Wednesday, June 16, 2010

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all women are in search of a better body...

(It's true what they say, the intro post is always the worse. And I have written three different versions! I think this version was the best one...)

My name is Adriana. I am no expert on health or fitness (although after a lifetime of dieting, I certainly sound like I know what I am talking about. It's putting it into action that is the problem.). I have had my share of ups and downs with my weight, well, more ups than downs. One year I was within 25 lbs of my goal weight and I got lazy (and gained about 20 more lbs!). However, as I get older, I am finally realizing that being healthy is way more important than wanting to look good in a bathing suit or fit into a pair of skinny jeans (although that is an added perk!). I plan to live until I am at least 87 years old, and I need to take better care of myself. Welcome to my journey!

My favorite hobby is traveling and with that comes the usual problem of trying to stay healthy while visiting other countries. But I can't just tell the waiter in Madrid to go light on the lard that is making my meal delicious or say no to the tartuffo that is calling my name in Rome (that should be illegal!). However, I can share the meal in Madrid or just have a bite of the tartuffo. Over and over again, I learn the art of making good choices and not feeling deprived. Thankfully, I will be living in Barcelona for a chunk of the summer and will have a chance to perfect my craft of healthy living. I am hoping that as I post my adventures and tips about eating and working out in foreign countries that this audience will serve as inspiration to help me keep my goals.

I will also be blogging about healthy recipes for 1-2 people. Being single can many times help with healthy living because you don't have to worry about another person, but it can also hinder the process (how many times have I said, no, I am not cooking, I am going out to dinner...). You should know that I have a lot of experience in the kitchen and if any recipe that I post doesn't work for you, let me know and I will fix it, at no extra charge.

I am so excited to be part of this blog and hope that we can grow and learn from each other. Truly, having a support group makes life work so much better and I look forward to sharing the wisdom that I have and gaining more from you...


  1. I am excited to read about all your adventures in Barcelona this summer. I love traveling too!

  2. oh my dang i love your title!

    and i'll be green with envy hearing about your adventures, but i'm also so excited for you!

  3. I loved it! You write so well and you sound very sincere (funny too). Good luck with this blog, I'll be reading it regularly and learning from it. Plus I enjoyed seeing Daniel in the photo that you posted.... Tita