Long For

A long time ago I read on a small sailing boat sculpture, which had inscribed something like:" A man that walks with God always knows where he is going." It moved me, I thought it was a great gift. Even though I knew there was more to that phrase then what I was grasping. We all want to follow God and know we are headed on the right track. But sometimes the storm rages and the direction you thought you were going to seems to spin a 180 degrees. Or even though you are skilled you are still longing for the harbor you cant seem to find. I heard this and read this today and I thought of the sailing boat once again.

"Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths,  their courage melting away in anguish, they reeled and staggered like drunken men, and all their skill was useless. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He stilled the storm to a murmur, and the waves of the sea were hushed. They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet. Then He guided them to the harbor they longed for. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love." Psalm 107:26-31

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Oh la la!! Who wants to win a NAKED 2 PALETTE 2??

You can submit your picture or video on Selena's Wall by tomorrow 12am. Have Fun!!!
I dont know why I went Vintage automatically, but I did. I thought of the 70's and remembered this dress Brande gifted me with from Victory Vintage Boutique. Make up inspiration was by my friends Jean Demasi MK Catalog.
 Save the dress for the Wedding! Found in the dressing room of Goodwill $7 And Brande helped me put it together!
  J Jill Jacket $7 and American Outfitters Dress for $7 too!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rodeo Time! Boots, Hats and Real Cowboys.

This is my first time at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo. My grandpa is a cowboy at heart. I remember when I was child he used to wanna take me every year. I think next year I m going to take him.
And we are here :)

The other big half of the tribe.

Chuyito and the mean cow. Dear Cow: sorry I called you she. thanks for the picture.
I loved my hat made in Mexico and Yellow!

My brother George and I. Nice brother and sister time with friends. My brother took me to dinner @ Redlobster too :)

Es que Xhio, "Un Vaquero de verdad nunca es presumido, es trabajador, fiel a su esposa y temeroso de Dios." Jorge Rodriguez
Real cowboys!" A real cowboy is never conceited, hardworking, faithful to his wife and a God fearing man." Jorge Rodriguez.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"When Your Natural Eyebrows Just Wont Do"

Earlier this week I was meditating on a particular scripture, “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” — 1 Samuel 16:7
I recently started an awesome workout challenge for 3 months. I am learning how to eat better, working out with a intense exercise program and so on.. Which is great, I feel great. But when I read, "The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." I see that the main thing is beautifying your inner beauty, while there is nothing wrong with shedding excess weight or having the desire to be "Beautiful" inside and out. After all it does say, your body is the temple of Holy Spirit, so you need to talk care of your body. And the bible speaks so much about beauty. "So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him." Psalm 45:11
    Okay, so then after reading all this, your going to ask? What the title is all about? Yesterday, as an interpreter I took a call of a lady who had a bad experience getting her eyebrows tattooed. Her eyebrows came out way darker then she expected, so the lady felt so guilty, depressed, embarrassed and self hatred for  getting her eyebrows done. I know not everyone has this experience I know people that get it done and they look amazing. So I m not judging anyone, I think I even considered it once too, I color my eyebrows almost daily (Oops! I blurted the truth). And I wondered what would my reaction be if that was me instead? She was embarrassed of her husband and son even looking at her. She hid in her room for a month, she didnt realize that her biggest problem that came to surface was forgiving and loving herself. Because her husband had already said, "it looks fine, they are looking natural." Which is almost an oxymoron, we want a darker shade of eyebrows but still looking natural? But that was not enough for her. She told her doctor, I have always been a little vain. I guess we all can be vain, and other times we wont believe that we are beautiful, even though we are. Which honestly by what I heard, I knew the lady was beautiful.
So I want to finish off with this, one day in deep worship and prayer, I knew in my heart I was "Beautiful" to the Lord. To him I was the most beautiful, and at the same time I knew He felt the same way about every other woman he created. And I wasn't jealous because it was insight to my heart, how beautiful every woman really is. So I hope you love yourself even more after reading this!