365 Days of Self Discovery: Health & Well-Being

8.13.19

Day 5

Do you lack energy? If so, what is causing this?

  • In the recent months I feel as though I have been lacking energy to what to do anything that needs done in my life. For a while it was because of the lack of sleep I was getting, and sometimes it pertained to the kind of meals I was eating (heavy on the stomach?) but now, I think it has caused me to be lazy and not motivated to do things that once were important to me. I have been putting things off for a long time now, keep telling myself I will make time to do it and even write it in my planner but always find an excuse to not have it done. This laziness has been bumming me out and I really want to turn it around and go back to the highly motivated and goal achieving person I once was — and I know I am capable of doing so if I make it a habit once more. This question didn’t ask for a solution to my issue, but it will take me sitting down, writing a list of goals in detail (Quarterly, yearly, monthly, weekly, daily) and coming up with a schedule that is productive and puts my priorities first & then making time for entertainment as well so that I don’t get burnt out too quickly. It is actually simple, the hard part is step 1) sitting down and organizing my thoughts without being distracted. I am giving myself tomorrow as my start date to really get things going. Wish me luck. 
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365 Days of Self Discovery: Your Relationships

8.06.19

Day 77

Do you feel that you need more encouragement from others?

  • While I do believe it would be nice to have more outside encouragement, I don’t depend on it or expect it because I have for so long relied on my own self motivation to pull me through & while it isn’t as strong as someone else believing in you or pushing you — sometimes it is just enough of what I need to kick me into gear. I have taught myself to be thankful when someone does take the time to encourage me but not fuss if it doesn’t happen because being my own strength I can count on more so than not, and having built this habit to encourage myself, I feel it comes handy when I don’t get outside encouragement from others. 

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.11.19

Day 43

Do the changing seasons affect your emotions? Why do you think this is?

  • Yes, the changing seasons do affect my mood. I noticed in the summer time, I tend to be more active, motivated, positive and seemingly more happy; whereas in the fall/winter seasons, I tend to be lazy, more exhausted/tired, less motivated, grumpy & irritable. I believe the lack of sunshine might be one reason, another being the holidays during the colder months can be dreadful if something traumatic transpired during this time & usually I am always single for the holiday months, and so I feel more or less lonely compared to many of my peers whom are married, or dating someone during these times & can spend time with someone outside of their family or close friends. I am not a fan of colder weather, so for me, it sucks. 
Anyone else experience changes in emotions due to changing seasons? how so

365 Days of Self Discovery: Feelings & Emotions

2.04.19

Day 36

Do your emotions motivate you? Is this in a positive or negative way?

  • My emotions have motivated me in the past and sometimes still motivate me, I have allowed my emotions to get the best of me and had to suffer negative consequences due to my actions at the time but when my emotions are back up by determination, focus/drive, and serve as a purpose to humble me, or better myself — this ends up motivating me in a positive way. 
Are you the type of person whom allows their emotions to motivate them & does this work out in your favor, or no?

365 Days of Self Discovery: Day 76

11.17.18

Do you have self discipline? If this is a problem for you, what can you do to improve?

  • Yes, I have self discipline when it comes to certain aspects of my life. I have discipline when it comes to making it a habit to attend the gym and making financially sound decisions, but lack in discipline when it comes to my nutrition & putting off task that need done. 

I have heard so many times before, “how do you have so much discipline to make time for the gym” & in my response, I usually tell the person how it took me getting into a routine and making it a habit, and finding my purpose before it could stick. How many of you have discipline & in what areas do you lack discipline in?

Good lifts Good chats

Good lifts 

Good chats

Had a worthwhile conversation with a member of the gym, and he was sharing his insight on career paths and taking on opportunities that could lead to bigger gains & success. It was well worth it, because I learned how to speak to a manager about wanting to negotiate salaries/hourly wages, etc and how to go about talking to a manager about my needs and asking questions so that it helps to give me more to go off of to make the possible choices for myself and my future. I didn’t have  my dad growing up, so for me, this was a huge deal and I appreciated it.

Besides that I did some heavier lifts today with squats and deadlifts & it felt easier.

Warm Up:

  • Seated leg curl: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar butt lifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar hip thrusters: 4 x 25, 30 lbs

Workout:

  • Conventional deadlift: 3 x 1-2 (93%) 280 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 3 x 1-2 (93%) 210 lbs
  • Front squats: 4 x 4-6, 100 lbs
  • Box squats: 2 x 5-6, 210 lbs 

Superset:

  • DB cleans: 4 x 5-6, 60 lbs
  • Kettlebell one handed overhead squat: 4 x 5-6, 8 kg