Tag: morning-routine

  • Day 5: Embracing Warriorship

    Something absolutely unexpected happened yesterday – my neighbor who almost made me punch his lights out – apologized. So yeah, that’s nice, I know another of my neighbors by name and hey he’s walking his dog on a leash and apparently not being so much of a jackass. Wow. In other news I’ve actually been…

  • Day 4: Embracing Warriorship

    I’m really not feeling like I’m embracing warriorship today – but I’m going through everything. I showed up at the dojo and did some light bag work, light stretching, and some combinations in the air. I just couldn’t get my joints to warm up. I probably need to get some sleeves for my knees and…

  • Day 3: Embracing Warriorship

    I woke up on time and got through my morning stuff done and then took care of everything except for weight training. My body is still acclimating to the new training schedule, so I’m going to forgo weights today. I’ll get up early tomorrow and get training in the dojo done. A good sweat after…

  • Embracing Warriorship – Reboot

    I’ve been debating on what to do differently this time around and I had a couple of epiphanies while I was at it. I’ve got access to a dojo that’s unused first thing in the morning, so I’m going to start going in and training for an hour on days when I’m not doing weights.…

  • Embracing Warriorship: Reboot

    I’ve realized this hasn’t been going all that well and one of the great things with taking things 30 days at a time means I can simply start over easily and keep moving forward. I realized I haven’t been exercising discipline the way I should be and I was too optimistic with my ability to…

  • Day 7: Embracing Warriorship

    I didn’t get much on my list done yesterday, but I did make it to the gym: Squats 135×5 185×5 235×5 235×5 235×5 Press 95×5 110×5 120×5 120×5 120×5 Deadlift 135×5 225×5 280×5 I held myself to resting for a full 2+ minutes between sets. Seems to have helped. I had to wake up early…

  • Day 5: Embracing Warriorship

    Wow, this 30 days is proving to be a lot harder ramp up than I thought. But I’m still doing what I can – while still being a good father, husband, and employee. These practices are meant to improve my life overall not take it over. I did get most of my list done yesterday,…

  • Day 4: Embracing Warriorship

    I stayed up late so I could spend some time with my wife, but that derailed me waking up early enough to get everything done. So I did some abbreviated stretching and deep breathing, then I did a few sets on a kettlebell ladder – that was plenty to really wake me up. I’m perfectly…

  • Day 3: Embracing Warriorship

    I was actually up and out of bed earlier than 4:45. I got up and grabbed my yoga mat (I really need one that’s big enough for me – it’s on my list now). I went through what I could remember of some flows from when I was going to Xenga on a weekly basis.…