Harmony

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Harmony comes in all shapes, sizes, feelings, and even flavors.  Acai bowls have become my post workout rewards as of late.  A little something that brings healthiness to my hectic lifestyle. 

What healthy habit has brought some harmony in your life?

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I’m far from being vegetarian.  In fact, I jokingly call myself a “flexitarian” (a part-time vegetarian). I do my best to incorporate fruits and vegetables into my diet as often as I can.  It’s not always easy because I’m so accustomed to eating meat and processed foods. So, a few years ago, I decided to be more mindful of what I put into my body and how I treat my body.  I read more health articles and I incorporate the use of apps like Fooducate and Water My Body into my lifestyle.   I try to eat less meat and more vegetables.  I even have a Nutribullet that I use to make all sorts of juice. 

But with all the reading and mindfulness,  I never got around to having wheatgrass– until today.   And now, having tried it, I’m glad that I made the choice.  Don’t get me wrong,  it still tastes like freshly mowed grass and has an undesirable aftertaste.   I’m still glad I drank the shot.  I figure that I could have had a glass of soda/coffee/shake/smoothie, but it would just do more bad than good.  I would only regret the empty calories and how it’ll just make me feel sluggish and unsatisfied.

I’m hoping that this choice to down wheatgrass shots instead of soda will help me to make more healthy choices and substitutions.  

Making any changes health wise?   Let me know in the comments below. 

Remembering 2014

2014 was a year of ups and downs and lots of good, bad, and the ugly parts to this year. But I won’t be one to dwell on what went wrong or, rather, the lessons learned, at least not on this blog.  I will, however, share in some of the highlights.  

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The Mulan production directed by Ernest Ochoco

First, I was lucky to enjoy a few of performances– Cantate, two Ernest Ochoco productions, and a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band. 

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The tinala katne (dried meat) plate at Meskla's.

Next, I indulged in some good food both local and otherwise.  My faves were the pho at Pho Thanh Xuan (they have different variations, but 7 and 12 are favorites), the tinala katne at Meskla,  and the chirashi at Sushi Ebisu. 

Third, I met and made new people.  Some I work with and the others outside of work.  I also strengthened friendships while others I just became more mindful of and reconsidered.

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Returning to the tennis court after many years

Fourth, I started back up with exercising.   I joined a new gym, started a fitness schedule, and even added variety like more morning walks and tennis.

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French Quarter, New Orleans.

Last, I did a bit of travelling.  I was able to go to New Orleans and North Carolina.   I even got to visit New York City again. 

So, although this year was tough, I still consider this year a memorable and blessed one.  It’s a bittersweet feeling to say goodbye but the prospect of a different year ahead makes the goodbye a little more manageable.

I wish you all well this new year 2015 and thank you so much for sharing 2014 with me. 

Island Time: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam Ice Cream Social

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Every year the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam has an ice cream social. All you can eat Häagen Dazs ice cream paired with anything your heart desires.  There’s fruits, toppings, pastries,  waffles, crepes, and even coffee available for your choosing.   And for $25 it’s a steal.  It’s happening this Saturday from 2 pm to 6pm.