Confessions of a Bad Cook: I Burned My Tortilla

There’s two embarrassing moments for just about any Hispanic or Latino; and that’s needing a fork to flip a tortilla, and burning one.

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Confessions of a Bad Cook: I Can’t Cook Rice on the Stove

I just finished my first week of clean eating with a set meal plan. It’s my first week of actually meeting the minimum calories of 1500. Suddenly forcing myself into six meals wasn’t as hard as I imagined but it did get a little tricky with the times and forcing myself to eat much, much more and… well, with the fact I suck at cooking.

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Confessions of a Bad Cook: My First Steps in Clean Eating

My best cooking ability has always been putting together a mean bowl of cereal. And to my fellow ladies’ dismay, makin’ a sandwich.

According to my mother, my spaghetti never had salt (who the hell knew pasta needed salt aside from the sauce?) and my meat and chicken were never seasoned, and so it’s been determined I have absolutely no sense of taste for seasoning and spices- unless you really just go ahead and dump the whole bottle in.

So with my family making absolutely no effort in changing food habits, I’m suddenly responsible for changing my diet and ‘eating clean’ with my hysterically awful cooking skills. I started with safe, baby steps.

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Squat Challenge: Week 1

This week marked my fourth week of working out five to six days a week. I started January 27th at Crunch gym in Northridge, but my first three weeks were spent mainly dealing with my anxiety, forcing myself into the habit of actually going to the gym at least thirty minutes and dealing with the pain. After my first session with my trainer, I couldn’t move for three whole days- and it was spent mostly going over my details, habits and goals! I was really embarrassed, but with the assistant manager actually recognizing me each visit to the gym and with my trainer now involved, I was more embarrassed to be part of the usual ‘new year, new me’ quitters. I don’t want to call them failures because for some, they really can’t make the change. Most just quit.

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