The song of the ocean. The most beautiful song I've ever heard in my life. It's one thing to hear the whales & Dolphins. But to FEEL them in the wild, in the middle of this great big ocean, is truly the most incredible experience of a lifetime. So powerful, so healing, so exhilarating. 🐬🎶🌊🐋 #MahaloKeAkua
Lately I've been faced with temptation greater than usual.
I'm an extremist, all or nothing type.
No matter what it is, I want more.
There are few things I fear in life, and I've found my biggest fear is myself.
I am my own worst enemy.
I've had everything I've ever dreamed of, and I've had nothing.
Nobody is going to push me harder than I push myself.
In 2012 when I ran my first full 26.2 mile marathon - I learned that pushing myself to extreme physical and mental limits is one of the most rewarding and rejuvenating feelings in the world.
Yesterday I set out on a mission to defeat my temptations, free my mind, and conquer my fears.
I swam 1.5 miles from the shore of Kealakekua bay to the captain cook monument. I felt the heart of the ocean boom with the sound of the whales resonating so loud and so powerful my body shook. I laid there still, releasing all the negativity and pain from my mind, body and soul. I was surrounded by over 100 dolphins. There are no words to describe the exhilarating feelings I experienced as my heart raced in the middle of the ocean by myself. I swam 1.5 miles back to shore. When I got out of the water I felt so high on adrenaline I had trouble walking on earth, I felt I had just come from another planet or dimension.
Later that day, I jumped in seat one of a six man outrigger canoe for the first time since I quit drinking. We paddled from the pier to lymans without stopping. For about 8 miles i kept the pace as steady as I could. I felt my body becoming weak as I had already swam 3 miles that morning. I was in pain, ready to give up with about a mile left to go, the sun started to set.
One of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. As I dug my paddle into the glassy reflective water, I remembered why I was there. I am a 3rd generation paddler - my grandfather lives to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture as he sails on the Hokulea and speaks Hawaiian fluently. These are my roots. I am greater than my fears, I will rise up and defeat my tribulations. I am alive. A tear rolled down my cheek as I remembered - 7 months ago, I was drowning in addiction, today I am free. 🙏🌊❤️ #SevenMonthsSober #Serenity #Courage #Strength
What a gift it is when we live like dolphins. 🐬🐬🐬 #VitaminSea #MondayBlues #Dolphinsinthewild #Saynotocaptivity #3MileSwim #MahaloKeAkua
Addiction feels like home to me
But your love won't ever set me free
Twelve steps to face the truth
What I need to quit is you. ✌️🎶💀 #songwriting #life #imua #godgrantmethestrength
Beach day with these Hawaiians. Plus @kealalalalala & Honi Luna. 🌴#ohana #sunsooutgunsout #hilife #familyovereverything
He brings me jammin graham cracker snacks. 😍🎼🎷 #literally #thecutestthingever #getinmybelly #boyfriendpoints #itsthelittlethings
Yessss.👌☀️💁 #Soberissexy #meeveryweekend #sixmonths #partysober
Huge mahalo to @lavalavabeachclub for having me perform during happy hour today and to my sponsors @fusedhawaii for dressing me in the cutest outfit! Thank you to everyone who listened & sang along to my jams. And endless thank yous to my love for being my roadie & stage hand. Love and gratitude to all of you! Forever grateful for all of the aloha. 🎶🌊🌴 #Singersongwriter #theoffice #hilife #gratitudeisallthatmattersdude #onabeachinhawaii #GetFused
You give me fever.... 🎸🎼🎥 Tomorrow I'm playing a double - catch me at Lava Lava Beach a club 2pm or Oceans Sports Bar & Grill 6pm. #Jammin #Singersongwriter #Giglife #fusedlive @lavalavabeachclub
Getting fitted with a new outfit from my sponsors for my show at @lavalavabeachclub tomorrow! I'll be performing during happy hour 2:15-4:15 come sink your toes into the sand & sip on something tropical as I serenade you. Don't forget to check out all the new inventory at #FusedHawaiiBoutique 🎶🎸🎀👗 #GetFused #lifeisshortbuythebikini #Lovemysponsors
#Throwback 1996 - Waimea School first grade yearbook. My first BFFs ever @brolaw & @jillybabes lol. Thank you for the pics Aunty Tamla! 😂📓📷 #Oldschool #Wegowayback #Waimeababies #Bornandraised #OG #wewerehott
I just had the most AMAZING 1 hour massage on the beach in Hawaii. There's nothing like the soothing sound of the ocean and the sweet smell of coconut oil. If you're interested in a 5 star massage contact my girl Jacki Sorbets (503) 481-9862! She does house calls, beach sessions, and she also works at the Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort. Today she gave me a sports therapeutic release massage - as I hurt my lower back overtraining in the gym. I'm feeling 100 times better already! This is the first time I have chosen massage therapy as opposed to chiropractic care and I Highly recommend!! 👌🌊🌴👐 #Sorelaxing #Zombiemode #IloveJacki #plusshesanoregongirl #Beachmassage
Sky above me
Earth below me
Fire within me. ⛅️🌎🔥 #Imua #Mahalokeakua #Serenity #Courage #Wisdom #Strength
Another beautiful day with my beach babes. 🌴🐳🐚🌊 #Sundayfunday #Babybaywatch #Ohana #Hilife
Honu Love. 🐢💕🌴 #Hilife #Favoritespot #Girlsdaywithmyfave @_taylormarrie_
Thank you @Tayloredmeals for my kickass workout & yummy meals today and everyday! 💪🍴😘 #Iloveyou
#eatclean #traindirty #teamtayloredmeals
#buildthebooty • Glutes & Hamstrings •
👊10 min stair master warmup 👊Walking Lunges (with Dumbbells) 3×15 each leg
👊Stiff Legged Deadlifts 3×12
👊Lying Leg Curls 3×12
👊Seated Leg Curls 3×12
👊Machine Hip Extensions 3×12
Life is a balance of holding on & letting go. 🌊🐚🙌 #ExploreHawaii #adventure #Onedayatatime
Cruising with my mini today. She's stylin' in her @fusedhawaii romper & shades. Uncle benny took us out for dinner & the new spngebob squarepants movie! 😎🌴⭐️ #GetFused #Minime #HoniLuna #thanksbabe
New record. Since I quit drinking 6 months ago I have lost a total of 13 pounds. The beer belly has left the building. I'm seriously shocked. 😂💪👊 #HowthefuckdidIdothat? #Soberissexy #TeamtayloredMeals #Eatclean #Traindirty #Timeforgains
Lava Trails. 🌴🔥🌊 #HikingHawaiianStyle #Slippersandall #adventureday #onamish #Getfused #Lifeisshortbuythebikini