This video is from a training partner, Matt Lucas. Matt is showing the Qigong eight pieces of brocade. I usually do 13 repetitions of each movement.
Here is my new fabulous breakfast shake:
1 Cup of Organic Almond Milk
3 Ice Cubes
1 Scoop of Hemp Protein
1 Cup of Organic Blueberries
I personally use a Vitamix, but any blender will do.
Pushups - 1110
Sit Ups - 1210
Miles - 37.7
Boxing - 6 Days
Aikido - 2 Days
Qigong - 1 Day
Weight - 217.8
*Week started January 1st
To sum up the week in week in word; overwhelming. First, the support I received this week was unlike anything I've experienced in my life. The love and encouragement that I received certainly pushed me to surpass goals.
I hope this blog can serve as a vehicle to promote health and community service. IF one person will follow me through the journey and make a change in their life, it truly is worth all the hard work. I can say that the hardest thing about this challenge seems to be time. The time it takes to run/walk 3 miles, do 100 push ups and sit ups, and also trying to work out everyday is daunting. This is especially challenging when you have a career and a family to care after. It takes discipline to fit this in one day which starts at 5:00 A.M and ends at 9:00 P.M for me.
I also realized how rusty I am at martial arts. When you are teaching the majority of the time and probably training 10% of the time, you realize how much you still have to learn. I will certainly empty my glass and unlearn through this process.
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”
― Bruce Lee
Don Franks has been doing martial arts since the age of 5. He is an advocate for seniors and children with special needs. Currently, he is the CEO of Ed Support Services, an Applied Behavior Analysis agency in Oakland, California.