MYAKAYAH   132,031
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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paolo Coelho

"Perception defines our reality!"

"Don't stop so you have to start over!"

"Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving their goal, nothing on earth can help the person with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jefferson

"Once you choose hope anything is possible." Chris Reeve

"Love knows no ...
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paolo Coelho

"Perception defines our reality!"

"Don't stop so you have to start over!"

"Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving their goal, nothing on earth can help the person with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jefferson

"Once you choose hope anything is possible." Chris Reeve

"Love knows no reasons, love knows no lies. Love defies all reasons, love has no eyes. But love is not blind, love sees but doesn't mind."

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day." Vincent Van Gogh

"You get out of life what you put into it! Stop being passive and get active, no more excuses!"

"Inhale Peace, Exhale Love!"

"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know!" Ernest Hemingway~ Have Strength & Power in Self Love...

New Years Goals 1. Do a half marathon walking! 2. Get back to 12K+ steps in a day!

Eating vegan as much as I can to reduce the sodium further, walking at least 90 minutes a day and getting back to 6-9 miles 5 times a week. Working on my strength training and tracking my steps each day. Getting into hiking more since it is so fun & a nifty workout. I drink tea, water, coffee, some soy. Seldom drink soda, never smoke & very rarely drink, no white products, avoid sugar and pretty much all dairy. I don't care for sweets too much. Eating more of the fruits I can tolerate well like apples, peaches, strawberries, oranges, red grapes, bananas in breads or smoothies.

Not really looking to lose much more weight for the most part (in maintenance) since I am within the range for my height and my clothes are feeling and looking quite good lately. I started at 143 and I am at 127 pounds now which is about right for me. I feel stronger and have more energy and want to gain muscle and greater health.

I joined Spark People, to keep gaining motivation to stay with exercise & a good nutrition, its a lifestyle. Plus my mood is always great after I exercise and I can see and feel the benefits of working out regularly! Always trying to get in the right amount of sleep since I deal with insomnia.

Making sure I am tracking, calories out are more than calories in for the day, keeping calm and even, practising meditation, deep stretching and proper breathing. Each month I will have short term goals and set long term goals. Also making sure I have time for my writing, journaling, reading, cooking, learning foreign languages, making sure I am taking care with my emotional health and having fun with my life~

"Your happiness is up to you. Whatever happened in your life to make you who you are up until this point is irrelevant. It is your responsibility now to take control and change your life to be what you want it to be. Energy and persistence conquer all things. Make time, not excuses."

Sometimes the greatest mystery in life is who we truly are~

"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity." - Coco Chanel Hehehe!

I speak English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian. I can read and write French pretty well but speaking it, I'm very bad lol. Thinking of learning German!
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Member Since: 5/20/2011

SparkPoints: 132,031

Fitness Minutes: 73,453

My Goals:
Learning to be more positive and grateful instead of dwelling in negative thoughts and feelings!

New Goal-thinking of taking up running!

Continue to gain core balance, energy, strength & flexibility! Practising Yoga, Pilates, Strength Training, Walking, Billy Blanks Tae-Bo, Aerobics, Fitness Blender, Zumba (yeah, going back to it) & Belly Dancing.

To gain the maximum health benefits possible by staying a life long exerciser!

I would like to stay round 127 pounds. Its more important to me to feel good about my appearance. I am achieving a leaner build and muscle from strength training!

7 hours of sleep!
keep reducing sodium!
eat vegetables & fruit!
reduce bread servings!
drink water and tea, 64ozs a day!

120 minutes of exercise in a day!
Walking 12,000 steps 5 days a week!
Yoga 4 times a week!
Strength Train 3 times a week!
Cardio 4 times a week!
Dance training 3 times a week!

My Program:
Practising getting in more movement in a day. Practising Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing and Strength Training on those two days.
Getting in proper stretching every day for 20 minutes minimum!

Getting the required 7-8 hours of sleep in a sleep session. (I work overnights so it can be a challenge some days.)

Eating properly & mindfully! Getting at least 64oz of water and proper liquids daily!

Tracking progress in my blog and in my daily planner!

Eating mainly vegan, getting enough calcium and all the vitamins I need to function properly!

Reducing sodium levels substantially is my main food goal. Also eating fruits and vegetables with every meal!

Maintaining good habits all year around as not to lose any ground!

Personal Information:
kayah from Planet Earth in a place called California where I was born and raised.

I bleed Bronco Orange & Angel red~

I have an SO and he has 2 young ones & we're married now. Don't believe in "religion" but have respect for everyone and their beliefs & thoughts. I do believe there may be a higher power and I follow many ideas of Buddhism.

"If we were doomed to live forever, we would scarcely be aware of the beauty around us." Peter Matthiessen

Other Information:
I like documentaries, action movies, travel and travel programs, sports and dancing. I don't watch much TV but I keep up. I have over 400 DVD's and rarely go to the movies.

I love amusement parks and will go on many rides unless it jerks you round. I can't do it.

I read, write and listen to a lot of different music a great deal of the time. I read Non Fiction, History, Linguistics, Medicine, Literature, Religion, Spirituality and cooking related books.

I have a cat Smokey a Russian Blue and I think he has me trained pretty well.

This FitBit battery was changed 5/25, 8/14, 11/7, 1/23, 4/10, 5/11

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5/22/2015 6:22:12 AM

Have a wonderful and peaceful weekend, aloha! emoticon emoticon

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5/17/2015 10:30:17 AM

Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, "Friday Temptations, & Reward For Staying On Track." Have a healthy week!
"You've heard the old procrastinator's turn of phrase, "Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow." Well, the same goes for procrastination itself. Put if off until tomorrow. Seize the future you want by seizing the present you have. Get started now – not tomorrow, next week or when you get around to it. "Around to it" never seems to get here."
-Lee J. Colan

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5/17/2015 5:55:07 AM

emoticon Hi Kayah!!!

Thx So Much for Reading & Commenting on my blog!!!!

I looked at a couple of U'rs... Too tired & Overwhelmed to comment at this time.

So, it looks like U are a Powerful Prism Panthrr.. I'must a Resolute Renegade.

Ok, must Sleep now... THX AGAIN!!! xoxo SparkelStar/ Constance

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5/15/2015 4:06:38 PM

Hi, Kayah,
I love the Brian Tracy quote. It is something good to remember when those unwanted negative thoughts pop into our minds. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we had a positive thought pop into our minds every time a negative thought tries to rise to consciousness?

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5/15/2015 10:48:14 AM

Kayah, Australia y Hawaii!!!!!!! No se puede pedir nada mejor emoticon

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