Five tips to turn street fairs into fitness events.

One of my favorite things to do is visiting local markets, street fairs & outdoor performances. So on one occasion I trekked through “Art On The Ave” it’s Tacoma’s 6th ave street fair. I walked around looking for the artist but saw a notable amount of beer gardens. Nevertheless I bumped into some street art…

1. Choose an event. I look for free outdoor activities that incorporate music, culture, art & local vendors.

2. Load a backpack with water, energy bar & sanitizer. Yes I said sanitizer, because you never know.


I walked a little further and found local print shops sporting their Tacoma designs.

3.  Park in a safe place but give yourself some walking distance between you and the venue. I like parking under street lights in case I stay into the wee hours. 

Walked even more, nice little cardio, and saw some eccentric designs…

4. Use a pedometer, Fit Bit, phone app, Apple or Google watch to track your steps. I like using a good old fashion pedometer.

5. If there’s music, pause from your walk, dance like nobody’s watching. I was happy to find a reggae band during my visit. 


Overall plan regular outings that promote healthy movement and invite others to join whenever possible. PEACE Be The Journey 
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How cancer started this blog.

A little background information, around 2012 both my sister and I became Zumba fitness instructors and we had big plans to help a lot of ladies get fit. I would bring in my nutritional background and she would blend in her knowledge of fitness. Then in 2015 she was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer as a result of a molar pregnancy. My instincts took me deep into prayer and back to the lessons of MANA. The thought of chemotherapy freaked us out but the tumor markers were growing quickly. Collectively we knew that the healing needed to involve all areas of her being.  Because diseases like these attack the body, plays tricks on the mind and can damage the soul.

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I wanted to find a way to keep her MIND, BODY & SOUL strong during her treatment. The cancer was in her uterus, bladder & lungs. Her physician took a chance and put her on a rigorous program including 7 TYPES OF CHEMO, one drip was about 12 hours long. I wanted to propose something to my Ohana (family) with a product line that I enjoy. So we got together and I said, “What do we have to loose, why not take a chance and put these products to the test. The other side is death.

We’ve only heard stories about people trying this but we’ve never seen it in action. So she started with an infused organic drink called Genesis™,  daily. That gave her the nutritional foundation during a time when food wasn’t interesting. It’s part of the double whammy of, “You have to eat” while we fry your tastebuds and you’ll develop mouth soars from the cancer treatments. With amazing dedication she eventually added smoothies with beets, cucumber, cilantro, apple, banana, chia seeds, hemp hearts & beets!!!

The dangerous part was if her white blood cells dropped to low they would have to pull back on the chemo. So we all became her caregivers. My parents took care of her needs and took her to numerous appointments, she practically lived there. To our amazement we watched the tumor markers decrease from over 200,000 to 170,000 to 140,000…

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All the while I kept writing hoping that she was reading my blog and trying some of the challenges. It clawed at my faith and bruised my hope to see her going through this but I never showed it during my visits or daily chats. While she was in treatment my husband and I moved her Ohana into our home due to her husband’s work schedule and the chemo sessions. It was school, work, martial arts, dance classes as usual… almost.

Then it happened her body responded well to the to kill the orcs (cancer cells) treatment which included her supplements at home, whole foods and walks. In fact her doctor told her, “What ever you’re doing, don’t stop.” I pray for more doctors like him who listen to their patients and after four (4) months the cancer is in remission!!!! 

Although it doesn’t work out for all because she experienced four deaths and know of others who had to prolong treatments. It’s a struggle and a painful cycle. She took a risk and tried something involving an old/new approach to healing. Are you wondering if this could work for you or someone you love? Maybe a challenge to get things moving in the right direction or a product line that will support your body. One that nourishes and rejuvenates from the inside out.

You are the designer of your life so take control with kindness and love. Always love.

The challenges I created are listed below or you can search for them in the menu above.

  • Beautiful Mind
  • Beautiful Body
  • Beautiful Soul

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It was gut wrenching, difficult and full of sleepless nights but I believe that the experience has taught me so much. I feel blessed with patience and encouraged to teach others. That they should never, never, never give up. PEACE Be the Journey.

  1. Subscribe to my sister’s blog to learn about her journey: Make Mahalo

UPDATE: June 2017, All the impossible things became possible. My sister is cancer-free, they bought their 1st house, the children are thriving and I’m grateful. I also wrote a book, “WALK IN BEAUTY.” Description in the menu above where you can get your instant eBook copy or click here.

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