“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
― Albert Einstein
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
– Colin Powell
“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr
January 19th 2020
I’m finally able to return to the gym after being sick for about two weeks. Finally got settled into my school and checked out the gym with one of the chicks in my class today. It helps that she is totally into the gym and knows almost every single work out. Here was one of the workouts that we did today:
- 1/2 mile run on the treadmill or 30 min of alternate cardio.
- American kettlebell swings x25
- Alternating jump lunges x20
- Alternating dumbbell snatch x15
- Dumbbell press right x5
- Dumbbell press left x5
- Chest to bar pull-ups x5
- Set the timer for 20 minutes and see how many sets you can get through!
For the kettlebells, and dumbbells use whatever weight you feel comfortable with. This is about staying positive and motivated through your workout. Listen to your body and see how the weights affect you and your workout. Sweat a little, enjoy the pain a little and breathe. This is about you achieving your goals. Make sure to bring water and rest when you need to!
“We must appreciate and never underestimate our own inner power.”
– Noah Galloway, former Army Ranger and 2014 Ultimate Men’s Health Guy
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”
– Stephen Hawkin
Another Day At The Gym
Every week I work out with my trainer at least once. I try for two times a week but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. I still put all my effort into it though! Afterwards, I feel it is always worth it. Below is one of the “full body” workouts we did together:
- Row Warmup – 3 min on 8 intensity
These next ones are in groups of three and you do them twice to get the heart pumpin’.
- Walking Lunges – 20 at 20lbs
- Squats – 20 at 20 lbs
- Jump Squats – 20
- Barbell Curls – 15 at 20lbs
- Barbell Press – 15 at 20lbs
- Jumping Jacks – 20
- Plank – 30 seconds
- Curl Ups – 30 seconds
Make sure to hydrate before every workout and after every workout you complete, and that you also stretch and cool down.
“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.”
– Marvin Phillips