Hello February. Today is the first day I hit the gym this month. Remember I said that a minimum of 15 days hitting the gym a month is my baseline goal? Yeah, I’m trying to achieve that. So I didn’t stay long today. In fact, I was supposed to meet up with one of the trainers so that he can measure my physical fitness right now and see how I can improve depending on my goals. However, another client of his has always come at 7pm and the person who scheduled me to his roster did not put in that information. So we thought the trainer’s available but no he’s not. So I’m rescheduling the appointment this Saturday. So I just did very light cardio today, because it’s 7pm at night and I need to get back home early because I’m a heavy sleeper and tomorrow I have a morning class that lasts for 6 hours. I promised myself that this is going to be the last 6-hour class I’m going to take. Seriously, I can do a lot of things with that kind of time other than drawing. Like doing my homework.
It’s been a while since I juggled 5 classes in one semester. I remember that they’re pretty manageable as long as you keep up with the deadlines. Never procrastinate and always push yourself the moment you feel like saying, “You can do it later…” In a way I’m kind of the tortoise rather than the hare. I need some kind of unrelated activity to get me started with what I think I should be doing, which is doing my homework. I can actually give in one whole day just by doing my homework. But I need some kind of a jumpstart so that I can focus better and concentrate longer. Because when I don’t exercise, for some reason, I get distracted really easily and get tired really quickly.
I had a really nice lunch at a local Indonesian restaurant with my Korean friend, and she fell in love with Indonesian cuisine like I do with Korean food. That’s great. But the food makes me even more homesick. The thought of homesickness makes me super depressed so let’s just change the topic, I know I’ll be yearning for more sensitive, personal talks about how depressed I am and other kinds of behaviors exhibiting self-pity. And here’s my rational mind working again.
So to sum up my workout today, it’s just a 30-minute elliptical workout. I warmed up for 3 minutes on a level 4 resistance. Then go up to 15 at minute 4, then go down at resistance level 5, go up at 15 again, down to 5 again, 15, 5, then 14, 5, 14, 5, 13, 4, 13, 4, 13, 4, 13, 4, 13, 4, 13, 4, 12, 4 for 2 minutes, then up to 15 again and cooled off for 2 minutes at 7 resistance.
It was an intense cardio workout for most people, but I think it activated my strong muscles I had before, so it was quite simple for me. I know that my weakness is not cardio – it’s body balance. Standing up straight and all. That’s why I never like yoga.
I still got a lot of work to do here. But it’s great to check in my first gym visit for the month. Let’s keep ourselves feel challenged not just mentally with our work, but physically too – because without motion, we cannot have emotion. (quoting Tony Robbins here)
Busy, busy, busy.