July 6, 2012

2012 | Day 184: ...we were the tears that passion cried...


Reasons Why I CAN

There are so many reasons out there why you “should not” do something, so many PEOPLE out there telling you that you “cannot” do something, but in the end they are merely that - reasons, and the opinion of others. If you should not do something take that into account sometimes, but the opinions of others telling you that you “can’t” do something should NEVER factor into the equation on whether or not you do it.

People are always going to tell you that you “can’t” do something - whether they don’t want you to realize that you can do more than you thought you could, or don’t want to see you achieve success above them, or some other reason. That is human nature - those who “cannot” will always try to convince those who WANT to that they don’t stand a chance.

DON’T listen to those people. Don’t let YOURSELF be one of those people!

We ALL have dreams - and if you don't dream, what are you living for? When you stop dreaming, you simply exist, and simply existing is not LIVING! - and we want to see those dreams become MORE than a dream. We want to see them become REALITY.

Instead of seeing reasons why you shouldn’t or “can’t” - because there truly is NOTHING that you can’t do if you put your soul into it! - start seeing all the reasons why you CAN, why you SHOULD, what happiness will abound in your spirit by following your heart and living out the journey of your dreams.

Then go AFTER your dreams and watch what MIRACLES happen!

Quote for Reflection:


HIIT Treadmill:
a. 2 min @ 4.16 min/km
b. 12 x 20 sec effort @ 3.75 min/km / 10 sec rest
c. 2 min @ 4.69 min/km

Shoulders/Arms/Abs (30 sec recovery between quadsets):
QuadSet A -
1. Weighted DB Crunch (on bench, knees at 90 degrees) 3 x 10
2. Hanging Straight-Leg Raises 3 x 10
3. Plank (on bench) 3 x 1 min
4. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions
QuadSet B -
5. DB Bicep Curls 3 x 8
6. Rope Tricep Push-Downs 3 x 6
7. Alternate DB Hammer Bicep Curls 3 x 12
8. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions
QuadSet C -
9. Behind-the-neck BB Military Press 3 x 6
10. BB Military Press 3 x 6
11. DB Lateral Raises 3 x 8
12. Skip 3 x 100 revolutions

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

Stretch 27 min


Sleep: Passed out after a movie last night, pretty early too, sleeping for ~2 hours, waking to stay up for long enough to shower and get things ready for today, and passed out for almost another 10 hours - body must have needed it.

Energy: Have had it since getting up, but feeling it fade fast now.

Quality of Training: Yes, did HIIT on the treadmill today (even though don't want to be using treadmills anymore - was wearing different shoes this time, which made a difference), and pushed it out...Did resistance training a little "backwards" today, finishing up with Shoulders (instead of beginning with them)...Finished really dripping - really couldn't have gotten much wetter, LOL - but ok...Guess this week is going to be no 2-a-day training, giving my body the chance to "rest" and recover, as my sleeping patterns indicate it needs...

Muscle and Strength: Too many people use far too many supplements, most having no real purpose in being used, just used for the sake of it or simply because they can. Believe it or not, you can achieve a lot with only the BASIC "staples" - this article elaborates more on each one: The 5 Basic Staple Supplements.