37 Bellevue, United States
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My self-summary
I am not complicated. I'm straight-forward but kind hearted. I'm extremely mindful of myself and others.

I live a pretty active lifestyle with my focuses being CrossFit/olympic lifting, hot yoga, running, and rowing... tho not particularly in that order. I grew up in a fairly conservative Japanese household, and was taught that failing was unacceptable. Through CrossFit and lifting, I'm learning that failing is actually essential to growth; it teaches you where your limits are, and how to persevere when you pick yourself back up. The hot yoga has taught me how to breathe through tough times and how to let go; that just living in the current moment is so much more rewarding than spending time worrying about what has happened or will happen. Sometimes you start working out because of the physical element but, over time, it impacts your life in more positive ways than you ever expected.

Here's an important thing also - I don't necessarily mesh well with those who are super dedicated to the same things I'm into. It's cool if you wanna try my stuff out but it's totally okay if it isn't really your thing. We don't have to share everything. What's more important is to be on a similar wavelength when it comes to drive and ambitions and lifestyle IMO.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm busy spending my time in ways that make me happy. I have a full time job, but it doesn't rule my life at all. I don't think being double booked and frantically fitting too many things into one day makes you cool. I'm trying to simplify my commitments and just do the things that bring me joy.

I coach CrossFit part time. It's wicked fun.
I’m really good at
Learning. Staying focused on goals. Being independent. Staying grounded and grateful. Understanding that everything worth having is worth fighting for. Making time for what matters.
The first things people usually notice about me
The best compliment I have ever gotten, from a complete stranger: "You walk like a fighter."

I hope it's true.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm starting to read more but it's a slow process. Yes, I like music and movies. Right now, I'm in a phase of using food as fuel; which means I'm mostly paleo but trying to learn how to fit in good carbs. I love eating out and splurging once in a while but it wouldn't be special if I did that all the time.
The six things I could never do without
[1] Acceptance
[2] Savasana
[3] Movement
[4] My eyesight
[5] Failing
[6] Water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Being and living in the present -- or as one blog called it, "staying where my feet are".

Figuring out what constitutes 'an athlete'.

Why people don't fight harder for the things they want. If something or someone is great; isn't it worth getting vulnerable and fighting for what could be?

How people who message you here expect to hold an engaging conversation and learn about someone else if they don't ask questions. I ask a lot of questions. If I don't get any back, I'm probably moving on.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going to yoga then maybe making dinner from scratch, or reading in coffee shops, or taking a bath.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Even if you don't do CrossFit, this article extends to all fitness, and life, and is about getting real with yourself and your efforts. It's in this section because most people won't admit that sometimes they do things the safe way. I do too - but this is my reminder that we shouldn't.

When it comes to relationships and dating, this is the best way I can describe how I view it.

I'm competitive; and not just in my own right. I'll want you to be great at whatever it is that you are passionate about. I'll push you to get there; I'll be your biggest fan.

I am not 'laid back', I get motivated about things I am passionate about. Does this mean I am an emotional, uptight mess? Absolutely not. I've got my shit together, I get excited about life, and I don't sit around waiting for great things to happen to me. I hope you're the same.

I love the word 'surrender'. In society, it has always seemed to have a negative connotation but I have never viewed it that way. To me, it means having the strength to accept without judgement (in body, in thoughts, in feelings, in situations, etc.). It's not easy and I'm not great at it, but I take it a day at a time. :)
You should message me if
You believe strongly in acceptance and understanding; that everyone is who they are and just because they might have different beliefs, passions, or personality traits, doesn't mean it's wrong or needs to be changed. In fact, it doesn't. It just is.

You're cool with maybe just being friends first. Admittedly, I'm not in any rush to get anywhere. And, sometimes, building up some solid communication and just seeing how things play out can be quite the adventure.