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AWESOME recipe – Pinterest Win

These German Sauerkraut Potato balls were amazing and the chunky salad I paired it with cleansed it right down.¬† Heavy + Light = balance ūüôā

Type the name into Pinterest for recipe.  

This will now be a MaiMuna’s Kitchen staple.

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>Respectfully Submitted<<     ~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.94

Today went fairly smoothly Рbut unfortunately, no workout.  A few hours after getting home, by back hurt TREMENDOUSLY.  It is my low low back and on the right side oh my goodness.  Felt as bad as it did shortly after the car accident.. *ugh*  It has mellowed out a BIT, but I still feel it when going from sitting to standing, vice versa, try to move too quickly, bending down & over.  

But, it is only a minor setback & not a complete halt.  I would rather take a seat on the bench, then to be taken off the court in a gurney! 

Tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to get it in.  Until then, rest & hydration.

#Countdown5toGo!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

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

Totals for day 94/99:

  • 1400¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1400¬†squats &¬†400¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 1000¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1240+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1020¬†calf raises
  • 380¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 330¬†minutes of stretching

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.93!

Yes yes yes, workout complete! Day 93 & it was a good one. 

Work was simple per usual, but it is always interesting to get to know them more.¬† Obviously, with all of the craziness in the world, there is always a myriad of things to discuss and today it was the Starbucks situation.¬† Very interesting indeed to hear points of view, reasoning, which stance they take & how their views, history, culture, ethnicity, & biases play a part.¬† Not going to delve any deeper than that, nor put my perspective out there… yet.

In other news…

Have a few people to do the 30-day water cleanse also (not my image, found online)! 

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Basically you do this everyday, just one bottle before bed.  In the bottle you take a few sips and then put:

3 Tbsp of ACV 
2 Tbsp of Lemon juice 

I will probably make a full 5-days on Sundays or Mondays & do it Mon-Fri.  Have 2 people looking to do it with me, just not quite sure when I will be getting started.  I have been wanting to do a fast; step back from the sweets, breads & sugary cereals (oatmeal or non-frosted shredded wheat only), pasta, and potatoes OR eggs.  May even do it in conjunction with the above, we will see.  This is why I am trying out new recipes so, so that I can have a variety of options. 

Baby girl continues to shock me with how far she is coming, how much she has picked up, and how amazing & complex her thought processes are becoming.¬† I am in love with watching and supporting her growth.¬† It is also forcing me to step my game up on all fronts… Challenge accepted!

#Countdown6toGo!

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

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

Totals for day 93/99:

  • 1400¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1400¬†squats &¬†400¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 1000¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1240+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 1020¬†calf raises
  • 380¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 330¬†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.89

Workout complete!  Just TEN MORE DAYS TO GO!

I am thankful I kept track of the days / totals below at the bottom of each post as a visual marker.¬† Getting to that closing point and already looking back at the growth & it is exciting to review my process.¬† Although the last 3 months totals are nothing to call home about, it is several times over the amount I have done in the past 3 years.¬† And, headed back to my mother and I’s weekly Saturday gym sessions in the morning.¬† It is something that I have truly grown to appreciate, just a solid time with my mother walking & talking on the treademills.¬† I would love to one day be able to buy us both homes with our own mini-gyms so we can walk for hours in the comfort of our homes and truly spend quality time.¬† Hopefully, in the months ahead, we can even transition to my mother allowing me to take her through my work-out after I finish on the treadmill.¬† One step at a time though ūüôā

My sister-in-love said she is down to continue being ongoing accountability partners & I have another mother who shared that she is down to join whatever the next challenge is that I embark on.  If you all have any good ideas, let me know!

Shower + bed time so I can get an amazing start to the weekend. 

#Countdown10toGo

2018 = 5 million!!!

Second half of challenge totals:

  • 700¬†each¬†of:¬†
    • push ups
    • squats
    • calf raises
    • (seconds) holding plank
    • (seconds) holding yoga pose
  • 280¬†minutes stretching
  • 170¬†minutes deep breathing

Totals for day 89/99:

  • 1340¬†push-ups (+2 for the ‚ÄúLevel up‚ÄĚ #1)
  • 1340¬†squats &¬†370¬†seconds holding seated squat
  • 370¬†plank rotations (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #2)
  • 940¬†seconds holding forearm plank
  • 1200+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
  • 960¬†calf raises
  • 365¬†minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the ‚ÄúLevel Up #3)
  • 300¬†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

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#Igot5onit99 | Day.82 | Parenthood… Motherhood… 18 month-old ninja

Oh man… this little girl is on a roll…

So, I get a text from the fiance while I am at work.  Apparently, she had climbed on her toy box, onto her clothing drawers, and pulled the screen off of the window.  So, he said we need to re-arrange her room ASAP.  No doubt, so I take out the toy box & rearrange her room as soon as I get home & then take her out to the park by the coastline. 

She was NOT having it, she did not want to play with the other children, did not want me to put her down.  If I even moved my hands on her back, she gripped me with both hands and squeezed herself into me.  This happened about 10 times.  Fed her, changed her, tried putting her down, she grabbed my legs and begun pulling my pants down she was pulling so hard.  We went back to the car and I just let her chill in her car seat, windows down, jazz music on.  Never will I wake her up from a nap to go to the park, lesson learned.

But wait!¬† There’s more..

Come home, she eats again, change her again, then put her down because the only nap she had all day was less than 30 minutes long and the whining at the park let me know she is reaching levels of fatigue reserved for parenthood.  She is chitter chattering, babbling for a good 45 minutes and then we do not hear anything, WHEW she is asleep! Wrong..

A few minutes later we hear a light thud, I look at my hubby and said was that here (in our home)?¬† He said naw, it was next door.¬† Shrug it off and continue talking.¬† Moments later, our bedroom door is pushed open which scares the living SHIT out of me.¬† I’m getting angry thinking one of us left our front door open and someone had the audacity to walk in.¬† Wrong again..

Here comes a clothing-less & smiling little girl who walks over to the computer and starts banging on the keyboard.  My jaw drops & I know my eyes are HUGE.  I rush over to her, she is smiling and laughing Рcheck for knots and I do not see or feel any.  It was clearly her that the sound came from, but luckily with the arrangement of her room and her alphabet squares floor mat, her fall must have been broken.  I am just in shock and scared out of my mind.

How the hell did she do that?

Where are her clothes?

Did she poop / pee everywhere?

Are there bumps / knots / bruises / scratches somewhere?

What if this had happened in the middle of the night while we were asleep? 

OK, I TRULY have to completely baby proof the home, because this is serious business now.

Of course after the shock wears off, I take her back to the room and I see that she stacked up her mat and blanket and with her extra 6+ inches, she was able to get out.¬† But wait, how exactly did she do it?¬† I had to know.. so, I put her back in and low and behold she immediately got up & almost fell face forward out of it again.¬† Not sure if that made it better or worse for me, because if she did it this way the first time, I’m pretty sure she landed on her head in some way, shape, or form.

I took out her extra thick blanket to see if that would make a difference?  Nope, she just pulled herself up with more of her strength in her arms this time, relying less on her height advantage.

*sigh* 

I thought we had another 6 months before we started having to LOOK for a bed, but as soon as I get back from the gym in the morning, we need to find one ASAP and get it this weekend.

Now, I cannot even shower until she is fully asleep because if not, I am pretty sure she will walk in and try to hop in along with me now.

Parenthood… Motherhood… 18 month-old ninja.

>> Respectfully submitted<<     ~Mai