Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pu’u Ma’eli’eli Digging Hill

IMG_2145Today we did Pu’u Ma’eli’eli Digging Hill hike. This hike has two WWII bunkers at the end of it. It also has a nice view of Chinaman’s hat and the marine corp base on Kaneohe Bay. It was a rainy day so we didn’t have a clear view.

Directions: This is across from Valley of the Temples. In navigation, we put in Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe. Then once you get to the McDonald’s, park either on the side of the street or else in the Times/McDonald’s parking lot. Then walk towards the hwy again and turn left. The trail is at the end of the condos, right after the guard rail. Make sure to stay close to the guard rail since cars fly on that road. You will come to a gate and the trail is right by the gate on the left.

McDonalds we parked at

McDonalds we parked at

Heading back to the highway. Will take a left at light.

Heading back to the highway. Will take a left at light.

Walking to the trailhead. Stay close to guard rail.

Walking to the trailhead. Stay close to guard rail.

 

This is at the end of the guard rail. The trail is on the left of this gate.

This is at the end of the guard rail. The trail is on the left of this gate.

Stay on the trail and there’s a small fork. Just stay to the left of it and follow the pink ribbons. Eventually you will see pink and red ribbons, take that right all the way up. You will come to some low trees. Once you get to the rope, you are close to the first bunker. The 2nd one is shortly after. Once you get there, you can turn around and go back. There’s other trails off this so be careful and not get lost. There was a group looking for 3 people that were missing while we were there.

This is a kid friendly hike. Just some hills, but nothing bad. No ridges or anything. Just be careful if it’s been raining. It rained on and off and the trail was super slick! We all fell once.

Tips: Bring bug spray and watch out for the hornets. There was a nest on the trail.

It’s about 3 miles round trip. So depending on how quick you are or how many pictures you take will depend on time. 2030

Top of the second bunker.

Top of the second bunker.

2nd Bunker

2nd Bunker

Super muddy

Super muddy

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4.27.14

Banana Protein Pancakes #1

IMG_2127Banana Protein Pancakes #1.  I’ve tried so many different versions of these and this one turned out the best!

Mix together:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp egg whites
  • 1/2 scoop Shakeology – chocolate
  • 2 bananas

Topping:

1/2 container Chobani Greek yogurt and 1 tbsp walnuts.

IMG_2122Then make them like pancakes in a frying pan. I used some EVOO spray to prevent from sticking. Make sure to cook long enough so it won’t fall apart. IMG_2124At the end I took half a container of apple Chobani Greek yogurt and walnuts. No need for syrup!

Fat: 12 grams/ Protein:29 grams/ Carbs: 75 grams

Calories: 495

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Day 42 Body Beast

This is the program I'm currently doing.

This is the program I’m currently doing.

Happy Easter! I decided to update today instead of tomorrow since I’ll probably be pigging out all day and my measurements and weight will be off for tomorrow.

These are my stats from Day 1 to now. I’m excited that my chest and hip/butt went up! I’m a little confused on my waist. It looks and feels super big, but the measurements are consistent. 10250771_10203705306102806_598499034_nIMG_2012Yikes, as you can see, I did gain some weight in the midsection. I told myself that I will start cleaning up my eating. It’s been really hard to eat 2400 healthy calories! I was eating all day and full, making it up to only about 1900 calories. I still do my fit clubs for cardio on Tuesdays and Thursdays for cardio. I also gave a live Insanity class to about 150 soldiers since my last blog.10178174_10203705306142807_1010893492_nLast weekend I ran a half marathon, which totally sucked! I think it was the extra weight I put on;) Well maybe because I have not ran since February. I did manage to complete it at a decent time.10256045_10203705291662445_203498667_n10248800_10203705291822449_1805267286_nSo far I must say that I am ok with my results so far! Can’t wait for the Beast/shredding stage!

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Mo’ole Valley Waterfalls 1-2

Mo’ole Valley has 8 waterfalls to it. This time we only did the 2 due to the fact we had just finished another waterfall hike and the trail to the 3rd was not marked so well.

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Waterfall 2

Directions: Go towards the Pali Hwy. Veer off to the right on Nuu’anu Pali Dr. Take this street all the way down until it ends back with Pali Hwy. Park in that parking lot on the right. Hunters and other hikes use this parking lot. Make sure to lock up your valuables.  Once parked, you have to run across the hwy to the fence. There is a gate that is unlocked. Open it and enter.7885Follow the pink ribbon to the right and it will lead you to somewhat of an opening in the trees and just follow the pink ribbons around to the left. That was the most confusing part. Once you get that part, the trail is noticeable. You will be pretty much following a ditch the whole way and there are pink ribbons mark the way.

Curved trees

Curved trees

There were some interesting trees! Also make sure to watch for hunters…..scared the crap outta us!! This is a hunting area, so be careful! rty5666I think the biggest obstacle was trying to get over this tree! 5436Eventually you will get to a tunnel. When we went it was about 6 inches deep. IMG_1399IMG_1409Right after the tunnel, you will come to the first waterfall. There is a rope beside so I’m sure you could climb it.

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Waterfall 1

After this go to your right and follow the trail up. Pink ribbons lead the way and you will get to the 2nd waterfall. This is suppose to be the best of the 8. IMG_1400Once you get here, I read you back track and go up to continue to the other waterfalls. We did not continue, but decided to go back since we did an earlier hike. You will have to back track and go back the same way you came.

Tips: Bring a flashlight for the tunnel and maybe old shoes or water shoes. We wore Vibram Five Fingers.

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Hapalua Half Marathon

IMG_1861I ran my third half marathon yesterday! It was the Hapalua, Hawaii’s half. Talk about not being prepared! The last run I did was the Great Aloha Run which was in February and was 8 miles. In between that and now I maybe ran a total of 10 miles….if that!  I was excited to pick up my number and shirt.  I loved this years colors! Check it out!IMG_1830At packet pick up of course I had to take a pic! IMG_1827IMG_1845The route started in Waikiki and downtown. I was only at mile 2 and was thinking….why did I do this? I’m tired already! I’m not going to make it. Every negative thought went through my head. I tried listening to music, but it really didn’t help. I was not about mile 4 and then I had to use the bathroom! I kept thinking this is going to mess up my time! I’m not going to stop. I’m going to keep going. Then my side and stomach was hurting. I finally made it to about mile 6 and decided I have to stop and pee. I was frustrated a bit. So I stopped to take a selfie…I mean I was not feeling it!

Then the Diamond Head hill was a killer like always! I walked a lot of it, but tried to keep jogging. It’s a mind thing! I kept thinking negative so of course it was going to be a lot worse then it was. I was able to speed up coming down the hill and then there was a rainbow so of course I had to stop and take a pic! IMG_1852It was much better in person! After that was only 2 miles left. I kept thinking, it’s only 2 miles. It was the longest 2 miles ever! But I saw all these people running. Old, young, fit, not so fit and I would find someone to catch up to and keep their pace. I saw the finish line and was like: “I’m almost there.” I finally made it and was able to speed up and run to the finish! It’s a great feeling of accomplishment even though I didn’t beat my PR and had stopped a few times. I got my medal and malasada with a smile. Official time was 2:21:55. IMG_1853

My friend Raquel, who ran her first half marathon and kicked butt!

My friend Raquel, who ran her first half marathon and kicked butt!

Day 27 Body Beast

This is the program I'm currently doing.

This is the program I’m currently doing.

I’m already on day 27! time is going fast. So fast that I started with the Lean workout schedule and decided to switch to the Huge Beast schedule. If I would of stuck with the lean beast, I would be in the Beast/shredding stage. I’m not ready. I want more muscle mass and not to mentionI like eating 2400 calories a day!

I did gain 6 pounds since I’ve started. It mostly went to my waist which I’m ok with for now. It should go away next month in the leaning out phase….It better! #TrustTheProcess….. My biceps and calves increased which is good. And at least my chest stayed the same….I don’t need them shrinking anymore! My diet isn’t so great, but it could be worse. It’s very hard for me to eat 2400 clean calories a day! I eat all day so I’ve been splurging here and there. Eating crap!! Today I start my 7 Day Shakeology challenge so hopefully it gets me back on track!

For those unfamiliar with the Body Beast program. It starts off by a Build and Bulk phase. During this phase, you are lifting heavy weights and eating more then normal. It is ok to gain weight! Then in the third phase, you will drop the calories/macros and lean out, leaving you with lean muscle!

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Day 1-Day 27

Day 1-Day 27

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Lulumahu Falls

IMG_1420Lulumahu Falls is a easy hike that’s worth doing. The falls is beautiful and was really flowing. We had went after a couple days of rain.

Directions: Take the Pali Hwy towards Kailua and then a slight right to Nu’uanu Pali Dr. Take this road until the end where it meets back up with Pali Hwy. Park there on the right where the parking lot is. When we started we walked out the parking lot towards Nu’uanu Pali Dr. and on the left you will see this fence.

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You will follow the road. When you come to the fork, we went straight, but you can go left to take you to the meadow.

the meadow

the meadow

If you go straight, follow the trail until it brings you to a clearing, turn left to the meadow. Keep going until you see the stairs to the right. 99Continue until the stream, and then just follow the trail along the banks, crossing a few times until you reach the falls.

Crossing a stream

Crossing a stream

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Selfie of course!

Selfie of course!

This was an easy hike. I would say kid friendly. There’s only like one steep part, but of course it depends on your kids’ hiking abilities. I didn’t bring anything on this hike but my GoPro and phone. It’s maybe 3 miles total.

3.30.2014