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Reading a book called “atomic habits” by james clear. so far i’m a huge fan of his ideas. it is about making systems instead of goals, and you make those systems based on who you want to be, instead of what you want. if i want to illustrate books, instead of focusing on the goal of illustrating a book, i focus on what decisions an illustrator would make everyday. if i identify with it, and the habits are part of my identity they become automatic with time and enough repetition. i have certainly experienced this with fitness, it’s just something i do almost everyday now because fitness is now part of my identity. i want to focus on adding these things to my identity: peaceful, joyful, connected, supportive, focused, friend, patient, positive, grateful, entrepreneur, artist, bilingual, healthy, frugal. there are always things to work on, but this book makes sense for how to actually change your habits to be who you want to be. make enough decisions that move you toward being an athlete, entrepreneur, patient mom, or loving spouse, and slowly you will get there. by asking yourself how that type of person would choose to act or what they would do. this means acting more loving when i want to check out. it means playing in the snow with my kiddo when i would rather be inside drawing. it means getting clear on who you want to be, and why, so when the daily decisions come up you know what to do and why you are doing it. our identity is weaved into the fabric of our lives by our daily systems and decisions. what type of person do you want to be? what type of choices do those people make? find out, then live like them, make the decisions they would make. lots of love! happy weekend friends! #decisions #peace #joy #connection #habit #atomichabits #identity #athlete#fitness#health#artist#happyhaizi #positive #grateful #

Yesterday comment 3 star 42

Look for beauty and you will find it. wishing you a beautiful friday. #wasatch #millcreek #beintentional #happyhabit #gratitude #beauty #bepresent #lookforgood #happyhaizi

2 days ago comment 4 star 33

I woke up thinking... maybe i’ll just take the day off? ...d**n those lazy gremlins of mine. do you have gremlins that tell you not to work on your goals? what are they? i didn’t succumb to mine today. i celebrate that.
i told the naysaying gremlins to go back to bed, and i dressed in my warm clothes, dropped my kiddo off at school, picked up richie, and drove to millcreek canyon for my hike in the beautiful snowy wasatch, out of the yucky inversion. there were a million other things i could have done instead. but, for me, being outside every day helps keep my happy tank full. being outside helps me focus, relax, and reconnect with who i am. i spent decades living small, trying to adjust who i was, depending on who i was around, i didn’t know what i even liked or wanted, i defaulted to doing what made others happy because i felt less anxiety if i didn’t have to deal with someone else’s negative emotions. i had no idea what made me happy. then came my therapy, and lots of it. six years ago, i didn’t even know what music i liked. i was a chameleon. i was controlling, empty, and lonely. i was afraid of being myself. i had suppressed it for so long, i didn’t know who i was. i had inklings and ideas of my dreams, but no way i would ever admit them. anyway, not sure why i launched into all of that. oh yes, because in my early twenties i learned that i come alive inside when i spend time outside, my soul sings, i’m content, peaceful, full of joy, and definitely connected. it makes me happy. so now, that i’ve evolved emotionally—i do what i can to make sure i do things i like to do. it helps me feel joy and and stay connected with myself so i can be connected and authentic with others. when i’m being myself i know things work out better. what can you do today to add some happy in your tank? #millcreek #millcreekcanyon #knowyourself #happyhaizi #whatdoyoulike #therapyhelps #therapy #outdoortherapy #outdoor#dowhatmakesyouhappy#happyhaizi #codependency #selflove #onedayatatime #bekind #bekindtoyourself #metime #dreambig #spreadlove #loveyourself #notsmall #fun #joy #connection #peace #snow #dog

3 days ago comment 4 star 49

And we splurged tonight on latkes for chanukah. so grateful for my beautiful life. what are you glad you have in your life, what light do you have in your life? what happy stuff can you be glad to have? focusing on these good things makes me feel good. #latkes #light #happiness #happychanukah #splurge #yum #balance #selflove #bekind #gratitude #happyhaizi

4 days ago comment 2 star 29

Sweaty selfie. feeling pretty proud about doing my own strength training after my dance class (werq). i mean seriously, i gotta celebrate this!!!! usually, i’m a class kinda gal. i’ve always been more of a follower. but not today.... i did a workout on my own, pull-ups,push-ups, planks, squats, turkish get-ups, bench press, and whatever else i thought of to throw in there. feels pretty awesome to take initiative and choose my own workout. feels good to work h*****n a goal. feels awesome i don’t feel self conscious in the gym anymore. feels awesome i feel a sense of belonging at my gym. i want to get in the best shape of my life this year. what about you? do you have a goal, something you want to work towards? take initiative, get started on it. it’s a great way to take care of yourself. every moment is a chance to change your life in the direction you choose. i choose health, joy, peace, and connection. what do you choose? what do you want in your life....today....right now?! decide what it is, and move towards it. #goals #sweatyselfie #happyhaizi #health #fitness #fit #goals #present #change #strength #strengthtraining #selfcare #selflove #work #wednesdayworkout #werq #momswholift #momswhoworkout #fitmoms #fitmomstrongmom #fitmomma #fitmomsinspire #onedayatatime #selflove #selfcompassion

4 days ago comment 8 star 67

Went skiing with my hubby today. it was pretty amazing to spend all day with him. it was an amazing date, fun to reconnect during the week. what can you do to reconnect with someone important to you? i nag the hell out of my hubs——then as soon as we have a little fun together again—i’m like, oh yeah i freaking love you! i love the idea of making time every week——better yet everyday to have fun with this guy. it helps me feel connected, peaceful, and happy. so what are you going to do to reconnect with someone this week? how will you feel when you do? make it happen, definitely worth it! #reconnect #skitherapy #datenight #date #skiing #brighton #happyhaizi #play #hangout #peace #joy #connection #marriage #love

5 days ago comment 0 star 43

Reach for your dreams. even if they feel out of reach. its official, i was in a big huge funk for a few months. eating sugar, buns, bread, lattes, whatever i felt like. i don’t feel guilty for this...before my mind and health transformation of 2013-2018, it was a span of years. i would have let myself sulk in self pity, and self loathing. but i know, i want joy, connection, and peace in my life. i know life is full of ups and downs. i know that my daily habits and decisions directly affect how happy i am. i know i’m happier if i don’t have caffeine, sugar, or alcohol. i just am. i feel soo much better. i know i am happier when i exercise in the morning. i know i am happier when i make the main stuff the main stuff in my life. when i focus my energy on what i want in my life, not what i don’t want. it’s so easy to disconnect when you are feeling down, or powerless, but it feels pretty empowering when you realize how much better you feel when you choose to connect, engage, and bring what you want into your life. reach for your dreams! #reachforyourdreams #happyisachoice #onedayatatime #nosugar #2daysnosugar #empowerment #empoweryourself #dreams #happyisahabit #habits #change #balance #fitmom #fitmoms #happyhaizi

2 weeks ago comment 2 star 39

Breakfast spread this morning with friends. i caved with the bagels, but had lots of veggies and protein. when i have protein and carbs together i don’t get the crash. but definitely feel better when i don’t eat wheat. but life is a balance, sometimes i think i am on a different wave, sometimes the super healthy eating wave, sometimes the balanced eating wave, and sometimes the s****y wave. but you know what, self love and compassion help me be patient with whatever wave of eating i’m on. what i eat, or don’t eat for one meal or a thousand meals doesn’t define who i am. worrying, stressing, dieting, shaming.....they make everything worse. so shed some love on yourself, no matter what you eat. your diet doesn’t give you permission to be self loathing or self loving...you do! so choose love! no matter how you eat, or what you eat, you deserve love. it is your birthright....no matter what! shut up food gremlins! how can you talk differently to yourself when you know you are on a sub-optimal eating wave? what do you need to tell your eating gremlins? i usually need more love and connection when i start overeating, or eating foods i know don’t make me feel great. what do you need? #happyhaizi #waves #eatingwaves #brunchspread #brunch #bagels #balance #healthy #fitmom #healthymom #healthyfamily #selflove #compassion #takecareofyourself #benice #peace #connection #onedayatatime #eatinggremlins #gremlins #bringlove #peace #joy #connection

4 weeks ago comment 1 star 34

Wishing you all a happy friday! i’m already feeling productive. i’m working on digitizing a bunch of kid art for my son’s school fundraiser, and got 1/3 of it done this morning. trying to volunteer more. about to drink my green smoothie, then off to drop of the kiddo, and then off to werq—a hip hop dance class i’ve been doing for a few years. today is bittersweet, i will be saying goodbye to my favorite dance teacher, personal trainer, and buddy, for her baby leave. she has inspired and helped me grow so much in the last several years. i’m going to miss seeing her beautiful face. but i’m so grateful she is in my life. so i’m going to dance my heart out with her. she touched my heart forever and was a bigger support than she will ever know when i needed it the most, when i needed a friend. who can you be grateful for? what or who can you celebrate today?#gratitude #werq #dance #friyay #productive #friendsrock #support #love #happyhaizi

4 weeks ago comment 7 star 35

Push-ups in the mountains from today. do what makes you happy. #pushups #hike #outside #fitmom #dowhatmakesyouhappy #selflove #live #happy #peace #joy #happyhaizi

4 weeks ago comment 7 star 30

Savory oatmeal anyone? worth a try. oatmeal made with soy milk, sautéed spinach with garlic and onion, egg, soy sauce, chili paste, and green onion. my husband is chinese, when i first saw him eating savory oatmeal i thought it looked disgusting. i have to say i am a huge fan now. it’s definitely worth a try. in fact eggs with soy sauce, total game changer. enjoy your day everyone, i’m working on getting back to my best self with eating. yesterday, i did great till about 3:00 when i ate wheat and sweets. they are so addictive for me, and it’s a slippery slope, but feeling peace and taking care of myself feels a s**t ton better. so i’m going for that. i’m shooting for choosing happy in my life, healthy in my life, cuz it feels better. not near perfect, that’s ok. just trying to take care of myself which means making savory oatmeal instead of oatmeal drenched in cream and brown sugar. and strangely. . . it really does make me feel proud of myself. what can you do, what little shift in your daily routine can you make right now that will make you feel proud? maybe it’s a switch in food? a switch in how you react to your partner when they are grumpy? a switch in the words you tell yourself when you are about to tackle a difficult project? or what you tell yourself when you are overwhelmed. maybe it means something as simple as taking the time you need to take a 15 minute nap to rest in the middle of the day when you are tired. whatever it is your soul needs, how would life be different if you met your need? shifted from the automatic habits and routines you already have established. it’s worth a try right? i would love to hear about your shifts in routine. let me know if you try changing it up! lots of love!
##happyhaizi #selfcare #habitchange #eggs #soysauce #savoryoatmeal #healthymom #healthyfamily #sugarsddiction #eatwell #fitmom #loveyourself #selfcompassion #keeptrying #make achange #youcandoit #icandoit #bestselves #bestself #patience #changetakestime #spinach #oatmeal #oatmealbowl #food #healthyyum

4 weeks ago comment 3 star 33

Made pancakes for my son. didn’t cave and eat them. so i’m celebrating that today. because i feel better when i eat foods that don’t make me feel bloated and sick. so i made a smoothie, i’m on a smoothie roll, 2 days of healthy breakfast. pure bone broth protein powder, pb powder, psyllium husk, banana, cocoa powder, coconut milk, spinach, and ice. feeling pretty happy about taking care of myself, and choosing this instead of a pile of pancakes and maple syrup. it’s the little things. what little thing can you do that will bring you joy and peace today? #pb #smoothie #spinach #fiber #psylliumhusk #bonebrothprotein #happyhaizi #habits #food #yum #fitmom #fitmomfood #selfcare #selflove #

4 weeks ago comment 3 star 27

Avocado,apple,spinach, ginger, lime, coconut water, and chia seed smoothie. back to the basics. the last two months have been a slippery slope of eating junk. went to the gym last night, saw a good friend, and now i have renewed enthusiasm at taking better care of myself. self love is a choice. starting with this yummy smoothie this morning. how are you going to take care of yourself today and those around you? what do you need? what do those around you need? have a beautiful day friends!#happyhaizi #selfcare #optimism #health #smoothie #greendrink #yum #healthyyummy #change #life #selfcare #selflove #changehabits #eatwell #balance #compassion #healthymom #happymom #realmom #fitmom #fitandhealthy #delicious #yum #avocado #spinach #ginger #green

4 weeks ago comment 10 star 199

Life is a process. so is my art. learning how to use procreate. learning to be present, not worrying about being pro yet, just putting in the work. focusing on now, changing habits and decisions now, will move me to realizing my dream of being an illustrator and having an awesome wellness blog. focusing on what i can do right now. what skills do i need. i gotta put in the time. focusing on what i can do today to move myself closer to my goal of illustrating books, and building my wellness instagram account, and learning how to design and make content for my website, and blog so i can share my thoughts on self care. that means drawing everyday, and learning the programs i need to know. taken a step forward, it means committing to a time for each of my goals. so for my art, every morning 6-7 is for learning and tutorials. 1 hour for working on projects and contests after i workout from 12:00-2:00. i’m going to start with this change. then go from there. #commitment #empoweryourself #change #habits #successsful #putinthework #artist #artist #timemanagement #iamdoingthis #iwanttoillustrate #happyhaizi #art #illustration #dreams #getyourdreams

5 weeks ago comment 1 star 28

What rocks are you taking out of your metaphorical backpack today? what can you let go of that isn’t serving you? fear, anger, resent, pride, jealousy, disappointment? a belief you are not good enough, thin enough, fast enough, kind enough, present enough....whatever it is, try and challenge it by dosing it up with heaps of self love. challenge anxiety and fears with lots of nice self talk. higher power stuff and self-love...works every time to brighten my mood...if i’m willing to let go of my fears and anchor into love. so grateful i live so close to the mountains. they help me gain perspective when i’m in a funk. and i do get in a funk from time to time. but it’s life. glad i know how to climb back out and regain balance without pints of ice cream. the mountains,letting go, and staying present help for sure. hang in there if you are in a funk my friends. it always can be better. but i have found for myself, it gets better when i do things to make it better. i feel happy when i set my intention on what i want and act accordingly.. what do you want? what can you do to move in that direction? #joy #connection #peace #excitement #fun #chooselove #bekindtoyourself #selfcompassion #balance #outdoortherapy #lightenyourload #happyhaizi #love #happy #habitchangers#empoweryourself #change #happyhabits #fitmom #balancedmom #empoweryourself #change #habit #anxiety #inthemoment #life #hike #hikeutah #utahmountains #millcreekcanyon

last month comment 2 star 54

Be present. awake! in the moment, aware of the beauty, joy, peace, inspiration, and amazing stuff in your life that is always there. don’t stay in the past or the future. being present is a habit. what helps you stay in the moment and out of the past and future? #happyhaizi #bepresent #wilderness #utah #selfcare #peace #cultivatinghappy #happyisachoice #gratitude #noticegoodness #habit #happyhabits

last month comment 0 star 23

I made it through halloween and a big celebration/birthday party at my place without overeating. this is huge for me. yay! i had three gummy candies this week. but i’m feeling pretty good about it. i made this skeleton veggie tray and it was too cute not to post. almost 100 percent better from my awful cold. work outs not amazing this week. but i’m drinking my water. gotta be proud of that! celebrate the little successes. hope you are all fabulous! #happyhaizi #skeletonveggies #veggies #proud #change #empoweryourself #balance #selflove

last month comment 5 star 33

Ever get overwhelmed with daily chores? if so, stand up...squeeze the muscles in your body...then release it. how do you want to feel? i was feeling resentful and angry about all the laundry that needed to be put away, instead of being angry and stressed...i decided to let it go, and instead i chose joy. i chose to be happy. i asked myself how i could enjoy doing the laundry instead of being stressed and angry. the answer...take a smiling selfie, post my insight to instagram, and listen to my latest favorite book while folding it. i’m reading “high performance habits” by brendon burchard, and this technique of stopping yourself, releasing the tension, and setting your intention, is from his book. have to say, his techniques and strategies thus far have been pretty powerful. and it reinforces the idea of positivity, joy, connection, and peace. all things i want in my life and yours. how can you invite joy into your life? is there something else you are craving, and needing in your life? #brendonburchard #peace #joy #love #connection #intention #happyhaizi #selfcare #selflove #laundry #smile #perspective #habits #happyisahabit #thejoyhabit #practicingjoy #practicingpatience

last month comment 7 star 32

My mantra these days. i put an alarm in my phone to remind me to focus on bringing joy, peace, and connection in my life. focusing on the stuff i want to be in my life everyday. this is a form of self care. this feels good. what words are your mantras? what do you want in your life? #happyhaizi #habits #selfcare #selflove #intentionalliving #beintentional #clarity #joy #peace #connection

last month comment 4 star 18

2 sets of push-ups and a walk today. this cold is not going away so i’m taking it easy, but even a little exercise helps brighten the day. whatever exercise i get when i’m sick is worth a celebration. when i’m sick i milk it and use it as an excuse to stay inside all day in bed watching online tutorials on photoshop or the like. but, i know i feel happier when i get a bit of sunshine and s**k it up and go for a little walk. when i’m sick or out of my normal exercise routine, i gotta be careful and make sure i don’t listen to my excuse maker. my excuse maker usually steers me in the opposite direction of my goals. but not today. happy wednesday friends. #happyhaizi #pushup #exercise #habit #change #goals #selfcare #loveyourself #selflove

last month comment 2 star 30