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That's me with my niece Ayoluwa (on the right). Ain't she a Beauty Queen??! :)

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Me and the hubby - Alan.

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My sis Allisyn and me

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I aim to tie healthy living and strength building in with my martial arts. I think this will be a good way to stay on track...

"This journey is not about getting to the destination as quickly as we can but by making it a part of our every day lives so that we can be healthy for a lifetime."

That's a quote I just read from one of the blogs on this site. I love it - such a great thing to keep in mind.

My name is Mazz and I am a violinist, singer, composer and martial arts enthusiast. I am here today because SparkPeople really seems to have the whole package - the plan, the community, the nutrition and fitness trackers and the points are fun/addictive! I feel I've learned so much since I joined last fall (9/9/09!!).

Lately I have been drawing correlations between how I think (what my life philosophy is), how I interact with people, how I perform, how I exercise and how I eat. Learning and growing is a favorite hobby of mine. I'm enjoying a growth spurt full of positivity right now - having just come out of a period of apathy and even depression at times.

I am one of those "creative types", haha, so I'm a generally emotional person. I like to feel. I like to think. And recently, I like to blog! Please stop by often and read my musings. And feel free to leave comments!

I wish you the absolute best in Life and in all your pursuits, Sparked or Otherwise!


A new poem / A new philosophy?

"I am not a victim here.
I make my choices:
The lull in activity,
to procrastinate and wait
Putting off my fate...?

I am in control
and convince myself that I am not.
somehow - it makes me
feel like I'm in control:
but I choose to be and feel out of control.
It's ironic and it's a lie."

Member Since: 8/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 20,475

My Goals:
OVERVIEW: A Year of Excellence.

To get in the best shape of my life and maintain it. ~ be concerned less with weight loss.

My Program:
P90X Plus

Sensible nutrition to support a lifestyle that includes weight-lifting and intense cardio/

Personal Information:
Born and raised in NYC. Living in Jersey City with the hubs (who I call 'A' here in my blogs).

Other Information:
One of my favorite books of all time: "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.

Movies: Lovely and Amazing, Fight Club, The Matrix, I Love You Man, Run Lola Run

TV: Battlestar Galactica, Grey's Anatomy, Firefly, Private Practice, Eli Stone

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    Greetings, Mazz! Where may we check out your music?

    I sing. Used to play alto sax! You know, our physical fitness SUPPORTS OUR MUSIC! I think that's SO cool...

    Great weekend, and 2013 ahead!!


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  • v LAURA19901
    Hey!! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Its so good to know that there are so many people on here to help support you with your goals and different targets!! Have a great day! ! :) emoticon
    2785 days ago
    Muahhhhh! Thanks for the comment. Hope you're doing well and will have a good night. I'm on day two of a three day fast. Yeahhhhhh....Had to get my self-discipline back in check. Getting rid of all the preservatives and sodium is good for me, too. I really feel great actually. We'll see tomorrow.
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