day 2199 – sushi satisfaction

had japanese food two days in a row but i don’t mind it one bit. still going strong with the intermittent fast as long as i keep dinner to a reasonable time. had an appointment in the morning to fix some ailing problems. then a fun taekwondo shift today even though we didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. it’s getting close to that time again for both the colour belt and blackbelt testing. this time i’m don’t feel as rushed and stressed preparing the students that should be taking it

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day 2010 – test render

modeling and rendering my own bedroom as my first official test render. been talking to my manager about doing renderings for ages, but could never peel me off the work load. with the latest transition, his promise still stands. my manager and i agreed that this will be the perfect time to finally do what i’ve been wanting – model and render. the test render came out with a result so satisfyingly real. this will be the first of many and each one will only get better

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

day 1187 – mat privileges

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what i’ve been stressing out about has finally arrived. stepping on the mat for my first competition this season. after an offseason of training, i feel more conditioned physically and mentally to have a stronger competition season. i felt i had my top game today; fueled myself properly and zoned in the second my pre-game warm up began. i’m happy with my shipjin, the best it’s ever been and came out with a bronze. i had a lot of fun this portland trip but four days running around at the venue is exhausting. it’s time to go home and get a good night’s sleep

day 1113 – olympic fever

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in the midst of summer olympics happening in rio, i am also getting my share of action – olympic lifts. a little correction and a lot of practice goes a long way. i am slowly but surely getting better and smoother with my clean and jerks. i’m pleased my clean and jerks have improved vastly since i first picked it up, need to work twice as hard on┬ámy snatches so it will eventually catch up. a pretty good way to start off hump day before dealing with various pressing issues and projects with deadlines

day 1048 – hitting numbers

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now that taekwondo competition season is slowed comes other focuses. i am exhausted from the season grind where competition is on my mind twenty four seven. taekwondo training won’t stop; it will take a backseat to other trainings. it’s difficult to make extensive development during the season when i must taper off before every event. now i can devote more time and effort into training while picking up several new things. what i did tonight exceeded my own expectations; it was a night of hitting numbers i always wanted but never attempted. i just need to keep working on it to up my game

day 1039 – spartan sprint

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today i did something i never thought i would do in my lifetime which was completing my first ever spartan sprint obstacle race. it was a grueling course that had me wondering why i had signed myself up. upon completion, i am thankful for having experienced this and grateful to be working our butts off together. i am tired and sore everywhere and i know my body will be sorry tomorrow. heading into the race with next to no training, i’m satisfied with how well i completed the obstacles, especially anything related to jumping, climbing and swinging. however, that does stop me from being bitter of the spear station that handed me burpees