This was a difficult week to start doing a new workout program, especially one like Insanity. Aside from looking for jobs and taking two online certifications, we were taking care of three dogs my parents found abandoned in the park. We were able to find homes for two of them but we still have one … Continue reading I finished week one, only seven to go
I made up my mind yesterday, I was going to continue doing the Insanity workout program today. I even did the fit test yesterday so I was ready to start and I was even going to be able to do it earlier that usual. Everything seemed to be in place, except the power went out … Continue reading Who would have thought nine years ago I’d be doing this today?
I did it, I finished all four months of Insanity Max:30! I can’t believe it, I still feel like I may be a week behind or something, but no, I’m done! Today’s last workout was the same one we started with on the first day, Cardio Challenge but I noticed I noticed a big difference … Continue reading Finished four months of Insanity Max:30!
I did it, six years ago I learned how to walk again. If you ask me today how I did it I can only say I did it with a lot of hard work and a even more patience. It takes a lot of persistence, desire to move forward and even more faith in yourself. … Continue reading You can get back up again
This morning I went to Guaynabo for my fourth driving lesson. This was a vey last minute class, scheduled last night. We began the lesson in the parking lot of a small stadium, where I thought the whole class would take place once I saw the instructor setting up the cones for me to practice … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 4
I had my first sewing experience last month when I made my dogs two feeding placemats for their water and food bowls. I talked about this in an two earlier blog posts, My first sewing experience and I made my dogs a present. The second was poster on my other blog, My dogs and me. … Continue reading That time I made a cushion
On December 2, 2016 I wrote about not having a job this Christmas in a post called Christmas without a job. I tried all year to not end the year without a job, but I'm sad to say I had no luck. What's even sadder is that this year I never had a job, unlike … Continue reading Come on Unstoppable María!
So look at what I found today: I think it was just sitting around in that Hobby Lobby waiting for me to find it and of course I had to have it. The only thing better than that was finding another one that said María but that's asking for too much. Finding that just made … Continue reading We are unstoppable
I stopped my monthly count once I reached 2 years of being seizure free but today marks two and a half years seizure free and I think that deserves a recognition. It's not just two years anymore, it's over two years and I am so proud of that. There have been challenges since April like … Continue reading Two years and a half
Two and a half years ago I finally allowed an orthodontist to put braces on me. It had been a battle with dentists my whole life, I hate the feeling of people working with my teeth but at last I said ok, let's do it. That was a very brave moment for me, a moment … Continue reading Smile!
I have a question primarily for other brain injury survivors but if anyone else feels like they have something to say, you are welcome to answer. As I have said before, I'm having a lot of trouble finding a job, I have been to a lot of interviews and applied to even more jobs but … Continue reading Five years is enough
I don't regret the things I tried to do and failed. I only regret the things I didn't do and lost my chance of doing. I will never know what would have happened just because I was afraid. Don't be afraid to fail, it makes you human. Be brave, be unstoppable.
TBI survivors are capable of going on with our lives, it just becomes a little different. 14 Things People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Wish Others Understood Here's the things I wish others understood: 1-I used to say I was tired all the time, I really wasn't that tired, I was just lazy; now I … Continue reading I wish others understood that…
First, the thing I sprained or caused whatever it is that's bothering me, is my shoulder. I woke up this morning because it was bothering me, well not bothering, it hurt! It was swollen today too. So I went to the doctor, a family doctor, and after looking at it and asking me all the … Continue reading My shoulder- Day 3
I got the permission slip for my professor to sign, allowing me to record the class. I thought that was it, after she signed it I would be able to record the class; maybe she would say I needed the rest of the student's signatures too, but they're all very nice, I think they would … Continue reading What happened to my rights?