Goals

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This year I’ve set myself 365 goals – to push myself harder everyday than I did the day before, to better myself everyday, to be stronger everyday.

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Life Collisions: Blessing in Disguise?

Life often finds a way to collide with our plans and achievements or so it certainly seems. Just the other week, someone thought it would be a good idea to to plow their car into ours when we were stopped at a red light, literally a collision. I still have all my bones and limbs as far as I know, but due to the pain and adjustments mainly in my back, neck, and legs, my doctor advised me to stay away from heavy training and maybe just stick with cardio if I really felt the need to train. He explained that my body is now working out by itself to fix the damage from the accident. Doctor’s orders…. Doctor knows best…. Who am I to argue?

The trouble is I always find it difficult to stay away from training, especially this time as I was just getting back to my full fitness and strength peaks after returning from a three week holiday (during which I did train, but not as often or intense). But truly, this is what I train for. I train for times when I can’t always do what I would like to do i.e. train. The challenge set forth then was to see if I could actually stay away from it.

The first week, I stuck to interval days of cardio (specifically biking which is what the doctor recommended) and days off. The second week became a little more difficult, so, rebelliously, I started a little light training on some of the days. By light training, I mean using light weight but more repetitions and calisthenics, so it was more like cardio. With this method, I still wouldn’t push for the last few reps which usually count the most, so as not to aggravate the injuries, another challenge. The best part of all this though was that I managed to work on my form. I got back to the light weight basics and just really working on form. This week, I feel ready to heighten the load again and try get closer to my usual training method and previous fitness levels, but now with better form.

Every so often, I try do a form check by spending a few days training lighter, but its been a while. Due to this car accident, I was forced into one. Maybe a blessing in disguise? Who knows….

“A Little Spark of Madness”

As we are saddened by the passing of Robin Williams and remember his work, here’s one of his many great quotes: “Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift” (Williams).

Believe in life. Strengthen the mind, body, and will power with health and fitness. It can only help in achieving greatness.

R.I.P Robin Williams. You will be missed! #RIPRobinWilliamsRobinWilliams 

Enjoy it, Chris!

Chris, a gym mate, told me that his trousers were really beginning to piss him off. He had to keep pulling them up, even finding it embarrassing at times. Chris has recently lost weight causing his now loose trousers to keep on falling slightly. He asked if it was time to buy new ones yet. Chris, mate, it is bloody time to enjoy it. Congratulations!! For the moment, you should be enjoying every time your trousers slip. Yes it’s a nuisance, but it should be celebrated as an achievement. It’s probably best not to go all out and buy a new wardrobe because at the rate you’re going, it won’t be long before you need to buy another. For the time being, it’s an achievement and should be celebrated as one!!     

Funny? Seriously Maybe!!

These guys take their workout so seriously, it’s almost funny. This page showed up on my social media feed today (I’ve been getting a lot of health and fitness links lately….too much research maybe?) and I just had to share it. I will admit, I did have a pretty good laugh. But I must commend these guys….at least they’re trying!!

WARNING: Don’t try these at home. Well at least try not to get caught on camera!

http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/top-10-workout-fails-all-time-funny-video-clips