day 1591 Рomega 

craved sushi and that’s exactly what i got tonight. it’s my go to eats that i can never get sick of and vancouver has good supply. as usual, i skip the fillers and go straight for the sashimi, a party size sashimi to share. loaded up on omega after a good session but also loaded up the bill. wouldn’t be able to do that too often but my tummy left satiated and satisfied. also feeling pretty good that the push aspect is still there, and working up on the pull

day 1048 – hitting numbers

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now that taekwondo competition season is slowed comes other focuses. i am exhausted from the season grind where competition is on my mind twenty four seven. taekwondo training won’t stop; it will take a backseat to other trainings. it’s difficult to make extensive development during the season when i must taper off before every event. now i can devote more time and effort into training while picking up several new things. what i did tonight exceeded my own expectations; it was a night of hitting numbers i always wanted but never attempted. i just need to keep working on it to up my game

day 996 – supersets

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friday night spent in my sanctuary lifting and dropping some iron. feels great to be back in the gym regularly after a long layoff from all the recent illnesses and misfortunes. taking it easy this week as i’m told, and only doing things that won’t cause too much discomfort. it’s definitely frustrating having lost so much gains i’ve worked hard at, but doesn’t deter me from working back to my top form. no question i am still feeling the effects but i am also feeling slightly better with each passing day. it makes me a little more grateful that i can do what i do, and i can do what i love

day 980 – lift together

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after a full day of work, we’re together in our happy place putting in some real work. the span of grueling training period can be described as my body beaten and smashed into pieces. i told myself i’ll be lazy and restriction-free this week before dialing in once again. being me, slowly down gyming just doesn’t happen…so onward with my second gym session in as many days since returning. my body is majorly exhausted and feeling the effects of the layoff, but getting back into the the thick of lifting is what makes it happy. those who train together stays together

day 968 – stacked balls

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nothing better than starting good friday with a morning gym session. staying off my leg and tapering off gym volume this whole week. still wanting to train but need to train smarter; can’t say i’m not a gym junkie. kept it real light today with a short and sweet weight training workout. i have a feeling today is going to be a great day. lots of things to keep my mind preoccupied and take my head away from pre-competition anxiety

day 950 – monday hustle

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monday stats are usually outrageous, today was no different despite barely regaining my normal capacity. if asked, at the beginning of today, if i could have achieved these numbers by the end of the day, i would have thought that was a preposterously impossible. in fact i was just aiming to make it through training and dodgeball without collapsing. it feels amazing my output was far beyond what my mind thought i could muster. i’m glad i was pushed to work my butt off and make that stats line. i’ll feel the effects tomorrow but it’s definitely worth every ounce of sweat and effort put forth today

day 948 – sweat it out

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i want to say it feels real good to be back in my sanctuary, but realistically i still feel pretty crappy from whatever disease i have. nonetheless, what matters most is i successfully got my butt here and made it through a necessary workout. the sunshine made a unannounced appearance today, but i spent most of daylight in teaching in a basement. good news is after five hours of teaching, i am still in one piece. popping a few pills before going to bed hoping to tame my irritated throat and allow me to sleep

day 938 – big dumbbells

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hanging around with the big boys with the big weights. finally stepping it up and trying to befriend that sixty and sixty-fiver for rows. elbow held up well for back day, but once dodgeball rolled around, it’s completely shot again. clearly something is really wrong with it but i still haven’t figured it out. i need to get to the bottom of this in a hurry. i can’t go through the rest of the season either not throwing or throwing in pain

day 922 – cognitive stimulant

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found today’s morning session a tough one and it wasn’t even physically demanding at all. i dragged my sleepy butt out the door but i was just not mentally there to perform. i found myself being a whiner more than a doer and that’s not what i should be doing. my mind and body would’ve put caffeine to good use if only i made a pit stop. after my energy level went back to functional nornalities, i made up for the lacklustre morning session with an afternoon one

day 905 – my setup

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after the first round, i felt like i was going to die and making it out of the gym alive was questionable. i thought to myself that stopping after round one would be a huge letdown and wouldn’t be a good representation of what i am truly capable of. i kept chugging on one exercise to the next, hoping to at least finish with a respectable amount before i call it quits. i am truly amazed at what i accomplished today. not only did i finish all rounds of all exercises, but i am able to walk out of this gym feeling good about what i willed myself to do. i would say my first go of my modified workout went well. i’m totally okay with having sore legs and not being able to walk tomorrow