How much more will I have to lose, before my heart is forgiven?
How many more pain will I have to suffer, to meet you once again?
If a miracle were to happen, I would want to show you immediately
A new morning, who I’ll be from now on
And the words I never said called: “I Love You.”
If our lives could be restarted,
No matter how many times it will be I will go back to you
What I would wanted then would then be nothing
Nothing but just you.
I walked home today. It was a surprise activity even for myself. I found out how it would take me around 1.5 hours to get home from work using the shortest route. I also found out how I would end up talking to myself on how much stupid my life has become.
Today, the only reason for my not quitting work has left the office for good. I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye. Hell, I couldn’t even do so much as talk to her. It’s been almost 2 years since we last spoke to one another and I’ve been trying so damn hard to look at other women but I couldn’t. The silence between us always bothered me and it would frustrate me to a point where I’d need to distract myself by talking or making jokes and doing crazy things. Now she’s finally had it with the company and as much as I want to admit that I could live normally without her, I can’t.
I simply can’t. It’s just not that easy.
I tried a little something this morning. It went like this:
Tool: 1 x 32kg kettlebell
Workouts: Swings, Goblet squats, Push-ups
Rep per exercise: 5, 10, 15, 20, 15, 10, 5
My idea was to transition from swing to squat to push-up. I’ve done something like this before. The rep per exercise went like this:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
Total rep per exercise in my old routine: 40 x 3 = 120
Total rep per exercise in my new routine: 80 x 3 = 320
Very simple yet very effective for fat burning and strength building. I’ve done something like this before and made a ladder of 2 to 6 and 6 to 2 for the 3 exercises. I also did a pair with swings and squats and another pair with swings and push ups.
This is one of the most efficient home exercises anyone can do with one tool. I love my kettlebells!
Today I did something for an extra workout in the afternoon. I usually perform my kettlebell exercises in the morning (today I did 100 double swings with 2 x 24 kg, 5 double squats, and 5 presses per arm) and this afternoon, out of sheer boredom, I decided to burn extra fat. My original plan was to play basketball and maybe try and recapture my old moves. Sadly, after venturing into four basketball courts within the village, everyone else got there first. I started searching at 4:30 PM and gave up at around 5:15 PM. The courts were really far from each other so I started running towards each one. When I finally gave up on playing today, I figured I should run instead.
And I did.
Bullying was never a positive word to begin with.
Originally posted on The KettleBell Fairy:
I can’t speak for everybody, but I know that I personally go to the gym to relax.
I try to spend as little time as possible socializing, I turn my phone off, and I just work out.
Yesterday, however, my entire gym calm was disrupted by two middle aged women with a sense of entitlement and a bad attitude.
I bought this book for two very notable things:
1. I’ve planned to get into the stock market for ages and I figured this book is a nice read and guide.
2. It was on sale at 90% off.
I was so excited to read this book that I literally brought it everywhere with me. I mean, it was a big plus that it was so small despite it being hardbound. I could never find it boring when I read this and I would always reread a few stories or two just so I can get the whole idea of why Edwin wrote it or to get the clues or the tricks the characters use to win at the stock market.
I’ve read about this book in this forum and the plot piqued my interest. I”m not an avid fan of Neil Gaiman but I have known the author due to his mainstream popularity. I actually bought this book out of the mere thought that I was destined to have this book. Don’t start with the “LOL you’re crazy” statement with me yet. I actually saw this book amongst a pile of unwanted books. It wasn’t on sale or anything but it was unbelievably priced low. It was the only book left as I skimmed through the whole bookstore and since I’ve read good reviews about this I figured it was destiny that brought me and this book together.
Anyway, as for the review, I won’t give out spoilers from the book. If anything, I’ll merely put in a good quote or two so don’t worry about it. But if you’re looking to see whether you have to buy this book or not then I’m telling you to go do it. It’s a must read for voracious readers.
The plot is quite simple: It’s simply about a war that is soon to breakout between the old and forgotten gods vs the gods America has made. The old gods are those whom the settlers brought with them and the new gods are those America has created such as the god of the internet or the god of media. A war is set to break and only one side will prevail. The main protagonist, Shadow, is stuck in the middle and he doesn’t even know why he’s chosen by the old gods or why the new gods want him on their side instead.
But that’s where the simplicity ends and Neil’s magic begins. To tell the truth, the story goes on like that for the most part. I’m not diving in deeper but I assure you that Neil is a very good writer even if it looks like he’s suddenly taken a detour away from the plot. Trust me when I tell you that everything makes sense in the end. And by the “END” I mean like the very last few chapters. You’re literally filled with questions and you end up thinking you’ll find out in the next page or the page after that and soon you end up finishing a chapter and eager to start with the new. It’s very intriguing in a very interesting sort of way. You don’t end up lacking in facts but at the same time the book doesn’t tell you everything. You want to think for yourself and even do your own research on some characters or why this god behaves this way and such. It keeps you motivated to read the book and curiosity in books is what keeps the story alive.
Yesterday, I was doing my 100 kettlebell front squat training weighted at 48 kg. On my 7th cycle, though, I felt a very strong pain on my lower back. I’m guessing it was from the rough double swing I did since I was heaving my breath already halfway through. Needless to say, I had to stop, rest, and assess. I ended up feeling the pain when I bend down but not when I walk or run up the stairs. I had something similar to this before but it was from my arrogance of double swinging 2 x 32 kg kettlebells, jumping from 2 x 16 kg. That was a very bad muscle injury and my movements were very, very limited. The one I have now is also a muscle injury but thankfully it’s not so bad. I guess my back got stronger since then (about 9 months ago) and I didn’t overdo myself this time; I simply messed up the form on the catch when I “cleaned” it.
It’s been 3 consecutive years since I last saw the new year arrive. I used to stay up all the way until I can no longer find the strength to open my eyes. Now, for the past 3 years, I’ve always preferred to greet it with the sun shining down on my face. I often sleep like 2 hours before midnight amidst the sonorous explosions and roaring fireworks displays. But I’ve learned to sleep through such noise levels (I’m a very, very good sleeper LOL).
I’ve always trained with kettlebells often in the morning and I rarely run since I found running a bit out of my preference this past year. But today was my New Year exercise and I always end it with running. It’s my thing: I believe I was born to run and I only learned how to lift stuff. I was always running before I discovered kettlebell training and today I chose to go back to my roots.