50421_124319971030065_1237244330_n.jpgAs some of you know, and some of you are participating, or just signed in supporting the team:  I have launched into a major process:  The Incredible Shrinking Master Project.

The project is about facilitating the realization of my dreams and hopes for health, and fitness as well as to inspire others to dream bigger, and to believe in their ability to become their own Shrinking Masters. To have fun, learn, change, laugh, push myself to the limits, and to channel my doggedly persistent, slightly obsessional nature into health, and a more positive psychology of my own.

Along the way so far we have had 8 folks join the project.   Many more are following and setting goals, sharing their process and hope for a healthier life.   Together, as only one means of measurement of our progress, we have lost 204 pounds.shrinking-graphic.jpg

Much of the measurement of my success is the loss of fat and increase of overall fitness, strength, and physical health, and what I am finding, as I imagined I would, is an increase in the positive mental aspects related to working toward a big goal.   And I have noticed the same in the "team" that has developed.

I would like to launch another 12 week push together as a team in September--  the fall always lends itself to such a project.   Lets refresh our vision, and make a big move toward our goals.   Come and join in on the conversation, and process at  https://www.facebook.com/TheIncredibleShrinkingMaster

I would also like to invite anyone who would like to come and try a "Big Martial Arts" classes at our school:  Mercer Island Martial Arts.  A supportive, team of folks all working in a positive and fun way to goals of all kinds.   We can make it adaptive to most any limitations, and help with a fun workout.

Some of the individual accomplishments:congratulations-d.jpg
My total loss so far:   29 pounds
Huston Turcott --  in three months has lost 68 pounds
Dani Turcott --- first three months lost 43 pounds
Tamika Bray Curry ---   on track to make 52 health changes in 52 weeks, and is down 16 pounds
Wendy Wyce Allyn --   down 11 pounds
Claudia Vlcek  -- down 21 pounds
Krista Wells --- 9 pounds down
annonymous:   7 pounds
( please let me know if I missed reporting your progress, and then I can add it to the total as well)

About the Author:
MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner at Mercer Island Martial Arts. She is a 7th Dan Master Instructor. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling. She brings these two areas of specialization to her work with families, children, teens, and in designing curriculum.

Master Strongheart emphasizes and has taught thousands of students the value and power of respect. Respect for oneself, others, and the community.

(MIMA), located on Mercer Island between Bellevue and Seattle in Washington is celebrating 24 years on the island in 2021. MIMA's curriculum is intentionally designed to build fitness, flexibility, self-defense, as well as to create a milieu that engenders physical and psychological growth, respect, courage, community activism and leadership.

MIMA has programs for families to practice side by side, as well as adult, teen, and children's classes. Also offers before and after school, and summer camp programs for kids.

You can contact through email: strongheart@mercerislandmartialarts.com; calling 206 230-9050.

The school is located at:
2630 77th Ave SE #106-108 Mercer Island, WA 98040
Parking free under the building.

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  • How's the challenge going for everyone? 

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