Kris Gethin’s – Day 5

I haven’t done Jim Stoppani’s workout in a while. Don’t get me wrong, but I wanted to try something new because I felt like I wasn’t progressing fast enough doing it for a month. I like to see the fastest growth so I decided to try Kris Gethin’s workout.

I almost didn’t go to the gym simply because it was 7AM and I had work at 8AM. Did I really want to rush it? Would I even be able to complete my workout in time? Should I just go afterwards? I realize that the more you start questioning it, the more you end up not doing it. Simply because you exert too much energy just thinking about it. I ended up going.

I have to say that I absolutely love this workout program. I think everyone’s body is different and people will like different things of course. I have to admit that the workout was hard and there were times I had to take quick breaks during my reps. I ended up finishing the workout though. People just gave me weird looks because I was doing so many reps in my super sets. I’m excited to see my body transform at the end of the 4 weeks.

Today is intermittent fasting but I’m not sure if I want to eat anything since I ate something yesterday when I was supposed to be water fasting. I think today I’ll just have protein and then do my water fasting tomorrow.

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November 2, 2017: 30 Years To Where

I was often told that my life would be a great story to tell. What’s so great about my life? Nothing. 

I hate to admit, but at the age of 30 I am completely disappointed in myself. I’m disappointed that I’ve constantly blamed the people I love for my circumstances. I’m disappointed that I never listened to the good advices that people gave me. I’m disappointed that I’m not to my full potential. I’ve dreamt big dreams but I never put my all into anything. So what am I to do? 

I don’t think I have a huge amount of debt compared to others, but I have debt. Debt is like this crazy Venus fly trap that slowly closes down on you and saps you of your ability to live. I feel stressed when money even comes to mind. I get stressed and frustrated when I constantly try to figure out how to get out of this mess. Actually, I just want to run away. When I get my paycheck, I spend it right away. That’s my problem.

So in order to get somewhere, I’ve created this blog just to document my journey. Feel free to read along because I know other people are in my situation or can relate. Feel free to even comment for some advice. 

I read in a book that in order to truly start making money I need to eliminate bills as much as possible. 

This is what they look like:
T-Mobile: $200 per month

Lowest I can make it: $100 per month

Action: Pay off $1609.75

Gas: $120 per month

Car Insurance: $65 per month

Gym Membership: $21.05 per month

Best Buy: $2496.00
Food varies, but I’m hoping that I could eventually factor that in. My problem has always been money. I’ve always purchased the latest gadget. I always ended up trading my things for something of lower value. I was never really satisfied. My soul is literally craving for something and nothing seems to work. In order to get out of the mess I am in, I need to most likely lower my T-Mobile first. The other part of me is saying that I should pay off Best Buy each week until it’s gone. Interest builds up after all. Either way, the first step is to just pay something. 

Here’s my journey towards making that $50,000.

JIM STOPPANI’S 12 WEEK SHORTCUT TO SIZE: DAY 17

I woke up this morning to head to Church. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to do my HIIT cardio real quick afterwards before I headed to work. 

I decided I would go because knowing me I probably wouldn’t’ want to go to the gym after I get off work. I ate three slices of pizza when I got to work along with some apples. I was supposed to start my apple diet, but there’s this excuse I always give to myself. Don’t waste food. Eat it and then start your diet. Oh well. I bought a huge bag of apples at Walmart last night. I’m thinking that I’ll eat one every hour.

On Day 17 of this workout routine, I have to say that I like it. Sure, I’m not going as heavy as I wish I could but as long as I gain steady progress. That’s what really counts. I’m thinking after I’m done the program I’ll join beach body again. Who knows…

What Have I Accomplished

I feel like my days are going faster than I realize. I feel like time is passing quickly without me keeping track of my progress in life. With me working around 12 hours per day at work, and a majority of the time is me sitting down waiting for customers. I wonder what am I doing with all this excess time that I have at the store. I could be more productive than ever, but there are times when I’m just pandering way too much. It doesn’t help that I’ve also been watching Netflix whenever I am bored.

We are always thinking that we have all the time in the world to get things done, but truth is time is limited. How do we interpret time? How do we measure it? Do we think of life as one long stretch? Or do we wake up each day thinking that we are reborn and try to live life a different way every single day?

I’m barely holding on, and the only way for me to get out of my situation is to focus on my debt. Having debt is like this huge heavy weight on your heart. It feels like you can’t breathe. It affects your relationships and it affects everything else you can imagine. So in order to get this weight off my shoulders, I need to eliminate what I can before I start investing in myself.

So far though, I’ve been very active on Facebook getting these customers in. It’s working. I should’ve done that from the start instead of taking my job for what it is. Sometimes I just need to take the initiative in order to make a business more successful.

Dear Future Self: Surrendering

Dear Future Self,

It’s me again…

Since the last time I wrote you, I think I managed to get a hold of things. I guess you probably forgot that you got lectured by your boss. I didn’t realize that I am so depressed. I thought that I was okay, but apparently other people can sense it that it was affecting my work progress. Crazy huh?

My boss is very worried and he’s worried to bring me on as a partner in the business if I’m not getting back to my old self. I guess I can’t really handle my emotions well. I ended up crying. Shameful…

Today, I managed to complete most of my todo list. I’m not sure what music you’re listening to, but just in case you ever feel down… listen to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. I’m not sure what kind of music it is. It could be swing. It could be jazz. Either way, it uplifts me. It makes me want to dance.

I’m done making excuses for why our life is the way it is. No worries though. I’m taking action little by little. I guess any kind of action is better than not doing anything at all which is why I continue to write.

Make sure to never skip a workout whenever times are getting difficult. That’s what I’ve done and doesn’t actually help. If you can manage to just get up and go for a run, you’ll feel a lot better.

My boss says that I am constantly trading things and selling things to get other stuff because I’m looking for a quick fix on obtaining happiness. It was such an eye opener that I never thought of that behavior. I guess what I’m looking to do now is try to obtain happiness without binging on food and buying materialistic things. After all, it’s not really helping me financially and the burden is getting heavier.

Life is a puzzle. Well that’s how I want to view it at this moment. It’s a massive jigsaw piece that I’m trying to piece together. I’m going to be experimenting and experiencing new things hopefully. Whatever piece I do not want, then I’m going to toss it away. I probably won’t make sense by the time you read this, but it makes sense to me at this present moment.

Whatever you are doing…. don’t give up.

Day 1 – Running Towards My Fear

I woke up early and stared at my computer. I stared at my to-do list and figured that there’s no point. I probably procrastinated for a good hour of moping around and complaining about my current lifestyle.

I’m not sure what it was, but I knew that I couldn’t just sit still. If I really didn’t like the way my life was, then I had to do something about it. No one was going to help. Only I could help myself. Of course there’s going to be people who support me and people who want to help, but when it comes down to it…. you need to get up. So that’s what I did.

I went to go for a run and even though I haven’t ran the past couple of days. It felt amazing@! It felt amazing knowing i was able to accomplish one task which made me want to accomplish more.

Sure, my bills are looking bad right now but if I keep trying and keep being persistent then eventually they’ll all be eliminated and that’s what I have to stay focused on. I have to keep making small steps that will better my future.

How much can I progress?

Running Towards Victory

If I had a preference on when it came to running, I would personally say I love doing it first thing in the morning. There’s a sense of accomplishment you get when you get done your run. It basically sets the day for me knowing that I want to accomplish more.

I think that as I start to develop myself, it’s time to focus more on what I really want to accomplish within these couple of months. At this present moment… where is it that I stand? Where is it that I want to go? What do I need to do at this very moment in order to take the next step towards reaching my goals?

I used to feel like I had to do at least one blog per day. I felt like I had to do one video and upload it per day. I tried to do it, and I eventually started to fail at being consistent. Consistency will lead me towards where I want to go. Maintaining focus and disciplining myself is what I should be doing.

So even though I’m a scrambled mess, I’m going to keep getting back up and try my very best.

Freeletics – Day 18 – Running With the Wind

Last night, I decided to go back to running while doing my body weight training. I thought that I would be exhausted and would have to start all over again, but I was wrong.

Today, I took my friend to work and I decided to do my running again around the neighborhood. I had to do a 4k run this time, and thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. Honestly, I thought that I would be tired from running last night, and I never done a 4K run just yet.

To my surprise, I was still able to breathe just fine while completing my run. I think I’m getting used to running. I’m starting to enjoy running. I used to listen to music while running, but I find myself just listening to podcasts. I like enjoying the weather outside when I’m out on a run. I used to get paranoid when people drive by and see me but I don’t care anymore.

I”m just trying to figure out if people run in the rain or when it snows. If you’re the person who has done that before and have some tips. Please share in the comments below.

Freeletics – Week 2 Day 4 – Pulling

So I actually wasn’t able to workout for the past couple of days. Rather, I think I was just too lazy and I’m actually just making the excuse of why I did not work out. I went to work and while I was at work, I figured I mind as well do a workout routine. Even though I started in the middle of the week, it was better than waiting a whole week to pass to do it on a Monday.

I open my app excited thinking to myself that this workout was going to be easy. After all, I had to do lunges before the main program. Easy.

After I got done, I proceeded the full workout routine and noticed all I had to do was pullups and pushups. Mind you that, pull-ups are my weakness. That and legs. I ended up taking 25 minutes to finish the program. I took so many breaks because my arms were on fire. I still managed to finish though.

No matter how long it takes you to complete something. Always be persistent and follow through.

Journey To $50,000 – Day 1

Listening to Tony Robbins audiobook while at the library. I am awaiting a phone call from a fitness facility stating they want to hire me after they speak to my references. As I’m listening, I have my composition book open writing down questions that I need to answer myself after some thought. I written down a schedule for me to do on a daily basis until I find a stable job. Once I get a stable job, then I will continue to modify my schedule.

What is it that I am trying to achieve? The more I start to produce action and the more I continue to learn, I feel like the answer will come to me.

I am nervous… maybe. I’m not really sure what I am feeling at this moment. I know that I definitely do not like my situation and struggling on a day to day basis. I know that there’s something out there. I know I’m destined for great things. My focus is creating my life. My focus is to achieve success by my own terms.

As I look at my schedule, it consists of:

3AM – Run

4AM – Calisthenics

5AM – Gym (weight training)

6AM – Miracle Morning

7AM – Chores

7:30AM – E-mails

8AM – Meditation

10AM – Read

3PM – Social Media

7PM – Interacting/Engage

9PM – Writing

10PM – Apply to Jobs

11PM – Articles

As I look more at my schedule, I start to question if I can really do this. How do I feel? What kind of feeling do I want to feel? I thought that by tackling anything and everything I would eventually find what it is that I wanted to do and what might work. But then I realized that I was losing focus. That by not focusing on a singular thing, I wouldn’t be able to achieve the success that I so desire.