Deficit Push-ups

So it was a hectic day.. and I’m so grateful to have a good friend who went for a chill out walk with me this afternoon.. and then off to the gym to sweat off today’s happenings. It was a tough workout with 5x300m rows, 50kg sled pushes.. (a cheeky 80kg one too!), followed by the daily WOD which included deficit push-ups. I never thought I’d be able to do them.. I ended up completing the workout on 20kg plates.. and just to see if I could, I tried 2 x 20kg! Yay! Progress! ​

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Wish


When a star is born

They possess a gift or two

One of them is this

They have the power to make a wish come true

When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desires will come to you

If your heart is in your dream

No request is too extreme

When you wish upon a star

As dreamers do

Fate is kind

She brings to those who love

The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue

Fate steps in and sees you through

When you wish upon a star

Your dreams come true

When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desires will come to you

If your heart is in your dream

No request is too extreme

When you wish upon a star

As dreamers do

Fate is kind

She brings to those who love

The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue

Fate steps in and sees you through

When you wish upon a star

Your dreams come true
While this song is beautiful and sweet..I feel that JK Rowling actually has a better measure of life ‘It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live’.  

25 x 100kg Deadlifts 

What a day! So good to be back at the gym.. and what a set tonight.. 5x100kg deadlifts x 5!!! 25 in total! Pleasantly surprised that I did it without too much pain. Hybrid really pushes me to my limits in the best possible ways. I missed 7 days.. it felt like a year. So glad to be back! Grateful to be well enough to exercise again. 

CS Lewis

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. – CS Lewis  A truer statement would be hard to find. To share a story with a child is a beautiful interaction. For both parties to enjoy the story it becomes a magical moment in both people’s lives – a treasured memory. These moments cultivate a love of reading in the next generation and act as a reminder to those who may have forgotten the joy of a story well told. CS Lewis not only reminds us to enjoy literature but his work also teaches us about courage, self belief, friendship, honesty, and perseverance. 

Princess Diaries 

Joe: Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Mia: Eleanor Roosevelt said that.

 Joe: Ah, yes. Another special lady like yourself.

It’s always interesting where one first hears a quote. I first heard this quote watching Princess Diaries! I still love that movie – my nan and I must have watched it dozens of times. And I still love the quote.