Busier and Busier ..

Summer Busyyyynesssss!

Hello readers and bloggers, many of you might have noticed my lack of communication, consistency, normality, time management, etc and whatever else that might show through my writings — I apologize because many of you have continued to support my blog(s) and website and are waiting for me to do the same >.< which is to expected and should be the way it is. I could make ALL the excuses in the world for the lack of attention I have given my followers for the past 6 months or so, but the truth remains that I have been hectic and this is good news because as a personal trainer, I have so many more clients/fitness consultations I am doing each week & I have had time to meet and make new friendships in the real world, spend time with my loved ones and use my time to catch up on much needed sleep (due to working two jobs — one being third shift). I make just enough time to blog and then I immediately log off without showing much support to any of you and that’s not right nor intentional but it seems to happen often enough where finally I feel the need to apologize and find a solution to such an issue. Today I will use some of this day to catch up on cleaning, researching time management options that will benefit me, catching up on blogging and ordering items for my powerlifting meet, and shopping for an event I will be going to June 14th — June 16th (out of town) and whatever else I can think of that seems to be put on the backburner every week (including all of you) but that will have to wait for a little while longer as I need to do things by priority so that I stay in order and keep things flowing or else, I might lose my mind! 😦 

In the coming weeks, I will have a much better plan when it comes to blogging and showing my support to all of those who do the same for me daily & to all the new bloggers as well. I just need to go over the plan on paper and make some adjustments (as needed) because things won’t always go as planned — that’s life. When I do come up with this plan today, it will begin to show gradually & hopefully it will be long term. I wanted to make blogging/writing full time & I still in fact have that goal, but it will take me working harder as a personal trainer so that I don’t need a second job & don’t need to consume so much of time sleeping to make up for the lack of sleep I don’t get during the week sometimes. Everything that is meant to happen, will happen in due time. If any of this fails to show my gratitude, forgive me, I know everyone has a busy schedule and this might not be a great excuse but it is my reasoning and the truth. Trust me, when I tell you, I plan on making up for this & giving more time to blogging, and writing and showing my support as well — it won’t happen overnight , but it will come slowly. There used to be a time I could blog 2-3 times a day and still manage to support all the writers (take me back to that time) but now I get lucky if I find the energy to blog once a day without falling asleep on the computer or being distracted by outside noises. 

I hope we talk soon, and thank for you all the continued support once more. If any of you follow me on social media — I have been slow on the trigger in posting regularly but I do still post on IG, FB and Twitter & check my emails regularly as well. Blogging is my life, really it brings me peace and gives me inspiration through writing and reading other people’s creations, I yearn for it when I haven’t been consistent, I just need to plan my days out more accordingly and keep myself in order and make sure to spend my time wisely so that I don’t overwhelm myself too quickly and give up my passions. What’s good for the soul should never die. 

Shay-lon 

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365 Days of Self Discovery: Your Dreams/Wishes/Hopes/Future

4.19.19

Day 9

What are your goals this month?

  • purchasing the rest of the equipment needed for my powerlifting meet
  • do more research on Pl meets
  • lose 5-8 lbs, gain strength and PR in the big lifts
  • be on a better time management schedule with blogging, emails, work, etc
  • create a new goals sheet for quarterly, yearly, weekly, daily, etc. 
Do you have any goals you want to accomplish for the month of April? List them out.

365 Days of Self Discovery: Your Wishes/Hopes/Dreams/Future

4.14.19

Day 4

What would you like to achieve in the next year?

  • There are so many things I would like to achieve, but here is a sneak peek of goals I have
  1. Moving to a bigger city
  2. Having my own podcast
  3. my blog reaching 10,000 followers/subscribers
  4. success with being a personal trainer at my place of work and as an independent contractor w/ my own business
  5. Starting a book
  6. creation of my very own product line
  7. having all my credit cards paid off
  8. having my own place/space (no roomies)
  9. physically stronger and leaner
  10. Traveling to more places on my own
  11. Having done more than 2 powerlifting meets
  12. Starting a club/group within my community or joining some 
  13. Working for a bigger gym
  14. Meeting the owner of the company who sponsors me
  15. Making meditation a daily routine
  16. writing for more magazine publications
  17. Having my personal website take off and do well 
  18. Making a passive income; where I work less and do more things I enjoy
  19. Motivational speaking around the world on the topic of fitness/health/mental health and LGBTQ
  20. attend more fitness conventions/seminars and events
  21. working one job again instead of two
  22. the possibility of going back to college to further my education
  23. Having a portfolio built of pictures so that I can do modeling gigs in the fitness industry and build myself and reputation

Leaving for the weekend

Arnold Classic

Arnold Expo

So this weekend I will be gone, I am heading to Columbus Ohio for the Arnold Classic Expo and I am excited, this will be my third time going & I am hoping I get to meet some new people, make new friends, network and really just have a good time. I leaving very early in the morning and wanted to let my fellow bloggers know, to keep stay tuned to my FB page and Instagram because I plan on taking plenty of pictures and getting involved with some of the fun activities. If anyone else is going, I hope you have a good time, and if you want to meet up there, let me know, I love meeting new people, especially those of you who follow me on social media and my blog! I plan on posting pictures when I am back in town! Have a wonderful weekend. 

Deadlifts/Squats Week 5

Day Two

Warm up:

  • Alternating stationary lunges: 4 x 15
  • Side leg swings: 4 x 15 each leg
  • Quadruped hip extension: 4 x 15 each leg
Workout:
  • Conventional deadlift: 5 x 5 x 75%, 225 lb
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 5 x 75%, 170 lb
  • Box squats: 5 x 5, 200 lbs
Superset:
  • Single leg linear leg press: 5 x 5 each leg, 298 lbs
  • Kettlebell one legged deadlift: 5 x 5 each leg, 12 kg
Superset:
  • DB bulgarian squats: 5 x 5 each leg, 50 lbs
  • Weighted hyperextension: 5 x 8, 45 lb weight plate

Training Squats & Deadlifts Week 5

Squats & Deadlifts

Warm up:

  • Band squats: 4 x 25, green band
  • DB Romanian Deadlifts: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • Band Abduction:4 x 25, green band

Workout:

  • Sumo Deadlift: 5 x 5 x 75%, 215 lbs
  • Barbell back squat: 5 x 5 x 75%, 170 lbs
  • Box squats: 5 x 5, 200 lbs

Superset:

  • EZ bar goodmorning: 5 x 5, 60 lbs
  • Glute bridges (weighted): 5 x 5, 50 lbs

Bench Week 5

Day One Of Week 5

Warm up:

  • DB chest press: 4 x 25, 30 lbs
  • EZ bar bentover rows: 4 x 25, 20 lbs
  • Triceps extension machine: 4 x 25, 35 lbs

Workout:

  • Barbell bench press: 5 x 10 x 60%, 75 lbs

Superset:

  • DB bench press: 5 x 10, 50 lbs, 60 lbs, 70 lbs
  • Barbell bentover row: 5 x 10, 65 lbs, 75 lbs, 80 lbs

Superset:

  • Smith machine one handed row: 5 x 10, 50 lbs
  • Floor row: 5 x 10, 100 lbs, 110 lbs

Superset:

  • Assisted dips: 5 x 10, 90 lbs
  • Wide grip assisted pull ups: 5 x 10, 100 lbs, 110 lbs, 120 lbs
Cardio:
  • Stair stepper: 8 minutes, level 8