23 8 / 2014
Finally, the results are starting to show.
Course, muscle gains aren’t the only thing I’ve gotten from undertaking an actual, legit program (in this case a strength training program). My strength, especially in the squatting department has really gotten better.
Case in point, two months ago I was almost decapitated (thank god for safety pins) by 185 lbs squats on the fourth rep. This WAS after about four months of time-wasting, energy consuming, lethargic “bro-splitting” training.
Well yesterday, I managed to hit 185 lbs on the squats for not only five reps, but also 5 sets of those in total, and relatively easily at that. Now I know that isn’t an impressive number, but I’m somewhat of a newbie at training within the constraints of a fixed program; so forgive my implied arrogance.
Of course, I won’t be satisfied until I reach my goal of a two plate squat by the end of the year.
In fact, I’d like to reiterate that my goal squat for this year, by hook or by crook is 225 lbs.
I might, or might not reach that goal but at least now I have the extra drive to push on.
That, or I might face the embarrassment of getting judged by the faceless residents of the Internet.
13 8 / 2014
Wow. It’s happening again.
Evidently drifting apart seems to be the third certainty in life - apart from death and taxes that is.
I might just be an over-thinking twat but I’ve seen it happen before. It’s happened to me before. And now, it’s happening again.
Can’t say I didn’t expect this, with the mandatory growing up phase we have to go through.
Ah, growing up does indeed suck balls. But I still think it’s a choice, not a certainty.
07 8 / 2014
Exactly one week, since my last day of training and I’m pretty much running the same routine I had in the office - well, the only difference is I get to do it at home.
Most days, I’ve been catching up on a few TV series (Just finished Arrow) just to pass the time. And if I’m not sitting, laid-back, legs propped on a chair in front of the laptop screen, I’d be at the gym, or napping the day away.
Yep, basically been a lazy bum all week. I was planning on updating this here blog a few times but hell, I just couldn’t be bothered enough.
Haven’t been nagged about doing something productive so I’d probably continue with being a lazy bum till the Semester Break ends.
Unless of course, I find some seemingly fleeting urge and motivation to do something productive for maybe a few hours and then fall back into my lazy bum routine.
P/S couldn’t even be bothered of thinking up some title names for this post. So, yeah…
02 7 / 2014
Am I the only one left?
For those wondering, I’m referring to the latest addition to the shiny, explosive, transforming franchise that is The Transformers. Oddly enough, that is exactly what The Transformers franchise is all about - Shiny, metal, transforming robots blowing shit up for almost the entirety of the movie.
Even weirder is that I don’t even look forward to watching the new movie. I guess I’ve had enough of machine-like aliens changing shape whilst fighting other machine-like aliens; who are transforming as well.
Sure, it looks cool as fuck, but it only makes it that much harder to grasp; and after 3 movies of the same shit, I’ve actually given up trying to understand anything (I don’t even remember the names of the other movies).
Hell, I know that the franchise isn’t exactly thought provoking. IT IS an action movie after all, but I’d like to at least be able to tell who’s fighting who. Not some weird mash up of giant sentient robots looking like a huge orgy of alien machine-men having the best time of their lives.
But I do kinda like the giant alien Tyrannosaurus robot that Optimus Prime straddles into battle - even if real Tyrannosaurus don’t necessarily breathe fire.
01 7 / 2014
26 6 / 2014
Haven’t felt like this in a long time.
Met up with a few friends who were back for the semester break, one of which, I’ve had a crush on since…I first saw her.
Had some laughs here and there, just like the old times, and I’m constantly being reminded why I liked her in the first place.
Thing is, our gang likes to pair up hypothetical couples from the single members of our group and tease them. One of my closest friend was paired up with her and me, being the stupidly, oblivious idiot that I am went along with all the taunts and banters.
Like, for instance, making every little interaction they have together a big deal.
And each time I tease them, I feel like I’m burying, concealing and hiding my true feelings. Not to mention, ruining my chances with her.
But she doesn’t seem to show any sign of sharing the same feelings towards me, which is why I haven’t done anything up till now - along with the fact that I don’t want my inevitable rejection to divide our gang apart.
But for now, every time I see her, for some reason I feel happy - even if it’s just for a little bit.