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PT Business & Dvlpmt Mgr B.S Health Sci/NASM-CPT/USA WL LVL 1/MWOD L2 Natick➡️Southie @hamfitness_🏋️‍♂️ "Just living life one moment at a time" -JP

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"Your body is not a temple it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride" - Anthony Bourdain TOP 5 Oahu EATS - no specific order 1. Malasadas @leonardsbakeryhawaii 2. Lilikoi Pancakes (Passionfruit) @mokesbreadandbreakfast 3. Poke Plate - 2 ways - Fresh Catch Poke 4. Shaved Ice - Island Snow 5. Loco Moco Ball @hawaiianfreshfarms

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Castaway --Ten days ago I landed in Oahu after what seemed like the longest two flights of my life. I was welcomed by an open-air airport and a managerie of colorful shirts and leis. Known as "the gathering place" by many, it seemed fitting. After a week, I don't think it could have a better designation. A melting pot of cultures from the east and western worlds, if you don't recognize it in the people you will surely find it in a plate of Loco Moco, fresh poke plate, and/or POG juice (passionfruit, orange and guava). I found no matter where we went, what adventure we took, high and low we were encompassed by clear seafoam green waters abundant in life and lush green mountains. Violently chiseled ridges protruding from the earth's surface, a sculptor's masterpiece. Most days the volcanic ash and clouds obscuring the summits, but when exposed, the visual only can be described as majestic. Pictures do not do it justice, it is a place like no other. The rain or sunshine --as predictable as your next meal. The island is a foodie's celebration, hiker's thrill, surfer's paradise, snorkelers/scuba divers dream, a farmer's rejoice or the backdrop to strum one's ukulele. It has something for everyone. I am sad to leave it but I am ever so grateful to have shared it and for the people I've been able to add to my ohana. For now, Aloha until the next time and Mahalo for the experience 🤙 P. S. Thank you @atiltrip & @maria_leineweber for making me feel at home all week. Mahalo @hauikana for the lodgings, if you need somewhere to stay his studio is a little paradise!!

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Waikiki do you love me?

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Living life one moment at a time 🤙 -JP

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6:24a HST // Sunrise over Oahu

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"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit" - Edward Abbey

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6:33a HST - Out of Office

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Morning ☕

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Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Southie anymore

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It was 13 yrs ago this month that I found myself battling to keep my leg, keep the ability to walk..run...jump. I had contracted osteomyelitis in my knee, an insidious and devastating bone infection. One that in many cases required amputation. Two months in a hospital room, five operations, six months of intravenous antibiotics and pills, and twelve months of physical rehab would follow. I was a shell of who I was, 30lbs lighter, skin and bones, barely able to walk 10ft down a hospital corridor. There would be no more running, no more sports, no more squatting...at least that's what the docs said and I don't blame them. I learned a lot about myself that year and subsequent years, things that still resonate today. Never quit, keep working, one day, one step (literally in that case) at a time. There was no quick fix, no panacean drugs, no one was going to learn how walk again for me let alone run. It was exhausting. It was hopeless at times. It took tenacity. It took grit. It took awful days and good days. Everyday didn't have to be a win, just had to be a "try". The scars are there to remind me even now. But contrary to what the doctors believed, or had to reason to believe 13 years ago, I can run, I can jump, and I can squat. You don't recognize or appreciate the significance of that until you lose it like anything else, and must face the daunting task of trying to get it back. And still everyday I wake up with a different knee, the long term effects of the damage unclear. I haven't let that stop me from doing all things I love. I've played sports again, I've hiked mountains, I've run miles, I've hit PRs! And I look to grow that list everyday...Am I ecstatic I contracted something that is 2 in 10,000? No. Am I glad it happened? Yes. And though this hasn't always been my favorite story to tell, it's all part of the process. Mindset is everything. Ultimately it and experiences like this one are what make me the person, athlete, coach, and leader I am today 👊💯

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Strength, power, & speed will help you play the game... Mobility & flexibility will keep you in it 👊

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Uncle's crew

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Last of summer in the city #thisiswhyilivehere #southie #thepru #note9

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Live look: Squatting the approx weight of donuts & @lincolnsouthbos pizza I ate this summer... #hags 📸:@bobbycope04 #fitness #dontcallitacomeback #floatlikeabutterflystinglikeabee

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