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Springtime Updates ;)

I am sorry for the complete lack of posts and reach in here. This is an update while I wait for my class to begin. So, this will be pretty brief 🙂

Twitter & Other Handles:
      I updated all of my handles from Facebook to others such as LinkedIn to the name @iamspeedyalex. Snapchat does not allow username changes at the moment. So, @iamspeedyalex shows as my display name after I’ve been added.

#SquatEveryDay:
     I started with an idea to squat every day for 60 days from seeing an interesting set of videos on YouTube where Mike Rashid was doing it from back in 2015.  Essays and exams took literally all of my time immediately after Day 1 last week.  Today I will be getting in Day 3 of the restarted challenge. I have had a crippling headache since the first Day 1 of the original attempt at the challenge.  Today, two of my friends did their Day 1. Isn’t that exciting? More people hopping on the Squat Train!

New Book:
I’ve made a plan to read a new book every 3 weeks. This will keep me moving quickly into my textual learning and towards a healthier consistency in my knowledge increase.  I’m grinding through #365IDEAS by John Sparks right now. The plan is for me to begin a new book, the #AskGaryVee on Saturday.

Dietary Status:
    I fell off pretty hard from lack of funding for easy follow through on how I used to grocery shop. I didn’t put forth the effort to improve in smarter shopping. I stopped cooking every day, and I stopped paying attention completely to my caloric count.  My weight didn’t spike, but with my recent extreme lack of sleep I really could benefit even more from proper dietary nutrition. Even in the least of consuming enough calories to supply my body with at least enough energy to make it through the day. I am back at working towards paying strict attention. Just starting overall caloric counting. I will be paying more attention to the detailing of where and how much comes from what.

Business Planning:
I had a few meeting with some social media and branding specialists. Currently working on some business homework and organizing. Taxes, legalities, socials, and relationship building. I am currently refreshing my knowledge in training planning ideas and strategies.

To Come:
Eventually the posts will be switched to a more business standpoint under the name of @iamspeedyalex
@iamspeedyalex is what I’m branding as myself. Having a common name isn’t always a good thing 😉

End Spring Update

Spring Updating

A Ducktales Update

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A little update: They really need to let students know which classes will have out-of-class projects and meetings. A lot of us base our work and other studies around our specific class scheduling we initially signed on for. I don’t even have the time on the weekends to play catch up in sleep. My workout immediately fell back down with these specific classes. I’m slowly figuring out how to make it work, but it had me stressed out right from the start. I’d have to dedicate entire weekends to 1 of 4 subjects. Each subject can fill the entire thing. I am taking Spanish to learn it. I’m not taking it to barely pass the course. I will to become fluent in Espanol someday.

Second Lil update: I have started crunching my media presence pretty hard recently. I even brought back my absent Twitter handle “Alex_Co254”. I still have a lot of improving in Snapchat and IG, but my Twitter has greatly improved. I am very happy with how much better it is now than it used to be.

I still have my blog posts list of ideas and projects. There is also my prompt box. I have no excuses to slack on WordPress. I am sorry for not communicating and sharing. I allowed myself to become overwhelmed with the mass of things I am a part of, and that I pay attention to.

Thank you for taking the time out of your irreplaceable day to read my posts.

A few of the project ideas I have are great. I just need to put them out there.

Posted for personal sharing by Alex

Happy Thanks

I don’t have much time as guests are already flowing in so here’s a quick list of the things I am immediately thankful for this very moment.

  • I am thankful for God giving me another opportunity through another day of life.
  • I am thankful that my family still loves me.
  • I am thankful for having two faithful parents and a loving sister.
  • I am thankful for having two pairs of grandparents still.
  • I am thankful for how I am told that I am a positive influence on the other cousins even when I do not see myself in that light.
  • I am thankful for the soon to be available food on this holiday.
  • I am thankful for America.
  • I am thankful for the fall weather and leaves. It really helps with the mood setting.
  • I am thankful for securing a temporary job for the season before school starts.
  • I will be thankful for coffee later tonight when I’m working.
  • I am thankful that I get to go back to my hometown’s school again.
  • I am thankful for having clothes on my back.
  • I am thankful for good habits growing lately no matter how slowly.
  • I am thankful for God and family.
  • I am thankful for the chance to do good.
  • I am thankful for the chance to write and share this seemingly simple list of things that I am thankful for.
  • I am thankful to my readers for taking time out of their day to read what I post.

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

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Liking What I’ve Learned And Wishing For More

Writing 101 Day 2: Write a list

I like what I love. I like what I used to despise. I’ll like new things in the future.

I’ve learned what I’ve been taught. I’ve learned what I didn’t know. I’ve learned from mistakes.

I wish upon a star. I wish from afar. I wish for more. I wish for better. I wish for worse. I wish to learn.

Since short on time, and to keep this from becoming a long-worded read let’s get started.

Things I like

  1. Noticing my own physique gains
  2. Swimming
  3. Laying on cool sheets or a cool leather couch
  4. Completing a big project or task
  5. Playing with both my Canadian cousin and my littlest cousin (his little brother)
  6. Working out
  7. The color blue
  8. Cooking something delicious
  9. Laying on the ground in the outdoors

Things I’ve Learned

  1. Never give up
  2. Follow your passion no matter what others may believe
  3. God is always there for you
  4. Dogs have incredible memories
  5. Ego lifting is bad training
  6. Get your work done before you go out and play
  7. Priorities first
  8. I need to improve my walk. I have the talk down already.
  9. I’m not as “u-g-l-y” as I originally believed

Things I Wish

  1. I wish I was already successful
  2. I wish I could breathe underwater
  3. I wish I hadn’t screwed around in my first few years of college
  4. I wish I knew where I would be in five years
  5. I wish there were multiples of me so I could do everything I wanted. Everything.
  6. I wish I was going to live forever so I could learn everything that interests me.
  7. I wish they would call me about the job already.
  8. I wish I didn’t wait to workout until I was twenty two years old.
  9. I wish my sister and I had more between us than the family cat we had for 14 years.

Favorite Foods

  1. Spaghetti
  2. Breakfast Tacos

The joy that comes around the Christmas season is a HUGE like for me.

Christmas time is the best time!

Christmas time is the best time! Another one of my likes

Countdown to 2016: Day 9

Woke up to two frolicking blue jays playing on the crepe myrtle outside the kitchen window. Today was such a lovely and warm day. Clear and open skies. Not too many days are this nice throughout the year. I wish I took full advantage of it.

The pretty blue jays sure took the sting out of the realization that I fell off from my workout consistency pretty hard since I did not realize that I was going to be in this city for two weeks. A five pound weight gain was discovered today. I need to find a new gym at this location. I need to hurry, and cancel my membership at the 24 Hour Fitness in Houston.

I have not received any update on the possible Gold’s Gym hire yet. I will be getting a hold of them tomorrow morning. My second interview went really well. So, I wonder if they found someone who better filled the position. Even if that turns out to be the case I have no choice but to work towards improving towards being the best. “We da best!”

– Advisor Chill Time Again –

I found a pretty helpful advisor finally on my visit today. Got my Spring classes approved, and not got to go back tomorrow. Apparently, there are no Biology for non-science major classes available in the Spring next year. Seems like it shouldn’t be true so I’m going to be looking into it with the advisor once again. Tomorrow will be the first time that I actually sign for a specific advisor. She was very helpful for me. Friendly too. Also, I cannot find the darn “Submit” button or option that I’m supposed to do to finish the class selection for the coming semester. That is just one other thing we will be going over.

– T W T –

The middle of the week always seems to give me an interesting feeling as opposed to the more common “T. G. I. F.” or “Ugh! It’s Monday again.” mentalities I always see. Fridays and Mondays are just more days to me. The middle days of the calendar week seem to carry less stress for me though. I usually have everything better planned and figured out by those days. There is also the lack of cultural expectancy as compared to Friday for instance. Friday brings with it the expectancy of relaxation with family activities or community party involvement from a majority of people. When you decline invitations to involvements with others saying you’ve got to study or work on something else people seem to have trouble understanding why you would choose “work” over “fun.”

If your work is fun then you will have a good life. Love what you do. Breathe your passion.

Don't you just love Thursday?

Don’t you just love Thursday? “Yeah!”

Countdown to 2016: Day 8

I admitted to my impatience mere hours before receiving my physical acceptance letter through the post. Next stop is to see an academic advisor(er) once again. Decided against taking part in the Athletic Training AS program at MCC. Just going to take care of as many personal interest classes as I can while here to save money. Also, going to be taking part in however many classes that will work towards my University of Houston Exercise Science degree plan that I really want to do. So, core curriculum towards Exercise Science, Classroom Spanish, Business and Marketing, and Public Speaking are most of the classes I am hoping to take while here to save money from the larger university.

Don’t just attend college to “Go to college.” If you go to college you better be taking part instead of wasting time not investing yourself in where your money and more importantly your time is. This took me a long while to really get closer to the mindset for. I’m a lot stronger in this aspect, and more invested in myself than when I first graduated high school. It had a lot to do with disappointments in association with many things, but I still should have tried a lot harder starting out. One disappointment was just the fact I ended up starting at a community college after having a full ride to Texas Christian University on scoring decently high in both the SAT and ACT, going into the military, and having talked for months setting up an EXTREMELY unorthodox way of work for pay with the school to cover the remaining of the tuition. The remaining of the tuition was a minimum of a third.

I got to hang out with another little cousin of mine today. It was so much fun. I cannot believe I steered clear of family for so long when I had the opportunity. I don’t miss people much when I am away, but I am beginning to learn to appreciate what an amazingly great thing I have with them.

I still have another 200 pages to read of the National Academy of Sports Medicine textbook. This is taking a bit longer than would have liked. I love the content though. I will be skimming back over the entire thing once complete it this first time. Luckily I highlighted half the book already. So, it won’t take even nearly the same amount of time around the second time. Only two weeks until I take the exam. I’m a little anxious. Excited to take it after all this time this year anticipating it.

Once I’ve completed the NASM I will be studying even more of notes taken past, and even more texts I own. I have enough texts to hold me down for about a year possibly.

Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.”

Engage yourself in your education

Engage yourself in your education

Countdown to 2016: Day 7

Late Tuesday blog published at six in the morning of Wednesday. Forgive me my fans lol

Started the Tuesday off with swinging by the community college to steal some study space for an hour and a half of NASM studying. #FeelingOldBro
It was a sad realization when I found out they changed the log in for their WiFi though. Couldn’t jam my music without using phone’s charge. I am still waiting on my physical letter of acceptance. I’m being a little impatient lol.

Time to study my assessment and formulas note sheet.

Our new air conditioning unit is finally installed 🙂
Just some more electrical work.

I had a lot of fun playing video games with my little cousins. Played some Super Smash Brawl for a little while. Decided to stay up a little making some new stages for him to play on the next time. I’m sure he’ll love them.

Rocking Mario always fun with little cousins

Rocking Mario always fun with little cousins (Google Image)