day 2057 – front squats

img_20200203_1415445290481048951972795.jpgbeen concentrating on going heavy with front squats for the past several weeks and progress is there. i really wanted to build the strength back up; started barely cracking the century mark to now being able to hit one twenty five for working sets. i’m not far off from one plate front squats and think hitting it before my birthday is totally doable. i feel the power exercises has translated well with my explosiveness. i just feel like i tend to hold back sometimes because i want to ensure i can control them properly

day 2050 – ground up

getting my snatching fix after switching to cleans for the past two weeks or so. i was told to keep the weight lighter to work on my snatch balance technique. coach felt i was ready to start my snatches from the ground up and that was quite fun. most of my attempts felt pretty good with the exception of a couple failed attempts. i hope that i can load up a little more next time along with my front squats

day 1934 – hotel gym

i’m pleasantly surprised as i walked into my hotel gym to see a squat rack and bench rack. i immediately claimed the squat rack because i was afraid someone else would steal it from me. despite the ghetto equipment, the gym was very well equipped with the exception of lack of stretching mats and space. i had a leg day, not that hong kong isn’t already full of cardio from all the walking. it’s funny i’ve been lifting for over five years and could close my eyes and know the weights in imperial, but had much trouble converting the plates in kilograms

day 1790 – miss fits

img_20200130_2121567574314096244526309.jpgi come to realize i generally don’t do what normal people do and do what normal people wouldn’t do. i’ve never been a follower of the norm just because; i do what i want and i follow the path that my passion leads. it has taught me it’s okay to stand out and be different. there’s a lot that i want that a normal girl doesn’t have ambitions for and doesn’t strive for. there are things any regular human being may never care about, but all i’m doing is going after things i want to achieve and believe will make myself fulfilled. i want to be able to have amiable fitness, to be play an abundance of sports, to flip and do gravity defying things and to make everyone around me happy

day 1588 – gymery

img_20200203_144719984664445279447288.jpgthough not cleared for most activities i do, the surgeon has given me the okay to be here. my gear was ready and my bag was packed while i waited for his signal. it’s the first time in over two months i could legitmately be here in my happy place doing the happy things. a stupid setback happened due to my impatience and inability to stay put. i thought i was okay, i wanted to be okay, but only after exerting it did i find out it was still premature

day 1499 – worked up

img_20200203_1330436077560553835479663.jpgsorting out my feelings got me more down. such a downer i had no appetite despite being hungry, loss of words despite wanting to converse, no interest in working out despite it being my happy place. because a dear friend reminded me that i must treat myself well and do what makes me happy – that got me to the gym today. always reiterated and reminded that should i be undervalued, i have no obligations to be taken for granted. i made it to the gym today which made me happier, but not a good one when failing on my routine stuff

day 1423 – box jumping

img_20200123_114438481558505241169057.jpgjumping my boxes is a liberty i no longer take for granted. actually, there’s very liberty i take for granted as my body has learned the hard way over the years. box jumps has been sparse ever since beginning my rehab with chiro. of the times i tried the past seven weeks, i either only managed a thirty box or stopped short in excruciating hip pain. two weeks into kineisiologist rehab today, i’m back on boxes and made a thirty nine box. the most positive note to take away is pain free jumps. i hope to keep up with the no advil days

day 1036 – familiar territory

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they say a bad day can be made better by going to the gym – i agree. this is one of my happy place; one that i can feel safe like my home. it’s a great feeling to be back at the nash i was so used to before i went on a galore of travelling. i’ll be back often and be a regular again. i am ready to break a sweat for a night session and beat out all the troubles at hand. definitely starting the month of june off with a good session, a month of many good things to look forward to and work hard for

day 985 – imperishable

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it’s true very little can stand between me and my gym, even when my headache and cough is getting progressively worse as the day wears on. was feeling pretty shitty when i walked in, but the gym is a place that ignites me and gives me that boost of energy whenever it’s lacking; it’s my happy place. lots of people don’t agree with my recklessness, but i will do what i set out to do and would rather collapse doing so. i am a tough cookie afterall and i’d hate to skip gym

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