Long goals, short goals, some as big as your head!

(This posts title is in reference to one of my favorite childhood songs)

It’s Monday AND the first day of March.  If today doesn’t scream time for new goals I don’t know what does.

First, a recap of last week’s goals:

  1. Go to spin class twice this week.
  2. Run around the lagoons once.
  3. Go on a hike. FAILED! (But I really do have an excuse.  The day I was planning on going on a hike we had a terrible tsunami warning in Hawaii and had to evacuate our house for almost the entire day).
  4. Catch up with two friends I haven’t spoken to in awhile.

So now that it’s a new MONTH and a new week, I have decided to write down some short term and long term goals.

Short term goals:

  1. Go to two spin classes this week.
  2. Run around the lagoon once.
  3. Go on a hike.
  4. Make something NEW for dinner.

Long term goals:

  1. Keep a Food Journal For the past couple of weeks I have been tracking my food intake on a little spiral notebook that I can throw in my purse.  However, after reading several reviews on the Fitbook I decided to purchase one to expand some of my tracking options.
  2. Enter a challenge and complete it! I have been reading about several different challenges for the month of March.  Yoga Challenge, Core Fusion Challenge, Push Up Challenge, etc, etc, etc.  I think I will buy the Core Fusion Challenge DVD on Amazon and do that one.  I would be interested in incorporating some yoga into my routine also though.  We’ll see…
  3. Only eat when I’m hungry I really don’t understand why this is so hard for me.  I feel like I’ve been struggling with this all my life.  I eat when I’m bored, I eat when I’m full, I eat just because I need to finish off every meal with something sweet even though I’m already stuffed!  Sometimes I think I eat like it will just dissappear if I don’t eat it then.  I really need to work on this because I think it’s one of the main reasons I’m not at the weight I want to be.
  4. Stop chewing ice Oh my gosh.  I’m embarassed to even have to write this on here.  I seriously have an ice addiction.  Crushed ice, cubed ice, the circle ice with a hole in it.  Gahh, the list goes on and on.  Sometimes my teeth actually hurt when I go to bed because I’ve chewed too much ice.  I really want to break this habit.  Maybe writing it down will help me accomplish it.

I feel like all of my goals, both short and long term are realistic and do-able.  🙂  I’m excited to track my progress along the way.

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too hungry to document.

So I realized that in order for me to really get into this whole food blogging thing, I need to take pictures of my food!  During the week I eat almost the same thing everyday (boring, right?) so I never think to take a picture of the same ol’ salad.  However, I do try and switch it up when it comes to dinner time I am just usually so hungry after leaving the gym I never am patient enough to snap pics of my food for the blog.  I’ll try to make a conscious effort to start taking more pictures so my blog isn’t pictureless.

In the meantime, I’ll post pictures of some of my favorite food in Hawaii.

Saimen – This one comes from the Forty Niner Restaurant.

Loco Moco: Hamburger patty, egg, rice, gravy.  (Drooling).

Sushi: Ahi from KuruKuru Sushi

Banana pancakes w/ Macademia Nut Sauce from Boots n Kimo’s:

Poke from Tanioka’s:

Lunch Plate from anywhere:

Lemon Crunch Cake from Aiea Bowl:

… and that’s not even all of it.  Yum-bo-za.


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”



Today at work we had a motivational speaker talk about working together as a team, fighting adversity during tough economic times, the standard “bring it on 2010” speech.  He talked about a number of different quotes relating to innovation and this particular quote by Walt Disney, really resonated with me.

I’ve always been a dreamer.  And not just a dreamer like I think big.  I mean it in even the most general sense… a dreamer.  I have the most intense dreams at night, so intricate and detailed, some unrealistic and some too real to be a dream.  I’ll have a handful of daydreams throughout the week, being swept away into the depths of my imagination where I watch the most vivid situations play out right in front of my eyes.  I have always dreamt of starting a blog, but never really known where to start.  I’ve spent countless hours trying to determine what I want to write about, what the title should be, what font to use, should I buy a domain name???  The questions go on and on, it got to the point where I wasn’t even posting anything because I was so focused on the little things.  Today it hit me, why does my blog have to start out exactly how I envision it.  I don’t even have a clear vision yet!  So I’m done nit-picking the little things, I know it will start small and the format and content may change and evolve, but that’s the way life works, right?

So here we go.

Goals for the week:

  1. Go to spin class twice this week.
  2. Run around the lagoons once.
  3. Go on a hike.
  4. Catch up with two friends I haven’t spoken to in awhile.

I just got back from spin class #1 of the week as well as a walk around the lagoons while I chatted with my sis on the phone.  So I’ve half knocked 1 & 2 already.  😉

Off to shower and get ready for bed!

weekend eats.

This weekend was adventure filled yet again. It started with a trip to the North Shore where I ate at Matsumoto’s Shave Ice.

Mmm. This was my second shave ice since I arrived in Hawaii over 5 months ago! I can’t believe I haven’t gotten shave ice more often. (It was so refreshing I ended up getting it two more times this weekend, once in Kailua and once in Hawaii Kai, each time with ice cream at the bottom). After shave ice (dessert first 😉 ) we drove around and saw a shrimp truck with a promising shrimp and steak plate.

The rest of the day was filled with a LOT of sightseeing.  We drove around the North Shore and stopped at Waimea Valley, Lizard Island and Chinaman’s Hat for photo opportunities.

It was a great weekend filled with lots of shave ice and fun adventures.  I’m slowly getting into this posting thing and finally have figured out how to fix the design.  Hopefully, I will be posting more often now!

… and that’s just the font.


Geez, this is harder than I thought! I’ve spent hours deciding what font to use and I still don’t feel like it looks right! I have been an avid blog reader for quite some time now and am so excited to finally start one of my own! I read all sorts of blogs: food, fashion, decorating, celebrity gossip, fitness, you name it, I read it. I’m hoping this blog will evolve into a mixture of all of the above.


This blog is really sparked by the fact that I am currently trying to shed ten pounds… the last ten pounds. I figure this blog will serve as a great way for me to track my progress, set short term goals and hold myself accountable for achieving those goals. Here it goes!