day 2538 – bled

randomly got a nose bleed mid day which is very uncommon for me. staying motivated day in and day out really takes its toll on the mind and soul. spent most of my day at home trying to find the motivation to continue the grind, but it was nowhere to be found. i ended up not doing much and not getting much done before evening rolled around. i’m just going to accept that everyone has days like this and will move on looking forward to another day

day 2537 – solo session

my lifting partner cancelled this morning but i was still determined to follow through. it was a solo deadlift session which required more motivation than ever, but i got it done hitting the reps i wanted. i took the time do my warmup sets and for the first time i mustered five reps at twenty hundred and five. back in mid may i couldn’t pull the exact weight off the ground more than an inch. what progress made in the span of eight weeks in midst of two hyperextended knee injuries. i’m slowly inching my way back to the two plate goal. hopefully all my goals will be back in sight soon

day 2536 – pick up

the past forty eight hours has been bad to say the least. the routine doesn’t stop just because i’m having it rough. i still woke up for my morning apex session and i still went to train in the evening. the apex session was good. i surpassed what was asked – an extra set of snatches, upped the weight in the accessory lifts. today also marks the twenty fifth anniversary my family landed in vancouver. we celebrated with a dimsum lunch which helped me take my mind off the bad things

day 2459 – combo-ing

getting back into some combo work because it was about time to test out my knee on some aerials. worked on two different combos and was surprised i was able to get them out. i’m going be more strategic about practicing combo variations. really grateful that the coach stayed extra late getting me to drill the touchdown raiz. he pushed me and drilled me hard and i was exhausted, but it’s necessary and i find i need the pressure. if not for that, i would take way too long overthinking everything

day 2434 – interval sprints

doing sprints must be one of the biggest april fools joke i’ve ever agreed to because running has always been something i dreaded. i must admit i regretted it the moment i agreed to this plan, but i’m glad i did it with a crew that pushes me and keeps me accountable. these are some of the trainings i need to get my fitness back up and help with my nonexistent cardio. i’m committed to keep training extra hard so i can take my game up a notch and be ready to take it to the next level once this quarantine is over

day 2205 – sync x-out

i wasn’t pressing to regain confidence in my back tuck after necking it, but i’m happy to say i got it back only nine days since. thinking it’s time to ease myself into the x-out, i pleasantly progressed back onto the floor in just one day. i’m even happier i actually have some moves i can now sync with others. it really does help when i get to do it alongside one of the best. not only does it push me to go for it, it also allows me to study and compare what he’s doing batter and what i can do to get mine better. this is by far the best x-out i’ve ever done on floor and feeling grateful for all the support he’s given me

day 2173 – quote board

starting monday morning off with a new motivation quote hopefully to set my week off right. both my managers are back from vacation, so things should pick up pretty quickly. since i didn’t have a restful weekend, i was feeling pretty exhausted from the get go. my head hurt and my back ached. still, i must continue because the new marketing coordinator just started today

day 2169 – nash cleans

i haven’t stepped into a steve nash for a long time because of so many things: busy schedule, membership issues, vacation, injuries, fatigue and general laziness. the slacking at nash must end and i was determined to crush the workout the moment i walked in. did my usual thursday lifts in order from cleans, backs squats, bench press and rows. being off this workout for some time, i stayed with some conservative weights but definitely should up it next time

day 2085 – quote board

i need to find some way to keep myself motivated at work. too many things are happening around the office, all that doesn’t make any sense from a business standpoint. i can’t wait for the long weekend so i don’t have to deal with the changes that just keeps getting worse one after another. on the bright side, i’m just two days away from the squirtle team getaway to vancouver island. we don’t have much planned, but whatever it is will be better than what it is now

day 1954 – taglines

it mustn’t be a coincidence that the new tagline beside my desk is my favourite of the six my company embodies. as a matter of fact, it’s the same value i put on my wallpaper so i always have it in my face at all times. i’m big on pursuing what i love, even if it means i take the most difficult path. in my life a lot of people have put me down and tried to shut me down and that bothers me, but i always find reasons to continue. i know i pursue them for the right reasons so no matter what the outcome is, i’ll be okay with it