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One of my deepest wounds.

December 26, 2006

December 26, 2006 I have a ton of pictures to share! So many things had happened in the last week: my little sister, Christine Kang, graduated from her nursing school and will be a practicing Registered Nurse at Kaiser next year. Danielle celebrated the big “4” at a fun playhouse filled with jungle gyms, pizza and games. And besides the last minute (seriously waking up at 5am Saturday morning to shop), the gift wrapping frenzy and the sugar coma’s that…

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in love with a stranger.

December 20, 2006

December 19, 2006  I’ve been in an anxious mood for a few years now and while it’s a weird emotion for some people, it’s a feeling that I have become accustomed to in my years of ‘getting to know myself.‘  Through trials and experiences, I know that I usually mistake my enthusiasm for dreams soon to come with the anxiousness that pervades my body daily. Tonight, as I trained alone on the stair climber for over an hour, I continued…

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Top 6 Motivational Quotes

December 15, 2006

What will move you into action? For those who don’t know it yet…I’m all about motivation, obviously! And I chant a few things in my head whenever I am challenged in this journey towards a better physical self. Below are my top 6 favorite motivational quotes I have used to keep me focused and disciplined during the most challenging times. 1. “Every Day is a New Battle” This quote signifies the power of ‘right now’, for it doesn’t matter what…

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a Passionate Fighter

December 13, 2006

December 12, 2006 It is 9:21pm and I am still at work right now.Just trained in the gym next door and continuing my very bad protein bar diet as I type! It’s been an incredibly long day that began with me waking up in a cold sweat from a frustrating sickness my body has been battling for a few weeks. After getting up 3 hours after my intended wake up call, I finally dragged myself out of bed and proceeded…

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my Walk with God

December 12, 2006

December 5, 2006  24 Hour Fitness celebrated its holiday party this past weekend and it was fun! Not only were we able to spend some special time with colleagues outside of a work environment, but we were also able to laugh, interact, dance and celebrate a time of the year when life is full of festivities, food, fun and family.    In honor of this celebrated month, I watched “The Nativity Story”, a story about the Immaculate Conception and birth…

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Top 6 Cool Workout Songs!

December 9, 2006

I love music as much as I equally love dancing and working out. Studies have shown that listening to high energy music increases your calories burned because your body is more revved to move to the pace of the music. Here are my favorite workout songs (that I usually listen to in my car driving on the way to the gym since I don’t own and ipod) Maybe they can help energize all of you as well…Enjoy! 1. Shakira “Hips…

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Top 6 Christmas Gifts for the Fitness Intendor.

December 1, 2006

90% of the American population are ‘fitness intendors’ = meaning that they want to exercise, they know they need to exercise, they ‘intend’ on exercising….but they don’t! So this is Christmas, it’s your job to support the ‘fitness intendors’ in your life by making them ‘fitness winners.’ Here’s my list of some basic tools you will need when STARTING a fitness program. For all those who have trained for years, this list is probably not for you. 1. Buy them…

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26 years young.

November 28, 2006

November 27, 2006 When I was young I always detested celebrating my birthday. Each year, I’d continue my ongoing childhood contemplations as to why I was born, why people died and why life was tragically unfair. The day of my birth was a personal recognition of an un-ending quench to ‘figure out’ my reason for existing and this year was no different. The days leading up to my 26th year created feelings of uneasiness and mental discomfort once again. For…

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Befriending darkness

November 14, 2006

November 13, 2006 Usually I tend to be more positive when I write my weekly entries and always look at the bright side of situations – but behind some of my writings is a lot of anger, confusion, exhaustion and resentment…feelings I tend to overcome by transferring into positive actions and understandings.  I’m not going to paint a pretty picture right now because nothing I can say, write or paint can mask the annoyance I feel in my heart right…

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