Saturday, September 14, 2013


The issues in normal life have finally come to some sort of closure that that means getting back into the harness.  In my case I finally started going back to the gym last week regularly (missed last night in favor of socializing),  but it means I've got to get back to some beatings so I don't forget everything!  

During all the time I've been up and down with life adventures I've been consistent with my regular home exercises.  Part of this was to participate in a personal challenge of 100 push ups in 100 days.  You'll see in previous entries that I've hit various plateaus, but to my own surprise I've been able to keep somewhat consistent with the amount of reps compared to the count of days.  As of today I'm at 74 days and I can do 75 push-ups with no warm up.  I'm hoping I can keep this up, but the progression curve is definitely flattened out.  It's still exciting to see the progress I have made even if I don't get to 100 in the next 25 days.

My morning routine consists of:
- 3 or 4 katas
- 100 push ups
- 30 reps hanging bars ab work 
- stretches for back and legs
- punching the brick 120x

Funny, when writing that down it seemed like a lot more in my head.  In all honesty I've become used to this level of work.  Unless I go to the gym, go to beatings and really watch my diet I notice an immediate downturn in fitness usually followed by weight gain.  Jeeze.

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