My Training log

This is a record of my daily training schedule and how it affects me in my daily life. This is the culmination of completing my month long mindfulness and mobility program. I have been training with three different set sequences from the exercise list PDF Mindfulness and Mobility. I set myself some goals to worktowards physically.

Something that I have resisted about setting up a strict training practice is the effect of pushing through things.  For me, I have found that strict structure has in the past caused me to stop listing to the subtler signals that my body sends me during training. 

My solution to this was to add space in my program for me to listen to my inner voice and subtle signals from my body while simultaneously staying consistent in working towards my goals physically. Below you will find my daily records of what I did and where I was at each day.

  • Day One, August 16th, 2020

    • Training B

    I felt good during the session today. I am noticing some weakness under my left shoulder during the third rep of the Shoulder Single arm stability exercise. Need to focus on this to strengthen it. 

  • Day Two, August 17th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I woke up tired today. I felt resistant to training today. Focused more on the weakness I felt in my left shoulder while training. I felt a similar weakness during the Shoulder Single Arm Stability exercise.

  • Day Three, August 18th, 2020 

    • Training B 

    My body is a bit sore today from the spine roll-ups, mainly in my sides and back. My left shoulder is feeling a tad more stable today. As well I am feeling more stable today. The shoulder single-arm stability to bridge felt super smooth today. After training my left shoulder is feeling tired and worked.

  • Day Four, August 19th, 2020 

    • Training A

    I felt last night that I may need to do a more restorative style of training today. I did wake up feeling tired, and physically good. I had a breakthrough today in press handstand training. I noticed my upper back and spine feel to me that they are stuck in extension. This makes the press much harder as a nice curved spine is much easier. I felt the path towards correcting that today.

  • Day Five, August 20th, 2020 

    • Training C

    Today when I woke up I was not sure if I would do training B or C. I decided after doing the Spine roll-up sequence that C would be best for me today. Today my left side ribs on my back under the left shoulder blade stood out to me. They feel to me as if they are pushed forward while my left shoulder musculature feels very rigid and tight. This came up during the shoulder circumduction exercise. My solution to this was to hold my ribs in a way that they felt comfortable while relaxing the muscles in my shoulder.

  • Day Six, August 21st, 2020 

    • Training B 

    I felt physically less tired today than in previous days. I noticed I got out of bed easier as well. My left shoulder and rib area are sorer than the right side after training today. I noticed during the spine roll-ups today that my left side is stronger than the right as well. Kick overs felt so much more integrated as well the dropbacks from handstand are feeling slow and controlled.

  • Day Seven, August 22nd, 2020

    • Training A

    I had an extra challenging time getting focused today. It took me twice as long to complete the spine roll-ups. To my surprise though I gained focus during the plank roll-ups. I managed to find a new way to integrate my back today too. I am still feeling the same weakness under my left shoulder today.  I only did one set on my one arm handstand training today.

  • Day Eight, August 23rd, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I was teaching Mindfulness and Mobility online today. I had more energy as well as a keen group of students to help motivate my practice today. Today my left shoulder and rib area is feeling very tired, this could due do my focused attention I feel sore in my lats which is good as I don’t typically feel them often. After training, I am feeling energized and motivated.

  • Day Nine, August 24th, 2020 

    • Training C

    Today I woke up with soreness in my shoulders mainly in my lats. This is a positive sign for me as I rarely feel my lats. Today was a much needed restorative style training day.

  • Day Ten, August 25th, 2020 

    • Training B

    I felt tired mentally today. Physically I was less sore today, the bridges felt great today and helped with my mid-back tension. I also did some focused work on my alignment today. This gave me some more information about my mid-back tension.

  • Day Eleven, August 26th, 2020 

    • Training A

    I woke up exhausted today, I relate this to the work I did on my alignment last night. To my surprise, I was able to train today and it felt good to work on my press handstands today. I am battling internally the urge to become frustrated with myself, as I am no longer able to od a clean press.  This I can feel is related to my middle back tightness. I added in forward folds today with the primary focus on even spine flexion. This is helping to open up the tight area in my back. I also trained standing acrobatics today for the first time in a long time, I felt strong and capable during the training.

  • Day Twelve, August 27th, 2020 

    • Training C

    I woke up super sore today, mainly in my inner thighs and glutes. The right side inner thigh is noticeably more sore than the left. Quads are also noticeable today. The left shoulder weakness is feeling a bit overworked, I can tell this because of how tense my shoulder is. After the slow and restorative training, I am feeling grateful, and inspired to create an offering.

  • Day Thirteen, August 28th, 2020 

    • Free training 

    Today I had a challenge fitting training into my day. I moved a lot, although it was not a structured movement practice. I managed to fit a full training session at the very end of the day. I focused more on spinal flexion, as well as the pain in my left shoulder. I did also do some exercises to bring my attention to my hips, knees, ankles, and feet.

  • Day Fourteen, August 29th, 2020 

    • Training B 

    I was tired today when I woke up. I ended up doing acro before my training today. My right hip has groin pain, which I feel is related to L-basing. As well my left shoulder is much tighter today and is feeling impinged after acro as I was training presses as well as one arm handstands after acro. My structured training felt really good for me today, and I added in some simple twists into training today,

  • Day Fifteen, August 30th, 2020 

    • Free Training 

    Today is the Sunday Mindfulness and Mobility online class I felt like the class went very well today. Physically I feel sore and tired, as I have been training myself physically, mentally, emotionally and for the first time for me keeping a strict record of what I am doing. Even though I felt sore and tired I still manage to do some solid strength training for my shoulders and added in dolphin to the plank roll-ups. My left shoulder is feeling less tight today. As well my upper back is feeling more open. I also at the end of today I rolled out my left shoulder with a ball, and did some restorative style training.

  •  Day Sixteen, August 31st, 2020 

    • Training C 

    Today my shoulders were extremely sore today when I woke up. I was also feeling vulnerable this morning. I feel that this is due to the rolling in my left shoulder last night. It took me longer to gain focus today to start moving, and once I was moving I got focused and added some free flow training focused on hip mobility.

  • Day Seventeen, September 1st, 2020 

    • Training B 

    Today again I am struggling to gain focus in my training, my mind is busy and jumping from one task to the next, even though I felt this way I moved with this and made sure to complete all the exercises correctly and with my undivided attention. I added some freestyle floor rolls after the slow-motion log roll exercise. Also, the bridge for me is feeling super good in my spine.

  • Day Eighteen, September 2nd, 2020 

    • Training C 

    I have so much energy today! I had to resist the urge to just say fuck it and train press handstands all day. Also due to my increased energy, I had a harder time getting focused into my body. I had a breakthrough with twists today, I can breathe fully as the mid-back tightness is much less, woohoo celebrate !!! I also got on the slackline today and worked on some walking and squats.

  • Day Nineteen, September 3rd, 2020 

    • Training A

    Going on a camping trip today so I needed to get up early today to fit my training in. I am feeling a bit sore in my legs today from slackline yesterday. As well I am adding in strengthening exercises for my right hip flexor and inner thigh. Handstands are more difficult for me in the early am, and my wrists are sore today.

  • Day Twenty, September 4th, 2020 

    • Training A

    As I am on a camping trip with my family I had a bit of a struggle making space to move today. In the past, I would have just put my training on pause until I got back home. I was very sore in my back from the long drive yesterday. I did less handstand training today as my wrist and right hand are sore from a fall.

  • Day Twenty-one, September 5th, 2020 

    • Training B 

    I woke up with tension in my upper back, that loosened after I completed my training today. My right wrist has acute pain at a specific angle, this is probably linked to my thumb injury. Backbends are feeling good today and the twist cracked my spine good. 

  • Day Twenty-two, September 6th, 2020

    • Training A 

    My body felt good today. My mom also joined me for the training which was special for me. I skipped on handstands today to let my right hand rest. My upper back tension has gone as well.

  • Day Twenty-three, September 7th, 2020 

    • Freestyle training

    I had a long day driving home today. I managed to squeeze in training today at the very last minute before bed. I did the spine roll-ups, as well as some freestyle shoulder and hip strengthening exercises. Also played with push and pull eccentric contractions, seeing if I could tense up my whole body. Now that I am on day 22 I feel like I have made this focused training time a habit for me each day. I also notice that this consistency is proving to me physically the value of the work I do.

  • Day Twenty-four, September 8th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I felt well-rested today when I woke up, and have been consistently waking up earlier without trying or thinking I should. My left shoulder is feeling strong and pain-free today! My upper back is feeling open and pain-free.  I feel the need today to bring more appreciation into my daily life. I added in some shoulder ROM exercises into all the shoulder focused exercises today. As well I added in the squat to hero ROM.

  • Day Twenty-five, September 9th, 2020 

    • Training B 

    I am feeling motivated today, to the point of feeling busy. My left shoulder felt strong through training today. I felt a sense of gratitude for my body and myself today as I pushed myself harder physically today. I felt grateful for my body giving me the experience of movement. After training, I have some soreness under my left shoulder blade. No mid or upper back tightness today !! this back tension has been such a normal part of my life for the last 2 years or so!!!

  • Day Twenty-six, September 10th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I woke up feeling physically great today. My mind is clear, and my emotional state feels balanced. I have some soreness under my left shoulder. Handstands challenged me today. I felt myself giving up easily. I noticed this and put in the effort to give it my best shot today.

  • Day Twenty-seven, September 11th, 2020 

    • Training A+B

    I felt neutral today when I woke up. I had no trouble getting out of bed as well. Today I struggled in training as I wanted to push myself to do things that didn’t feel good in my body.  I feel that this record of my training could still affect me negatively if I am not vigilant about my focus. Specifically, today’s bridge felt painful for my right hand so I decided to change my approach. As well to wind down the training and do a long relaxation process. I also trained acro yoga today as well for 4 hours and felt evenly sore in my body this time.

  • Day Twenty-eight, September 12th, 2020 

    • Training C

    Today I woke up very sore and needed to stay in bed longer. I felt relief that I felt no guilt about this.  I just gave my body space to rest and recover. This is giving me prof that the consistent effort is paying off for me in ways that are not just physical. In training, I focused on my movements being very soft and relaxing. As well I did a nice long relaxation to help my body recover from yesterday’s intense training day. I have also noticed today that the acro training yesterday has not caused and flare-ups of past pain spots, instead I feel very evenly sore.

  • Day Twenty-nine, September 13th, 2020 

    • Training C / Freestyle 

    I had a good sleep and woke up at a consistent time. I was very sore when I woke up today. After moving I feel physically better. I noticed today that although I am sore I do not have any of my typical shoulder pain or back tightness I usually feel daily.

  • Day Thirty, September 14th, 2020 

    • Free Training 

    I woke up easily and with energy today. My legs are still sore today from acro a few days back. So in training today I decided to focus more on shoulders and spine flexion. I found a few moments of deep focus and stillness while moving. 

  • Day Thirty-one, September 15th, 2020

    • Training A

    I was a bit tired when I woke up today. I did feel physically good though. The pain and weakness I was experiencing in my left shoulder did not come up today as I trained. My back is feeling mobile and strong. Handstand practice felt great today too.

  • Day Thirty-two, September 16th, 2020 

    • Freestyle training 

    Today I had a hard time staying focused on training, I had an abundance of energy, I did work a lot harder as I had the energy and my body feels good. I held two handstands for a solid minute and a 3rd one I came out once but did the full minute. I did some exploration of my low range for my hips and legs, squat, hero, and low lunges. I feel super motivated today. 

    As today counts one month since I began I will refresh my training plans. 

  • Day Thirty-three, September 17th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    Now that I have completed one month of training I decided it is a good time to modify the training slightly to keep progressing towards my goals while simultaneously respecting my body. I was quite tired this AM and it felt like I was being pulled in every direction as I was doing my best to get focused and train. Even though this is what I was dealing with I was triumphant in gaining focus and training in a way that felt good to me. One month mark feels so special to me, and my handstands are feeling next level. I can hold a solid minute again.

  • Day Thirty-four, September 18th, 2020 

    • Training B

    I slept in today as I had a hard time falling asleep last night. I feel strong in my body, mind, emotions, and spirit today. I trained today while my family was living their own lives in the space with me. It was a bit more challenging to gain focus on all the things happening around me. My left side mid-back got more tired today than the right during bridge training.

  • Day Thirty-five, September 19th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I woke up feeling full of energy today. My body is feeling together and strong. Press handstands are feeling like they used to be easier that is… Celebrate!!

  • Day Thirty-six, September 20th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I was tired today as I have been working some long shifts at a temporary job.  My body felt good through training today though. And my right and left shoulder are feeling balanced. Also noticing a past injury in my right hip is getting better too.

  • Day Thirty-seven, September 21st, 2020 

    • Training B/C

    I woke up feeling energized today. As well it is my day to pick up my son. I feel very emotionally heavy today. I could feel myself wanting to slip into sedentary habits. I managed to avoid this and do my full training, as well I made myself a nourishing meal too. In the past when I feel this way I would turn to take out and unhealthy food choices.

  • Day Thirty-eight, September 22nd, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I forgot to write in my journal 😦 I did the full training though.

  • Day Thirty-nine, September 23rd, 2020 

    • Freestyle training 

    I started the day with the spine roll-ups, then I got swept up into a day-long mission driving all day. I needed to do some more restorative style training today as I was holding onto many emotions and needed to relax.

  • Day Forty, September 24th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I was up really late last night celebrating my birthday!! So I slept late last night. It took me some time to get focused. I am realizing that I daydream often and this is partially what distracts me so much during my training. Also, I am realizing today that no matter how I feel every day I can still find stillness, focus, and presence. I also no longer have rib pain.

  • Day Forty-one, September 25th, 2020 

    • Training B 

    I had a hard time sleeping I was full of energy from my birthday celebrations. I am also feeling very open and honest. I woke up with energy still even though I did not sleep much. My body feels strong today. I am feeling resilient today too like no matter what comes up I know I can move through it. I feel the times through today that I would normally want to shrink or hide myself and I choose not too.

  • Day Forty-two, September 26th, 2020 

    •  Training C 

    I woke up more sore in my back today. I did train a bit more than usual back beads yesterday. My shoulders are also sore today as well. The restorative style training felt great today. I noticed while doing the shoulder circumduction drill that my shoulders dont have as much crunchy feelings in them anymore.

  • Day Forty-three, September 27th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I woke up with an alarm today and felt like I could go back to sleep. I recorded the full training today by the request of my mom. My body feels very united today. I also would say I felt less vulnerable in front of the camera today too.

  • Day Forty-four, September 28th, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I did not train first thing in the morning today as I wanted to enjoy my day with my son. When I did train I had an abundance of energy. Press handstands felt like they used too, leaning towards effortless. It also stood out to me today that I am not holding a lot of tension in my neck when I do handstands, I can freely change my head position. I am feeling more self confident as a result of the training and the journaling.

  • Day Forty-Five, September 29th, 2020 

    • I felt like I needed to stay in bed today, so I did :). I had the space so it was nice to enjoy the extra rest. Training C was perfect today, and I added in a few new exercises as I got into a bit of a movement exploration. I am noticing it is getting easier for me to listen to my body/ emotional state.
  • Day Forty-six, September 30th, 2020 

    • Training B

    I woke up feeling vulnerable today. I was carrying the feeling of not being enough. Rather than turn away from this feeling. I decided to embrace it and love my vulnerable self. I feel like this helped me feel strong and resilient physically today during training. I felt so good that I added in some extra press handstands into my training.

  • Day forty-seven, October 1st, 2020 

    • Training A 

    I woke up feeling physically sore, and a bit tired energetically. After a few minutes just laying on the floor I began to do my training. To my surprise the training felt good. I managed to add in two long hold handstands today of one minute each. I had the old tightness in my left shoulder and rib area after training today. I would guess that this is also due to an increase of acro practice too.

  • Day forty-eight, October 2nd, 2020 

    • Freestyle Training

    I woke up early today for a sweat ceremony. Also noticed my shoulder was not sore any more today. I did a restorative style training today with some slow relaxing movements focusing on releasing tension. I chose this today due to my lower energy level after an intense sweat ceremony.

  • Day forty-nine, October 3rd, 2020 

    • Training A+B 

    I woke up feeling a bit scattered today. Like I have so many things to do, and I am not doing enough. This is in regards to my online program which I am preparing to launch. So I focused on working on this first today. Taking the time to do something that was on the back of my mind allowed me to feel very strong and capable in my training today. I did a combination and pushed myself harder physically. I did notice while training though that I am distracted by my phone during training.

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