Good news everyone! Today I was featured in the Huffington Post on health and lifestyle changes that are success stories. I'm so thrilled that my story can be shared to many other people.
That someone will read it and get inspired to change their life! IT doesn't matter if it's about your weight. Maybe it's a career change, a change in your mind.
Whatever it is, today is the day to do it. A mind strong enough to beleive in itself is strong enough to change the world.
Here is a snippet of the article. Click the link to read it (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/24/i-lost-weight-albert-rivera_n_3188599.html) and feel free to share this post, or the huffington post article to all parts of the online world. Near and far!
"....... I've had a fortunate career as a
jazz musician, a good family, good friends yet I was so close to losing
it all if I didn't get my health in order. I think the main problem was
poor eating habits, like always going for the "bad" choice and never
being happy with a decent-sized meal, but instead going for the second
or even third serving. I think having an upbringing in a traditional
Spanish household played a role. As long as I could remember, our meals
were full of white rice, pasta, lots of meat and desserts. At the time,
it never even crossed my mind that it was probably a little too much.
As a kid, I was always active: running around, playing sports, just
generally being busy. But as I got older, home-cooked meals turned into
fast food binges, with a limited amount of activity (other than
performing at shows) and little or no time to consider my options. Pizza
and Chinese food, my two favorite types of food at the time, were a
Breaking Point: I could no longer deal with the
shortness of breath, the pains throughout my body, the restless nights
fighting sleep apnea, worrying about my blood pressure, wondering if I
would make my 30th birthday. It was the thought of having a heart attack
before I was 30 or getting diabetes that made me want to change. It was
the moment of needing to catch my breath because I went up a flight of
stairs or went on a nice walk. I decided it was up to me to change, I
didn't want to be just another statistic." Click here to read entire article
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