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!!!"


AWWWRITE!!!


WAIPA



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Sunday, January 6, 2013

"PROJECT SYNERGY" - WEEK 01 - RECAP.

WAIPA’S RELECTION ON “PROJECT SYNERGY”

WEEK 01 “RECAP” – 12/30/12 – 01/05/13

WEIGHT TRAINING:

SUNDAY REST DAY + CHEAT DAY!!!
MONDAY CARDIO + CHEST & SHOULDERS
TUESDAY CARDIO ONLY
WEDNESDAY CARDIO + BACK & ARMS
THURSDAY CARDIO ONLY
FRIDAY CARDIO + LEGS & TRUNKS
SATURDAY REST DAY!!!

CARDIO TRAINING:  A COMBINATION OF RUNNING, AEROBICS, & CARDIO BOXING AT MODERATE INTENSITY FOR A TOTAL OF 30 MINUTES.

ALOHA “TEAM AWWWRITE!!!”

I HAD AN “AWWWESOME” WEEK.  ENDING THE LAST DAY OF 2012 WITH “CARDIO + CHEST & SHOULDERS” WORKOUTS WAS THE BEST THING FOR ME TO WELCOME THE NEW YEAR 2013!!!  IT ALSO BROUGHT A PEACEFUL FEELING IN MY HEART & SOUL THAT “I AM” TRULY LIVING “MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE”AS I SAID I WILL.  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I COULD TRULY FEEL THE SPIRIT OF GOD REMINDINGME THAT HE HAS NEVER LEFT ME ALONE AND BEHIND DURING MY STRUGGLES IN LIFE.  AND FOR THAT, I AM VERY GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL FOR HIS PRESENCE IN MY LIFE.
I ALSO CELEBRATED NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE BETHEL FIRE DEPARTMENT HELPING OUT WITH THEIR ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW.  THE WEATHER WAS WARM AND BEAUTIFUL WITH OCCASIONAL SNOW.  THE FIREWORKS WAS A SIGHT TO SEE AND TO HEAR THE COMMUNITY OF BETHEL, ALASKA CHEERING ON AND APPLAUDING AND BEEPING THEIR CAR HORNS TOLD ME THAT WE DID GOOD.
AFTER THAT I WENT OVER TO MY FRIEND’S TERESA’S HOME WITH FRIENDS TO WELCOME THE YEAR 2013!!!  WE ENJOYED GOOD FOODS, DRINKS, AND COMPANY.  WE TALKED AND LAUGHED THE NIGHT AWAY WITH STORIES OF THE PAST.  THANK YOU TERESA FOR OPENING UP YOUR HOME FOR ALL OF US TO ENJOY!!!
FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK, I STUCK TO THE WORKOUT SCHEDULE AND IT WAS GRUELING ACCORDING TO MY BODY…  LOL!!!  I ALSO SIGNED UP FOR “FITNESS CHALLENGE” WHICH IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE “YUKON KUSKOKWIM HEALTH CENTER”.  ME AND SEVERAL FRIENDS SIGNED UP TOGETHER AS A TEAM AS THIS IS A TEAM COMPETITION WITH OTHER TEAMS PARTICIPATING.  TAKE A WILD GUESS WHAT OUR TEAM NAME IS…  YOU GUESSED IT RIGHT…  “TEAM AWWWRITE!!!”
AND I ENDED MY WEEK THE BEST WAY EVER.  I TOOK ON ANOTHER CHALLENGE…  “DOG MUSHING!!!”  SINCE I MOVED TO BETHEL, ALASKA, I FOUND OUT HOW SERIOUS DOG MUSHING IS.  THEY EVEN HAVE AN ANNUAL DOG MUSHING RACE KNOWN AS THE “K-300 RACE”.  IT’S A HUGE EVENT AND MANY DOG MUSHERS FROM ALL OVER COMPETE IN THE 300 MILE RACE STARTING FROM BETHEL, ALASKA TO ANIAK, ALASKA AND BACK.  CLICK ON THE LINK:  http://k300.org/ FOR MORE DETAILS.
ANYWAYS BACK TO MY STORY, I WAS INVITED BY VETERAN DOG MUSHER, JOHN SIMON TO COME VISIT HIM AND HIS DOG SLED TEAM WITH A PRACTICE RUN.  AT FIRST I WAS SCARED AS I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WAS EXCITED AND ANXIOUS TO SEE AND FEEL WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE IN A DOG MUSHER’S SHOES.  SO I WENT OVER TO HIS RESIDENCE AND MET HIS 20+ DOGS AND HIS TWO WONDERFUL SONS, TERRELL AND JONATHAN.  THEY WERE JUST AS EAGER AND HAPPY TO GIVE A QUICK LESSON ME WITH POINTERS AND TIPS ON THE BASICS OF DOG HANDLING.  WHILE MR. SIMON GAVE ME A BRIEF HSITORY ON WHAT IT TAKES TO RAISE A DOG MUSHING TEAM.  HE EXPLAINS TO ME THAT IT TAKES “COMMITMENT”, “DETERMINATION”, “HARD WORK” AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…  YOU RAISE THEM AS FAMILY. MR. SIMON ALSO TOLD ME THAT HE JUST WATERED THE DOGS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THEIR RUN AS THEY WILL NEED ALL THE HYDRATION NECCESARRY.  I WITNESS MR. SIMON, TERRELL, AND JONATHAN OVERLOOKING THEIR DOGS AND I’M DEEPLY MOVED AT HOW THEY ALL WORK TOGETHER AND PREPARE THEIR DOG TEAM FOR A PRACTICE RUN.  I GOT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SOME OF HIS DOGS AND HOOKED THEM TO THEIR DESIGNATED LINES.  THESE DOGS WERE SUPER ANXIOUS TO GO OUT AND RUN.  I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THEY WERE REALLY SAYING IN DOG LANGUAGE.  I’LL PROBABLY NEVER KNOW BUT IT WAS OKAY…  LOL!!!  I’M ALSO TOLD THAT HIS DOGS ARE A MIX BREED OF “HOUND” FOR SPEED AND “HUSKIE” FOR ENDURING THE EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURES.  HE ALSO NAMED MOST OF HIS DOGS AFTER SPORTS CELEBRITIES WHICH I CAN’T REMEMBER ALL AT ONCE EXCEPT FOR ONE PARTICULAR DOG NAMED “DEBRA” WHO WAS GOING TO BE THE LEADER OF THE PACK FOR THIS PRACTICE RUN.  AND NOW IT WAS TIME FOR THE PRACTICE RUN.  MR. SIMON HAD TERRELL AND JONATHAN ON A SNOWMACHINE TO FOLLOW AND THEN HAS ME SIT ON HIS SLED AND GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF MY LIFE.  AND BY THIS TIME, I WAS READY TO DO THIS.  AS SOON AS I SAT DOWN, THE DOGS WERE ALL BARKING UP A STORM AND READY TO GO AND THE LAST WORDS OUT OF MR. SIMON’S MOUTH “ARE YOU READY???” AND I SAID “YES I AM” AND OFF WE WENT.

AS SOON AS WE TOOK OFF, MY ENTIRE SURROUNDINGS WHEN FROM LOUD BARKINGS FROM THE DOGS TO COMPLETE SILENCE.  IT WAS ALL TOO QUIET AND FOR A MOMENT I THOUGHT I WAS IN A DREAM BECAUSE IT WAS SO PEACEFUL.  I’M SEEING THE DOGS RUNNING AND KICKING UP SNOW POWDER AS THEY DASH AND YET IT WAS IN COMPLETE SILENCE.  THE WIND BLOWING PAST MY EARS, THE VIEW OF THE BEAUTIFUL SNOW COVERED TUNDRAS, THE LOW CLOUDS OVERCAST, AND THE A SMALL LIGHT FROM THE AFTERNOON SUN PEAKING THROUGH THE CLOUDS EVERY NOW AND THEN.  THIS HAS MADE IT ALL TOO PERFECT AS I COULDN’T IMAGINE POSSIBLE WHILE TRAVELING IN PEACE.  THEN THE WORDS:  “GEE” CAME OUT OF MR. SIMON’S MOUTH AS WE WERE APPROACHING AN ONCOMING SNOWMACHINER.  AND THE DOGS SLIGHTLY MOVED TO THE RIGHT AND CONTINUED RIGHT BACK ONTO THE TRAIL.  THEN I HEARD “WHOA!!!” AND THE DOGS CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP AS WE LET CARS CROSS A FROZEN LAKE KNOWN AS “H-MARKER LAKE” BEFORE WE CONTINUED ON.  WE CONTINUED OUT FOR NEARLY 4 MILES BEFORE WE DID A U-TURN HEADING BACK.  AS WE WERE GETTING CLOSER TO HOME MY OPPORTUNITY CAME AND I WAS READY, MR. SIMON LETS ME GET INTO THE MUSHER’S SPOT AND HE THEN SITS ON THE SLED.  HE SHOWED ME THE “BRAKES” AND THE “DRAG” AND WHERE TO HOLD ON TO AND HOW TO LEAN WHEN NECCESARRY.  AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, OFF I WENT WITH THE DOGS.  AND FROM THIS VIEW IT WAS EVEN MORE AMAZING AND A FEELING I CANNOT EXPRESS IN WORDS, PICTURES, OR VIDEOS.  THIS HAS TO BE EXPERIENCED.  I COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW FAST WE ARRIVED BACK TO MR. SIMON’S RESIDENCE.  I HONESTLY FELT LIKE A KID WANTING TO GO OUT AND RIDE THE MERRIE GO ROUND AGAIN AND IF I DIDN’T I’D THROW A BIG TANTRUM...  LOL!!!  BUT IN THE END, I WAS VERY HAPPY AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.  ANOTHER “CHECK OFF MARK” ON MY BUCKET LIST!!!  I HELPED PUT THE DOGS BACK TO THEIR DESIGNATED KENNEL AND GATTHERED UP ALL THE DOG HARNESS AS MR. SIMON WAS ALREADY PREPARING DINNER FOR HIS LOVABALE AND ADORABLE DOGS.  AS I WAS READY TO LEAVE I GAVE MY “ALOHA A HUI HOU” (FAREWELL UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN) EMBRACE AND OFF I WENT INTO MY TRUCK HEADING BACK HOME.

I WANT TO GIVE A WORLDY ROUND OF “LOVE & ALOHA” TO MR. JOHN SIMON AND HIS OHANA INCLUDING ALL HIS DOGS TOO.  I AM HONORED TO HAVE THIS MAN IN MY CIRCEL OF FRIENDS.  AND THIS IS ONLY PART OF WHY I LIVE “MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE”.

TO ALL MY OHANA, HOALOHA, AND FANS WORLDWIDE…  MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!  2013 IS GOING TO A BIGGER AND BETTER YEAR FOR ALL OF US.





MY 1ST DOG MUSHING EXPERIENCE IN BETHEL, ALASKA WITH VETERAN, JOHN SIMON - PART 01


MY 1ST DOG MUSHING EXPERIENCE IN BETHEL, ALASKA WITH VETERAN, JOHN SIMON - PART 02



Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it! 

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

AWWWRITE!!!

WAIPA

PLANS FOR WEEK 02 – 01/06/13 – 01/12/13:

WEIGHT TRAINING:
SUNDAY REST DAY + CHEAT DAY!!!
MONDAY CARDIO + CHEST & SHOULDERS
TUESDAY CARDIO ONLY
WEDNESDAY CARDIO + BACK & ARMS
THURSDAY CARDIO ONLY
FRIDAY CARDIO + LEGS & TRUNKS
SATURDAY REST DAY!!!

CARDIO TRAINING:  A COMBINATION OF RUNNING, AEROBICS, & CARDIO BOXING AT MODERATE INTENSITY FOR A TOTAL OF 30 MINUTES.

MY PERSONAL GOALS

01 – I PUT MYSELF FIRST ON THE TOP OF MY PRIORITY LIST.
02 – I FIGHT ALL FOOD TEMPTATIONS THAT LEADS ME OFF FOCUS.
03 – I LISTEN TO MY BODY.
04 – I DELIBERATELY PRACTICE PATIENCE & SELF CONTROL.
05 – I STICK TO MY TRAINING (CARDIO & WEIGHTS) AS SCHEDULED.
06 – I STICK TO MY ALLOWED DAILY CALORIES INTAKE.
07 – I EAT MOSTLY UNPROCESSED FOODS.
08 – I GET AT LEAST 8 HOURS OF SLEEP.
09 – I FUEL MY ACTIONS WITH COURAGE, TRUST, & CONFIDENCE.
10 – I TRUST THE PROCESS OF “MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE”.
11 – I LIVE MY LIFE WITH “INTEGRITY”.
12 – I LOVE MYSELF UNCONDTIONALLY.
13 – I PRAY AND THANK GOD FOR ALL & EVERYTHING HE’S DONE FOR ME.