Nutrition

Guest Post : Mrs. Feliciano

I am a 46 year old mother of 4.  I have been battling with my weight since I was in my teens.  The most I’ve ever been is 250 pounds, wearing 4XL in clothing.  Asking the weight limit before entering some places or sitting down somewhere was normal for me.  For the longest time, I was convinced I couldn’t lose weight.  All the excuses you hear today for not losing weight, I used myself:

I don’t have the time.

I don’t have the energy.

I can’t do it.

It’s genetics.

Some body part hurts.

I don’t know how to eat healthy.

I don’t know how to exercise properly or what to do.

I really, really enjoy eating fast food.

I don’t feel like exercising. 

These excuses continued until some years ago when I lost a great deal of weight.  This made me realize I could lose the weight. Since that first big weight loss, I had gained a real knack for losing weight, then gaining it back twice as fast and twice as much.  It also made me realize that all the excuses in the world were no reason for me not to lose the weight.   It was always my own fault I was obese.  I consider myself a practical person, and the facts had been laid out. I can lose the weight.   If only I could keep it off.

Things seemed to change for me about two years ago.  I went through a spiritual transition.  This is a work in progress, another story for another day.  It is what led me to want to start yet another weight loss regimen. Honestly, though, I had no real expectations for success.

Four months into my weight loss routine I was attending my children’s Tae Kwon Do belt promotion. I was amazed by the number of adults testing.  Since I was always a spectator at the classes, I never realized this could be for me. The program director at the school invited me to start classes with my kids.  This is a very family oriented school. I figured it would be one more thing I could do to help me get closer to my weight loss goal.

Penny Beginner Testing

(Mrs. Feliciano Beginner Testing)

I started attending classes.  It was fun.  It was new.  The other adults I was taking the classes with were a real trip.  I found the instructors to be very engaging, and the curriculum to be organized and taught in a very disciplined and structured manner.

This interest turned into fascination almost overnight. This brought out my desire to add structure and discipline to my daily life.  Martial Arts has taught me that through discipline and hard work, I can maintain those long time goals.

Penny Bernard comp

(Mrs. Feliciano with her son, Bernard -Black Belt)

I have this inner energy and desire to continue learning new things and improving what I’ve learned.  I can go to class every day and come out having learned something new, whether it is a new form or an improved stance.

Penny Adv Testing

(From right -Mrs. Feliciano, Mr. Zachrisen, and Mrs. Leon)

Martial Arts is something for all ages, young and old.  For me, this is not a fad or something to pass the time with, or fill a void. It is a lifetime commitment.  One of my instructors recently said that if you are in this just for the black belt, you are in it for the wrong reasons.  I agree. 

By taking Martial Arts seriously, dedicating myself, striving to always do my best, I’ve been able to make Martial Arts a very important part of my life.  Martial Arts will give back to the person as much as the person puts into it, like most anything in life.  I could practice Martial Arts for the rest of my adult life and never reach my full potential.  There is always room for growth and improvement.  The learning experiences obtained through Martial Arts are limitless.

-Mrs. Feliciano, Blue Belt

A LIFE STYLE TO BECOME A LEADER

It does not matter which sport or athletic discipline you practice, make it a life style; be passionate about it, talk to people about it, and share your experiences with everybody you may know. You will touch everyone, and you will be leading by example.

This will make you a LEADER. 

As soon as you feel better you will start looking better; you will walk, talk, and act different, and people will wonder about what it is that you’re doing to look good. People around you will be curious to know your secret.

Well there is no secret. You have adopted a life style of healthy eating, self improvement and a higher level of consciousness and awareness of who you are, and what is good for you and your body, and where you may be going.

What you eat is very important, that is why I shared with you my detox diet (consult your doctor before dieting). If you look fit and symmetrically proportioned, you will perform at your highest. Your reflexes and adaptation to different training environments will be easier to develop.

“A LEADER is not that person who rules, governs, or dominates a country or a group, A LEADER is that person capable of guiding and teaching others to become LEADERS”  –Mr. Benavides

Remember, ALWAYS BE A LEADER!!!

NUTRITION DETOX DIET

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT….

I want to start this by saying that I am not a nutritionist, but this diet has worked for me pretty well and I only do it for 1 week every month ( Last week of every month ). I will appreciate any input from my nutritionist followers….

LEMON JUICE ONLY DRESSING  FOR SALADS              DRINK A LOT OF WATER

 DAY OF THE WEEK

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

3 Boiled egg whites and 1 toast small, cup of coffee or Orange juice

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

Bowl of Brown Rice with Shaved Mozzarella cheese

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

3 Boiled egg whites Orange juice

Tuesday

3 Boiled egg whites and 1 toast small, cup of coffee or Orange juice

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A Bowl of Salad (no potatoes)

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A Bowl of Salad (no potatoes)

Wednesday

3 Boiled egg whites and 1 toast small, cup of coffee or Orange juice

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A bowl of fruit Salad (no bananas)

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A Bowl of Salad (no potatoes)

Thursday

3 Boiled egg whites and 1 toast small, cup of coffee or Orange juice

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

Broiled or grilled Fish (no salmon) and Salad, lemon juice dressing

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

Broiled or grilled Fish (no salmon) and Salad, lemon juice dressing

Friday

3 Boiled egg whites and 1 toast small, cup of coffee or Orange juice

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

8 Oz Grilled turkey or chicken breast (organic) and Salad

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

8 Oz Grilled turkey or chicken breast (organic) and Salad

Saturday

3 Boiled egg whites and 1 toast small, cup of coffee or Orange juice

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A bowl of fruit Salad (no bananas)

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A bowl of fruit Salad (no bananas)

Sunday

3 Boiled egg whites and 1 toast small, cup of coffee or Orange juice

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A Bowl of Salad (no potatoes)

2 Mozzarella string cheese  sticks and 6 Almonds

A Bowl of Salad (no potatoes)

Remember you are what you eat!!!