Saturday, October 12, 2013

Perfect timings

I found an awesome blog while doing a search for a quote on life and it was so on the nail that I subscribed to their blog. And everytime I get an email from them, it touches heart strings and totally seems to be where I am in thought. I wanted to post the link to this entry but this one wasn't posted it was emailed.

Check out Marc and angel's blog. It's very mind clearing. 

Here is the email about "7 bad habits holding good people back" 

A change in bad habits leads to a good change in life…

Here are seven bad habits many of us repeatedly struggle with:

1.  Mulling over past hardships. – You’ll never see the great things ahead of you if you keep looking at the bad things behind you.  You are exactly where you need to be to reach your goals.  Everything you’ve been through was preparation for where you are right now and where you can be tomorrow.

2.  Holding on to things you need to let go of. – Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things in life that should not be.  Sometimes letting go is what makes us stronger, happier and more successful in the long run.

3.  Letting one dark cloud cover the entire sky. – Take a deep breath.  It’s just a bad moment, or a bad day, not a bad life.  Everyone has troubles.  Everyone makes mistakes.  The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.

4.  Spending time with people who make you unhappy. – People can be cruel, and sometimes they will be.  People can hurt you and break your heart, and sometimes they will.  But only YOU can allow them to continuously hurt you.  Value yourself enough to choose to spend time with people who treat you the way you treat them.  Know your worth.  Know when you have had enough.  And move on from the people who keep chipping away at your happiness.

5.  Not making time for those who matter most. – Too often we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone.  Appreciate what you have, who loves you and who cares for you.  You’ll never know how much they mean to you until the day they are no longer beside you.

6.  Discrediting yourself for everything you aren’t. – STOP discrediting yourself for everything you aren’t.  START giving yourself credit for everything that you are.

7.  Giving up who YOU are. – Remove yourself from any situation that requires you to give up any one of these three things:  1) Who you are.  2)  What you stand for.  3)  The goals you aspire to achieve..

Next steps…

Habits like these can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively.  You can’t live a happy, fulfilling life if you’re spending all your energy in the wrong ways.  You can, however, make adjustments starting today that will help you feel better, think more clearly, and live a life free of these bad habits.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Love My Kids

I love love love my kids. As much as I feel like I go crazy and feel angry and grumpy, I find so much happiness in them. Everytime I look at them I tear up thinking how sad I'm going to be when they don't want to be near me anymore or hold my hand and hug me. I wish I could keep them this small forever and I could just hold them all day. This past month has been trying but it also left me with some clarity that I needed so badly and with that came this giant relief that I could actually stop being so grumpy towards my kids and have more patience to handle the crazy they bring. I do hope this Patience will stick around long so I can continue this awesome pattern we have going. My kids have been amaingly awesome. This year has brought so many changes to their routine and me actually being serious about getting them on the right path to become good humans in the future. Z has grown so much since then. I can't believe it when I see him do things on his own everyday that just six months ago he wouldn't even brush his teeth t the sink or argue with me about it. Now he's just there doing it without me asking most of the time. I can rest knowing that he can do this on his own if I weren't there for some reason.  We've settled into a nice routine of homework, washing hands, brushing teeth, eating more healthy(try), limiting iPads, being outdoors and showering.  I'm one proud mama these days. Shows how much kids can learn quickly if you just put the time in to mold them.  

Been very very thankful for some good friends who have been living their lives all these years but have always been there in the background even when years had passed and we hasn't talked. I totally needed the support and advice and strength these few weeks and I don't know if I could have been sane without them. 

The light in town was gorgeous:

R enjoying the Friday night fireworks in Waikiki. Pure happiness 😍
My daily breakfast the last few months =)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Beach life

Plans with kids never go as planned. Woke up early to pick up a friend and go get us a plot at the community garden. Then planned a hike. Little did we know it was going to take two hours, scorching hot weather before we could get a spot. Kids were losing it and I was too. But, we got the spot, key in hand, and lots of plans. Hiking was out of the question after making two little kids wait for two hours so we decided on beach day!  We had planned to go to turtle bay since we wanted to try a mellow spot for the kids to snorkel but on our way there we got hit with the craziest traffic and had to turn around. Drove the other direction to head to baby maks and what was supposed to be a 30 minute drive to the beach ended up an hour!! By the time we got there the kids were going crazy but they were happy. It was a nice day to just sit back and let my body recharge from the week. Let it rest and let my achilles and shins heal. Definitely need to find more time to be around good people who will improve the quality of life and make you realize that you need to respect yourself and do something for you sometimes. =)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Outdoor Rain Workouts

Running in the rain is one of my favorites. I don't know why maybe because its chilly and gloomy and makes me less hot. All that goes on is trying to push through it and getting somewhere. Rain for the day on the other hand, not so fun because there isn't much else to do with two little boys who need to get energy out or they will drive me nuts a d eat everything in the house. 

My friend and I planned a 6a hike to some secret place she went on a week before but this crazy weather appeared the night before and wouldn't let up. Hiking in the rain in my opinion is little too dangerous because of all the mud and not being able to see ahead. The problem is once he alarm goes off, I can never go back to sleep or it will take a few hours to fall back asleep and then the kids will wake up and it'd be too late. So we decided to just go to the easy hike that had a paved path so we could at least go outside and make use of us being up already. It was probably one of the most fun times ever. Cold and windy. Good conversation and the only time I feel like I can escape.

Motivational shirts from runlikeagirlbc make me happy
Waterfalls on the highway

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

On The Outside

Got to hike with my outdoor partner for the first time in almost 4 months. Maybe longer. She hurt her knees on our annual 10k race and was out of commission for a long time. We went to the falls this past Saturday and it was so nice to get back into the groove. Lots to catch up on and lots more forests to see!! 

Jump into the ice pond!

The next day I went on another hike with an awesome girl I met on the hiking group a few weeks ago. She took me to a nice one. It was awful desert hot but at the top was a nice forest and view worth hiking for.  It was an intermediate hike and was pretty good that I hope I can join some of the advance hikes that have been coming up soon. So many new places I want to explore but I am unsure of my level of hiking ability and would hate to hold anyone back.  Its so nice to try new places with people who know the trails so I can go again on my own the next time, or explore and see where I can start running them on my own. My next and future goal is to start trail running on top of regular road runs and hiking. I need to get off this rock sometimes. So many mountains to see. Definitely added to a list of things I must do before I die. 

She's a better hiker than I am :

Morning drives

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Only Escape

Running, hiking, and anything that will help heal my head have been the only thing I can turn to when I need it most.  It is hard to get moving when pretty much everyone you know doesn't like to be active or say they like to but don't actually follow through.  MY good friend who I used to hike with on the weekends hurt her knees months ago on a run and I haven't ran or hiked with her in a long time.  I kept up the runs and increase with time and speed slowly..I find I run best alone with my head, music, pain.  But hiking is another story.  I like hiking alone if I know it but I won't try new ones alone because I don't know the trail and would hate to get lost or something happen and I am alone.  I like to try it once with someone who has done it first then I will go alone on the next time.  Saturday, I got the courage to FINALLY join a group I knew about who hike almost every weekend.  It was months since I looked them up and finally decided to get up the nerve and just show up.  It was a trail I really wanted to go try so I can start running it on my own time.  Perfect timing.  I have to say it was really a great experience and it was so nice to meet some awesome people young and old.  Everyone had a different story or issue they were dealing with on their own and it feels good to be surrounded by people who can share the common love of exploring and getting healthy.  Next time I'm definitely going with the intermediate half and doing the 6 hour hike.  I hope I can keep joining at least once a month so I can try new places for my future runs.  I need to stop pounding pavement and running trails more often..these would help me find new places to explore. =)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lots of Things Moving Forward

This new years started off with more telling myself that I will keep on moving and progressing in growing as a person and adult..In my adulthood I've had a lot of growing up to do and as tough as things can get it DOES help me learn to be me and be strong. I have slowly stopped letting everyone and everything else hold me back from being me and actually standing up for myself and saying "Screw that, I am going to do this whether you're with me or not" and it's helped me really gain some of my own "self" back which I have really lost the last decade or so.

Still dealing with many health and lower stomach issues..which when I look back I think I have anxiety but I also don't think the doctors had really solved the issues and now seeing the naturopath, he seems to actually be on a road to recovery..let's hope so. My stomach for year I have suffered with it being bloated and sore and had no idea why..nothing showed up that I had anything wrong..and for over a year I have seriously ate healthy and worked out like a madwoman and couldnt see a change in weight/size and actually kept getting grains, gluten, wheat, dairy and still nothing..In comes the naturopath and listened to my issues and said I may have hypothyroid even if it shows normal in my lets see if this herbal way will help. He also said my gallbladder was not working right which is why I had these weird oily poop (TMI!) so I started less than 5 days ago and so far seems like I see a slight change in my giant bloated stomach but I also have the wrost strep throat right now and can't see if I am getting better yet. Can't wait til I am not sick and in bed to see if things are getting back to normal..

here is a pic of my stomach in the morning without even eating!

Been feeling really lazy lately and not cooking so many fun things probably because I cannot eat most of them with all my limitation. But I do still cook some foods that I cannot eat just because. Especially when the kids want something like pancakes and they don't feel good. How can I not make them something.

some of the amazing sunrises this year
I'm going to get back into the cooking soon..and this year has been set for a lot of changes and new things and MORE hardcore excursions..I can't wait. Thanks to a few really good friends who have been supporting me with the outdoor excursions, it's been really fun to just get out there and be with people who can push you to keep going longer, faster, harder. 2013 here we come!
my good friend and outdoor partner
dinner for the family
some dinners..lucky i love broccoli
little love had hand foot and mouth it was awful
morning trails
little man's 3rd birthday and big brother

some really awesome people. we did it!!!!
can't say no to making kids pancakes from scratch when they are sick