Stargazing was cool and families, lovers and people with pets would take to the streets at night to look up. It was a healthy past time that didn’t feel like a workout. (Why?) Because it benefited the mind, body and soul.
It allows you to gain new perspective, looking at the same passageway under a different light. Opening up your mind and tapping into wonderment.
Conditioning through curiosity. You’re wondering, “What’s around the corner?” Then you look up to see a beautiful night sky approaching and take a deep breath. Brain cells are being intrigued and inspired, this is something you will never experience on a treadmill.
With all the benefits of clean oxygen and a beautiful view your soul can drink from this positive experience. Allowing mindfulness and acceptance to regenerate the deepest regions of your being. Uplifting the soul.
Include the ‘Ohana
Allow them to choose where you’ll walk.
Choose well lit, community spaces.
Bring flashlights and pets. (Make it fun.)
If you have time, pause and bring out a sketchbook.
Don’t look at your watch, look at their faces.
You can never take back time-spent so use it wisely. Stop regretting and start living your best life!
Schedule a day to stargaze and walk at night.
Level up by alternating a brisk walk into a stroll. For example: jog to the light pole and then walk to the next one.
Model the need for fitness during times of stress. Help your family adapt healthy habits because movement is a wonderful way to cope with stress. (My opinion isn’t medical advice, always consult your doctor.)
Sky’s the limit.
Looking up is the perfect reminder to our daily hustle, it connects us to the beauty around us.
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I speak from experience because if I waited I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m on a WholelisticFit journey and it’s not easy. Excuses and doubt happen but it shouldn’t become a defining factor.
Can you imagine a life without pain, sickness or disease?
What would it take to make that happen?
Stop trying to heal the world. Start healing yourself and the world will take notice. Start with YOU. Because if you’re like me, we’ve seen the headlines and feel the hurt. Our first reaction is sorrow and maybe hopelessness. Sometimes we stop moving all together because we’re chained by sadness. But that’s when you use your WHY to refocus and stay in motion.
Energize your fit schedule with an emotional connection to wellness. Develop a deep and rooted WHY into every squat, plank and burpee.
Make the extra effort, do what the average person wouldn’t. Stay consistent, persevere and believe in the process.
Speaking of process, I was talking to my sister, Make Mahalo, about our goals. She used the term, “the G-d process!” Which I understand as going through challenges KNOWING that there’s a lesson in the midst. The willingness to have faith and keep moving forward.
Will the life lessons ever stop? Probably not. The G-d process seems to be ingrained into the universe.
Keep moving forward!
So I’m doing another fitness concert, and it’s been awhile. The last one was in the Spring and it feels like decades. I can’t wait to sweat along side of some fabulous women and a few good men. The best part is blasting the music 🎶 and moving to the rhythm.
Also if you’re interested my blog WholelisticFit.com has a new article called, “WHY & WILLpower, which do you need first?” It list the 5-Steps-To-A-Strong-Why and includes some pinable quotes. Keep in mind that you have to be a MERMAID to read it, and membership is free. Click here to become a Mermaid.
I’m closing with a few vision boards I created and posted on Instagram! PEACE Be the Journey, Ho’omālamalama
The whole point to habit tracking is to shine a light on YOU. You’re basically paying attention to yourself. The vlog above and the pics in this post are from a habit I started with my Ohana. It was to run-away into nature on weekends.
Nature feels like a sanctuary from this digital world. It’s the only place that we can chillax. The idea was to plan, schedule and track what we do. So far so good.
I first started habit-tracking, back in the day, when trying to watch my water intake. Today I track all sorts of things. [Why?] Because understanding my habits has become a part of my holistic practice. You see I’m not interested in loosing weight but I am interested in lifestyle. That’s the #1 benefit to tracking, knowing your lifestyle.
This flows nicely with a post I did called Subconscious Curating. I also wrote an entire “how to” blogpost on my WholelisticFit page. I’ll include the link below.
Which is why I’m inviting you to track your habits. In fact I’ve created a tracker that you can PDF print for free. Click here and grab your tracker today. [PS: I put a lot of work into creating the habit-tracker and it is an opt-in printable. It’s up to you if you choose to join my Mermaid email list.]
Use it to track your…
🎨art & creativity
🚭 📵quit something
The possibilities are endless. This is one of my favorite blogpost because this process has changed my life for the better. 🤓
The inspiration behind this challenge came from an info-graphic on my Pinterest board. I tried to find where it originated to give them credit. But every time I found that image and clicked, it lead me to a different blog or website. It was so confusing.
Nevertheless I chose to name my version ✨”ABracadabra” because it sounded cooler than ab-challenge. Imagine melting away flabbiness and embracing a toned tummy. 🙌🏽 I’m down with that.
So my workout crew is waking up at 5:30am to join me on Facebook Livestream to do this together. We just completed ✅ last months 5min Plank challenge below. 👇🏽
So we’re at it again.
I normally don’t post back to back so if you’re reading this and wanted to read my other post: The Fit Side of HULA -or- HULA FITNESS click here. Or the image below.
PS: If you’re wondering here’s this month’s Zumba with Ho’o fitness schedule. 😉 If you were wondering. 💋
I realize the era we all live in with our advanced technology and stem cell discovery. There’s a pill for everything. Well almost everything. There is one muscle that requires regular exercise. In fact pharmaceutical companies spend a fortune trying to duplicate what this muscle can do. It is the source of life.
Do you know what it is?
It’s your amazing heart ❤️
I learned a key factor, when hanging out at my sister’s chemo treatments, back in December 2015. Walking activates the calves which helps to contract the heart. [Because blood is circulating.]
Now why is this important? Well… the chemo is directed to the heart and walking will help the heart muscles move it through and OUT of the body. Inactivity is like a stagnant pond of pain. The tricky thing is that it hurts to move. But movement is what the body needs.
Why am I writing about this? If you have a loved one going through chemo treatments volunteer to walk with them. Help them activate their calves and contract the heart. The simple act of walking is truly beneficial.
Why walk with them? It hurts. Every fiber of their being is in excruciating and unbearable pain. I use to make it up to her room just in time to walk with her. The workout was literally circles on the oncology ward. She would often bring her phone to play music 🎶 and dance along the sanitized hallways. Your presence is a gift of HOPE!
You can read about her experience and recovery here. PEACE Be the Journey, Ho’omalamalama
Oh one more thing! I’m planning a How-To VISION BOARD webinar. If you’re interested join my email list and become a MERMAID here. I’ll also send you my free course BALANCED BEAUTY.
Creating a holistic lifestyle full of intentional beauty. ~Ho’omalamalama
I host a booth at my local farmers market and for years people would ask me, “What do you do?” And I use to have trouble answering it. Yes I’m creative and I make stuff but I’m also a mother, blogger, fitness professional, foodie, nature lover and many more descriptive words. One day I decided to glue it all down. Literally.
The idea was to gather all these descriptions and match them up with images. To create a cohesive vision board. [What is vision?] Vision, my definition, is the ability to project what you desire.
Here are 5 Tips To Vision [Fitness Edition]
Start with self discovery. What kind of lifestyle do you want? How do you want to feel & look in 1, 2 or 3 years? What do you like to do for fun that involves movement?
Search for inspiration. Look for magazines, blogs or Pinterest for image and words. Magazines are my favorite because you can do part 3 with them.
Collect words and images that inspire you. Cut and glue them on art paper. I use water color paper because it can handle the weight of the glue without warping. I also use decoupage glue instead of a glue stick.
Display your creation in a prominent place. Be proud of the work you did and look at it often. It will motivate you when times get rough.
Create or modify a new one as needed. We are in constant change. Our cells are regenerating and so much goes on in our daily lives. If an old vision board isn’t serving you than create a new one.
I created several versions of vision. A flat poster to display on the fridge and an accordion styled vision board. The one above usually lives by my windowsill. It’s one of my favorite things to look at because it has so many elements that I enjoy.
For an added bonus I did this excercise with my children and they loved it. The cork board above was an Ohana, family, project. My kiddos cut out images that they wanted and I arranged it in a snug design to reveal our idea of Ohana health.
Goals and dreams are all laid out for me to revisit often. I truly enjoyed doing this and I hope you try it out. The whole process is to align what you see with what you desire. If you want a healthy body than make sure to add images that support it. NOT a model or someone else’s body but things that will support your journey. For example: I want to loose 20lbs and like to hike; I’ll find images of trails and nature.
Need help organizing your thoughts and creating a schedule click here.
Want to be apart of my virtual class and need more info, comment below. I’ll be working with several individuals online to plan, create, schedule & do.
What you see in this blogpost is part of the fun process. PEACE Be the Journey.
Anyone can make a plan but following-through is a whole different beast. I’m using beast because taming the massive TO-DO list is like a monster. No worries 😉 we’re in this together.
I was slightly challenged to write about this difficult subject. [WHY is it difficult?] Since we all are surrounded by unique circumstances.
Our lives are as different as our finger print. Yet there are a few principles that don’t change. I wrote the full story on WholelisticFit and wanted share the images I made for that blog post. I’m pinning them to my Pinterest and reposting on Instagram because I need the daily reminder. PEACE Be the Journey ✨🦋
Spent Father’s Day out by a shore along a forest 🌳🌲 listening to my husband and daughter play Ukulele. It’s the simple things in life 🎶
Here’s what we gathered from our hike…
Pine cones to identify.
Rocks, rocks & more rocks…
A gorgeous rose in the middle of dried leaves 🍃
A cypress that I thought was a cedar, until I read the sign. Lol
Who knew that staring at jellyfish could be so thought provoking but apparently it is. We, hubby & me, like taking our children out on excursions which is exercise minus the gym. During the 2015 Christmas break we went to ZooLights, basically they dress up the entire zoo in fun festive lights, and we skipped our way into the aquarium. That’s when it began, my temporary fascination with jellyfish. I don’t know why or how I managed to forget to post these but I snapped away and this is what I captured #nofilter .
I hope you’re encouraged by these words and have a prosperous 2017. Take time to plan because life is worth living.
Throwing a FIT just means that you’ll be working out 🏋🏽 during the holiday season. Here are five reasons to throw a fit and the benefits will be seen in the summer. So I want to inspire you to stick to your happy regiment.
1. Stick to your plan. The 15 minute drive and the 1 hour workout is even more important during the holiday season. 2. Your body looks forward to that extra boost so don’t deprive yourself of the sweat. Have a FIT!
3. Try to plan around your fitness schedule and refrain from caving in on your original intentions.
4. When ever possible include others in your workout. I know that relatives might fly in to visit but a brisk walk or b-ball game might be fun. Competitive family sports are fun, as long as the referee is fair.
5. Remember your WHY as in why you started working out in the first place 🥇 and honor yourself.
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I would also like to send out a BIG MAHALO to all the women & men who are serving our country.