day 2510 – starbucks vibe

the starbucks addiction that i’ve managed to rip off is creeping back in. i really needed my caffeine fix this morning since my friend dropped by for an early lift. i wasn’t planning to do any exercise so my finger could have a break, but watching them made me want to do things too. i woke up far too sore in my lower back to do any more lower body work. i stuck with lighter upper body lifts like overhead press, skullcrushers and delt raises. still got a pretty decent workout in before i did some back end work

day 2502 – surrendered

after a night of ankle disappointment, i still persisted to do the normal morning lift. it wasn’t the normal workload, but it was all that i could muster; did lighter deadlifts and changed up the squats for some overhead presses. it’s also the first time i took a step back and surrendered tricking class even though i wasn’t busy. it didn’t feel right missing my tricking routine, but it also felt right because my body needed to rest and reset. i thought it made more sense to sacrifice today’s class for a chance to have a stronger week

day 2496 – chiro check

good thing i secured a chiropractor appointment now that he’s back in operations. looked forward to getting in and easing my body ailments. i had a list of body parts he needed to check and fix, but i knew very well there wasn’t enough time in one appointment slot. he got a chance to look at my shoulder, knee, hip and back. my body was particularly crunchy so everything cracked with ease as he tried to put things back in alignment. all in all, he’s impressed i held up for over two months because i typically see him much more frequently

day 2494 – rocky times

the end of may has been a rather rocky stretch in a few aspects. i’m honestly not sure what to expect once june hits. the progress inside the garage gym has been really good many thanks to my lifting partner who encourages and spots me when necessary. i certainly hope it keeps going but i’m not sure if that’ll continue if he get busy. the tricking has been the sad part, because so many things have fallen apart this whole month. i don’t remember how to do a cartwheel and webster; it almost seems like i’m not in control of my own body. i need to be harsher on myself because i can’t keep letting it slide

day 2489 – muscle stim machine

increasing the online shopping recently placing orders left, right and centre. recent purchases include reebok, ebay, sportchek, fitbit, amazon and more amazon. my muscle stimulator arrived much earlier than anticipated. i wasted no time to test it out on my aching body. there’s no way i’ll quit my active lifestyle, but i got to take care of my body and find every possible way to make better and quicker recovery based on the amount of training and workouts i do nowadays. hopefully it can help with my knees, hip, shoulder and most importantly my forever troublesome ankle

day 2480 – self cupping

was looking into recovery remedies and remembered my dad had bought a cupping set from china years ago. pulled it out of my drawer and randomly applied some on my ailing shoulder. i had no idea what i was doing, but there’s no harm since it’s been bothering me for months and i haven’t been able to see my chiropractor or physio. part of me hopes there’s some kind of magic or miracle in this

day 2468 – nautical day

disguised behind that highschooler body is that thirty something. i wish to not feel a day over thirty until i hit my forties. this is really the decade to change how i take care and treat my body; a little better than how i have in the past decades. it’s crazy how time flies by because it wasn’t that long ago i was still in highschool, which is arguably the best days of my life thus far. a lot has changed since then, but a lot has remained the same in terms of mindset. staying young at heart is definitely a large part of finding happiness in life

day 2442 – training accountability

one thing that’s really worked during this quarantine grind is we keep each other accountable. both of us felt sore and tired, but we kept up with the training because we knew we needed to push through for the whole ride. we trained, but trained smart and adjusted to only doing things our bodies could handle. for me, it was focused on aerials, websters and back handsprings. it’s good that my webster is back on track and felt good after a few off days. i’ve also committed to do a better job at stretching to get my flexibility back

day 2423 – ramen eggs

it’s definitely weird to be staying in on a saturday afternoon instead of being at the dojo teaching. since there’s no teaching, i went to an apex session after much debate and hesitation due to covid-19. i had a really good session snatching up to forty kilos, clean and jerking fifty kilos and squatted a plate. i’m so happy to be out of the confined space and move my rotting body. i went home for lunch and made my first the six-minute egg. it turned out really well and made my noodles tasted extra delicious

day 2377 – stay home

didn’t feel like going into work at all and the snow helped me make that call. really have been down in the dumps and needed a break from everything. there’s just so much to think about and lots to plan for if i indeed want to make all my dreams come true. my body and brain needs more than this one day to reset, but i’m getting started on it and foresee i’ll take some time off soon. i stayed home, slept in, and did absolutely nothing. i did once think about going to the gym but i had no car for that