Hi guys!! I’m so excited to share this with you today, let me tell you, today it’s one year since the day I started practicing pole fitness steadily and taking better care of myself.

¡Hola! Estoy mega emocionada de compartirles ésto hoy, les cuento que hoy, hace un año empecé a practicar pole fitness y a cuidarme mejor.

It’s been one crazy year guys, it’s had it’s ups and downs and it has gone by so fast, I can’t believe I’ve been all fitness-y for a year now, I’m so proud of myself. You know, I’ve never really struggled with weight, so that wasn’t a goal when I first got into pole fitness, I just wanted to do something to keep my body healthy and make it stronger, well a year later I can tell you I feel so much stronger, my body has changed so much in these past 12 months, I’m still skinny but in a healthy “muscle-y” way and I’m liking it, I can feel how my whole body is more toned and strong now, I’m doing things I never thought I would be able to and it makes me happy.

Ha sido un año super loco, con sus buenas y malas, y se ha ido de volada, no puedo creer que haya estado ejercitandome tanto durante ya un año, me siento muy orgullosa. La verdad es que nunca he batallado con eso del peso, así que no era una de mis metas cuando comencé, sólo quería hacer algo para mantener mi cuerpo sano y fortalecerlo, pues un año después puedo decirles que me siento así, más fuerte, siento que mi cuerpo ha cambiado mucho en éstos últimos 12 meses, aún estoy delgada, pero más de un modo saludable y con músculos, y me gusta eso, puedo sentr como se ha tonificado mi cuerpo y como ha aumentado mi fuerza, esytoy haciendo tantas cosas que nunca pensé podría lograr, y eso me hace feliz.

I think that’s one of the best things about pole fitness, it makes you feel strong, badass, unstoppable, powerful. When I started a year ago I never thought I’d be able to do so many things, and now, a year later I’ve realized how strong, brave, fierce and flexible I am, last month we celebrated National Urban Pole Fitness day and it was so awesome, that I actually cried over how happy it makes me (a very tired me cried actually), there’s really not much I can say, just that I’m happy I took the decision a year ago to do this for myself, and I hope to keep on doing it for years to come.

Creo que esa es una de las mejores cosas del pole fitnes, te hace sentir la más fuerte, imparable y poderosa. Cuando empecé hace un año nunca creí que podría hacer muchas cosas de las que ahora he logrado, un año después me doy cuenta de lo fuerte, valiente e increíble que soy, el mes pasado celebramos el Día Nacional del Pole Fitness Urbano, y fue tan genial, la verdad es que hasta lloré de lo feliz que me hace (una yo muy cansada lloró), no hay mucho más que pueda decir, sólo lo feliz que me hace el haber tomado la decisión hace un año de hacer ésto para mí, y que espero seguir practicándolo muchos años más.


Last year I listed my health goals here on the blog, and I though that now is the perfect time to revisit that list and update you on my progress.

  • Quit smoking (10 14 weeks so far!). 13 months today!
  • Working out (EDIT: 2 months!). 1 year today, started doing it twice a week, now I’m doing it thrice a week.
  • Drink more water (started on September 1st the #watergallonchallenge). I drink between 1lt and 1.5lts daily.
  • Going to bed earlier. – 11:00pm is the latest I go to bed on weekdays.
  • Cut back on sugars. – I barely have sugars now, I now pay attention to added sugars on processed foods.
  • Start running to eventually run a marathon. – Still on hold, maybe this year?
  • EDIT: Start a steady skin care routine – Created my own and even made a post about it.
  • EDIT (20/07/17): I tried dieting for almost three months, I wish to go back to it.
  • EDIT (20/07/17): Meditate on a daily basis.

El año pasado les compartí mis metas en cuanto a salud en un post, se me ocurrió que no hay mejor momento para revisarla que el día de hoy.

  • Dejar de fumar (¡10 14 semanas ya!) 13 meses.
  • Hacer ejercicio (EDICIÓN: ya 2 meses en clases de pole fitness) 1 año, y aumenté a hacerlo tres veces por semana.
  • Beber más agua (El 1o de Septiembre comencé el #watergallonchallenge) Estoy tomando entre 1 y 1.5lts diarios.
  • Irme a dormir más temprano. – Lo más tarde que voy a dormir entre semana son las 11, y eso ya es muuuuy tarde.
  • Reducir mi consumo de azúcares. – Empecé una dieta que duró casi 3 meses, pero quiero volver a ella, ahora me fijo más en las azúcares añadidas de alimentos procesados.
  • Empezar a correr para eventualmente inscribirme a una carrera. – Aún no, quizá éste año.
  • EDICIÓN: Comenzar una rutina de cuidado de la piel – La hice y hasta tengo un post sobre ella.
  • EDICIÓN (20/07/2017): Meditar a diario.

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  1. This is amazing! Congratulations for meeting so many of your goals! xoxo

  2. That is so wonderful! Congratulations Daniela!

  3. Proud of you Daniela. What wonderful progress you have made. Dedication and hard work without going to extremes like I did. X

    1. Thank you Matt, yesss, I’m keeping my obsessive compulsions on check to no over do it 🙂

  4. Woww this is really really cool and amazing.
    Congrats for your powerful achievement

    1. Aww thank you very much for your kind words! 😀

  5. claudia cáceres fox

    muchas felicidades Danny ,esa constancia te va a llevar , a cumplir todos tus sueños

  6. Congrats Daniela!! This is amazing, keep it up 😀

  7. You’re killing it girl! Congrats!💖💖

  8. O wow! I need to learn from you. My journey is not working well since I don’t push myself hard. Now I get motivation from you. I will work on mine better!

    1. Aww I’m glad to read that you found this motivating!! 😀

      1. You really make me want to workout more and record my work in my blog since fitness is always my love and struggle with.

        1. You should definitely try it Maggie! 😀

  9. Awesome work! I love reading other’s goals, and I really want to give pole fitness a go – seems like fun and a challenge!

    Natalie | http://nataliesalchemy.wordpress.com

    1. It totally is worth it!! 😀 <3

  10. Oh that’s really great! Congrats X
    Each year I’m settings goals that I never achieve.. I’m desperate aha! 🙁

    1. Take it one day at a time, you’ll see how much better that works 🙂 at least that’s how I’ve been doing it! <3

  11. Muchísimas felicidades, Dani <3 De verdad es muy difícil crear hábitos nuevos, batallas bastante porque no son algo que haces cotidianamente, y te admiro por tener un año de tantos cambios. Se dicen fácil, pero solo las personas que han intentado saben la fuerza y disciplina que se necesitan. ¡Que sigas así! <3 <3 Un abrazote <3


    1. Casi me sacas las lágrimas para variar con ese hermoso comentario, la verdad, sí, no ha sido fácil, pero ahora estoy tan contenta que no quiero parar! 🙂

  12. This is so fucking awesome and inspirational. It’s been 7 month and 23 days and I am still on track for my fitness goals. But drinking water, not taking sugar and going to bed early has been tossed out the window! I shall do it after reading this blog!!! Good job. Keep it up.

    1. Thank you, I’m glad to read about your journey, keep it up!! 😀 <3

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    1. OMG! Thank you, that’s so sweet, lemme stop by 🙂

  14. Great work! Congratulations on your achievements

  15. Great progress! These are great 🙂

  16. This was such an inspiring read, and I’ll definitely keep it in the back of my mind for my own fit journey as motivation! Congrats on achieving so many goals, and best of luck with the running!

    1. Aww comments like yours make my day, you keep it up, I’m sure you’ll achieve yours and it’ll seem like time went by so fast!! <3

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  18. Well done and keep it up … I am on my 5th month of my fitness journey and I can say is really worth. I am looking forward to my year too and see how much progress I can make if it.

    1. Yaaaay! I’m so happy to read this, keep it up!! 😀 <3

  19. What an amazing journey! Congratulations, and best of luck as you continue with your personal fitness 🙂

  20. Wow! Well done. I need to set some goals!

  21. Great Story, glad to read 😊

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, I’m glad you liked it!

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  23. Don’t know you personally but I am so proud of you!! Keep it going!!!!

    1. Aww thank you so much!! 😀 <3

  24. Congratulations on checking off some of those goals!! Good for you and stay strong! 💪🏽

  25. Amazing, so many crossed off the list! You might add a 10k or half to your list to make that marathon one seem less daunting! Pole dancing must be the most fun way to get fit, I loved the 8 week class I did!

    1. Yeah I think you’re right on that 5 or 10k one! And pole fitness is amazing!! 🙂

  26. An inspiring journey. Congratulations on your progress!

  27. Congratulations on your tremendously successful story!

  28. Awesome to see your progress!!

  29. Congratulations! I’m starting my own fitness journey too. Exciting!

    1. Yaaay, I’m so excited to read that! Best of lucks!

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  31. Great progress

  32. Hell yes!! This is so awesome. I’ve always wanted to try a pole class because of the strength I KNOW it takes to maneuver on that pole. Good for you 🙂

    1. Thanks! You totally should, won’t regret it! 🙂

  33. Woww I am so inspired. I am too on a similar boat and loving this Fitness journey. I have never tried Pole Fitness, but looking at your pictures, now I really want to try that too. Kudos to you for being on track. I love Yoga and love working on my backbends

    1. Thank you! You should try it!! I wish you the best on your journey! 🙂

  34. Hi, good post… I’ve always wanted to try pole fitness! I believe I might try it out!

  35. Thats amazing !! Super inspiring

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  37. Wow, I seriously missed so much!! So happy to see you achieve your health goals! Totally inspiring! Plus you look amazing babe! x

    1. Aww Ciarra! Thank you very very much! It’s been quite a journey, but I’m keeping it up! 🙂 <3

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you like it! 😀

  38. Congrats! Posts like this are so important and inspiring! 🙂

    1. Aww thanks so much Beth, I’m glad you think so 🙂

  39. Incredible, well done you for all of your hard work. Keep it up!!

  40. Amazing! You really crushed your goals last year. Maybe write a post on how to do it as well as you?? I know I would read!

    1. That’s a great idea!! I’ll have to work on it! 🙂


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