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Maliney

21 | VEGAN | AUS
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Friday, 31 July 2015, 20:15
Day 31/32

Thursday
Another day, another workout! I have a hate-love relationship with these 6AM starts. I hate it because it's 4 degrees when I wake up, the sun has yet to rise and I know that i'll be fighting for air and rest within the next hour. I love it because it pushes me way out of my comfort zone, i'm surrounded by determined people, my hunger-cravings are left at bay for the rest of the day and I always leave the gym with a smile on my face.

Workout
Warm up
400m row

Strength-
Backsquats
5x15kg
5x25kg
5x27.5kg
5x35kg
Every 90 seconds
4x35kg backsquats

4 minutes on, 1 minute off for 4 rounds
400m row
10x5kg alternating kettlebell snatch
AMRAP 4 diamond sit ups > 2 modified pull ups
[2/2/3/3]

I am pleased that I got up to 35kg for my backsquats this morning. One month ago when I first started crossfit, I was backsquatting 15kg and my legs KILLED for days - it took me 3-4 days for my muscles to recover. I remember the painful feeling of walking and having to sit down. It was the worst but I guess it has made me stronger.

At uni, I started to type up notes for my units - there's no room for bludging this semester! Not even on the first week. I dropped by Offieworks and bouht my tablet a bluetooth keyboard... $89. I'm not entirely sure it was worth it but lets just hope that i'll be more productive in note-taking during lectures now.

Khiem then took me to Gelato Blue hehehe and I indulged in a chai and almond donut sundae with rose turkish gelato. Such heaven. The regularly-used excuse that existence is not possible without icecream, donuts, chocolate, cake etc is outdated and the vegan lifestyle needs to be re-endeavoured. This donut sundae tasted even more beautiful than it looks ♡!!


Friday
I don't always go to my crossfit classes (guilty!) - sometimes I try to make it to the gym, to try to workout on my own, to see my own strengths. I do feel as if I work myself more in crossfit classes however.

Workout
Warm up
23 minute 6km/h walk
3X5 hanging leg raises

8 minute AMRAP
50 single skips
10 4kg medicine ball squats
- 6 full rounds -

5 minutes of foam rolling quads

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For lunch, I caught up over baguettes with Lyn at Taste Baguette - a restaurant on campus. It was my first time trying their food and it was ah-may-zing! I ordered a crispy tofu baguette on wholemeal rye. It cost $9.45, using my ACCESS card discount.


I finished my day with a molecular biology and genetics lab which ended at 4:30PM. I think I made a friend or two? I'm not sure LOL.


This has been one of the most beautiful sunsets that I have seen in a long time. The clouds were sparse but abundant, the orange sun's light reflected red/pink off the clouds and the darkness from the night was creeping it. I found times as I was driving where I would divert my attention off the road and into the beauty of the sky. Dangerous, I know! But I couldn't help myself. 

I am feeling blessed by the Earth.

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