day 1797 – long weight 

img_20200203_1333077368908623126808415.jpgthis view of the cage has been scarce the past month or so. you know it’s long when the first personal trainer i saw pointed at me and said he hasn’t seen me, and then all other trainers also turned to look. i got the point of shame that i’ve been lazy with my gyming, but the fact i’m in means i want to change that. not much has changed at this nash with the exception of a few new trainers. i had to keep it lightweight, but at least it’s a squat and deadlift day in the books. i’ve lost the strength, so priority number one is to rebuild it and work my way back to match those numbers

day 1766 – trickery

i took a huge step out of my comfort zone and stepped back onto the spring floor for the first time in nearly two years. the plan is to get back into gymnastics and not only pick up where i left off, but to pick up even more things to add to my repertoire. i’m so stoked i got a chance to be spotted to go head over heels on my first day back. it was definitely a not a natural feeling after not having gone head over heels in some time. i wonder how long it’ll take me to get back landing this flip without a spotter. i have a lot i want to learn, so no doubt i’ll be pushing myself

day 1639 – bench some


img_20200203_1330321514602717010445712.jpglactic acid setting in but i’ll get cold showers after going ham second straight day. getting ready for the weekend away and bracing myself for the copious amount of food and liquor that’ll be served. it’s that kind of day to work on benching and rowing, something that my hand needs to readjust to. glad to see that i can still do pullups as i work back after such a long stretch

day 1396 – start low

lightening up and still feel difficulty with five sets doesn’t bode well for my psyche. four weeks of disruption from my workout program and all my lifts suffers a tremendous drop. everything must stay within warmup range until i can prove my that recovery is at 50%. i’m trying to stay patient but i’m not very patient at this and it sucks the life out of me until i am fully back. i’m waiting on everything that i have little control over

day 870 – check in with physio

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physio needed to see me and i needed to see physio to assess and treat that finger and other banged up body parts of mine before he goes on vacation. i am very relieved when he said he’s almost certain it’s not a fracture and just a terrible sprain. although i am disappointed when he said i should still continue to wear the splint whenever possible. he didn’t even bother stopping me from doing my sports cause he knows me well enough to understand that’s not going to happen. the new kinesiologist shadowing today had little clue of what exercises i am usually given, so it was a chill day until the regular stepped in and changed all that. it’s the post physio blenz remedy i enjoy every time

day 836 – no better feeling

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continuing my obligatory blenz matcha remedy after physio appointments because each visit usually entails a long list of exercises and much pain inflicted. today’s appointment went extremely well, probably one of the best i have had in years. i cannot express how ecstatic i felt when physio told me my knee is recovering well, no misalignments and everything is holding up nicely with the exception of some minor spasms and tightness. i had a good feeling about this because i have been feeling great prior to the appointment and this just confirms it. it’s funny how many take what i have been longing for as a given, but for me, being pain free is a rarity and means the world to me

day 722 – kiddie style

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aside from burnaby public library, i don’t think i have ever seen toilets specifically sized for kids. i have outgrown those days of my dad driving me to burnaby library on the weekends. i am growing up inevitably and must work to pave the present and future days. a little inspiration on hump day doesn’t hurt; helps get me through the day and onwards with the rest of the week

day 315 – physio’s jail free verdict

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one of the best days that brought me the happiest news in past three weeks. physio informed me xrays shows no fracture and i no longer require an mri like initially suggested. which ultimately means i am finally jail free and cleared to gradually get back. all i need to do is do the exercise as i am told to work my way back up, and let my physio take care of the rest and hopefully make my comeback soon. it will for sure involve a lot of patience, hard work, training and tons of beating. i will no doubt work hard at it and push myself within the constraints, because i am determined to get back and surpass my top form

day 293 – the long road begins

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been putting off proper rehab for my ankles and knees and using temporary fixes throughout all the training. now that the nationals are over, it’s time to do proper rehab to train and strengthen it for long term fixes. physio was very angry and will not let me continue without addressing these issues. will be a long and difficult road ahead, but i am determined to do whatever it takes and stick with it to fix the issues and continue to train and do the things i love. because i believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and i am out to prove it

day 262 – ankle problems

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back to physio where i belong. overall i am feeling relatively well considering a prolonged gap since last appointment. the major concern is my ankle stability has been blatantly obvious to me it’s getting worse in the recent days but very puzzled as to what’s been different to cause this change. need to find the root of this problem to fix and improve to withstand the stress and demand for training to my important upcoming events