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 Thought for today: if nothing else remember this

"No matter what path you find, no matter where you end up, it’s beautiful. There is no bad path, no bad destination. It’s only different, and different is wonderful. Don’t judge. Just experience.
Always remember: the journey is all. The destination is beside the point."
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Okay what i was hoping was a throat infection is actually tonsillitis ..... guess if it doesn't clear up I shd vista the docs

so no gym for me this week :(
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migraines last week, this week throat infection obviously pissed off someone very badly - just hope i had fun doing it as I am paying now ....

That said, I reckon I shd be back in the gym Thursday
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Bodyweight warm up: squats, lunges, duck unders,Plank, waiters bow, pushups, leg swings, x-body mountain climbers, stick ups

A1 -2-leg SB-leg curl - 15, 15
A2 -SB roll-out - 10,10

Workout A
A1 1-leg SB-leg curl - 12/12, 12/12, 12/12
A2 -SB roll-out - 19, 15, 15

B1 BB-RDL 70kg-8, 80kg-8, 80kg-8,
B2 DB push-Press 20kg-8/8, 20kg-8/8, 20kg-8/8

C1 BB squat (12) 80kg-12, 80kg-12, 80kg-12
C2 SB jacknife (15) 15, 15,12
C3 side-plank (45 sec hold) 45/45, 40/40, 30/30

Note to self:
# Nice solid/sweaty workout
# Not too bad considering the week off, not fully right but enough to work out
# instead of 2nd bus , walked home, enough shady spots not to get too hot

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"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity... we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance."
--- A.E. Newton

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Bodyweight warm up: squats, lunges, duck unders,Plank, waiters bow, pushups, leg swings, x-body mountain climbers, stick ups

A1 -2-leg SB-leg curl - 15, 15
A2 -SB roll-out - 10,10

Workout A
A1 1-leg SB-leg curl - 12/12, 12/12, 12/12
A2 -SB roll-out - 20, 15, 15

B1 BB-RDL 70kg-8, 80kg-8, 80kg-8,
B2 DB push-Press 20kg-8/8, 22kg-5/5, 20kg-8/8

C1 BB squat (12) 80kg-12, 90kg-12, 90kg-12
C2 SB jacknife (15) 15, 15,15
C3 side-plank (45 sec hold) 45/45, 45/45, 45/45

Note to self:
# Nice solid/sweaty workout
# Nice to see gym office is closed till 10th jan, shd be enough to put of any resolutionaries


Jan. 6th, 2011 10:12 am
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Attn Aucklanders:
Bought Tanita scale this time year & its virtually unused, so am giving it away to a good home - interested let me know


Jan. 1st, 2011 09:58 pm
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Read elsewhere today

"When we are faced with a crisis or struggle we often despair.

But it’s in this struggle that the best opportunities emerge. If we’re keeping our eyes open.

A crisis is an opportunity to change grow learn reflect and become better. It’s where we discover who we are and how we can find a new way we couldn’t have imagined before the crisis presented itself. It allows us to practice patience and acceptance and find renewed hope — which is the most beautiful thing.

When I’ve lost my job it was an opportunity for reinvention and to strike out on my own.

When I’ve lost a family member to the unrelenting grip of death it was an opportunity to reflect on that loved one’s wonderful life and for our family to come together in a way never possible before.

When I failed at work I learned to improve and grow better.

When I injured myself I learned patience and new ways to be healthy.

When my children throw tantrums they are teaching me more patience and the power of raw emotions and the wonder of childhood and what happens when you lose perspective.

When my wife and I had arguments it was an opportunity to learn more about each other and grow closer and become better at finding common ground.

When I moved and missed my family on Guam terribly it was an opportunity to learn introspection and self-sufficiency and grow closer to family here in the States.

When I daily face the terror of the void staring at me face to face it is my chance to push back and assert my will and imprint my soul upon this malleable world.

And that my friends is beauty. It is the finding of renewed hope and growth when all else seems bleak and lost.

In the struggle is the possible if we dare to look."
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Bodyweight warm up: squats, lunges, duck unders,Plank, waiters bow, pushups, leg swings, x-body mountain climbers, stick ups

A1 -DB incline press - 22kg - 8, 8
A2 -DB Row - 30kg - 6/6, 6/6

Workout A
A1 -DB incline press - 26kg - , 8
A2 -DB Row - 30kg - 6/6, 6/6 6/6

B1 chin-up (knee ups) 6,6,6
B2 DB flat Press 28kg/8, 28kg/7, 28kg/6

C1 close grip pushups (25) - 25, 20, 22
C2 -DB rear delt raise 12kg - 12, 10,10 ,

Note to self:
# All things considered nice solid workout to end the year on
# didn't take the easy route out & bail
# going to be a very hot NYE down hear, so lots of beer will be drunk & some very sore heads tomorrow - thankfully I'm on the coke!! :)
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Bodyweight stuff today, no rhyme or reason just felt like it , that said no need to travel to gym either - IPromise it wasn't watching the cricket excuse!

Bodyweight circuits

Circuit #1 - Repeat 4 times
Prisoner squat - 20 reps
 pushup - 20 reps
Reverse lunge - 10 reps per side
Plank - 30 sec hold
Close-grip pushups - 20 reps 
Side plank - 20  sec hold  per side
X-Body mountain climber 10 reps per side

doesn't look much but enough for a normal off-day - starting tomorrow going to start an  daily am mobility circuit as well

Mobility circuit:
Overhead squat - 15 reps
sumo squat - 15 reps
Diagonal lunge - 12 reps per side 
Spiderman climb - 8 reps per side 
Prisoner forward lunge - 8 reps per side 
Spiderman pushup - 8 reps per side 

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Weather been a tad random today Gale winds & torrential rain - so naturally passed on the 2 buses to the gym .....

Bodyweight circuits:

Circuit #1
Y-squat -15 reps
Diagaonal lunge - 15 reps per side
Spiderman climb - 15 reps per side
Waters bow - 15 reps
Stick ups - 15 reps

Circuit #2
V squat - 15 reps
Decline pushup - 15 reps
Reverse lunge - 15 reps per side
X-Body mountain climber 15 reps per side
1-leg RDL - 10 reps per side
pushup - 15 reps

Circuit #3
1-leg squats ( on bench) - 8 reps per side
T-pushup - 15 reps per side
Bulgarian split squat - 12 reps per side
1-leg hip extension - 15 reps per side
close-grip pushups - 30 reps

Not bad for Random - weather shd clear by tomorrow so back in gym


Dec. 28th, 2010 11:51 am
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Rather cool:

New York blizzard time lapse
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Boxing day & ashes cricket test - but still got by butt out the door today & in the gym!

Bodyweight warm up: squats, lunges, duck unders,Plank, waiters bow, pushups, leg swings, x-body mountain climbers, stick ups

A1 -BB Squat 60kg/8, 60kg/8
A2 -DB standing-1 arm press - 18kg -8/8, 18kg -8/8

Workout A
A1 BB Squat 80kg/8, 90kg/8, 90kg/8, 90kg/8,
A2 DB standing-1 arm press - 20kg -8/8, 20kg -8/8, 20kg -8/8

B1 - BB RDL 70kg/8, 80kg/8, 80kg/8
B Spiderman pushups (5 per side), 8/8, 9/9, 8/8

C1 --DB step-ups 20kg 8/8, 20kg 8/8, 20kg 8/8
C2 -DB Deltoid raise 14kg 8, 14/kg 8, 14kg 8,

Note to self:
#Nice especially as it was dam hot this afternoon - went thru 2 water bottles in the gym
#All things considered nice solid workout
# Nutrition wasn't too overt the top on Xmas day, but am feeling a lot better physically today than I was a couple months back - all good


Nov. 3rd, 2010 09:31 pm
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Is there such a thing as too many books - is it really possible to go in a bookstore & not buys books   ????? 

today am guilty of the cheapskate book buying  - drop in to  local store see 2 books I want both in the $34-40 range - I can't have both or can i?? go home  pop onto  & find out yes  can buy both & still get change  for NZ$40.00  ..... just have to wait for them to get here via snail mail - fair exchange 

fair game If I don't do it too often - have no guilt doing this in Borders who are at least 10-20% above any other physical bookstore 

now back to my reading  .......


May. 28th, 2010 09:16 pm
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Man United have signed a new striker from Nigeria.

On his first day of training, Fergie picked up the ball and said 'BALL' then pointed at the goal and said 'Goal. Then he demonstrated a kicking motion and said 'Kick' understand, 'Kick ball, goal, GOOOOOAAAALLL!'

Eventually the young African plucks up courage to say "Excuse me Mr Ferguson but I speak very good English", to which Fergie replies ' Sit down son, I'm talking to Berbatov.
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Okay, my legs were a bit heavy feeling after yesterday, ... but by this evening was good , went out today to find new trainers reckon rebel sport are in $$ trouble, stock hadn't changed since my visit a few weeks back, ie virtually no cross trainers unless you are size 13! will probably go to the Adidas shop next weekend or maybe bite the bullet & try the Nike Air things ?? mmm

got thru the intervals though so all good really ....

#10/260- Tonights workout - LITs: 9 cycles
Easy 3/10
Working: 9/10
Did them on the bike as normal


Jan. 16th, 2010 06:37 pm
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I must be mad in this weather/heat but here is todays stuff ....

#9/260 - Bodyweight Advanced - rounds in 20 mins : 4.5 rounds

10 Pylo Split squats - subbed side jumps over object
50 skips (rope)
10 Burpees
50 skips (rope)
10 pushups
50 skips (rope)
10 Jump squats
50 skips (rope)

if that was not enough - finished off with 10 mins on the bike

off line

Jan. 15th, 2010 10:08 pm
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Sorry been quiet last few days, got that whole summer lack of sleep thing going on hitting the exhaustion wall ..... hopefully will get my self more sleep next week, if not will get better at dealing with it.

Been awhile since I said this, but work was great, got that sense of achievement & forward momentum on a couple of operational issues - cross your fingers for me, that no-one backtracks next week, only been trying to get this mess sorted since 2007-2008!!!

Kiwi oddism: aerobatic pilot praised as 'elite' hero doing something pointless but 'seashepherd' heroes protecting whales criticised by govt ... WTF???

Now a couple of quotes to inspire your weekends - well before you starting thinking sport!

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact ~ William James"


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