I’m always learning and processing. Especially when confronting uncomfortable change. When I first started teaching STRONG By Zumba® I was way out of my league, but I wanted change.
Being a mother of seven  I didn’t want to look like I gave birth to seven. I wanted to be healthy enough to play soccer ⚽️ with them. Hike and create an active lifestyle.
My goal was to embrace where I was and suffer through the workout, to be STRONG. Happily, I no longer suffer through the workout because my body is conditioned to flow with it.
Here’s what I did in info-pic form…
[PS: Comment if you want to dive into a life changing experience of your own.]
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I'm challenging all MANA WAHINE to plank, yes I said PLANK, during the month of July.
[Why?] There are so many benefits when holding a properly aligned plank. Muscle's, cells, hair follicle are all participating. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating by a hair. Lol, sorry about the weak pun.
[Can beginners participate?] Anyone who wants to, and has medical approval, can participate. Below is the info-pic I created as a guide. Pin-it and use it daily. I hope you have fun with this challenge and join me. Comment below if you are.
I'll be on Facebook Livestreaming daily with my MANA WAHINE. We checkin at 5:30am daily to follow the chart above. Talk about dedication! We're starting off will smaller increments that will increase daily.
I also have a new workout schedule for July. It's going to be a fun month. So have a safe 4th and stay hydrated. PEACE Be the Journey.
I like to swap off fitness styles to give my MANA WAHINE a full body workout. Which is your favorite?
As you can see we’re happy 😊 and it’s the type of happiness that comes from hanging out with positive people. From my limited experience people who practice dance fitness seem to vibe joy. [why?] Because music 🎶 plus movement is motivational.
Music 🎶 plus movement is MOTIVATIONAL.
That statement was profound in my mind, which is why I had to quote it.
I like practicing other forms of fitness but when it comes to Zumba I happily render my body to intense cardio moments. Lol 😂The while premise is that Zumba is more of a party 🎉 and I’ve noticed how it changes perceptions of fitness.
So last year I conducted fitness events but this year it’s all about the 🎉 PARTY. Creating a party like experience that will combine food & fitness. Originally I called these SISTAHZ SESSION but this month, in honor of Mothet’s Day, I’m co-hosting SISTAHZ SOIRÉE for the first time.
Parties with a fitness theme is perfect for any community. It has a way of boosting a fit lifestyle.
- MIND SHIFT. It tricks our brain into believing that it’s not a workout when it really is.
- CELEBRATE. The fun & wow factor takes a mundane task, workout, and turns it into a celebration.
- VALUE. Happy events create intrinsic connections that is deeply felt. It sparks a memory of joy.
- CONNECTION. Sometimes we feel alone in our struggles of health & fitness. Yet spending time with positive people, who are dancing right with you, is super motivating.
- JUMP START. I’ve seen how a simple dance fitness class can be the gateway to other levels of fitness.
This 👆🏽 is my latest event and it’s a Mother’s Day Special. 💜 I’m focusing on spoiling the women in the community who do so much for their families.
Learn more: HERE
👆🏽 Lol, I forgot to post the time on the last image. Lol 😆
One of my favorite things as a child was playing in the mud. My siblings and I would search for the perfect mud puddle or creek with a clay embankment. It was messy and heaven at the same time. Forget play-dough, our clay was 100% organic without any harmful dyes.
Today I’m grown, slightly mature and a mother but I still enjoy that cool mushy feeling of wet clay. Naturally I would like to indulge in a facial mask but the prices at many of these high-end spas are interesting. After all I use to play in this stuff for free!
I actually checked out a spa and many of the items in their mask are in my kitchen. Products like honey, oats and vitamin E. (I have a supplement shelf.) All I needed was the clay to make my mud mask. Fortunately I know of an organic shop called Ubiquitous Journey that sells herbs, loose leaf teas, spices and a beauty DIY section. (Do It Yourself.)
I chose three different types of clays, each with unique mineral content and played around with various combinations. It’s so easy to use that I brought some to the ladies in my Zumba class. The picture above was taken after my Facebook lifestream session where I showed them how to mix and apply the clays.
There are countless blogs, vlogs and articles about these amazing clays. My purpose is to show you a few of the combinations that you can duplicate. The main ingredient is the clay and you can start using it with little prep time. All you really need is purified, filtered or distilled water to mix and make your mud mask. As you can see from the picture below my na keiki (children) wanted in on the fun too!
- One tablespoon clay (a little can go a long way)
- Purified H2O (add slowly for a pasty texture)
- Few drops of oil (indulge in the nourishing feeling)
- Mix and use (I prefer to make it when I need it)
- Leave on for about 8-10 minutes
- Rhassoul Clay – suitable for daily use.
- French Green Clay (and others) – about once a week or on targeted areas.
- Fullers Earth Clay – about once a week.
In classic kiddie fashion they had to make faces to go with their mask. I’m super happy for my young teens who can benefit from the clays at an early age. Preventing that horrible teen acne problem that I remember going through. The best part is that it has ZERO chemical content and totally organic.
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I use to think about all the changes that I needed to make but never succeeded. (Why?) Because I was just thinking and never made a plan or even a checklist but the moment I did everything changed. Checklist are helpful because they…
- Give you a snapshot of what you need to do.
- Simple and easy to read.
- At a glance you’re able to prioritize your mind.
Above is a simple list and you can give yourself hearts. The nice part is that you can revisit this list often until you’ve earned all five hearts ❤️💛💚💙💜.
Special announcement: if you’re in my classes.
Meal prep to snacks to DIY skin care we’re going to have fun on #AlohaFridays and I’ll make sure to share what we do with you all on the blog.
Beauty Fit: Three hair mask treatments that you can blend up. It’s safe for all ages & stages.
Make your own list of things to try. After all, you’re full of potential. #makeithappen
Foodie Fit: This curry is perfect as a post workout meal. Have you cooked with Poo? Or Kun Sayiuud Diwong who goes by her nickname Poo.
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Dance Fit: I hope you’re enjoying these as much as I do. These guys & girls from the Philippines are AWESOME
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I went to a fancy spa and read the services they provide. It was like reading a menu. Honey, oatmeal, avocado oh my! Then I jumped onto Pinterest & created two boards.
Live Healthy: Let medicine be your food and let food be… scrumptious! Educate, empower & eat.
Live Pampered: Beauty from the inside-out with doable recipes to mix up some delicious products for your gorgeous self.
A little history, I’ve been mixing up facial products since I was 10-ish and now I’m 40-ish, you do the math. It all started with a food fight that left my skin feeling lovely.
The most empowering thing you can do for yourself is to experience sustainability.
When you make something for yourself you…
- Create a connection through the process.
- Learn to rely on your own abilities.
- Develop a stronger sense of self worth.
- Time spent equals value & value denotes treasure.
- Appreciate craftsmanship in other handmade products.
Beauty Fit: Have you tried sugaring to remove unwanted hair. It’s better then razor or wax. Find out why.
Freedom feels like independent living. Knowing that you can do it yourself, DIY.
Foodie Fit: Oh just in time for summer, it’s fruit hacks. Worth the watch if you entertain and want to provide healthy snacks.
Want to get the links to two of my challenges? (BEAUTIFUL- MIND & BODY) I’ve organized it under the MWF PROGRAM tab.
Dance Fit: Fun one from Zumba that you can totally master.
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Remember that sharing is caring. Mahalo 🌴 (thanks)
The best way to maintain what you’ve learned is to go out a teach others. Think about who you will invite to the BEAUTIFUL MIND challenge & be enthusiastic when sharing. By putting yourself in the teacher position you will create permanent & positive change. (You probably remember me saying this on DAY 29.)
Here’s some ideas to get you started…
- Organize a cafè meet-up with a few friends and share your observations.
- Got family or friends who live far? No worries, you can Google Hangout and meet-up online. It’s free.
- Implement the challenge within your organization. (Specialty clubs like knitting, quilting, scrapbook, mommy & me, small biz or master mind group.
- You are the observer.
- Listening is a gift, all you need to do is witness their process.
- Use a timer & everyone shares the same amount. No exceptions but you all can choose the length of time.
- Never try to solve or figure out their situation. They must process on their own.
- Encourage them and stay positive.
- Keep the energy flowing and don’t sit too long on one person. (Timers are awesome.)
- Let them know you have one expectation: Consideration.
Take it to the next level! There’s something powerful about stating your intention. Once you’ve organized your group let us know in the chat box. Then have your BEAUTIFUL MIND TEAM check-in daily and follow through with the daily prompts. Your meet-ups will be a casual way for them to relax and share. Consider once a week or at the beginning & end of the month.
Be the change that you want to see.
Foodie Fit: great tips for meal planning.
Start simple & stay consistent plus I’ve got more resources in the next quote box below. Scroll down for the goodies.
Dance Fit: one more Sensazao, I suggest you follow them 😉
There’s more goodies for you…
BEAUTIFUL SOUL CHALLENGE is next.