I can’t believe I’m done with another Nike Training Club four-week workout plan. Time sure does fly fast, huh? Although I wasn’t able to stick with the second week of the Bodyweight Only training plan due to travel, I still got the rest of the weeks’ assigned workouts done. Last Thursday I hit pretty good times in the final benchmark session, which featured what felt like an unlimited number of squat jumps and burpees. I was able to do a lot more full pushups this time!
In yet another fitness highlight last week, last Friday I ran nonstop for 30 minutes at a faster pace than I usually do these days, and it didn’t feel too hard. I wasn’t gasping for breath or overheating (which when I was more unfit happened even with the gym airconditioning at full blast). I’m happy my fitness has nudged in a positive direction for running; now I have to start slowly bringing that 5K time down to under 30 minutes again.
Decathlon and Powerman both had their respective media launches last week and I’m pretty excited about these two sports properties. Both in their own niches and markets are helping bring an active and fit lifestyle to more people and that can only be a good thing.
It is still July and we celebrated my mom’s birthday at yet another buffet last Saturday. I also met up with two dear friends for the first time in a long while to celebrate my birthday belatedly. I haven’t weighed myself since before my birthday, hahaha! The important part is eating healthy on non-party days and staying consistent with exercise. Life is short and spending time breaking bread with friends and family is important to me. I’ll tighten up the diet in the days ahead and see how fast the pounds come off.
Working out, exercising, training — these physical activities are meant to help you become healthier in order to enjoy life and keep making a difference with your life. They shouldn’t dictate every single waking hour. In the end, bodies age and we all slow down. What does it matter in the grand scheme of things to achieve six-pack abs or finish an ironman, except to fulfill a personal goal? It is the relationships we keep and the lives we touch that have the greatest impact.