Impressed... and proud! A year with its ups and downs, but I still can't help it but look back and feel like I did something good. Could've done better?! Definitely. But could've also done worse, so I just need to feel grateful and hope that this year is gonna be filled with even more accomplishments! :)
After seeing that, I felt like there was definitely room for improvement and the main thing I need to work on this year is consistency. I've lacked a whole lot of being consistent last year due to my addiction to procrastinate, which led me to either be doing one thing or another, but never a little bit of everything daily. So this year, I need to work on being able to fit everything into my routine without leaving stuff behind. That means buying a planner and writing stuff down daily.
So to jump start my year (a couple weeks late), I'm doing this challenge. I started yesterday and I'm gonna stick to it like gum in the hair. After this one is done, I'm gonna start a new one and so on. Those challenges are AMAZING. It keeps me focused, you can easily do at home (so no excuses) and they're hardcore. I mean, seriously. I want to track down my progress over the year and see how far I'm gonna go, which the blog is gonna be great for that. Once the word is out there, there's no turning back!
1) 30 Day Challenge
I started doing this 30 days challenge yesterday. It's from the BODYROCK website and it's awesome! So to keep you guys (and mostly me) updated:
DAY 1: FIT TEST
In the video, she's gonna explain all the exercises. Basically, you set up a timer 50/10 (50sec each exercises with 10sec of rest in between). Then you perform the following exercises and try to do the most as you can in those 50sec. Then you die. :D
*Squad Jumps: 25
* Push-ups (I did it girlie-style 'cause really which planet I've destroyed on my previous life?): 13
*Switch Lunges (with jump): 12
*High Knees: 60
*Tuck Jumps: 13
*Straight Abs: 20
This stuff kicked my trash big time! After finishing I was sweating and breathing hard!
I literally, jumped outta bed and did the challenge, meaning I was still on my jammies d:
DAY 2: GOOD FEELING WORKOUT
Ok so this one was just INSANE. I seriously thought at first I wasn't gonna be able to do it, so I had to study the moves (they're a little bit more complicated), write down a bunch of notes, practice them so I could get them done. Still, I forgot to do one of them and had to switch it to the end and I also messed up one. No biggie. Instead of writing down my score on the 10" rest, I put my itouch on the voice recorder and just shout out my score (life saver, I would never be able to remember the number of rounds I did and them write them all down in 10sec!).
ps. I don't have a sandbag, so I did the other versions. And I did push-ups girlie-style :D
[10 x High Knees & 10 x Mountain Climbers] *4 rounds + 5 Mountain Climbers
[2 x Squat Jumps & 2 x Push-ups & 1 x Tuck Jumps] *4 rounds + 2 Squat Jumps
[Centre to Elbow Jump (L&R) & 2 x leg jumps] *5 rounds
[Clean & Press & Squat & Press & Push Up] *8 rounds
[Tuck Jumps x 5 & ½ Burpee & squat hold x 5] *5 rounds - messed it up and thought it was 2 burpees instead of 5 :S
[Spider Knee Push up & Straight Leg Push Up (L&R)] *14 rounds - did it one knee down, one up and switching legs
[Switch Lunge & Press] *11 rounds
[Side Lunge x 2 & L & R Side Punch & 2 Tuck Jumps] *10 rounds
[10 x Squat & 10 x Squat Jumps] *2 rounds + 10 Squats
[Elbow to Knee jumps 10 x each side] *3 rounds
[Wide leg jumps & Push up] *20 reps - holding the plank and just doing leg jumps
[Speed run] *93 reps - each leg
Total: 12min. What it felt like: 12h. The result?
Seriously, you can not underestimate those exercises!
2) Japanese classes
Last year, I decided to take a year off from my japanese classes. I wanted to dedicate my time exclusively to school, getting used to the system, the tests, the teachers and stuff like that. It took me a hell of a lot of time to adapt to all that, but now I feel more confident to get my classes back. One more reason to get a planner and stop procrastinating.
I think I might have more goals, but all I can think of involves either being consistent with something or not procrastinate, which one is basically consequence of the other.
I haven't been talking a lot about running 'cause I'm basically posting it all on my daily mile account. :)
With this in mind and determination, I'm sure I can conquer this year and improve more and more :) Happy running, everyone! :D
Geek momento: the new chapter of Naruto's manga is out and I'm rushing this post 'cause I can't wait to read it, so sorry about the misspelled words :D