Archive | January, 2013

Day 15 – Bloody sore limbs (18/01/13)

18 Jan

Okay yesterday’s idea of pushing to the limit did not help today.

I’m not going to bother with the sections on this one, as today was – again – another slow day.

Only thing worth noting is for the gym tomorrow; be careful with your right leg – it’s fucking tight!

Anyways, django tomorrow – so can’t wait!

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Day 14 – Very productive…. for a change (16/01/13)

18 Jan

Career
Went to see old university lecturer today and got some really helpful advice in regards to my career path.

It seems the two main areas that I need to focus on are Linux Plus Certification and MSCA Qualification, which are both seemingly quite affordable and considered very desirable by employers.

Also, I’ve got a good idea of how to get access to programming books, from the uni 😉

Personal
Went to the pictures with brother today, to see some awful crap. Was a good laugh as always though

Physical
Was majorly pissed off from speaking with Microsoft today. So therefore to blowan  off steam: I pushed myself a little too far at gym. Got cramp in right leg and the arms weren’t far off! Managed to progress onto 10 kg per arm and got up to heaviest for benching, so quite happy for that.

Also, managed to stay on treadmill for 12:30 this time so was pleased with this

Summary
Brilliant day today, other than speaking Microsoft Support. Hopefully, I can start having more of these days

Day 13 – I’m forgetful (15/01/13)

17 Jan

I honestly can’t remember much about this day, other than going shopping and not being sore from gym.

Career
Nothing of note
Personal
Nothing of note
Physical
Rest day

Overall pointless post, but they can’t all be winners

Day 12 – Physical Day (14/01/13)

14 Jan

Career

– Got a reply email from old lecturer from Uni; meeting up later this week for some advice on how to get into a suitable IT role

Personal

– Chickened out again!

Physical

– Managed to go up to 8kg on dumbbells (100 reps – my technique is shit though)

– Didn’t do much on treadmill, as I got a stitch from my Tea. Only managed 7m 30secs this time, which is dissapointing

– Did usual on rowing (2000m) but added some periods of sprint in it this time.

– Did some heavier weights on Machine, for which I am sore and regretting it

– Went on bike and oddly enough my knees felt really weird and couldn’t get a momentum going :/

Summary

Good day, but may have went a bit silly in gym (we’ll find out tomorrow!).

Also, booked a doctor’s appointment for next week (for the afforementioned issue in the last post), so hopefully we can sort this out this year too!

Day 11 – Summary of Week 2 (13/01/13)

14 Jan

This week has been a very slow week in terms of progress in Career wise, as have not had the motivation to do these things I set out to do – which is worrying as this is only the second week.

Career

A very dissapointing week in this aspect. It seems I’ve been using work as an excuse to not do stuff and as a result I’ve procrastinated a lot.

Didn’t manage to get that C# program finished. Said I would do some java programming but that never fucking happened.

So overall, I’m starting to fall into old habits when it comes to doing stuff logically, or hard work – which is pissing me off. The most I’ve done this week is turn my hifi into a sound system for my pc, but other than that: basically blamed a lot of things, but overall done nothing.

Personal

Very happy with this week. Managed to make time for friends and family alike, so I hope to maintain this pattern. Can’t really set myself many goals in this aspect.

Little disappointed in myself that I haven’t asked this girl out yet, but will hopefully do so this week.

Also, later this day I posted on Facebook about an ailment that has been plagueing me for a while now, and I was very pleased to see that my friends are there for me. Sounds clichĂ© and pathetic, but it felt nice 🙂

Physical

Very Happy with this aspect as managed to meet this personal target. 

When I went to gym, It was quite intense on both occasions and I hope to maintain it, as it feels amazing afterwards. Also helps you pound away the stress by pushing yourself that little bit extra

Goals for Week 3

Career

– Stop making excuses and do something this week.

– Structure your week like this: “Physical Day” then “Smart Day” until Sunday comes around and have fun! Harsh it seems, but you are being that dwindles too much on excuses!

Personal

No specific goals just keep making time for friends and family… Oh, and ask that girl out for crying out loud!

Physical

– 3 Physical days this week

– Build up weights gradually, don’t go stupid! Try for 10 Kg on Dumbbells by end of week – if not no biggy! You’ll get there

– More Cardio, aim for 15 mins on treadmill by this week.

– Keep going for lates at gym; Less people = More Equipment. Also, at its latest – where there are no people – grunting time!

Day 10 – Boring Day, Again! (12/01/13)

13 Jan

So today was a Saturday and I was at work. So you know that screams fun!

Career

– Nothing

Personal

– Went over to see my Nana and the Parents

Physical

– Recovery Day

Summary

A very droll day today. Really need to get in the habit of doing stuff, other than gym.

For the record; The personal section is just that – Last year I didn’t give friends/family enough time, so this year going to make an effort

Day 9 – I am lazy (11/01/13)

13 Jan

So today was a bit of a hangover day. Suffice to say: I did not do a lot this day.

Career

– Nothing

Personal 

– Not a great Deal

Physical

Went to gym for two hours, and I have to say; being in a gym by yourself is hellish. All the equipment is free. You can grunt however many times you want. No downside at all! Therefore, reckon I’m going to keep going to the gym later on in the day.

Summary

Other than go to the gym and get some food in: this was not a productive day at all…