day 2653 – tsawwassen shoot

we already had plans to do a video shoot prior to the lockdown news, but after hearing it, we knew we had to make this one count. we couldn’t take the one shot we wanted at centennial beach because we arrived minutes before the gates closed. we went to our second destination, tsawwassen mills, and did everything we wanted. i did way more back tucks than i thought i would and really happy that i landed all attempts, on command and with little prep time. ended off the night dispersing at 10pm on the dot, but not before a milestones steak dinner and maiko matcha dessert

day 2569 – quarantine dinner

it’s been a crazy whirlwood day. just as we were about to begin a workout, we were notified that there’s a chance we have been in contact with someone who tested positive. we immediately had to dropped everything and take care of business. that meant we had to send out mass emails, send messages, make phone calls just to cancel everything. we also tried to lineup for testing but got turned back because it was full. i didn’t settle all my class and students rearrangement until 9pm and that’s when i could sit down and eat my homemade dinner

day 2499 – pixel nation

morning lift is how i normally start each day since covid. it’s pixel nation with generations two, three and four lined up in my garage gym. today is considered my push pull day with my two main lifts being bench and row. working on my weakest of the four big lifts, the bench press, and it’s good i have a spotter. i need to learn to keep pushing and not change my form even when the weight feels heavy

day 2490 – task list

these tasks i’ve been procrastinating won’t do itself unless i get on it. i woke up and wrote myself a to do list just to measure my productivity. i set myself a couple hours as in the afternoon as my ‘work block’ to check off some of these. by the end of the work block, i completed eight of the twelve on the list. i guess doing eight is a good start compared to the zero i’ve done leading up to today. i really wish i could reduce the procrastination for things i find more difficult or tedious

day 2483 – deadlift surprises

if you asked me three weeks ago when i started doing deadlifts after a couple years, i would not have expected to pull much over one plate. i was just trying to get my deadlift technique back, and was hovering around the one hundred twenty five mark. ever since i picked up the extra plate, we’ve been lifting much heavier. definitely felt super good after pulling one ninety five for three reps, which is thirty pounds shy of my all time personal record. i’m hoping i can match my two plate personal best before quarantine ends

day 2482 – rock message

vancouver city public tennis courts are finally reopened, but i still can’t seem to go out and do what i love doing because the weather hasn’t been cooperating lately. i’ve been urning to get out on the hardcourts and hit some tennis balls. instead, i took a walk the moment it wasn’t wet and rainy. during my stroll in one of vancouver’s biggest nature park, i encountered some random writings but not sure what the message is trying to convey

day 2480 – self cupping

was looking into recovery remedies and remembered my dad had bought a cupping set from china years ago. pulled it out of my drawer and randomly applied some on my ailing shoulder. i had no idea what i was doing, but there’s no harm since it’s been bothering me for months and i haven’t been able to see my chiropractor or physio. part of me hopes there’s some kind of magic or miracle in this

day 2475 – sneak peak

quarantine really got me turning the different creativity juices to entertain myself in every way possible. a sneak peak at what’s to come for add ons. even though it doesn’t enhance the functionality nor the resell value of the piece, it would be so rad if it turns out the way i imagine it in my head. i hope i can continue to put this to good use even after the society returns to a new normal, and if not, it was still fun

day 2473 – mother’s day meal

normally my brother and i would take the family out for a mother’s day dinner, this year was slightly compromised. this is the quarantine mother’s day edition where we were only able to order takeout. eating a decent meal together and playing having some quality time together playing board games is the least i could do for all the things she’s ever done for us. she’s the reason why i am me today. i hope one day i can make her proud and be the daughter she hoped for

day 2471 – alley freebie

another week of training done so i’ve made it to my weekly reward day. i hit up downtown alley for my birthday free drink. instead of my top favourite iron goddess, i went for a more exotic drink, the mango coconut lulu, and it didn’t disappoint. the tropical flavour was super refreshing on a hot day especially after a workout.  sometimes i worry i’ve fallen in love with this quarantine routine and pace; i’m not sure if i’m ready to go back to normal when it comes time