day 1876 – tea steeper

steeping a white tea after lunch to avoid falling asleep from the common after lunch syndrome. been really strict and conscious of what my intake is. the progress in the short time i’ve started has been really promising. it hasn’t been easy and takes a lot of discipline to stick with it, but i’m feeling pumped and determined to keep it going strong. it’s only phase one, but it’s a great start and i’m sure excited to see what the pay off will be

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day 1804 – tired but tried 

i’m willing to accept that my legs will take several days to recoup, but not willing to stop everything i have on my schedule. still trying to practice some kicks and land some flips while in class. it wasn’t spectacular by any means, but i still landed a few spotted. the repetition and getting the numbers in has slowly gotten me more comfortable. it’s crazy to think it’s the start of the second week of july. how time flies by so quickly and where has the months gone?

day 1696 – treading 

originally feeling pretty crummy after a day of work and taekwondo combo, and really didn’t feel like going to do any running. the perfect sign of gym rat when you autonomously drive and end up at the gym. since i was already there i might as well give it my best shot at completing today’s pre-planned workout. as i was running, i was confused why i even wanted to do this in the first place. i felt a weird appreciation for myself for having made it through the duration even when i did not want to. the size of the task wasn’t the focal point, but the fact i took on something that was challenging to me. i left the gym all smiles, but for sure feeling much better than i walked in

day 1636 – coached to coach 

playing giant scrabble with the letters from my cnc cut as i prepare for my showtime presentation slides. sitting down with my manager to go through my catalytic coaching, a performance review of the previous year and a forecast of what’s to come and expected of me this year. it was valuable time spent with him as we went off the record behind closed doors. the feedback and voices were quite meaningful and surprising. i left the room having a good sense of my value is within my team, within the company and where i’m heading. in two weeks time it will be me running the review for my team members

day 1631 – shadow bae


congrats to my shadow for making the eighty grand mark. thankful for putting up with me through my often speedy yet efficient and aggressive driving. it has carried me and my mountains of equipment to and from places; it has even taken me to new heights i never thought reachable. aside from the times when there’s anything more than a speckle of snow, i have been served well. i look forward to the many more places we’ll go together

stay the course

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it’s been an atrocious week for me. ever since dodgeball playoffs ended last saturday, my world has turned upside down. a visit to emergency room on sunday morning didn’t give me the slightest idea of my finger injury status. i haven’t got a clue what was going on, what my path looks like, or what i should do. my biggest fear is the severity will keep me from training for what quite possibly is my one and only chance. i was really worried because i am already feeling pressed for time because there isn’t an abundant of time remaining and there’s a lot of training and learning needed to be done. this competition is one that i have been really looking forward to, so i would be more than disappointed if i cannot compete. but at the same time, knowing i will not risk entering the competition if i know i am not prepared to give myself the best chance possible. i was beyond stressed out because i couldn’t even tell my loved ones the truth of what happened and what was going on in my head. i was forced to really downplay the whole situation and acted like nothing is wrong when truth is everything was clearly not right. i spent the next four days really battling myself and everything else, and at some point it got so low i felt like i was a wreck. thankfully i am surrounded by people willing and ready to help. i knew i couldn’t continue to let everything get out of hand; i needed to pick myself off the ground and regroup because no matter what tomorrow holds, i needed to fix my finger. an acupuncture treatment was a good start to reduce the swelling and increase the mobility. a date to see my physio really put me at ease cause i trust him more than many, so when he says he’s almost certain there’s no fracture, i believe him. slowly but surely, it’s making progress and it’s looking a lot like my hopes for competition is still alive

day 700 – larger than life

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i have never ever seen or even heard of an order of bubble tea served in a pitcher containing all the toppings available. i wouldn’t dare order that because the amount of sugar in that pitcher alone is enough to cause diabetes and cause my organs and system some trouble. just looking at that already makes me really full and bloated. the deal was if my friend can finish that in one sitting without puking, the pitcher is on me. happy 700th day post, this blog has certainly come a long way