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I forgot to workout until the evening because I had to get a trailer hitch put on my car very early today. So no Yoga :/

 

3sets:20reps of Incline Push-Ups using my gymnast rings.

3min rests between sets

1:13 Straight Leg Raises from the floor

3min rest

1:10

 

It was hard to do the leg raises, perhaps I should have started farther back in the progression, but I will be taking my time with them anyways. The push-ups were pretty easy until the last 5. Pacing myself to get the most out of each level of the progressions. I wish I had as good a place to use my gymnast rings in St. Augustine as I do here at my mom’s place.

I just did yoga today, nothing else.

 

2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

2 minutes dead posture

 

I did change my headstand from linking my fingers behind my head and using my whole forearms to balance to now using my two hands placed where my elbows normally would be, and balancing that way. Bhujangasana is getting much easier.

So, I like taking my measurements on Saturdays. The day ruled by Saturn, the Judge, the objective measure.

Today I took my Inches, my Body Fat Percentage, and my Weight. I don’t have my blood pressure cuff right now, but I might include that in the future. For now I’ll just be putting my Total Inches, because I am not feeling confident enough to put the specific inches up here yet, haha.

Total Inches is the sum of my biceps, thighs, chest, hips, and waist.

Total Inches: 180.125

Change: (.125)

Body Fat Percentage: 15.7

Change: (.5)

Weight: 194lbs

Change: None

Not as huge a change as I sometimes have when I pick my fitness program back up, but still pretty awesome.

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2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

2 minutes dead posture

 

Today I also did 1 minute headstand with my hand in different positios in order to prepare for handstand push-ups.

3 minute rest

2:25 Short Bridge

 

In just a little while I’ll be kayaking with Jessica too, not sure how long we will go for…

I have a bit of a wheeze and a cough and I sniff pretty often, but I got tired of taking inhaled steroids for the wheeze so I figured I could workout and do yoga and that would fix me up better.

 

2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

5-7 minutes dead posture

A bit later I set up my gymnast rings and used them to do push-ups

2:20 Incline Push-ups

2:10 Leg raises on the floor.

 

It all felt great.

I started listening to the Audiobook this morning. I realized halfway through making my protein shake that I was doing my daily ritual. I take some herbs to help manage my diabetes, drink some goji berry juice, make a protein shake, and drink a few cups of hot water.

I like the book so far, but I have difficulty remembering the name of each person. That frustrates me. Maybe It will get better, or I will have to re-listen to the book a few times. This is definitely the kind of book that I will need to take notes on.

I did 3 sets of Diamond push-ups. 1:7 1:8 1:9 With 3 minute rests in between each set.

 

I think the reason I could do more with each set was getting back into the swing of form and slow, strength based workout. Also, gaining confidence from each set. I had tried Freeletics or the period of time I was not posting, but it wasn’t my cup of tea, and now I am back o what I know and love.

This morning I woke up at 7am without and alarm.

Then I went back to sleep an got up at 7:30 cause I remembered it is cool to wake up ahead of your alarm.

 

It has been one of my most productive mornings in a long time, writing this post included, and I credit that mostly to a Hypnotic Induction tape that came with Paul McKenna’s book Change your Life in 7 Days. I read this book in march and then had the confidence and joy to be able to talk to around 40 beautiful women I had never met before at a music festival I went to the same week, as well as carrying a beautiful stranger on my shoulders and kissing a girl I danced with while being entertained by Stevie Wonder.

Lets just say I might be a little biased to think this is a great product. But every time I listen to the tape the next day or two stand out as exceptional and joyous. Not only is it good for boosting confidence but in general it gave me tools that have helped me balance out some more overpowering aspects of my personality aswell.

 

Now I gotta get back to eating my Mongolian Fire Eggs, which you’ll be hearing about more later.