resolution series: [eleven] eat clean

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there’s a saying “you are what you eat” and i couldn’t agree more. understanding the value of eating well goes a long way to staying healthy. i have always been told you must eat regularly and not skip meals so not to ruin your body clock. too late it’s already ruined and that’s exactly why i have chronic stomach issues. a lot of the times it can’t be helped because when i get busy cramming for deadlines, i lose track of time and forget to eat my meals. this is one of the things i have put emphasis on in trying to correct and make better. i can’t deny i am a picky eater and there are many things i choose not to eat simply because i don’t like it. but there’s also i lot of things i choose not to eat because my digestive system just doesn’t want to accept it. it has taken me a long time to realize my body actually doesn’t like starch all that much and that my digestive system is very sensitive to oily foods. simply reducing starch has made a positive impact to my well being, and the bonus is my stomach has thrown less tantrums. i still have a lot of inexplainable cravings at the most random times but i am trying hard to reduce and control that department. not saying i cannot have them, but just need to keep a close tab on it and only use it sparringly. staying hydrated still troubles me since i can never consume enough water to maintain what people call hydrated, and no one will believe me when i say my body operates just fine with less water. my conclusion is: eat like shit, feel like shit

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day 660 – going all in

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it’s all or nothing, like gambling at the casino. the only difference is i am in total control of the outcome. i think i give myself too much pressure cause i have my own standards and cannot afford to lose. i’d be performing not only in front of the grandmaster, the instructors that’s taught me from the very beginning, but also the students that i have been teaching. saved up all my scholarships so i could use it altogether at times like this. saying goodbye to all the awards, now i am feeling poor all over again but at least i am using it for something worthwhile

attitude matters

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the need to be healthy leads to better everything; i am sure its proven by science, but i have also found out through my own experience. exercise is no doubt a big part of my life and should never be neglected or abandoned no matter what happens. the ultimate goal is to be well rounded and happy with myself in all aspects of life. finding the balance in all direction is far from a walk in the park, i am still working on that. it’s not going to happen over night but i am doing my due diligence to finding ways to get there because i  know that’s the quality of life i want to have

day 473 – in the ring

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this sunday is funday at taekwondo. back in the ring in full gear second time in three days, getting my chance to fight during a colour belt test. haven’t fought these matches with colour belts in a long time and wouldn’t mind having more of this. it was fun, felt more relaxed and calm fighting and being in control of these matches and getting extra practice seeing the game in a bigger picture, working on other aspects of my skills and playing a more strategic game