Reflections on the Miles

thoughts on training and life

Declutter challenge

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Three days ago I started a new routine. I will be getting rid of one item a day (to donate or throw away). This is to declutter my life a bit. I’ve already leading a pretty minimal life, but there are always ways to improve. This challenge will last for two weeks.

So far I’ve get rid of 3 items: a shirt, a pair of shorts, and a rarely used android app (yes, there is digital clutter too).

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September 30, 2015 at 9:38 am

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Strength symmetry

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relative strengths. long way to go.


muscular symmetry. lots to improve on.

Symmetry Score: 90 (out of 100)
Estimated PL total: 360 kg
Estimated PL Wilks: 273
Strongest Lift: Bench Press
Weakest Lift: Sumo Deadlift

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July 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm

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Progress May 2014-July 2015

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Slowly getting bigger and stronger…

progress may 2014 - july 2015

progress may 2014 – july 2015

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July 2, 2015 at 10:56 am

Workout motivation playlist

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My gym playlist on 8tracks: “Iron Will” at

Train hard. Make each day count.

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January 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

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No excuses in 2015

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New year. Be the best you can be. Never point finger.

The journey is within.

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January 1, 2015 at 8:30 am

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Krabi, Sep 2014

Krabi, Sep 2014

Vacation time. Gloomy weather. Isolated location. Injured foot. No running. A bit of swimming and lifting.

Good time with family.

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September 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

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New focus

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Another journey, another opportunity to learn.

from speed, to strength
from km, to kg
from laps, to plates
from keeping slim, to bulking up

first day at the gym

first day at the gym (may 2014)

Since the hospital stay in Aug 2012, I’d been having trouble with joints when running. So I decided to try something else. Found lifting weight to be easier and suit my schedule better for now. It makes me feel stronger too. Still walking everyday for cardio. But no long run for now. May do another race and try to better the PR’s in the future. But for now, I’m going for a new goal. New diet, new workout, new focus. Life is just about trying out different things.

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September 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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