Kathy Peterson’s “Healthier, Happier You” May Update!

As many of you know, koi founder and designer Kathy Peterson is an active participant in koi’s “Healthier, Happier You” year-long weight-loss campaign. Like many of you, she is doing her best to stay committed to her weight-loss and fitness goals and attain a healthier balance in her life.

Here is Kathy’s update for May 2010:

I just got back from Japan and Hawaii. Japan was amazing. I got to visit beautiful temples in Kyoto. It was cherry blossom season and the cherry blossoms only bloom for 10 days a year. It was the first time I got to see them in person and they were spectacular. I also got to feed the wild deer in Nara and Miyajima, which was pretty cool until they started chasing me around for more food. It was a great trip. I walked quite a bit, but I didn’t eat very healthy foods. I ended up gaining about 2 pounds. It inspired me to join a gym when I got back so I could get a full-body workout. I hope I will show more progress next month. Don’t get discouraged if you have a setback. Change your routine if it is not working and keep at it.” 

—Kathy Peterson 

To the contestants who are participating in the “Healthier, Happier You” Contest, hang in there and don’t forget to turn in your May updates by May 10th to shiningstar@koihappiness.com. Thanks!

Here are some photos from Kathy’s trip:

Japanese Temple Above: One of the beautiful temples we visited in Kyoto.

cherry blossoms

Above: I was lucky to see the Cherry Blossoms, which bloom for only 10 days a year.

Atom Bomb dome

Above: The A-Bomb Dome (Gembaku Domu), across the river from Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

 Deer in Miyajima

 Above: Deer gone wild on Miyajima island. Maybe feeding the deer wasn’t such a good idea after all.