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Tennis Self Training!

January 6, 2007

As every morning, he woke staring up at the ceiling. His body lazy, tired from too much sleep. Recollections remind him of the 2am night before, watching movies till he tired yet still pushed to finish the movies he started. Still too sleepy to really remember much of anything else, he bask in my daily routine of stretching out my limbs from undernethen hist sheets. He rolled over and sparalled himself out. Losing himself in the depth of his pillow and warm of his blanket, he closes his eyes and retires once again.

Time felt still, staggent, why does his mind wonder and spin as he laided still in the morning. Was it morning? What time was it? He reached out for his cellphone for a clock. Just out of reach. Shifting his body and stretching out his arm, he feels the wound from Mammoth retorting it’s echoing soar. Picking up the clock, he see it’s 1pm. Too much sleep, it was long enough.

Still soar, still tired, he knows he can not prop himself up easily. Tiresome trials the days before told him this. Rolling out, he shifts his feet across his rug of clothes. Stepping slowly across his wasteland, his feet reach a blistering cold surface. Removing this feeling from himself, he waddles to the restroom just a few steps away.

There as every morning at home, he looks at himself. Life’s rest, but work’s toil, and himself as t protrait; he watches the morning snap shot of himself in the mirror before him.

His thoughts: “I don’t smile enough…” 

With the next waking moments of his Saturday, he stood practicing smiles and experimented with his face. Eyebrow up, smile down, smile up, more lip, eyes sharper, rounder, look down, reset, try again… >.>;;;;

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No, I’m not crazy! Anyone else do this too? haha.

Anyhow was a good day: Ate Breakfesk, watched some anime, decided to play tennis, drove mom and grandma to McKindly so they can walk around with the dog.

Home now, still learning to enjoy myself.

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So Tennis, it’s very difficult! But I took a learning position on it. Sadly I had to sit the ball around myself, but I suppose that’s the best way to do it when your learning. I found a small handball court at my old elementry school. Stood about 5 steps from the wall, knocked the ball back and forth, switching sides: front-hand, back-hand. Took a few steps back, speed up the process, worked it a little further away. Pop! Over the wall >.>;; Dang it! Run Run Run. Start again.

Definitly noticed myself getting more and more tired, but slowly I started noticing differences in my form. I started hitting with the racket further and further infront of me and it become harder and harder to hit. When I kept the point of contact parallel to me, I felt there was more control of power, but at a lost of precision. Slowly I started some tricks: how does top spin work? Against a wall it was pretty interesting, it made it hit the wall and pop off in an arch.

Anyhow, I definitly see a difference in things when I take a learning approach. I should try this out with swimming too when I go back to Canada on Monday. Maybe do some research before I go.

Another burn ^^

December 16, 2006

Did another 6min burn. Still not really 6 mins just yet, but my form and speed is getting much better. I wonder if it is even possible for me to do it in 6 mins. Hmm, something to try for =)

It’s good to be home. It’s so much more relaxing. I can do what I want, I can manage my life, I can see my family, I can relax =)

crunch crunch!

December 13, 2006

50 Crunchs
– Do not pull your neck up with your hands
– Shoulder Blades need to lift off the floor
25 LeftToRight Russian Twists
– Right Elbow to Left Knee
– Left Elbow to Right Knee
50 Leg Raises
– Start 6 inches from the floor
– Raise to 45 degrees
50 Flat Legged Crunches
– Imagine a string is lifting you from the floor
25 Pikes
00 Crunches with 90-degree legs? (Still cant’ do these)
25 Left-Right Russians with 12 inch straight legs

Still not burning yet. I must be doing them too slow. I do feel the difference thou @.@;;;

Another “6 min” burn!

December 6, 2006

Ouch ouch ouch! :3

More like 21 mins still, but… I’m getting less sloppy in my form 😀

6 min burn again! (more like 32 mins)

December 4, 2006

50 Crunchs
– Do not pull your neck up with your hands
– Shoulder Blades need to lift off the floor
20 LeftToRight Russian Twists
– Right Elbow to Left Knee
– Left Elbow to Right Knee
25 Leg Raises
– Start 6 inches from the floor
– Raise to 45 degrees
50 Flat Legged Crunches
– Imagine a string is lifting you from the floor
25 Pikes
30 Crunches with 90-degree legs? (Still cant’ do these)
25 Left-Right Russians with 12 inch straight legs

My neck didn’t die this time from all the mis-use, but it also seems like I didn’t really get as much out of this workout as I really should be. Sadly this stuff doesn’t work over night (i wish it did). I’ll just have to keep it up and wait out the results.

I suppose this is just a good “swimming” phase. Working my way upstream, but never really getting to far to realize the distance traveled. Perhaps when I make it up stream, I’ll find a much nicer area I can swim cycles around. ^__^

But yeah, I have not done any of these above in a “true” form in it’s greatest manifestation. All of them have been very sloppy and ill mannered, half the time I’m dying and grasping for dear life until the end of my first 10! (well it’s not that bad…)

A nice hot shower was nice ^__^

Still somewhat debating if I should start taking baths again. I use to take them all the time, and I think boiling myself in a hot soup for 30 mins a day really makes a difference for my weight @.@;;; Maybe I should revert back to baths for a while and try it out :3

Sunday, my favorate day!

December 3, 2006

Only 1/2 day of work today. Got to get off work and relax for once. I had the option to join my co-workers in going to the in-door go-cart area, but decided not too. I just wanted to have a good day of rest and relaxation for one. A few moments of every week where I can flush out all my worries and remove all my pains.

We got off work at 5:30pm and I went back to the Hotel. I rested  a bit, did some reading online, and immediate hit the gym.

Workout:
6 Mins Treadmill
10 Pull-downs
20 Front Shoulder Raises (10 each side)
20 Dumbbell Curls (10 each side)
20 Tricep pull-downs
5 Mins Treadmill
10 Pull-downs
20 Front Shoulder Raises (10 each side)
20 Dumbbell Curls (10 each side)
20 Tricep pull-downs
5 Mins Treadmill
10 Pull-downs
20 Front Shoulder Raises (10 each side)
20 Dumbbell Curls (10 each side)
20 Tricep pull-downs
5 Mins Treadmill
10 Pull-downs
20 Front Shoulder Raises (10 each side)
20 Dumbbell Curls (10 each side)
20 Tricep pull-downs

Phew! Starting to feel better about myself now. My self confidence picks up a little when I actually work out. I like myself better at this point too.

I’m going to rest a bit to relax and drink up some water to rehydrate. Them I’ll be going to the Spa and maybe Sauna to relax my muscles a bit.

I haven’t worked this hard in a long time! It’s so nice too.

Usually working out is always such an ungratifying experience since you don’t really see the results until the end of a long duration of devoted excerise, but recently with good dieting, working out, and posture training, I think my body is slowly growing much more accustomed to staying healthy.

I was thinking of trying the 6 min burn today too, but I think I’ll stop here for today so that I do not kill myself before tomorrow.

One note back to the notion from a paragraphs ago, is the fact of gratification. At first I thought that working out was not gratifying, but now that I’ve been involved in a long straining project that lasts over months and months and months, I finally understand what _really_ is not instantly gratifying. Then also, all of a sudden, working out is so much better of a way to spend and waste my time than it is to work on business issues!

Staying in a Hotel for this long is really nice actually, but I bet my bill is sky high!

My credit card company must love me of course. =P

21 Minuite Burn!

December 2, 2006

So like I tried it… Took me 21 minutes and was hella sloppy! I think I hurt my neck too. It feels abnormally tight. I will have to be more careful next time.

Hopefully the neck won’t hurt too much. Usually if I over workout my abs, I end up messed in up my neck for a few days.

I have been evaluating myself recently. I noticed that if i sit-up straight and stretch out my core, my stomach is not as large as it normally seems. I think at this point there really isn’t too much “fat” that I can lose by just dieting alone in that area. I will have to combine workouts with my diet to really get into shape.

So Like I’ll feel it later I suppose.

Maybe my abs are not ready for this level of intensity. It doesn’t burn, but my neck sure is soar… I must have really messed up =p

The 6 Minuite Burn!

December 2, 2006

50 Crunchs
– Do not pull your neck up with your hands
– Shoulder Blades need to lift off the floor
20 LeftToRight Russian Twists
– Right Elbow to Left Knee
– Left Elbow to Right Knee
25 Leg Raises
– Start 6 inches from the floor
– Raise to 45 degrees
50 Flat Legged Crunches
– Imagine a string is lifting you from the floor
25 Pikes
30 Crunches with 90-degree legs?
25 Left-Right Russians with 12 inch straight legs

What’s this 90-degree legs at the ceiling crunch? I can’t imagine it!

Mondays: Reborn a blaze

November 27, 2006

6 min treadmill – running pace
10 pull-downs
20 front dumbbell raises
20 dumbbell sawing lifts
10 pull-downs
5 min treadmill – running pace
20 front dumbbell raises
10 pull-downs
20 front dumbbell raises
10 pull-downs
20 front dumbbell raises
5 min treadmill – running pace

Phew!~ All of this one only a dinner this whole day! Omg! I’m definitly stupid =P

Well hopefully my life will start to balance it self more. Just gotta keep it up.

The plan:
Mondays: Back + Shoulder + Running
Tuesdays: Abs + Sauna/Spa
Wednesday: Biceps + Triceps+ Running
Thusdays: Shadow Boxing + Sauna/Spa
Friday: Back + Chest + Running
Saturaday: Sauna/Spa
Sunday: Relax

Working-out by working?

November 26, 2006

I’m soar all over >.>;;; but I have not worked out in the last two days! What I have been doing though is standing up a lot. I think the wikipedia was right about keeping a good posture. It said something to this degree:

– If you keep an erect posture, it helps blood flow as well as muscle development.
– By keeping good posture, your abs will be stretched more and muscles between back and abs will build and become stronger, producing a smaller core waist over time.
– If you keep good posture, you will waste less energy correcting for hanging mass, and feel like you have more energy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posture#Optimal_human_positions_and_balanced_erect_posture

For the most part, I’m starting to see some differences. There are some things that I am doing aside from relaxing though. I am pulling my shoulders back as part of the daily excersize. It’s tiring, but I can already see some results ^__^. Of course it may also be a part of my healther eating =)

I’m soar, but I didn’t do anything today. I’m somewhat assuming all this back straightening has an effect on it. I guess i won’t know until a later time.