day 1189 – benching

 

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you know i’m happy when none of the equipment in this facility is off limits for me anymore. best of all, i’m doing the things i know i’m capable – lifting, dropping, pushing, pulling and throwing objects without feeling any abnormal pain. i’ve missed this feeling for the past two months; it’s time to get it all back now. the wait and road to recovery was definitely a hard lesson learned. it’s a good start to the month of november

resolution series: [one] finish

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life presents many unexpected circumstances that act as distractions away from our intended goals. with so much going on in our daily lives, it’s easy to lose sight of what we need to focus on and follow through with. i always need to be reminded to finish whatever i started because i have the tendency of always wanting to give up when things get hard, particularly for things that i am not good at. i have been on the receiving end of many wake up calls and lectures that i must stop avoiding my weaknesses and in turn confront them head on. some things just came to me naturally; i need not to put much effort in to succeed. i have little problem following through with what i excel at but that cannot be said for things that didn’t come naturally. i excelled in swimming at a young age and swimming was my life. but when life got busy, i quit just short of getting my lifeguard certification and it still haunts me to this day. taekwondo came naturally early on but since i am so injury plagued, countless people tried to make me stop. but no matter how many times i fell and how many challenges and injuries i faced, i got back up and did what i needed to do. i wanted to prove everyone wrong and more importantly, i wanted to do this for myself and make up for my past regrets. running was never my thing as i found it boring and tiresome but i put in the effort to make improvements in this area. since i began taking rehab and strengthening exercises seriously, i have made leaps and bounds in my ability and recovery but there’s still a long way to go to get to where i want to be. so this year, i want to make my best effort to work on all those weaknesses and train it to become my strength. i know i cannot always carry self doubt with me everywhere, i just go out and make it happen

day 618 – k tape

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doing some expensive tape testing over this weekend to make sure this pricey spider tech k tape works the way it should. if it’s optimal, might be the choice i take for day of the sun run and competition next month. not my best tape job since i am still relatively rusty with this delicate tape, but the more reason to do a test. must say the blue really matches well with my neon yellow shorts

day 369 – choco milk

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drinking chocolate milk like a boss straight from the jug because i can. this is only possible when my parents are not in town. needed to replenish some fluids and recover after a morning tennis session on this hot bc day. talk about exercise and cardio overload this weekend, it just keeps adding on but i am liking it. just trying to enjoy my long weekend while i still can

day 356 – power matcha

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forgot mine on the go so grabbed a power matcha to fill my protein after physio. tasted good but too filling for my bladder and made me go pee twice in less than an hour. overall happy with how my appointment went, everything seems to be stable and moving in the good direction. able to do my regular exercises with ease and also more difficult variations of those exercises without feeling discomfort, only fatigue from the recent lack of exercise. worked hard to get to this point and it’s certainly showing progress but still got a long way to go before i can say its comfortable

day 266 – training gloves

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waited so long for sportchek to restock these gloves and they are finally within my grasp. they feel a bit more snug than i’d like but i’ll break them in. if the style that i was eyeing was not sold out, i should have gotten gloves a while back to lessen my worries of calluses. i guess now there’s no reason or excuse to slack off with the lifting

day 253 – rest phase

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stayed away from what’s been causing my stress and dissatisfaction for a couple days and it never seems to be enough and time to get back to it tomorrow. hopefully my mind and body can work as one to resume progressing optimally. don’t blame me if i accidentally let it out on someone, because that someone has been obviously been crossing the line recently