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I’ll be back soon!

Housekeeping, Gender reveals, travels, & much more.¬† Working on a master plan and will fill in the details shortly ūüôā

~Bests

~Mai

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Like a ton of bricks

I am literally just waking up from being in a horrible fog.  When I tell you I felt like I had a HORRIBLE case of malaria the last 36 hours, I WISH I was exaggerating. 

I felt like I’d gotten a cold, because Tuesday at work I was sneezing, nose running & clogged up, I was tired, and had a slight headache.¬† Figured it could also just be my allergies flaring up with the weather being all over the place.

Tuesday night was worse.. Everything exacerbated and I also randomly got an earache pretty badly in my left ear.  I literally kept a piece of garlic in my ear the whole night.  But I was slowly getting worse.  

In the morning when my fiance got off his graveyard shift, he told me NOT TO go to work if I was feeling like last night (I think he could see it in my face).  I said I was just going to try, I HATE missing work and feeling like I am leaving more for others to do, especially if it is not pre-planned. 

MISTAKE.

Went to work and from the moment I got in the car and drove there, I knew it was a bad decision.  My head began pounding & I was at full migraine now.  I had no appetite, my jaw, my neck, my face, my eyes, even my teeth hurt.  Where was all of this coming from? My co-worker immediately commented on how I did not look well.  Damn, second person cannot be wrong.  Tried to push through as there were two things that definitely needed to get done today & I was able to do that.  Not even an hour into work, I had to tell my boss I felt horrible & she suggested that I leave & take care of myself. 

Clocked out & when I got to the car, I just sat there in the warmth because I was soooo cold and I was also light-headed and almost in a fog, I was not happy about driving home in that state.  I told myself to drive slowly and I will be ok.  Made it home and shivering, got to my front door.  I ripped off my clothing, put on jammies, and robe, and put the scarf back on, put on my long thick socks and climbed under all the blankets.  I lay there shivering trying to fall asleep for over a hour.  I was shaking uncontrollably, and with all those layers, STILL unable to get warm.  Could fall asleep because my face was hurting and my head was pounding.  It was very miserable.  I finally fall asleep at some point and lay in the dark room all day, only up to use the bathroom & sat up to drink water.  I could not eat, each time I reached for the banana I opened up that morning, I felt like I was going to upchuck & had to put it right back down. 

This horrible cycle repeated until 8pm & I finally forced myself to stay up for a few minutes and walked over to the couch, where I laid back down & 1/2 interacted with my daughter.¬† She seemed confused as she looked at me laying there in the dark.¬† Not holding and hugging her like I always do.¬† Couldn’t tell her how weak I felt, how my body seems to have a mind of its own, how mommy does not want to pass to her WHATEVER this is plaguing my body.

Finally got up the strength to eat half a bowl of food I had to coach my fiance through making & send hopefully a coherent email to supervisor I would not be in the next day.  Shortly thereafter, I made my way back to bed to sleep through the night until almost noon today.

The migraine, face pain, earache, and chills have seemed to subside and I am just left with a headache, clogged nose, bouts of sneezing, and general fatigue.  Hopefully I will continue to get better through the day and will probably take another nap here shortly.  I serious had not felt this bad w/ all of these symptoms since I had malaria during my travels in Meritah (Afrika).  I am so thankful the worst has seemed to pass & looking forward to getting back to myself.

>Respectfully submitted<<    ~Mai

 

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#Igot5onit99 | DAY 99 COMPLETE!!!

IM DONE! IM DONE! IM DONE!

Such an amazing feeling that I completed this, three months of shutting down excuses and just doing it.  Listening to my body those 5 times when I just was not able to do it those days.

Awwww, it just feels so amazing.

Also finally got in touch with a woman I’d met on my travels to Meritah (Africa) and we had a long, amazing, and long-overdue catching up session.¬† Hopefully, we will get to link up later this year in person as well.¬†

Well, nothing like a warm shower to “consummate” the closing of this challenge.

Next challenge to begin in: 35 days!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 840¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 330¬†minutes stretching
  • 210¬†minutes deep breathing

TOTALS!

  • 1482¬†push-ups
  • 1480¬†squats &¬†620¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 390¬†plank rotations
  • 1080¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1260+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1100¬†calf raises
  • 425¬†minutes of deep breathing
  • 380¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.98!!!

OMG, tomorrow is the FINAL day of my 99-day challenge.  Today was successful, workout completed & we also go to head to Balboa Park for the Earth Day celebration.  Baby girl got some great sun and danced away to a several live bands.

We wound down the rest of the evening & watched a movie we hadn’t seen before, so all-in-all, it was a successful day.¬† Looking forward to buttoning up this challenge & feeling the accomplishments of my hard work, as well as transition into another push towards balance, but this time, focusing on my diet.¬†¬†

See you all on the other side.  #Last24 #Igot5onit99 #DangThatsALotOfSquats!

#Countdown1toGo!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 820¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 310¬†minutes stretching
  • 200¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 96/99:

  • 1460¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1460¬†squats &¬†620¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 1060¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1240+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1080¬†calf raises
  • 395¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 360¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.96

Workout complete and just THREE MORE DAYS!

Good workout, dinner is practically done, had an AWESOME time today for our early Admin Appreciation day lunch ūüôā

Have a perfect little weekend planned to spend time outdoors and with the family, really excited to be moving into outside walking season.

I think on Monday, my final day of the challenge, I am going to do burn outs of each of the exercises, just do as many as I can do straight over the course of the day and see how that goes :/

#Countdown3toGo!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 800¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 300¬†minutes stretching
  • 195¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 96/99:

  • 1440¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1440¬†squats &¬†560¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 1040¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1240+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1060¬†calf raises
  • 390¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 350¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.95!!!

Yes! Felt much better today, so I went ahead and knocked out my workout EARLY, just in case the pain tried to creep up later.¬† I also was able to get dinner prepped for tonight and tomorrow’s dinners.¬† I just have to cook the pasta (tonight) and the rice (tomorrow).

YAY Happy Born Day to my MaMa!¬† Doing a joint celebration one of these upcoming weekend for our late April / early May b-days ūüôā

In other news, I am feeling so good that after this weekend, I should only have one more module left in this class, then it is just getting my personal business topped off from there on out.  My goal is to have the entire year plans on paper before the doors open and at least the first 6 months by the time this summer ends, because that will be more than enough to get started, should I receive the necessary funding to get it off the floor.

Well, time for this much anticipated shower, until next time.  Just 4 more days!!!

#Countdown4toGo!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 780¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 320¬†minutes stretching
  • 190¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 95/99:

  • 1420¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1420¬†squats & 500¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 1020¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1240+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1040¬†calf raises
  • 385¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 340¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.92

7 days to go!  Workout complete (modified Рdue to physical therapy).  Who know physical therapy was such a workout on its own?  But my core is going to be impeccably strong by the time summer gets here.  

Also got to catch up with my (almost) b-day twin from high school, which was awesome.

Most importantly, today I posted about my business asking for feedback and I had a LARGE number of participants and that warmed my heart!¬† I do not really care for people to “like” or “comment” on my posts whether they be information or images.¬† ¬†But when I have such a strong feedback regarding my business venture, that is what means the most to me.¬† So thankful for the quality people I have around me that are pushing me towards greatness & others that continue to inspire me to feed the drive and creativity within.¬†¬†

Last week of challenge & its already starting beautifully!

#Countdown7toGo!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 740¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 300¬†minutes stretching
  • 180¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 91/99:

  • 1380¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1380¬†squats &¬†400¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 980¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1240+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1000¬†calf raises
  • 375¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 320¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.91!!!

Damn, cannot believe I have just over a week left to go in this challenge!

I have already begun thinking about the next challenge and it will be a dietary challenge, a fast of some kind & then I will transition into another physical challenge when we get back home from visiting family.

I am still on a semi-high from those model homes yesterday.  I am racking my brain trying to figure out ways to get a home, lol.  All roads are honestly telling me that I just need to be patient because my personal best leverage will be the business to offset the cost of HELLA expensive California living. 

So, if nothing else, I have found a home layout that would work PERFECTLY with what I am wanting to do and still have the majority of our home feel just like OUR home & no one will have access to those parts. 

Sending out positive thoughts and energy towards bringing this home into existence & being able to work doing my dreams and provide for family in a way that brings me absolute joy and balance.¬† Let’s go! 8 more days left in the challenge ūüôā

#Countdown8toGo!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 740¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 300¬†minutes stretching
  • 180¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 91/99:

  • 1380¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1380¬†squats & 400¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 980¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1240+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1000¬†calf raises
  • 375¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 320¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.90!

Workout completed at the gym today with my mother after speed-walking the greater part of an hour on an inclined (4.5) treadmill.

After that, was able to grab sushi with the family and then see some AMAZING model homes that were staged beautifully.  It has me SUPER motivated to get my ducks in order so that we can transition into our home that is going to enable me to run my business.  I am beyond ready to step up my work 2 notches to bring this into fruition like asap!

Well, until then, going to enjoy this amazingly beautiful weekend and awesome start to Spring 2018.

#Countdown9toGo

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 720¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 290¬†minutes stretching
  • 175¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 90/99:

  • 1360¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1360¬†squats &¬†370¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 960¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1220+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 980¬†calf raises
  • 370¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 310¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.88

Workout completed early…

Dinner prepped & about to be made…

Baby girl napping…

I think it’s time for a relaxing shower ūüôā

Weekend almost here!

#Countdown11toGo

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 680¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 270¬†minutes stretching
  • 165¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 88/99:

  • 1320¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1320¬†squats &¬†370¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 920¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1180+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 940¬†calf raises
  • 360¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 300¬†minutes of stretching

Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 |      Level Up #7| Level Up #8 | 

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.87

Workout completed, another successful day in the books!

I am somewhat behind in my reading for the month, so I definitely have to power through these next couple of weeks / weekends if I want a shot at finishing both of my books for March & April.

In other news, we have a temporary solution for her escaping her bassinet in the middle of the night, so tonight is her first night back in her own room *crossing fingers.*

I feel like my timeline & in my life, there has been a lot of the #metoo and stories of victims of sexual abuse & at SUCH YOUNG AGES… It truly is a scary situation as a mother to a young daughter (although boys are not immune to the mental illness that is pedophilia either)… I know I am already super protective of her as my baby girl, my firstborn, and just know how sick this society is; and the stories I have come across reaffirms that protection.¬† I look forward to being able to get her into her martial arts classes in the near future and may also take some myself as well.¬†

Looking forward to the amazingly sunny days that we have been getting out here & hopeful for many beach days in the near future!

#WorkingOnThatSummerBody #Igot5onit99 #NewBathingSuitIsTheGoal #NewBodyWhoDis?

#Countdown12toGo

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 660¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 260¬†minutes stretching
  • 160¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 87/99:

  • 1300¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1300¬†squats &¬†310¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 900¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1160+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 920¬†calf raises
  • 355¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 290¬†minutes of stretching

Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 |      Level Up #7| Level Up #8 | 

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.86

Whooo hooo, workout finished!

Long night cooking & playing with this super active little girl!  I cannot believe how much she is growing & how intelligent she gets with each passing day.  I cannot wait to get her into a few organizations when she is a tad bit older to support growth in other areas as well.

Some news of potential growth, challenges, and changes on the horizon.  Putting good energy towards that & hopefully it comes to fruition.  Until then, still pushing forward in these last days of the challenge.

#Countdown13toGo

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 660¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 260¬†minutes stretching
  • 160¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 86/99:

  • 1300¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1300¬†squats & 310¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 900¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1160+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 920¬†calf raises
  • 355¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 290¬†minutes of stretching

Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 |      Level Up #7| Level Up #8 | 

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.83

Gym day today with my mother, workout complete!  I added another leg exercise to my routine and I FELT THE BURN!

Just 16 more days left until challenge is completed.  I am a little bummed that there have now been 3 days that I was unable to get a workout in, but if over 3 months, there have only been 3 days that I did not actively do my set workout, I will take that as a win still.

Its been an adjustment having this little girl sleep in our room this weekend (since she has become an expert parkour enthusiast these past few days *sigh*

We ordered a couple things that should be in tomorrow to help with the situation, so we will see *crossing fingers*

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 640¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 250¬†minutes stretching
  • 155¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 83/99:

  • 1280¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1280¬†squats &¬†270¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 840¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1140+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 900¬†calf raises
  • 350¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 280¬†minutes of stretching

Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 |      Level Up #7| Level Up #8 | 

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai