May 25, 2012

2012 | Day 143: I will not be forgotten...everyone has their time...


What Becomes Immortal

The nature of man is selfish. So many seek nothing more from life than to accumulate treasure of monetary wealth, possessions to show how “great” they are, trophies to display their accomplishments, trying to satisfy their desires by whatever means necessary.

Not everyone is like that though. In fact, some people can be quite the opposite. It’s striking a BALANCE, being more the latter, but knowing when to be the former for our own health and well-being, that is the key.

Those who live selfishly may accumulate many things, but it will all disappear once they are gone. You can’t take money with you when you leave this world. Possessions depreciate and decay. Gold fades and often your personal accomplishments mean little or nothing to anyone else.

The difference that you make, the changes that you bring to the lives of others - that NEVER fades, living forever on in the hearts of those who are affected and whom you have touched.

The day that you didn’t feel like it, but smiled at the stranger in the street - that smile will touch their heart. The day you were so weary that you could barely move, but went out of your way to help a friend - that “good deed” will be remembered. The day you stood up for what you believe in and refused to back down - that could create unity in the souls of others. The day that you did something for someone who could give you nothing in return and did not expect anything for it - that gift could change their life in ways you never imagined.

Your legacy is not what you accumulate in the world. Your legacy is what you LEAVE to the world, the DIFFERENCE that your life made on the lives of all those whose threads you wove through and under and around in the tapestry of life.

What will people say about YOU when you are gone? What impression, what MARK, will your legacy, your IMMORTALITY, be?

Quote for Reflection:


Session 1

Run 3 miles

Stretch 20 min

Session 2

Skip x 300 revolutions

Full-Body (30 sec recovery between quadsets):
QuadSet A -
1. Neutral-Grip Seated Rows (each hand with individual handle) 3 x 10
2. Push-Ups (feet on bench, hands on DB) 3 x 10
3. Stiff-Legged DB Deadlifts (on bench, DB reach down six inches) 3 x 10
4. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions
QuadSet B -
5. Rear Flyes 3 x 10
6. Plate Hammer Raises 3 x 10
7. Single-Arm DB Lateral Raises 3 x 10 per side
8. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions
QuadSet C -
9. DB Bicep Curls 3 x 21s
10. DB Hammer Curls 3 x 10
11. Alternate DB Hammer Bicep Curls 3 x 20
12. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions
QuadSet D -
13. Rope Crunches 3 x 15
14. Reverse Curls (on bench) 3 x 10
15. Pikes (on bench) 3 x 15
16. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions

Post-Weights Cardio:
Recline Bike 20 min @ 104-106 rpm


Sleep: Was really hard to "wake up" this morning for some reason. Think I'm letting myself get too stressed out with some things and just need to let go.

Energy: Surprisingly ok (although, all the carbohydrates from last night probably had something to do with that). All the same, I took a cap of BLACK CATS an hour pre-gym, hoping it would "carry" the energy through.

Joints: Just my right anterior delt/biceps' tendons today - in a lot of pain, but pushing on through.

Quality of Training: Really looked forward to the gym today and my session, and although in pain (see above), it was a good session.

Supplements: I must say that I definitely notice the difference in NOT having a nutrient repartitioner - certainly nutrition needs to be better without one (and WITH it too re health). Cannot wait to get some more Recompadrol!

Other Notes: After being interviewed by both About Muscle and Shut Up And Train, I was asked if I would like to have some of my articles featured on each respective website (linked below), which is pretty cool and hopefully will reach a wider audience on some of the things I write about
Fitness Author: Rosie Chee - Lifetime Fitness Ambassador | About Muscle

Contributing Author: Rosie Chee | Shut Up And Train