Apparently I’ve already achieved my goal:
My Linh Thi Nguyen — Vietnam’s female bodybuilder won two gold medals at the World Bodybuilding & Physical Sports Championship 2011 and at the Asian Women’s Bodybuilding Championship in Thailand.

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TLC - Creep

The Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt, 1910.

WorkINSPO: Haterade > Gatorade 

Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, Zero Riff Raff. Let the haters motivate you to WIN. 

Watch the Miami Heat play San Antonio Spurs tonight at 8pm! 


Current Mood: Determined


My calves weren’t fully recovered for yesterdays leg workout so I was hesitant on going all out, but I did anyway. Surprisingly, I could walk this morning so it was probably good that I pumped all of that blood into my sore spots. 

We focused on upper body today:

15 x 3 Bench press 30lb dumbbells 
12 x 3 Diagonal flys 10lb dumbbells
12 x 3 Shoulder press 17.5 dumbbells
12 x 3 Bicep curls 17.5 dumbbells
12 x 3 Assisted pull up (descending weight 50 - 40 - 20)
40 straight push ups without stopping


After weight training I always do 15 minutes of interval training. Today was on the stairclimber, but I switch it up between that and the elliptical, spin bike, and treadmill. It helps move that lactic acid around so that I don’t end up incapacitated later on!

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Salt-N-Pepa - Shoop


If you needed another example of how every moment counts, here it is. When you’re down and out and in a tough situation, just know that there is more in you to pull through. Rise to the occasion. Do not submit to defeat. The game is never over.

John Brooks, a substitute, scored the winner for the Americans with a header in the 86th minute off a corner kick, minutes after Ghana had tied the game.


WorkINSPO: What if Ryan Gosling was your dad?

Happy Fathers Day to all the men who stepped up and positively contributed to their children’s lives. Your love and effort does not go unrecognized!

WorkINSPO: Allyson Felix 

So what that it’s Saturday. Your body doesn’t know the difference between Monday or Wednesday, so don’t make excuses. Training like an athlete doesn’t mean you have to hit the gym hard everyday, it just means you are maintain a consistently active lifestyle, are mindful of your nutrition, and hold yourself accountable to every decision you make. The hardest part is convincing yourself to do it and stick with it. Do something everyday, because every small step will lead you closer to your achieving your goals.

Take it from Allyson Felix, four-time Olympic Gold American track and field sprint athlete. JUST DO IT.


You know the feeling when you wake up and you’re like WTF AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE? 

This happens to me almost everyday and I need to remind myself of the 1st commandment: CHILL

Here are a few ways of practicing the art of CHILLING THE F*CK OUT:

Take a few deep breaths
Walk around the block
Drink some water
Read a book
Cook a meal
Call a friend

A clear and present mind is necessary to achieving anything worthwhile in life. It takes attention, focus, and an effort that can only be derived through an unadulterated patience. Try practicing it.

WorkWISE: Morning Meditation

I am a novice at meditation, practicing here and there for the last 6-8 years and only calling upon it when I am in dire emotional situations.

Since starting my workout regiment, I’ve integrating morning meditation into my day, focusing on positive affirmations that shape the way I want to encounter the world, with openness and compassion. 

For beginners like me here are a list of helpful tips from

Model: Adonis Bosso

WorkINSPO: D’Angelo

Please take this time to start your day off RIGHT by watching D’Angelo’s Untitled (How Does it Feel) video

Let HIS BODY inspire YOUR BODY to do a million squats today.