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Since turning 40 and having had my second baby, I came to a mid-life crisis of sorts. I wasn’t happy with how I looked or how I felt and just like most parents, I found myself stressed about my kids, money, and life in general- there had to be more and I wanted more. I needed more in terms of making myself happy.

Life is funny.  Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get your butt into gear and realize everything you are doing is a choice and those choices can either create a happy you or a unhappy you.  For me, my unhappiness was a choice, but why? Why was I so down about life?  For me to get out of my funk, all it took was reading a couple of books. While on vacation, I was able to read two books that really brought me to my “aha” moment.  The first is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  I highly recommend this read for anyone and plan on not only re-reading it but blogging extensively on it in the near future.  The second read was The Four Hour Work Week.  This book allowed my creative side to flow, in turn the idea to document this via blogging and create this website.  The Four Hour Work Week then led me to read the Four Hour Body, and this was the kick start to my physical well being.

These reads have truly changed my perspective on life, making me realize how important it is to make the most of who you are, for yourself and your family.  Now just like any other human, I have my off days but I am happy to say I have more good days than bad.  When I wake up in the morning I make the choice to be happy and try to continue to make choices that will sustain my happiness – that entails making choices that make be a better person, inside and out, physically and mentally.

So here is where it starts. I hope you can find inspiration and motivation while I try new methods and practices of physical and mental well being, all the while documenting my way to a better me, a better Malisa.  Welcome to MisoMalisa.