Why do people get tattoos of their family name? Yeah, sure pride and everything, but honestly? Your last name? Is that some sort of premonition for alzheimers that you’d forget your name in the future? C’mon! At least get something original and something meaningful. And no, I don’t mean a Japanese/Chinese character (unless you’re of ethnicity). I hate it when people do that...
We were going to watch the parade, then possibly go watch the fireworks. But, instead we played 2 long hours (minimal breaks) of tennis, plus a doubles game with these new people we met. Because we’ve only played doubles once, we obviously lost. But, on the other hand, I got a few good aces in. I was surprised at how well I was serving, too. Good rallies, and a damn good tan. Man, if I...
My legs hurt
…From kicking so much ass! No, but in all honesty, it does kill. Yesterday I did a 4 round plyometric circuit (9 exercises) with very minimal rest. I was surprised that the jump lunges I did got a tad easier as I got to the 3rd round. Since my legs got murdered, I did upper body tabata today. 6 rounds of each exercise. 20min @ maximum effort, 10sec rest, repeat. Body Row Side Burpees...
This part of the whole thing has probably got to be the hardest for me. I can come up with workouts and tweek exercises, no problem. But when it comes to food and planning my B, L and D, plus snacks, I think I do well, but in reality I’m either taking in too little and end up mucking up afterwards, or I take in too much and hinder any progress. I know I’m never going to be 100%, but...
Sorry err’body. But hey, it happens to all of us. I’m going to totally turn this around and be a positive polly. A little challenge never hurt anybody ;)
dan-and-thoughts replied to your quote: My body is like breakfast, lunch and dinner. I… Haha only Arnold can say something like that. He says the craziest things, but [despite his accent, hehe] what’s even crazier is that they all honestly make a hell of a lot of sense.
My body is like breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t think about it, I...– Arnold Schwarzenegger
So I went to the gym after work today, because I had the time. Just 40min of HIIT, no biggy. If there’s one thing people complain about when not being able to make it to the gym or fitting in a workout, it’s time. I believe that everyone always has time to work out, but they choose not to make it. Whether it’s first thing in the morning, after lunch, before dinner, in the...
Don't you hate it when you get phone calls from...
I’m kind of creeped out. On a side note: Workout was so-so today. I did my Sandbag workout today, but only did 2 sets each of the 3 circuits. Afterwards, I could only do 12min of cardio because I had a wicked cramp on my side, to the point where I couldn’t move and instead hunch over for a few minutes. It was a mighty b—ch climbing up the stairs with the sandbag with the pain....
This morning I felt like chilling in my bed and relaxing….but instead I ate breakfast and shimmied my way over to the gym. All week I’ve felt like running, so I laced up and ran my heart out. I warmed up for a mile at 6.0mph, then I did interval training, max at 8.7mph. It was definitely tough, since I haven’t been running as much as I would like to. But, it was even tougher...
Overcome Your Obstacles
I was very close to having a very bad day yesterday. I was feeling really low and just had no motivation to do anything. It felt like I was reverting back to my old self, and knowing that was a big blow to the face. These emotions ultimately lead me to make unhealthy decisions throughout my evening. Luckily, I had work last night, so I couldn’t continue the horrible habit. Strength....
Streak: 6 months
I used to be a heavy drinker. Drank 4-5 times a week, 6 beers, heavyweight, and I still worked out like a maniac. I had stopped last year, just because I wanted to and I could. I never craved it, but it was something I’d go do with friends. I had such a high tolerancy. I recall my first date with A, we both had 6 beers each and I was perfectly fine. Jesus, the bill came up to $EXPENSIVE.00....
Portion Size, Then vs. Now - DivineCaroline →
So true. And we’ve become so accustomed to these huge portions, that everyone’s been brainwashed to think that these are “normal” amounts of food to consume in one sitting.
"Last f---ing set.."
That was going through my mind as I did my circuit yesterday. As you can clearly figure out, I kind of…stopped P90x. Don’t get me wrong, I like the workouts, but I think it just wasn’t for me. I still do Ab Ripper X, Cardio X and X Stretch from time to time, but I found that doing my own workouts were better for me. I still have love for Tony Horton, though. That gorgeous man. ...
Set out to go strawberry picking with my girlfriends at Whittamore’s Farm, only to find that we were 3 days too early from when they make their strawberries available for picking. We were bummed, so we bought straight goods from the market. Don’t know if this is any good, but I doubt it’ll top the very first strawberry-rhubarb pie I had in Maine. Just sayin’. Biked...
No one, and nothing in this world is perfect. Striving for perfection will only...
Virus be gone!
So, I haven’t been on lately because my computer was in for fixing. It had that ‘Windows XP Restore’ virus, which actually had levels of severity, and mine had it bad. They had to reformat my computer and reinstall a few programs (for free ;) good to have connections), but others I had to do on my own. Not only did my computer have a virus, but I was sick with a wicked cold. I...
One of those days
Tough days call for tough workouts. Time to take out some frustration and free my mind of some negativity.
This boredom is killing me
I feel tempted to go and play tennis, or soccer, or at least something active right now, but I know I should be resting. I feel like I’ve totally wasted my day already. I kind of wish something exciting would happen right now. You go Eugene.
…Ultimately leads to injuries. This was pretty much me after a short run this morning. I’ve got a bad case of shin splints. Guess I’ve got to R.I.C.E (Rest Ice Compress Elevate), although it’ll kill me inside to not do anything active today. *Sigh
I'm addicted to napping
Work was tiring today. As soon as I got home, I made myself a banana protein shake, settled down for a while, and took a half hour nap…woke up, then slept again for another 15 (don’t judge me), hehe. BANANA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE 1 medium banana 1 scoop Kaizen Natural Unflavoured Whey 3/4 cup soy milk 2 ice cubes 1 tsp ground flaxseed It was so frothy and delicious. Went to the gym...
My head is tender, with a slight bump.
Volleyball Wednesday night was bo-ring, but fun with the teams we had there. Earlier on in the game, I had set the ball and as I was looking up, this 6 foot something guy came up from behind, attempting to spike the ball, instead muay thai elbowed me on my head. I collapsed to the ground and tears started collecting in my eyes. I took 2 minutes to recover, and I was back. Thank God I’m hard...
I never feel sorry for those who pity themselves. To me, they only seek...
Food for Thought
On JUNK FOOD. I’m tempted quite easily. It’s pretty tough since my parents do like the “bad stuff”. And by “junk”, I mean the processed, deep fried, and sugary crap. Even some whole wheat stuff is bad, I find with me. My parents like pandesal, which is a filipino sweet bread, and I swear…once it hits your mouth, you’ll realize you want another piece...
Day 59: Shoulders & Arms + Ab Ripper X
…& a half hour of interval training. Although my upper body was kind of sore, after all the pre-stablatic stretching (yes, that’s right, I said “stablatic”), I was ready to bring it. My triceps were spent by the end of ‘Lying Down Tricep Extension’, to the point where I was grunting to get in the last rep. Attractive. I have Ab Ripper X pretty much etched...
Day 58: Cardio X
SWEATY. One word to describe today: SWEA-TY. It was hot, but fortunately there was a slight breeze. Went for a morning run. I was running a little slower under trees and whatnot just to stay in the shade a bit longer, but as soon as I hit the sun, I started running harder. Cardio X in the evening after dinner. I figured, I didn’t want to workout while it was hot out. My legs were done...
Day 57: Chest & Back + Ab Ripper X
And, half hour of interval training. Chest and back was ridiculous, but for some odd reason during the second round I was able to bust out more standard push ups. Dive bombers were killer. I used to do them before when I was following Zuzana’s workouts on BodyRock.tv, and compared to then and now, they’re equally as difficult. I realized, doing these P90x workouts, that BodyRock has...
Day 56: X Stretch/Rest
That I did. I also did a half hour of cardio, just because I can. Damn, I sweat like a beast, it’s quite disgusting. Quality time with my cousins. I gave the eldest one my old UFC gloves since I was using my other gloves for muay thai. Continued with afternoon poker while relaxing to Wiz Kahlifa. My feet hurt. Thank God for rest days…although, I just did cardio? Oh well, I feel good...
Neil Buchanan… From this: TO THIS: