Today I tried something that I wanted to try for a few weeks now. This an exercise that Mike Chang came up with. Mike Chang is a personal trainer better known for his fat loss workout videos in YouTube.
Below is his video of the entire routine for those who might want to try it out.
I read some comments that this was easy but I had a hard time doing it and I was really sweating after the 6 minutes was up. I don’t know if it is easy so if it is then I am probably just really out of shape. Hehehe…
In life we encounter a lot of challenges. A lot of them are related to our careers, some personal in nature.
The hardest challenges are those that are close to your heart – the personal ones. These are the ones that leave a deep scar. A scar that if it were a real scar and is on your skin you would be ashamed to show.
Lately I’ve been focusing on running to boost up my cardio. It’s all good but looking at the way my body is made up which is balky and naturally big frame I thought I should not forget about my muscles (whatever’s left of them – hehehe).
For that I decided to buy and use a resistance tube. The one I got is from Reebok and I chose their level 3 model.
The reasons why I chose a resistance tube over free weights is well they are cheaper. 🙂
Plus living in Singapore means I may not be staying in one apartment for a long time hence moving around is part of the life here so having heavy weights to bring along would be a huge burden.
Anyway, I looked up some tips on using the resistance tubes and found some in YouTube. Like the video below from expertvillage.
After each workout on the resistance tubes I love feeling the strain on my arms and shoulders. Makes me feel that whatever I have done is working.
So far I’m happy with the resistance tube. It has given me enough tension and resistance to the levels which fit my current physical conditioning. I should continue to use this more often especially during those days that I cannot run like when it is raining heavily here in Singapore or during days when I have late night telephone conferences with people in New York.
Tomorrow I’m going to be talking to the manager who mentioned the job opportunity in London or New York.
I have to admit that the chance to go to a new place intrigued me a lot but before I uproot myself I need to know more first about the role and what is expected of me.
Tomorrow is my last chance to talk to him because starting next week he will be based in London.
I hope he doesn’t forget that we’re going to talk. He normally does forget things like that because of his schedule. 🙂
And the boss forgot that we’re supposed to talk. I guess that means I’m taking my talents to…ok wait I’m not taking it anywhere because I’m staying in Singapore.
I really can’t complain that much because Singapore is a great country and this is my second home. I owe a lot to this country for helping me grow up and to also provide for my parents’ wellbeing. I hope Singapore still welcomes me even though I’m not a local.
Last night I decided to cheat a little because for me spending time with friends is very important.
My friends and I had barbecue at a condo’s BBQ pit that one of them rented out for the night. The food was good even if it’s high in cholesterol but that is okay. Like I said, spending time with friends is very important.
Click on this link for the slideshow of our night filled with lots of food, some swimming, a birthday surprise that didn’t turn out to be a surprise that much (coz the birthday celebrant saw us preparing the cake) and a little game of Taboo.