day 1673 Рgrunt session 


needed some grunting moments as a source of outlet prior to having my taekwondo meeting with grandmaster. i really needed to unleash all that anger with endorphins emitting activities and iron was just the thing. the frustration of being continuously bombarded with phone calls and messages up to the hour of the meeting. didn’t kick up any of his calls because i didn’t want to be distracted by unrelated work matters. needless to say i was so distracted and deflated to the point where i didn’t want to hit the gym, but i’m glad i did it on a day where i felt so unmotivated

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day 1309 – sanctuary

today was a horrible day that i just want to forget about. i made it to work but didn’t make it to school. stepping foot into the place that has been my sanctuary ever since i was a member. i can’t deny not having worked out for ten plus days has killed me. lifting has been a huge part of my routine; the lifestyle that i learned i couldn’t live without. i can always count on it to cool my steam and calm my nerves. it was all good until i received calls that made me break down a second time 

day 1213 – chasing two plates

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dragged my butt out of bed early this morning to door crash for my new fitbit. four days removed from the gym, and it’s driving me crazy. i haven’t moved enough since and needed to get my workout in no matter dizzy or groggy. getting through my usual sets of exercises were tough but expected, a few times i did feel my head was spinning. my power cleans felt out of sync but that didn’t come to surprise me because i felt weakened. knowing so, i stepped down on some poundage on most exercises, all except for my deads. i’m shocked of the progress of my deads as i’m one step closer to making the two plate club

day 1080 – antidote

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yesterday was a forgettable day, but today is a new day and i can’t stay down for long. the unwanted things that went through my head was erased by a much needed workout. going all in and straight for all the heavy lifts today; exhausting my body is my most effective stress reliever. this has really become a therapeutic activity for me because my mind wanders less when i am physically engaged. all i want to focus on correcting what’s wrong and strive to be better

day 950 – monday hustle

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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

day 948 – sweat it out

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i want to say it feels real good to be back in my sanctuary, but realistically i still feel pretty crappy from whatever disease i have. nonetheless, what matters most is i successfully got my butt here and made it through a necessary workout. the sunshine made a unannounced appearance today, but i spent most of daylight in teaching in a basement. good news is after five hours of teaching, i am still in one piece. popping a few pills before going to bed hoping to tame my irritated throat and allow me to sleep

day 763 – getting sweaty

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despite bouts of¬†headaches and some sort of unknown illness, i was determined to start september on the right foot; the first of september means first of september. august had its ups and downs, but many things are about to change and things are really going to take off in september, i won’t let it slip away without getting what i want. in the meantime, keep grinding even when times are tough