day 1099 – bleak

DSC_2004a morning physio appointment puts restrictions on physical activities for the rest of the day. the check up was good, but i was terrible at what i did; not impressed with how i did the exercises i was assigned. the good news is he said i recovered well and has little issue with me to resuming most of my activities. maybe the weather change overnight is the cause of my headache and dry throat. i will just sleep it off and hope i will be better tomorrow

day 1069 – physio bound

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after some debating, i finally caved and admitted that my back needed medical attention; i was overdue for my physio checkup anyways. that also means it’s a lonely unconventional monday of no training, no dodgeball and no other physical activities for me today other than physio. at least he put my pieces back into its proper place and all should be back up and running in no time

day 936 – sour catch kids

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here’s my monday team rocking those colourful shirts for photo week. a team selfie photo while we were waiting for the official photographer to get her camera ready. i quite possibly made the best catch of my entire dodgeball career with a shoe top grab. it’s been a very active day for me having done so much exercises, even my fitbit said so. i shot up all categories which explains why i am outrageously tired, sore or probably a combination of both

day 758 – physio checkup

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having my regular morning physio check up and it was a positive one, held up nicely since last visit and that’s huge for me. it’s a sign of progress and a big step in the right direction considering i have been doing a fair amount of my activities during this time span. my reward for having such positive feedback is some trolling courtesy of my physio and kinesiologist who demanded some unexpected numbers and then threw a curveball at me. i had a lot of hesitation but they gave me the sense there was no way out of it knowing i must do it or i am not going home

resolution series: [twentythree] progress

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no one is perfect, but everyone is working towards being the best they can be. twelve years ago, when i first stepped foot in my physiotherapist’s clinic, i had no idea it would be such a long journey full of changes and learning curves. from a girl who couldn’t do a single exercise given to me no matter how basic. from a girl who wouldn’t put any effort into trying to do the exercises no matter what was assigned. to a girl who can now do all that plus weights and equipment thrown at me for different variations and increased difficulty. at that time, i bet my kinesiologists were very frustrated with me and wondered what was wrong with this girl because i didn’t put any effort in trying to complete any exercises they asked of me. through the years, they have opened my eyes to a whole new world, making me understand why i had to do what i was told. slowly i began to listen and understand how my body works and what i need to do for it. taekwondo didn’t start off easy for me, i went through some rough patches and stretches were i wasn’t feeling it. i wasn’t trying hard, i let things slip under the rug but gladly someone pulled me aside to let me know that half-assing wasn’t acceptable. he woke me up by telling me i shouldn’t settle for anything less for my best and never play down to my classmates’ level. if it weren’t for that lecture, i was probably ready to call it quits and would never have made it this far. i can safely say that there are many things that didn’t start off well but turned out well because someone out there decided to take it upon themselves to make me understand the importance of putting in the work and effort. ever since then, i have taken big strides in the right direction and to make the necessary progress