Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote:

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

So true. How many people dream of wanting to do something with their lives but never, ever take a chance? How many people shoot themselves down before they even try?

In light of the volume of quotes that highlight this phenomenon, I’d wager there are a lot of folks out there who want but won’t go and get it.

If you really want something but experience fear, apprehension, or any emotion that paralyzes you from taking action, simply focus on just taking that first step. Just one step can make all the difference. Take more than one step and you’ll start to build momentum. Once momentum begins, it is really hard to stop.

So. If you want to be successful, SHOW UP!!!

Have a great Thursday!! See you later today.

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s workout!

Today was the end of my heavy cycle culminating with the dreaded leg workout. Here you go, folks!

Squat                                    2              3-5          Legs                       5/130.0 5/130.0

Front Squat                        2              3-5          Legs                       5/110.0 5/110.0

Leg Press                             2              3-5          Legs                       5/298.0 5/298.0

Leg Extension                    2              3-5          Legs                       5/160.0 5/160.0

Walking Lunge                  2              3-5          Legs                       5/208.0 5/208.0

Romanian Deadlift           2              3-5          Legs                       5/135.0 5/135.0

Lying Leg Curl                     2              3-5          Legs                       5/70.0 5/70.0

Seated Calf Raise              2              3-5          Calves                   5/318.0 5/318.0

Leg Press Calf Raise         2              3-5          Calves                   5/318.0 5/318.0

Cable Toe Raise                 2              3-5          Calves                   5/17.5 5/17.5

Daily Ramblings – Journal Series

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Hello, Readers!

I’m going to start a new series of postings along my quotes and workout logs, discussing journaling. It’ll take a few days to organize and plan out, but I will get my first posting up in the upcoming week.

Hope this helps some folks who are looking to begin journaling but don’t know where to start, the various types of journals that are out there, or what to track in their lives.

Hope you all enjoy it!

 

Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

So many people have dreams. They dream about a great body, a robust bank account, a nice home, and a perfect mate. They dream about being a success.

Why do so many people fail?

The key to pursuing your goals and dreams is simply to just go do it. Sometimes we have to rethink our goals and dreams. When you review what you want, sometimes we discover that some of our goals and dreams really aren’t our goals and dreams, but the goals and dreams of others.

When you really know what you want, start with baby steps. Do something/anything to get moving towards your goals. Once you start establishing these actions as habits, the dream will be achieved–it is merely a matter of time. Be patient and keep chipping away. You’ll get there.

Simple process for achieving what you want:

  1. Visualize what you want, feeling how it will be to have what you are aspiring to.
  2. Put together a plan.
  3. Start small and monitor your progress.

I hope each of you is having a terrific Tuesday!

See you tomorrow…

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Off Day!

With my brother and niece in town, coupled with working out for about 6 days straight, the body told me this morning to take a day off. So here I am.

Rest and recuperation are critical to any exercise program. Push as hard as you can on your workout days, but enjoy your days off as well. The body will tell you when it’s time for a break. You’ll get better at this over time.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday. I’ll be hitting a leg workout tomorrow.

See you then!

Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

Most of you have probably seen this quote multiple times. It is quite popular. Regardless, I enjoy it and it really does apply to many things in my life.

Take any goal, whether it is exercising, writing, learning, meditating–anything. If you go into it with the statement “I’ll give it a try…” you’re already on the road to failure. My bet is you’re probably not as interested in this goals as you think. Really pay attention to your internals when you think about goal setting and achieving something. You really have to want it you know?

I don’t know where I read it, but Tim Ferris mentioned this in one of his online articles I found somewhere (sorry I didn’t keep it). He said that if he doesn’t feel like doing something, he doesn’t do it. This goes with goals and things we set for ourselves. Life is about change. If you are pursuing something passionately for a few months and then one day you wake up and the passion just isn’t there anymore, my belief is that it is not worth the trouble.

Really evaluate what you want in life. Once you set a goal, evaluate it. Is it something you are really committed to? Are you willing to give it everything you have? Do you really have a goal, right now, today, that is worth your time and effort? Sometimes we have to sit still and think about what we want. In the meantime, we carry on with our lives doing the things we have to (work, paying bills, taking care of our families, etc.). As long as you set aside some time for reflection, think about what you would like to do. Think about something you are interested in achieving. You see that during one of these reflection periods something will come along. Something that will be really exciting to you. This is the thing you go after.

Anyway, this is my thought on things. I hope you are having a great start to your week.

See you tomorrow…

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s workout!

Hello, Readers! Happy Monday. Sorry for not posting a quote or workout yesterday, but my brother and niece are keeping me busy (they’re visiting from Arizona). Anyways, I did not miss the workout, just didn’t get it posted. Nonetheless, here’s today’s workout. Today was Shoulders, Trapezoids, and Abdominals.

See you tomorrow!!

Barbell Shoulder Press 2 3-5 Shoulders 5/110.0 5/110.0
Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press 2 3-5 Shoulders 5/35.0 5/35.0 
Smith Machine Upright Row 2 3-5 Shoulders 5/60.0 5/60.0 
Dumbbell Lateral Raise 2 3-5 Shoulders 5/25.0 5/25.0 
Face Pull 2 3-5 Shoulders 5/57.5 5/57.5 
Barbell Shrug 2 3-5 Traps 5/205.0 5/205.0
Behind The Back Barbell Shrug 2 3-5 Traps 5/205.0 5/205.0
Straight-Arm Pushdown 2 3-5 Traps 5/254.0 5/254.0
Cable External Rotation 2 3-5 Shoulders 5/20.0 5/20.0 
Cable Internal Rotation 2 3-5 Shoulders 5/20.0 5/20.0 
Smith Machine Hip Thrust 2 3-5 Abs 5 x 160lbs
5 x 160lbs
5/130.0 5/130.0
Machine Crunch 2 3-5 Abs 5/160.0 5/160.0
Plank 2 to failure Abs 45 x 1lbs
50 x 1lbs
60/1.0 45/1.0

Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote:

“Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.” – Aldous Huxley

Have you ever achieved a goal, only to find out there was something above that to reach for? This is what this quote means to me and it is so true.

I set a lot of goals in the gym. I want to bench press this by this date, etc. Well, once you achieve a certain weight, we don’t stop. We push to the next weight and the next and the next…ad infinitum.

The same goes with setting any goals. Who wants to sit down and stop moving forward? Not me. I’m sure this does not apply to you either. The goals you set yesterday become the floor you spring from to your next goal.

Have a great Saturday! I’m hanging out with my brother and niece who are visiting from Phoenix, AZ to get a break from the heat.

See you tomorrow…

Daily Ramblings – Workout Log

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Today’s workout!

I’ve made some pretty decent gains, thanks to this program. I’m currently in week 5 and have another 5 to go, but happy with the gains in strength.

I hope everyone is having a great Saturday! I didn’t post yesterday because my Brother and Sister arrived in town for some time with the family. It was great picking them up at the airport and hanging out with them last night. Today was back to normal.

See you tomorrow...

Bench Press 2 3-5 Chest 5/160.0 5/160.0
Reverse-Grip Bench Press 2 3-5 Chest 5/110.0 5/110.0
Incline Dumbbell Press 2 3-5 Chest 5/50.0 
Dumbbell Flye 2 3-5 Chest 5/45.0 5/45.0 
Cable Crossover (High Pulley) 2 3-5 Chest 5/25.0 5/25.0 
Close-Grip Bench Press 2 3-5 Triceps 5/110.0 5/110.0
Dumbbell Overhead Extension 2 3-5 Triceps 5/55.0 5/55.0 
Lying Triceps Extension 2 3-5 Triceps 5/70.0 5/70.0 
Triceps Pressdown 2 3-5 Triceps 5/67.5 5/67.5 
Dumbbell Triceps Kickback 2 3-5 Triceps 5/20.0 5/20.0 
Smith Machine Hip Thrust 2 3-5 Abs 5/160.0 5/160.0
Smith Machine Crunch 2 3-5 Abs 5/40.0 5/40.0 
Standing Cable Oblique Pressdown 2 3-5 Abs 5/57.5 5/57.5

Daily Ramblings – Daily Quote

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Today’s Quote

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” – Erma Bombeck

This is a great quote by Author Erma Bombeck. Have you ever gone into a doctor’s or dentist’s office and notice things are a little disheveled? I use this technique before I go into any business.

My Mom and Dad have been talking about going to a new Mongolian Barbeque that is in town, but when I went there to check it out, there were only a few cars in the parking lot, and the grand opening sign was folded over on itself. You would think a restaurant needing to spur its business would do everything it could to advertise, but here it was, their big grand opening banner, hanging sloppily, with part of it folding over on itself. No wonder no one is going in.

Anyways, I told my folks that if a business couldn’t even take the time to keep the outside of their building clean and organized, imagine what they are doing or not doing to the food. I think I’ll pass.

I hope each of you had a terrific 4th of July (those that celebrate it), and have a great weekend coming up. My brother and niece are flying into town tomorrow to hang out for 10 days and I am really excited. I’ll be picking them up from the airport tomorrow night.

See you tomorrow…