Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The up and coming weekend...

This up and coming weekend is the CrossFit NorCal Regionals. There have been so many emotions leading up to this weekend.

Excitement. Nervousness. Happy. Calm. Worried. Stressed. Overjoyed. Definitely up and down emotions. I have wanted to make sure that I am ready for all that comes my way. I have realized that I have trained hard. I have put the work in that had needed to be done. I am at where I am at. 

Alex has been an amazing boyfriend, coach, friend... my everything. He's seen the ups and the downs. I have worked on all my weaknesses and I am happy for all that I have accomplished in this past year. Yes there are still things to work on, to fine tune and sharpen, but that will be continuous. And to me, that is a great thing because it shows that you are constantly learning and growing. 

I am going to go out there and give it my best. I am going to have fun and enjoy this competition, as I have trained for it all year. As my good friend Roni said, "you have everything to gain and nothing to lose." Thank you for those words Roni, appreciate it!

Thank you to my Alex whose been there since day one, you've been my rock and you've helped me in many ways. Thank you to all my family, the support has been amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing my mom, dad, sisters, aunt and cousins. Thank you to all those friends who have supported me and have  cheered me on. The smiles, the high fives, the positive screams... all have been incredible and hope you know that I appreciate each and every one. 

Out of all the emotions I feel, I am grateful. I am grateful for this opportunity and I am so very blessed to be able to compete. For all those who aspire to compete, whether it be CrossFit or anything else, dream big, follow your heart and never let anyone pull you from your passion. Life is meant to be lived and you should live each moment to it's fullest as you never know what is next. 

Life is beautiful in so many ways. 

~ MCA

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bliss...


Found this photo while going through my photo booth on my computer. Words that come to mind: bliss, ease, happy, relaxed, enjoyment and many more.

I'm blessed to have found a man that I can have so much fun with. We have our silly moments, our serious conversations, deep and meaning talks and then our adventures. He's my best friend and everything wrapped into one. I'm so lucky to have Alex as my man, as my partner and other half. Te amo Alex.

To all those who have found their other halves, enjoy your time with one another, tell each other how much you mean to them. Don't be afraid to show it or tell them. If there are people that tease you for that, then they are missing something in their life for sure.

To all those who haven't found their other half, or are still looking... it will happen. It will unfold when you expect it least. Still make the most of life and enjoy all that you have.

~ MCA

Purpose of life...

Some times you need to have fun. Be silly. Be adventurous. Enjoy the life you have.
Savor the food you eat, taste the flavors and enjoy each bite.
Look outside, watch the leaves flicker in the wind. Watch the sunset. See how the clouds change.

When you are happy, smile and feel those emotions in every part of your body. Feel your eyes light up,  feel the warmth in your cheeks from your laughter.

When you are sad, sit with those emotions. Feel your tears gently roll down your cheeks. Let your heart   ache for the feelings that are passing through your body.

What does it take for you to realize that life is short? What experiences do you go through to realize that   you should live your life to its fullest? Do you treat others as you would like to be treated? Are you respectful of others? Are you aware of the things you do and don't do?

Be appreciative of your family, friends, loved ones. Be thankful for all the people in your life. Be grateful for the food on your table, the roof over your head, the clothes in the closet. For all the little things that we get caught up on, let it go, take a breath and know that it will be ok.

What's the purpose of life? To live life! So very simple but we think there has to be an elaborate answer. Feel each emotion that passes through us, feel it 100%. For every experience that we go through, enjoy the journey. For all the people that come into our life, be respectful of them.

When we are older and look back on our lives, we should say that we truly enjoyed life, our journey and all that we experienced.

~ MCA