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2022 Intentions

January 11, 2022

My Ten Intentions for 2022: 1) Grow my hair. I miss french braids, wavy curls and I think I look younger.I want to go back to my roots (literally!) 2) Speaking of age…I will be 42 this year! A big focus is anti-aging. I love consistent facial treatments and I like trying dift products helping with wrinkles, dark spots and under eye circles. I didn’t start wearing moisturizer until my late thirties so I have a lot of catch-up. 3)…

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My Flat Belly Ball Infomercial

May 19, 2019

May 19, 2019 I filmed my first infomercial for the Flat Belly Ball a few days ago. It was exciting to walk through halls lined with images of iconic TV brands like Jack Lalanne’s juicer, the ab roller, genie bra and copper chef. As I stepped onto my set, a clean room with a gym-like atmosphere and my large logo, I got excited. Really, really excited. It’s been exactly seven years since I first drew the image of the Belly…

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creation of a new me

April 19, 2011

April 18, 2011 We celebrated Nicholas’ first birthday this past Saturday. I can’t believe my son is now One year old! It seems like yesterday when this precious being came into my life and transformed my quaint existence into a chaotic yet amazing and loving experience. Christian and Nicholas play ball together now and enjoy climbing on chairs, tables and any toy that gives them height. They love to dance, draw and play. They both have unique personalities too. Nicholas…

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Bearing Fruits…

December 8, 2009

December 8, 2009 Last week, I was very excited when my middle school program, Tri(y!) Falcons 4 Fitness was featured in the city paper. Today we were confirmed to appear on the television show, Good Day Sacramento, on Monday!It feels so rewarding to receive public awareness and applause on a project I’ve put a lot of personal effort and work into. This is a continuing personal testament that in order to see results physically,personally or professionally, you must have faith,…

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Finding a responsibility.

October 27, 2009

October 26, 2009 I haven’t written anything in two weeks. Usually when I don’t update my journal it’s because of a single reason: I’ve been extremely, incredibly, unbelievably busy.  There has not been a single day when I am able to take a meandering stroll to the park or idlely spend time watching an entire television show. There is simply too much to do and too much to think about in my current life. Right now I’m not only preparing…

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My chosen journey

October 1, 2009

September 30, 2009 I am so tired. Ever since I returned from my vacation it’s been non-stop: meetings, emails, phone calls, writing, errands, etc. I haven’t even fully unpacked yet. There is a pile of clothes sitting in our guest bedroom waiting to be folded. Not only have I been inundated with work obligations, but I’ve also been suffering from a terrible head cold. I definitely think the long plane ride coupled with the drastic changes in weather temperatures have…

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a good mother

September 8, 2009

September 8, 2009 I get so tired throughout my days. My first trimester always leaves me fatigued, sleepy and tired. It’s tough right now as I’m trying to complete a lot of different tasks every day.  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with being a stay-at-home working mom. While I’m on a conference call, I’m trying to keep the baby from crying. When I run errands, have appointments and meet people, I bring Christian with me. When I have an article due,…

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Learning from winning.

May 21, 2009

May 20, 2009 I subscribe to a few magazines including Psychology Today, Oxygen, Entrepreneur and Time. This past weekend I read a great magazine article on the topic of Failure.  This article detailed how experiencing failure is necessary in order to build the resilience, vigilance and wisdom required in any person’s complex life journey. Setbacks exist to teach us, not prevent us from reaching our goal. The sooner and faster we begin failing, the more precocious we become and therefore…

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May 15, 2009

May 14, 2009 This past weekend I celebrated my First Mother’s Day. David planned to leave for a few days on a surprise trip requiring hiking gear, swimsuits and extra diapers. While heading down south on Saturday morning, I realized that we wouldn’t be back the following day to celebrate with my mother. Initially we planned on leaving on Friday, but due to work obligations it was switched to Saturday. After some contemplation, I decided that while I wanted to…

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a mind dictated by desire.

April 1, 2009

April 1, 2009 I didn’t want to work out this morning. As I layed in bed in the dark staring at Christian’s peaceful face, the idea of putting on clothes and getting into a cold car was not appealing at all. Besides the physical task of moving, I was also unmotivated to exercise due to a melancholy energy that has surrounded me these past couple days. After the gym I was eager to pick up our local paper to see…

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