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Welcome to Phoenix Reborn!

Hello and welcome, friends. Thanks for dropping by and reading my humble ramblings about life, lifting and the ultimate pursuit of happiness – no, not perfection!

Any man can get knocked down. The hero is the man who gets back up. Now, pick up your sword!

So, what brings me here?.. I have recently ended a 5 year relationship – I should say, it wasn’t me who ended it – and it left me just in the middle of nowhere …in the ashes, basically… It’s like you have survived a nuclear blast – and now you are surprised, to say the least, that you are still alive and breathing. It’s just strange that the world is still rotating!. The fire has consumed me, but the world around me is blissfully unaware of my internal hell that I’ve been through. It’s very hard to decide to get up in the morning and ask the Universe: “What’s Next?”  -But I decided to keep on going.

While it has been an on again, off again struggle on the path of Healing, I decided that I am most definitely alive – young, good looking, capable, healthy…not alive anymore in a sense of wanting anything for myself…But not dead, either!.

So, I had to be reborn. Thus started my new hobby –  body sculpting and weight lifting. The Gym has become my new home partly because I had nowhere else to go. I started visiting Gym daily, and often twice a day  —  and everyone seems to be happy to see me there. It is the one place where I belong to; with additional benefit that it doesn’t remind me of my Ex (who hated exercising). It is the solace for my soul AND my body. When I first started I had a  Personal Trainer for the first 2 months – but one day I found out that my trainer has quit with the gym. I took it well – since I’ve felt I was ready to take responsibility for my own routine. I have been working on the split routine based on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s book I’ve picked up on Amazon.com.

The Routine.

Let’s dive right in. Instead of drowning in self pity, I decided that working out was the closest thing to killing myself that I could (safely) come to. It did hurt, but didn’t involve anything unhealthy – on the opposite, I have now excluded alcohol from my diet, sticking mainly to raw juices and lean meats. I have also picked up a read on benefits of mega-dozing with vitamin C – I shouldn’t say that this is particularly conductive to my muscle growth, but I feel that it will be a catalyst to boosting my immunity. Now if you put me on the spot, and ask me: “Phoenix, why did you become so darn health-conscious all of a sudden?” My answer is: ” I didn’t”. It just happened this way, and this is just me keeping myself busy and distracted. A distracted mind is a happier mind.

When the mythical bird Phoenix was reborn, I am not sure that it was re-born into the same world, or was it reborn into another plane?. I would like to think of myself as of someone leaving everything old behind and starting a new life. Therefore, there are topics and places that I just won’t touch. On this new plane, there’s something new for me – because the old Phoenix is dead. So my friends will hear me talk and think differently; reaching into a completely new direction. I am continuing my journey of survival into this new, unknown dimension… What does the future hold?..

Monday:

AM – Chest, back. PM – Legs, abs

Tuesday:

AM – Shoulders, arms. PM – Cardio (running)

Wednesday:

AM – Chest, back. PM – Legs, abs

Thursday:

AM – Shoulders, arms. PM – Cardio (running)

Friday:

AM-Chest, back. PM – Legs, Arms

Saturnday:

AM – Shoulders, arms. PM – Cardio (running)

Sunday:

AM – rest PM – Cardio

Chris Rea “The Road To Hell”