Creation begins with a choice

September 17, 2010

September 16, 2010

I’ve wanted to create Nicholas’ photo album, walk my parent’s dog, create a new business site and update my nonprofit site for the past months now.  After a full day of marketing at a middle school, going to Kinko’s, the bank, the grocery store, the gym, the pharmacy and my care home, I was finally able to re-draft a fitness article I submitted just five minutes ago to my editor.  Right now I am in attack mode since I am juggling upcoming events for my Mom-me Fit Club, my nonprofit programs, my care home and of course, our nuptials at the end of November.

This energy is a far cry from the time I spent in Maui last week. We attended a magic show, toured the island, snorkeled with turtles and played at the beach. I can still recall a lone trip where I swam and watched the sun set at our beach resort. I would leap my weight-less legs when strong waves at high tide began moving in. There I was without a thing to do but watch the sunset while reflecting on a life I left thousands of miles away in Sacramento.

There is no doubt that I live a very blessed life. While busy, it’s an existence I create for myself every morning when I choose to change circumstances into opportunities for growth. While I was standing in the hot sun gathering sign up’s for our program next month, I contemplated the passionate steps that took me that very moment. Ten years ago I became a personal trainer. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I was passionate about making a difference in people’s physical lives. I spent endless hours reading fitness and nutrition books at Borders. I tried new exercises every single day. Each day I contemplated on how to build my personal value and market my services to become a number one trainer.

It didn’t take long for me to build my clientele. In fact, after two weeks I had a full schedule.

I would repeat this learning, building and branding cycle several times over in my professional existence. As I busily rushed from errand to errand in my car office, I was in full force trying to make magic once again with the projects I have focused on these past couple years. Even though I lack sleep, sometimes nutrition and often time’s peace the energy within me is calm. My body and mind moves very quickly every day, but my spiritual presence the force that makes all material things move, remains so still.

I know who I am. I know my purpose. I know my passion.and I know my power.

My whole life I’ve transformed physiques, built business’ and designed a life in which I am able to be a self-employed, fit mother who is able to follow her passions, travel and give back to a world that has given me so much.

Life is about creation. Creation begins with a choice – a choice to craft a future, that your spirit alone can only define.

You are the master of your destiny. Discover your spirit and allow it to move you.

Journal Pictures: September 13, 2010

Maui 2010! We had a beautiful view!

Little man is so crazy. He runs into to the waves! Fortunately (unfortunately)
he got a bit swept away and fell in the sand. It was hard to watch
but a good lesson for him! Now he’s much more careful.

My cute litte baby. He’s five months now. Best baby
in the world. He loves the water!

At a magic show. It was fun but tough with Christian. He ALWAYS
wants to be next to me.

Snorkeling in the beautiful ocean.

The sea turtles were out and ready to mingle!

It was wonderful being able to get away from the kids. I love this man.

Check him out! He’s so strong. He’s literally performing a plank!

David took this shot of me while I was playing in the water by myself.

Visiting the volcano.

We got home just in time to celebrate my Lola’s 80th birthday!
She’s so youthful, beautiful and amazing.

Now that I’m back, I’m going to get SERIOUS about my fitness.
While away I ate dried mango every day and drank wine whenever the opportunity
was available. It’s been five months now since I delivered Nicholas and I’m ready to get in awesome shape.
Now, it’s all about intense training and disciplined eating!!!
Check out my workouts here.