day 950 – monday hustle

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monday stats are usually outrageous, today was no different despite barely regaining my normal capacity. if asked, at the beginning of today, if i could have achieved these numbers by the end of the day, i would have thought that was a preposterously impossible. in fact i was just aiming to make it through training and dodgeball without collapsing. it feels amazing my output was far beyond what my mind thought i could muster. i’m glad i was pushed to work my butt off and make that stats line. i’ll feel the effects tomorrow but it’s definitely worth every ounce of sweat and effort put forth today

my journey at a glance

a look back at my taekwondo journey from the very beginning, snapshots capturing all the memories and special moments through it all. i am appreciative of all the people i have met along the way, the instructors and students who have shaped and built my character to make me the person i am today. i cherish very moment that i shared with fellow teammates and instructors and could never have asked for anything more. training for the nationals day in and day out, everyday for the entire month, early mornings and late nights was one of the highlights of this journey and i wouldn’t have it otherwise. i started my journey not knowing how far i would be able to go and where i would end up. little did i know i would make it to become a blackbelt with heart and soul, to be an instructor mentoring others, to have competed in numerous provincial competitions, to have competed at the grandest stage i could ask for – the nationals. injuries have plagued me throughout but i have yet to give up on a dream to be a better me. time after time my knee has disappointed me and i have ran out of possible reasons why it keeps failing me. all i want to do is get better and get back to it. i am proud of all the accomplishments and challenges overcomed to get to this point but i am not satisfied with letting go because there is so much more waiting for me. nothing beats getting healthy again and training with you all, for the next nationals and everything beyond. don’t take me away from this, don’t let this be the end, i am not ready to give up what i have fought for and what we have created

day 315 – physio’s jail free verdict

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one of the best days that brought me the happiest news in past three weeks. physio informed me xrays shows no fracture and i no longer require an mri like initially suggested. which ultimately means i am finally jail free and cleared to gradually get back. all i need to do is do the exercise as i am told to work my way back up, and let my physio take care of the rest and hopefully make my comeback soon. it will for sure involve a lot of patience, hard work, training and tons of beating. i will no doubt work hard at it and push myself within the constraints, because i am determined to get back and surpass my top form

day 223 – taking steps

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recent mini crisis has got me into deep thoughts and considerations on many things about attitude towards things and perspective on life. perhaps a change is in the order after i am set on doing what it takes to get to where i want to go in life. starts with taking little steps forward and setting goals towards something much bigger, it’s all about progression

better me

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looking to set some new goals and make some much needed improvements. not happy with how things are at the moment and the current lifestyle is definitely not what i want to settle with. feels like i have become stagnant and need to pinpoint what is required to push past that threshold to get myself on the other side. on a quest to figure out what these changes may entail, but i am sure it will be a positive change to my lifestyle. working on a project where i will be the subject and main focus of the project for as long as i want to make progress

day 217 – taking care of business

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i was minding my own business and doing my own thing. everything was as it should be until two girls came into the scene and started jumping around and talking extremely loud in korean. one of the worst scenario to have forgotten my earphones at home. the gym is not a place to socialize and fool around, come in with a purpose, do your thing and get out. i am sure i wasn’t the only one that didn’t appreciate their prescence

day 169 – back at it

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i am finally feeling well enough to go back to hitting the gym and resuming my regular activities. i have missed it big time and hope i don’t have to go without it for an extended period of time again. staying away from injury troubles is one of the hardest things in my world. must say it’s good to be back on the wagon and grateful that i can do the things i care about again