July 5, 2012

2012 | Day 183: ...we were the scars that wouldn't fade...


Your Life

Everything you do, everything you say, there is ALWAYS someone watching. Always someone taking heed of who you are, what you stand for, what you live for, your life message. What you have been through, what you have struggled with, what you have overcome, what you have triumphed with, is all a part of your life message, your life story, seen or told to the world.

We all suffer, we all fall, but we don’t all push through the pain and we don’t all rise. When you find the strength to survive and get back to your feet, it is INSPIRING to others, especially if they can relate to your struggle and pain, the circumstances, something similar. You can SPEAK to them without even saying a word, simply by your actions of strength, giving them faith that if you can overcome then they can too, that ANYone can, that it’s POSSIBLE.

We all have success, but we don’t all remain humble, and we don’t always appreciate or acknowledge those who have helped us along the way, those who stand behind us, push us, believe in us and are always there. When you can have accolades too many to count, fame enough that multitudes know your name, but remain HUMBLE, striving only to use your success to HELP others, that speaks volumes of your CHARACTER, and that can say MORE than you might ever know.

When you are gone from this world what will be said of YOU?

Quote for Reflection: 


Skip x 300 revolutions

Full-Body (30 sec recovery between quadsets):
QuadSet A -
1. Single-Arm DB Bent Over Rows 3 x 10 per arm
2. Side-to-side DB Push-Ups (feet on floor, hands on DB) 3 x 10
3. Stiff-Legged DB Deadlifts (on bench, reaching DB down 6 inches) 3 x 10
4. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions
QuadSet B -
5. Bent Over Plate Rear Raises 3 x 10
6. Hammer Raises (each hand with individual plate) 3 x 10
7. Alternate Single-Arm DB Lateral Raises 3 x 20
8. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions
QuadSet C -
9. DB Zottoman Curls 3 x 10
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. Deadbugs (with 8-pound medicine ball) 3 x 10
14. Reverse Curls (on floor) 3 x 10
15. Pikes (on floor) 3 x 10
16. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions

Post-Weights Cardio:
Recline Bike 20 min @ 104-107 rpm

Stretch 20 min

Sleep: Bit later going to bed this morning, meaning I slept in a little later than I should have, but slept deeply, ~6 hours.

Energy: Haven't yet stopped since I got up this morning - have a lot to get done, so there will be no rest until it is completed. Possibly a 3-mile run this evening - quite a lot later, if it's not so hot out there I feel suffocated (breathing is difficult enough for me as it is without adding heat into the equation).

Quality of Training: Shoulders and left wrist very painful right now. However, pushed through my training, despite the joint pains and uncomfortability of my body. Strength was up - using heavier weights definitely didn't help my wrist, especially during QuadSet C. Feeling the burn during QuadSet D. Wanting the pain today (even if I don't), because sometimes physical pain can take our mind off other pain...I need to start doing more running (but in the early morning, before it starts getting too hot) and skipping pre-weights...

Supplements: Since I have no more Alpha-T2 (and really have nothing but the bare minimum of staples), I will be starting Compound20 tomorrow.



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