My Power Park Workout, Week #2
This is this week's workout in the park that I created for myself. The plan, like last week, is to do it 3 or 4 days. Getting it done is the easy part for me, I'm pretty self motivated and love the challenge, it's trying to wake up and do it in the morning before the hangry pains kick in that's the struggle.
Lunge chops x10 per leg
Ball slams x20
Curtsies x10 per leg •
Burpee jumps x10 •
Table tops x20
Russian twists x20
I did 3 sets for each superset before moving on to the next superset and I kept my rest periods in between sets and supersets short.
For the lunge chops, I did 10 per leg for the first 2 sets and then I did alternating legs for the last set, set 3.
My medicine ball is 3kg (6.6lbs).
KNOWING ME- PART 1
I am a “banana”, Australian-born Chinese, and the oldest of three children born to migrant parents, Malcolm and Jan Wong. My mother arrived in Australia at age 6, fleeing the Japanese during World War II. Sent in a submarine from New Guinea, to Australia accompanied by my grandmother and two sisters, one of who was born in the jungle as they were fleeing the Japanese. The girls all arrived in Sydney separated from my grandfather, and the family was reunited in Australia again only after a year long wait.
My father was sent to Australia at the age of 16, to make a living and help support his family in China. Born with a silver spoon however the Japanese invasion on their land left them at the mercy of time too, losing everything to their invaders. Dad's first job in Australia was that of a sweeper in my uncle’s shop.
Life for both my parents was difficult as early immigrants and they both grew up with so much fear and uncertainty. They taught me that security is everything in life. In Asian culture showing your true self is a sign of weakness – so emotions were never really expressed. They also taught me the value of family, hard work, honesty, respect and kindness. My parents taught me also about generosity, giving back to people and the community was of utmost importance to them both. These two resilient individuals sacrificed everything, even themselves, for their kids.
Stay tuned for part 2 to know more about my background, as I take you through my life journey to understand how I got here today to become a change maker.