May 22, 2012

2012 | Day 143: I'll make a wish send it to heaven


Superseding Heights

Once you reach one height, achieve one goal, manifest one dream, it’s NOT the end. Your journey is FAR from over.

Life is all about BUILDING on what we have accomplished, becoming BETTER every day, EVOLVING perpetually until we are the BEST that we can possibly be, the ULTIMATE version of ourselves, what we were always MEANT to be. It is a NEVER-ENDING process, because we will never completely be the “ultimate” version, but we CAN achieve satisfaction in a life well lived, fully and COMPLETELY.

Once you reach one height, set your sights on an even HIGHER peak, a greater goal, a new dream. Then APPLY all the DESIRE and DEDICATION that you have within you to REACHING it.

And when you reach it, REPEAT the process and KEEP repeating it, for life is about constantly moving FORWARD. That is how GREATNESS BECOMES.

Quote for Reflection:


Session 1

Skip x 600 revolutions

Arms (30 sec recovery between trisets):
TriSet A -
1. Close-Grip BB Bicep Curls 4 x 6
2. Dips 4 x 6
3. Skip 4 x 100 revolutions
TriSet B -
4. Incline Alternate DB Bicep Curls 4 x 8 per side
5. Rope Tricep Push-Downs 4 x 8
6. Skip 4 x 100 revolutions
TriSet C -
7. DB Zottoman Curls 4 x 8
8. DB Hammer Curls 4 x 8
9. Skip 4 x 100 revolutions

Post-Weights Cardio:
a. Recline Bike 5 min @ 113-117 rpm
b. Recline Bike 15 min @ 108-112 rpm

Session 2

Skip x 1,000 revolutions

Abs (30 sec recovery between trisets):
TriSet -
1. Weighted DB Crunch (on floor, knees at 90 degrees) 4 x 15
2. Reverse Curl (on floor) 4 x 15
3. Pikes (on floor) 4 x 15

Post-Weights Cardio:
Run 3 miles

Stretch 25 min


Sleep: Fell asleep late, but body woke after ~4.5 hours sleep and I was ok.

Mental Acuity: More thinking today.

Joints: Wrists were so painful during training I almost wanted to drop the weights down at times. Left hip niggly as well.

Pump: HARD AND PAINFUL, especially in left bicep.

Vascularity: Close to the strongest I have seen it yet.

Quality of Training: Had to make resistance training this morning a shorter session - and shorter it was at only 30 minutes; haven't done weights that short in a LONG time. Strength was down a lot, especially for TriSet A - wrists both very weak during Close-Grip BB Bicep Curls and aching after Dips. Looked exhausted by the end of the session and expression was not too nice either.

Nutrition: Last Wednesday night I made some chocolate peanut butter balls and have proceeded to eat them daily for the last six days (along with other things I should NOT have). So, there goes the "diet". But, as "luck" would have it, I DID lose bodyfat and gain a little muscle mass over that time, so it "evened out" some, but it's cutting it a little close, especially since this shoot next week means a lot to me. Time to STOP MY SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR - there is no BETTER TIME THAN NOW!

Other Notes: I keep being SURPRISED. It's a nice feeling. God is really MOVING in my life right now.