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

day 899 – at the bar

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getting my lifting done this evening on an empty stomach and an afternoon of teaching can be pretty crappy. but i can’t be the one to complain, i deserved it because i regretfully failed to check into the gym this morning. cranking out my deadlifts anyways and really needing to empower myself to get back on track. it’s really time to tighten up and focus on my goals after deviating and spoiling myself too much this week

day 876 – eve workout

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spending morning of my christmas eve at the gym banging out the reps because scheduled work never stops. it was a workout i needed to get in because it put me at ease and made me feel right. i felt particularly bad i lost track of time yesterday and didn’t make it into the gym like originally intended. a tiring session as usual and i’m exhausted leaving the gym, but it was definitely the energizer that sparks the rest of the day

day 874 – box jump

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decided on a chill gym session on my off training day, but reality is, i shouldn’t have any off days anyways. all this holiday splurge of food is doing me all bad and no good. my latest targets has me working on my vertical just so i can take my pursuits to the next level. i didn’t make this height today but i know pretty soon this will be mine. i am just feeling ambitious and taking on new goals and new challenges heading into the new year

day 863 – depot run

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flashback to getting my pipe roller from home depot. i bet the clerk was very suspicious of what this girl is building with pieces of pvc pipe. i go out of my way to doing what i need for maintenance. going to the gym is one of the absolute worst time to forget my phone and that’s exactly what happened today. i felt so lost and naked because i don’t have my headphones and music to get me through the grueling demands. but what needs to be done must be done