Daily Workout: Friday December 14, 2018

Yesterday’s workout activity was decent, although not great.  The highlight was probably finishing the 3rd day in a row of the 3 Week Yoga Retreat from BeachBody on Demand.

I only did 35 minutes of cardio and logged in 17,987 steps in on my fitness tracker and the VeryFitPro app.  Didn’t really do a lot of other exercise.

Getting excited about going to Mammoth Mountain tomorrow.  Looks like it is going to be really nice skiing and riding.

Still the same, want to get in some good exercise today – probably won’t be on a cardio machine or lifting weights for the next 4 days or so (but I am sure my legs will be feeling it each and every day).

Joe Abs Daily Workout December 14 2018

San Diego-based Axos Bank to Acquire 25,000 Accounts, $225 million in Deposits from MWA Bank

Axos Bank, the banking subsidiary of Axos Financial, Inc., announced that it has signed a deposit assumption agreement to acquire approximately $225 million of deposits, including approximately $194 million of checking, savings and money market accounts and $31 million of time deposits, from MWABank. Axos is not assuming any assets, employees or branches in this transaction. Pending receipt of required regulatory approvals, Axos and MWABank expect to complete the deposit acquisition and transfer by March 31, 2019.

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Daily Workout: Thursday December 13, 2018

Yesterday was a good get back on track day – with both my workouts (activity) and nutrition.  I set a personal recent record for steps with 26,699 steps – although I only spent 33 minutes 33 seconds on the cardio machine.

Joe Abs Daily Workout December 13 2018

Perhaps the highlight was doing Day 2 of the 3 Week Yoga Retreat on BeachBody on Demand:  Stretch.  Each day I do yoga, I realize that I’m not nearly as limber nor in as good condition as I thought.  Yoga is really a good practice and I’m really enjoying it – although I do have to admit it is difficult to stay focused on it (or anything else) if the 2 year old Ava Kalea is “up and at em”.  She usually demands (and deserves) my attention.

Here’s my stats for the day:

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San Diego’s Daybreak Games Announces New Video Game PlanetSide Arena

New Massive Sci-fi Arena Shooter to Feature Match-Based PvP Combat, Class-Based Gameplay and Unique Seasonal Progression Mechanics

Launches for Windows PC on January 29, 2019

San Diego-based Daybreak Games, a creator of multiplayer online worlds, today announced PlanetSide Arena, a new multiplayer sci-fi shooter set to release on Steam for Windows PC on Jan. 29, 2019. Featuring a robust class system, combined arms gameplay, and dynamic in-match and seasonal progression, PlanetSide Arena brings the franchise’s signature epic-scale, all-out FPS action to new massive arena game modes capable of supporting up to 1,000 players per match.

Daybreak Games San Diego Planetside Arena

“PlanetSide is a ground-breaking series that introduced the gaming world to truly epic FPS battles,” said Ji Ham, CEO of Daybreak Games. “We are very excited to introduce PlanetSide Arena as the next step in the growth of the franchise, as we continue to invest and build towards our vision for the future of the entire PlanetSide universe.”

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Daily Workout: Wednesday December 12, 2018

Some days I tank so bad, I just don’t want to document my workouts.  Wednesday was one of them.  I didn’t do a lot.  

3 Week Yoga Retreat BeachBody on Demand

I had a couple of good excuses.  1) It was my mom’s birthday.  Ok – she lives in Scottsdale and didn’t even answer her phone when I called – so it wasn’t a good excuse at all.  2) My friend from way back (Enatai elementary in Bellevue, Washington) Brook Lamkin and his wife Sharon drove down from their beach house in San Clemente.  That was a better excuse and it was great to get to spend time with them, but I wish I had been stronger and set a better example.

The best thing about my activity is that I started a “3 Week Yoga Retreat” on BeachBody on Demand.  The first session that I did was core and I felt it.  I haven’t done a lot of yoga in the past, but do want to do more and get better at it.  This was a decent start.

Joe Abs Daily Activity December 12 2018 VeryFitPro

Still the same, Wednesday was not nearly as good as my Daily Workout Tuesday December 11, 2018

Unbound Collection by Hyatt Adds Hotel Sofia Barcelona

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced that Hotel SOFIA Barcelona is joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, becoming the first Hyatt hotel in Barcelona and third property in Spain. The 465-room hotel is located on the Avenida Diagonal, one of Barcelona’s main avenues in the heart of the city.

Hotel Sofia Barcelona pool Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Originally named after Princess Sofia, wife to the former King of Spain Juan Carlos I, Hotel SOFIA Barcelona has been known to host many dignitaries and heads of state. With the hotel’s rich history paired with its contemporary and luxurious design, Hotel SOFIA Barcelona perfectly meets the brand’s promise of creating story-worthy and unforgettable experiences.

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Apple to Build New Campus in Austin, Add Sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City

Major Expansion for Apple to Benefit Economies in Austin, Culver City, San Diego and Seattle:  Many Jobs to Be Added 

Apple today announced a major expansion of its operations in Austin, including an investment of $1 billion to build a new campus in North Austin. The company also announced plans to establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City and expand in cities across the United States including Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years, with the potential for additional expansion elsewhere in the US over time.

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Daily Workout: Tuesday December 11, 2018

Tuesday’s workout was better – much better. I got in over 22k steps and the following:

Joe Abs Daily Workout December 11 2018 Exercises

Crunches – 111
Pushups – 15, 16, 16, 15, 15, 16, 15 = 108
Mini Tramp Jumps – 121, 122, 125 = 368
Situps – 51, 40, 25, 26 = 142
Squats – 10, 11, 12, 10, 10, 10 = 63
Cardio – 68m

Did good on my nutrition …. until it got dark and I got tired ….  need to improve on this.  Note to self:  quit buying cookie dough “for Ava” …

Daily Workout: Monday December 10, 2018

Yesterday did not turn out to be much of a workout day for me.  It’s easy to make excuses, but it was just one of those days.  Got busy with Ava Kalea during the day and since the Seahawks were on Monday Night Football, I kind of let the day get away from me.

Daily Workout: Monday December 10, 2018 Joe Abs

The lone bright spot was that I did 66 minutes of cardio – but I still fell short of my 20k steps goal.  I got in 17,918 steps …

The worst part about the day besides not working out, was that I broke down and ate a bunch of cookies.  What was even worse was that I was the one who bought and baked the premade cookie dough …

I’ll just chalk that up as this week’s cheat day – and work a lot harder today.

Another Section of Cliff Collapses in Del Mar

Another section of cliff between the train tracks and the Pacific Ocean has collapsed into the sea.  It slowed down train service throughout the morning (we noticed that as the trains passed much more slowly through Del Mar) and took out a portion of a trail used by surfers to get to the beach.

Del Mar Cliff Collapse December 10, 2018

This is at least the 4th partial collapse in recent months.  One has to wonder how much longer the Amtrack and Coaster trains will be able to operate safely on the same tracks …