determined to test some numbers to close off march, i hit the gym first thing in the morning to do my full cleans and back squat. i cut straight to the chase to yellow plates after quick warm ups with red plates, grey plates and green plates. i got a little carried away and decided to snatch, only to realize i ran out of time for back squats. the numbers i hit today matches the heaviest i’ve ever cleaned and snatched, but with improved ease and technique. i feel the one plate mark is within reach
i’m willing to accept that my legs will take several days to recoup, but not willing to stop everything i have on my schedule. still trying to practice some kicks and land some flips while in class. it wasn’t spectacular by any means, but i still landed a few spotted. the repetition and getting the numbers in has slowly gotten me more comfortable. it’s crazy to think it’s the start of the second week of july. how time flies by so quickly and where has the months gone?
my eye bags are extra big on this monday morning after not having fallen asleep until 2am. because i wasn’t finished my planning, my brain was still wired with all sorts of numbers spinning around and around. dressed to twin with my fellow monkey prisoner trying to get through the afternoon without coffee. fortunately i didn’t have to tutor today so i went for a good lift after work; testing out a new regime way different than what i am used to and hoping it’s something i could adopt
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
once i learned how to play this game, i have spent a good chunk of my waking hour playing this game. it’s become a pretty bad addiction in the past twenty four hours and i just can’t stop playing to better my score or just play for the sake of playing. the only argument i can make to feel less guilty is this game requires the use of strategies and some forms of math
money isn’t everything because it’s not the only indication as to how successful we are in life. it’s true money and success have direct correlation because we can only do so much without money. most of us work hard in life through two decades of school and work for four decades after that, not to see how much money we can accumulate in our bank account. our wealth is determined by how we impact our community and how much knowledge we get out of life, and not how many zeros our bank statement shows. no one going through school imagines or wishes to be a future hobo sitting on the street asking for passerbys to drop a few coins. if we don’t learn to use and manage it properly, what good will that do?? don’t get me wrong, no doubt number crunching is indeed important and i love money; it makes me happy when my bank account balances increases. i can almost guarantee that there isn’t anyone in the universe that doesn’t like money, i can speak for myself. what’s more important is understanding how money can facilitate us and increase our quality of life, so finding out ways to utilize money to make myself the happiest possible. not making money for the sake of making money because someone said that that is a good thing