MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!

MY INTRO

ALOHA AND WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL BLOG!!! I THOUGHT WHY NOT SHARE MY PERSONAL GAINS & STRUGGLES THAT LIFE PUTS OUT TO EACH AND ONE OF US. I FEEL THAT THROUGH THE GIFT OF "GIVING & SHARING", THERE IS NO WAY BETTER THAN START THIS BLOG WHICH IS ALL ABOUT ME, MY OHANA (FAMILY), HOALOHA (FRIENDS), AND EVEN ENEMIES WHICH ARE THE VERY ONES I NEED TO LOVE AND ACCEPT.


I'LL SAY THIS STRAIGHT UP, I DON'T HOLD BACK MY FEELINGS FOR ANYONE AND IT'LL COME OUT OF MY MOUTH ON HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU AND OTHERS. I DON'T GO BEHIND ANYONE'S BACK AND START RUMOURS WITH HOPES THAT IT WILL CIRCLE AROUND AND FINALLY HIT ITS TARGET. WHY TAKE THE LONG ROUTE WHEN I CAN GO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT. PERSONALLY, I THINK THAT IS THE "REAL" WAY OF LIVING LIFE, "BE REAL" AT ALL TIMES EVEN WHEN THE WORLD IS WATCHING.


ON THE OTHER NOTE, "I AM" THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE FROM THE WAY "I SEE IT". I AM NOT SPEAKING FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S FEEDBACK OR "CONCEITEDNESS". "THIS IS" WHAT I CHOOSE TO SEE MYSELF EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP FROM MY BED AND THANK "AKUA" (GOD) FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY TO LIVE, REGARDLESS OF REGRETS FROM THE "YESTERDAYS" TO THE FEARS OF "TOMMOROWS".


IN MY EYES, LIVING A "BEAUTIFUL LIFE" CAN ONLY BE ATTAINED BY "CHOICE" AND IT REQUIRES "INTEGRITY", "HONESTY", "UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE", "FORGIVENESS" AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, "LOVE".


AS MY BEAUTIFUL ANCESTORS HAVED ALWAYS BELIEVED:


'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana.


WHICH MEANS, RECOGNIZE OTHERS, BE RECOGNIZED, HELP OTHERS, BE HELPED; SUCH IS A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP.


SO ONCE AGAIN, "WELCOME TO MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!"


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SLOWLY RECOVERING FROM MY FLU... STILL GOING STRONG ON MY WORKOUTS!!!

ALOHA EVERYONE!!!

I'M STILL FIGHTING THE FLU AND I'M STILL PUSHING MYSELF FORWARD THRU MY WORKOUTS!!!

TODAY WAS A "REST DAY" FROM MY "HYPERTROPHY STRENGTH TRAINING" BUT I STILL HAVE 2 SESSIONS TO DO...

"21 DAY FIX"...


AND LATER ON IN THE LATE AFTERNOON...  I'LL DO MY TEAM CHALLENGE, "WAIPA'S 45 MINUTES OF I LOVE CARDIO!!!" WITH MY CLIENTS!!!

SO FAR SO GOOD...  I AM FEELING THE FATIGUE BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT IS THE POST WORKOUT FEELING I LOOK FORWARD TO!!!

LASTNIGHT I DID "DAY TWO - TEAM CHALLENGE" AT WORK AND IT WAS SLIGHTLY TOUGHER THAN THE DAY BEFORE...  BUT I FELT GREAT AFTER FINISHING STRONG!!!


ANOTHER ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO ALSO COMPLETED "DAY TWO",

TWITCHELL, VALADEZ, GREYDANUS, HORN, BACH, AND MYSELF!!!

THINGS ARE GOING VERY WELL!!!


YOU MISS ME...  LOL!!!

LOOKS LIKE I AM DUE FOR ANOTHER HAIRCUT AND A SHAVE SOON!!!







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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I'M BACK TO WORKING OUT... SICK OR NOT HERE I COME!!!

ALOHA EVERYONE!!!

AFTER A SICKLY WEEKEND WITH THE FLU...  MISSING ALL MY WORKOUTS ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY...  IT WASN'T A FUN FEELING AT ALL.  LYING IN BED FEELING POWERLESS AND HELPLESS...  LOL...  I HATE IT WHEN I'M COUGHING, BODY ACHES AND CHILLS, RASPY SORE THROAT, AND STUFFY SINUSES...  BLAHHH!!!

I FORCED MYSELF TO SLEEP UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND DRINKING LOTS OF WATER...  

MONDAY MORNING...  I STILL WAS FEELING ILL...  BUT I COULDN'T STAND IT ANYMORE AND I FORCED MYSELF TO GET OUT OF BED AND CONTINUE ON WITH MY WORKOUTS!!!

FIRST THING FIRST...



MAN WAS I PRETTY WEAK AND OUT OF IT...  BUT I KEPT PUSHING MYSELF AND BY THE END OF BOTH WORKOUTS, I STARTED TO FEEL BETTER OVERALL.

ALSO FOR THIS WEEK, I STARTED ANOTHER TEAM CHALLENGE AT WORK FOR MY CO-WORKERS...

WAIPA'S "45 MINUTES OF I LOVE CARDIO!!!" TEAM CHALLENGE!!!

FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS THE FOLLOWING NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED IN ANY ORDER:

15 MINUTES - STATIONARY BIKE/ELLIPTICAL
15 MINUTES RUNNING/WALKING
15 MINUTES - JUMP ROPES/JUMPING JACKS

ALL OF THESE CAN BE MODIFIED PER INDIVIDUAL'S ABILITY TO AVOID INJURIES!!!

AND THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP!!!  I WAS VERY HAPPY TO SEE NINE PEOPLE SIGNED UP!!!

SO DAY ONE WAS "AWESOME"...  I GOT TO DO MINES WITH MY CLIENTS AND IT WAS PRETTY CHALLENGING FOR SOME...  I THINK FOR SOME, "CARDIO" IS NOT TAKEN AS SERIOUSLY AS "WEIGHT/STRENGTH TRAINING"...  ALTHOUGH IT SHOULD!!!


I GOT 3 CO-WORKERS WHO ARE OUT OF TOWN FOR WORK-RELATED TRAININGS AND THEY ALL TEXTED ME LASTNIGHT THAT THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR CARDIO CHALLENGE FOR THE DAY!!!



THESE PICS WERE TAKEN FROM KENAI FROM MY CO-WORKER, GENTLE!!!


AS FOR ME...  I HAVEN'T RAN FOR SOME TIME AND RUNNING WITH A FLU WAS CHALLENGE WITH SHORT BREATH AND COUGHS...  LOL!!!  AND JUMP ROPES WAS EVEN TOUGHER!!!  THE BIKE WAS THE EASIEST...  BUT DOING ALL 3 BACK TO BACK TO BACK WAS SO WORTH IT!!!

THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE THAT COMPLETED DAY ONE:

GENTLE, VALADEZ, TWITCHELL, GREYDANUS, HORN, AND MYSELF!!!  KEEP IT GOING FOLKS...  ALL OF YOU ARE AMAZING PEOPLE!!!

THE POST WORKOUT FEELING IS THE FEELING EVER!!!

4 MORE DAYS TO GO!!!




SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

MY BATTLE WITH THE FLU... LOL!!!

ALOHA EVERYONE!!!

EARLIER IN THE WEEK I BEGAN TO HAVE MINOR SNIFFLES AND COUGHS WHICH I WAS HOPING IT WOULD GO AWAY BUT IT DIDN'T...  LOL!!!  I WOKE UP FRIDAY MORNING AND FELT LIKE MY LUNGS WAS GONNA CRASH ON ME...  BUT STILL I DID MY "WOD" (WORKOUT OF THE DAY) FOR MY "21 DAY FIX" AND HEADED OUT TO WORK. 

MY STATS:

I FELT MY FLU WAS GETTING STRONGER AND I CONTINUED TO PUSH FORWARD AND AT LEAST FINISH OFF THE DAY WHICH I DID.

I ALSO MADE SEVERAL COMMITMENTS TO OTHERS AND SHOW SUPPORT AND HELP OUT WITH MY FRIENDS AFTER WORK...  AND I'M GLAD I DID BECAUSE I HATE LETTING PEOPLE DOWN.

I WENT AHEAD AND SUPPORTED MY BASKETBALL TEAM, "TEAM AWWWRITE!!!"...  AN ALL-LADIES TEAM PLAYING IN THE ANNUAL "K-300 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT".











GOOD GAME LADIES!!!  IT WAS A TOUGH GAME BUT YOU ALL PLAYED "AWWWESOME!!!"



I ALSO HAD MY FAVORITE CHEERLEADER WITH ME TOO...



SHE SURE PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE AND IN MY HEART!!!

AS SOON AS THE GAME WAS OVER...  I HEADED OUT TO THE RIVER FOR THE FIREWORKS SHOW!!!


THE RACE STARTED AND AFTER THE LAST RACE TAKES OFF...  THEN WE LAUNCHED THE FIREWORKS!!!

ALL WHILE I WAS STILL FEELING SICK...  AS SOON AS IT WAS OVER...  I HEADED OVER TO A RESTAURANT, "FRONT STREET" TO ORDER SOME SOUP TO HOPEFULLY MAKE IT BETTER...


HOT & SOUR SOUP...  YUMMY!!!



AS SOON AS I WAS DONE WITH IT...  I WENT STRAIGHT HOME AND STRAIGHT TO BED!!!




HAPPY "ALOHA FRIDAY"...

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

I START ANOTHER NEW PROGRAM... "21 DAY FIX!!!"

ALOHA EVERYONE!!!

NOW THAT I'VE FINISHED MY FIRST ROUND OF PIYO...  IT IS TIME TO DO ANOTHER PROGRAM CALLED THE "21 DAY FIX".  I'VE HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS  AND I WAS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS BY MY COACH AS WELL.

SO...  WHAT IS THIS "21 DAY FIX" PROGRAM???  TO BE HONEST...  I'LL TELL AFTER 3 WEEKS...  WAIT...  I'LL JUST SHOW YOU THE PICS...  LOL!!!



AND SO MY JOURNEY BEGINS...





I GET A CALL THAT A DEAR OLD FRIEND OF MINE IS VISITING BETHEL FOR THE DAY...  AND OFF I GO TO SEE HIM!!!


MY GOOD BUDDY, DAVID TWITCHELL WHOM I'VE KNOWN FOR YEARS AS FAR AS 2001!!!  MAN...  WE'VE BEEN THROUGH SOME CRAZY STUFF...  LETS JUST SAY THAT IT IS ALL BEHIND US NOW...  LOL!!!!

SHHH!!!

I TOOK HIM OUT TO LUNCH AT SUBWAY AND THEN I GAVE HIM A TOUR AT THE NEWLY OPENED YK FITNESS POOL CENTER!!!





BROTHER...  IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE YOU...  EVEN FOR A LITTLE WHILE...  IT IS THOSE LITTLE MOMENTS THAT TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE AND IT ALSO REMINDS ME TO ALWAYS BE TRUE TO MY HEART AND KEEP THE FRIENDSHIP FOREVER!!!

GOD BLESS TWITCHELL...  I'LL SEE YOU IN MARCH!!!


NOW BACK TO WORKING OUT...  LOL!!!





WOW...  ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT "HIIT" FOR 30 MINUTES!!!  ITS GRUELING THAN EVER AND GUESS WHAT...  I ACTUALLY LOVE IT...  LOL!!!

THIS PROGRAM ALSO HAS A SYSTEM ON HOW TO PACK YOUR MEALS WITHOUT SO MUCH COUNTING CALORIES AND READING LABELS...  HOWEVER...  IN MY OPINION...  THE EATING AND PACKING YOUR MEALS IN THIS SMART WAY SYSTEM WITH THE COLOR CODED CONTAINERS IS MORE OF A CHALLENGE...  AND I MEANT "PREPARATION" WISE...  LOL!!!  BUT THAT IS JUST ME...  I STILL LOVE THE WAY IT IS DESIGNED TO INCORPORATE EVERYTHING ALL TOGETHER AND KEEPING IT SIMPLE!!!

ALSO ON ANOTHER NOTE...  I ATTENDED A "2-DAY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP" WHICH I ENJOYED VERY MUCH...  IT BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES OF SIMILAR WORKSHOPS THAT I'VE TAKEN BACK IN 1996!!!

THE COOL THING ABOUT IT WAS THE TERM, "MOTIVATION" & "INSPIRATION" WAS STRONGLY USED AND FACILITATED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  GUESS I ALREADY HAD IN ME A LONG TIME AGO...  AND I SO HAPPY TO KNOW THAT "I AM" A LEADER TO MYSELF AND MANY OTHERS OUT THERE...  I MAY NOT SHOW IT AND OWN IT IN MY OUTWARD APPEARANCE, BUT I DEFINITELY CELEBRATE MY VICTORIES AND GLORIES IN THE INSIDE!!!



SPORTING MY BRAND NEW T-SHIRT...  REPRESENTING MY DAUGHTER, KAHEALANI WHERE WE BOTH MAKE AN "AWWWESOME" TEAM TOGETHER IN WHATEVER WE DO TOGETHER...  "FATHER & DAUGHTER" FOR LIFE!!!






TIM, OUR FACILITATOR!!!



OUR NOTES AND FEEDBACKS!!!




AFTER A WONDERFUL AND "AWWWESOME" 2 DAYS OF LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP...  IT WAS TIME FOR SOME RELAXATION!!!

AND THAT IS WHAT I DID...





MY BEAUTIFUL MARCY!!!





LOOK WHO I HAVEN'T SEEN FOR AWHILE...  I FORGOT HER NAME...  LOL...  NAH...  JK...  MY "AWWWESOME" SISTER, BROYLINE!!!



AND THE BEAUTIFUL FAMILY OF ODILIA TOMAS AND HER BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN!!!



AND IT'S TIME FOR "WATER POLO" FUN!!!










THAT'S RIGHT PEOPLE...  HIT THE POOL AND COOL OFF AND ENJOY THE NIGHT AWAY!!!

AND THAT IS HOW ENED MY BUSY WEEK OF WORKOUTS, WORKSHOPS, POOL FUN, REUNION WITH MY SIS & NIECE...  AND FRIENDS TOO!!!






ISN'T THAT THE TRUTH???



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