Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hawaii Update!

79 and SUNNY! We arrived in Honolulu yesterday and it is much more than I expected. It is MORE beautiful, WARMER, more fragrant and more amazing that I anticipated. Needless to say, I haven't been too worried about getting a lot of sleep!

YES, I actaully got a LEI!! It was SO beautiful and fragrant, I am saving it as long as I can!
The first night, we had a reception with drinks and appetizers, this is off the hotel balcony overlooking Waikiki beach--beautiful! A few of us frolicked in the water after this...I am at the beach every chance I get, I love it.


Bright and early this morning at 6am we were up and running! The streets of Honolulu were FILLED with marathoners out running--it was an inspiring and amazing sight--the city, at least by Waikiki where we are staying was JUMPIN' at 6am! We went three miles and it was HOT. Excellent mental preparation though--official race start is 5am sharp, it will be an early morning.

After our early morning run, I spent a little more than an HOUR hanging at the beach--it was a very inspiring experience, the sun was coming over the large hill at the end of Waikiki beach and I was walking along the surf with my socks and shoes off, in-joying the sand in my toes, the warm water and a starbucks coffee.

I wrote some messages in the sand and wanted to send you an official island greeting: ALOHA!

The group went hiking today and to Manoa Falls --here is the marathon group--all of whom raised money same I did for Bolder Options!

I will update again SOON and then of couse race day!

HOW is everyone doing?? I am loving all the comments on facebook!! Blessings!

Working with a trainer

ALL week, I am going to be posting inspiring movie trailers! Lately, I really don't want to watch a movie unless it makes me feel good, get inspired or see the good in the world! SO, enjoy some snippets of my faves: 

The Pursuit of Happyness. SUCH a good movie about achieving your dreams and taking BIG risks to reap BIG rewards. Will Smith is one of my favorite actors. Have you seen it? Enjoy!

Last week, I had a training session with personal trainer friend of mine Xavier Sose--wow--he kicked my bootay!  We did 30 min of lower body, and he uses mostly body weight which is refreshing in a world of weights! It was a blast! 

I was out of breath and in pain and I kept saying "Awesome, wow!"  He will be moving to Florida at the end of the month, so we wanted to work together! Check him out all you gals down south, HERE is his website! 

He had me do resisted mountain climbers with this MEGA rubber band. Yikes! My achin' glutes! I loved working with a trainer--believe it or not, I never had one before becoming one, it was really a cool experience!  I can see now what my clients like in working with us--correcting my form to maximize every exercise, encouraging me, showing me new moves. 

Yep, you too can have muscles like mine if you invest in mega rubber bands!

DO YOU work with a Personal Trainer? If you do, what do you like best about it? If not, why?

How are you guys doing with the Don't Gain Maintain challenge? I am SO excited to pick a winner in January--but we are all winners for choosing to be healthy at every time of year! I DID have a few run-in's with some ice cream recently, but everyday is a new start! :P 

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