Saturday, February 24, 2007

Iron Dragons

Definition: Iron Dragons:
1. U of T Engineering's dragonboat team
2. Hardcore
3. Team spirit

Today, I worked out with Paul and Brian - wow they are so crazy! Anyways, here's what I did:

Hart House circuits (Introductory II)
- 3 sets of:
- 4 laps
- 10 pushups
- 12 burpees
- 6 stair running
- 10 situps
- 15 bench steps
- 6 dips
- 6 chinups
Weights
- Bench Press (30 lbs each arm, 3x10)
- Barbell Bicep Curl (40 lbs, 3x10)
- Wrist curls (20 lbs, 2x10)

Random Nerdy Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTby_e4-Rhg

Monday, February 19, 2007

CCF Winter Retreat

Wow, what a workout (spiritually, physically, mentally...)! Actually, retreat was really good. The theme was "Reconnect, Recharge". We talked about how humbling ourselves and seeking God's will for our lives is the first step in reconnecting back to God. Studying the life of Josiah, I saw how an intense love for God inspires a revival in a nation.

For some strange reason, my whole body is aching! I was trying to learn break dance moves (Sat night) and now I am in pain. Back, shoulders, abs.... Elton suggests me to do wide grip chin ups to build the strength to do that. Also, I saw Mike do the Butterfly twist ... so cool. OK! I'm going to train my body. I am recharged with renewed motivation:)

Happy Chinese New Year and Reading Week

Monday, February 12, 2007

Stomach flu :$

Yesterday I caught the stomach flu. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomitting, chills, headache, sense of exhaustion. Anyhow, I wasn't feeling too great. But anyways, God is good and I am surviving:)

After the GE pre-interview breakfast session, I went to AC to workout with Peace. It was very easy as I was not feeling very great. So here's what we did:

Light run
Bench press (3 x 10)
Inclined situps (3 x 10)
Leg press (3 x 10)
*using fairly light weights

Ok, that's it:) Have a great day and SMILE! I can't wait to be healthy again!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Cardio - a first:)

7:24 AM on the GO train - Read Luke 10. Going through the book of Luke. I jump around but the jumping is centred around Luke. Reminded about who my neighbour is and that we are called to love. Also, rememorizing and internalizing 1 Corinthians 13.

Wow, 8:45 - 9:45 AM @ Hart House...

Chin-up count: 1 x 7
20 min treadmill (incline 4.5), 1.68 miles
20 min elliptical (level 5), 2.08 miles

I feel quite refreshed! And guess what? I showered too!

Hmm, now time to eat breakfast;)

Monday, February 5, 2007

First fitness club meeting of the year!

Today I worked out with Emily (emily-emchan.blogspot.com) at Hart House from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. I say this is the first, meaning it is the first time someone came out this year:) People have been busy and it has been tough to organize time slots suitable for everyone. That is why this blog network has been initiated - to complement people's individual or group workouts. Ok, enough said, here's the info.

Weight: 173 lbs

Workout

Stretches
Treadmill running ( 15 min @ 4.8 mph, 3 min cool down )
Machines
- Abdominal (3 x 10 @ 36, 36, 50 lbs) i.e. 3 sets of 10 reps @ weight
- Bench Press (3 x 10 @ 80,80,100 lbs)
Cool down stretches

It was fun and encouraging to workout with someone else. The workout was quite refreshing and energizing. I hope this keeps up and that more people would join:)

Oh, as a post script, for those joining the fitness club, be careful of not spending too much time on blogs:p Please try recording what you did after each workout and how you felt. Also, I ask that you spend maybe 10 minutes a week quickly commenting on other fitness club members' blogs. You can view their links at the UTCCF Fitness Club web page.