day 2004 – roundoff game

a few weeks ago, my roundoff didn’t look remotely like a roundoff. i made up my mind that i wanted to change that so i worked on it every class, it’s really come a long way since. deep down, i ultimately wanted the roundoff backtuck but i didn’t want to press for it and waited for my coaches to have confidence in me first cause clearly i didn’t. it was offered today and i’m very happy i chose to go for the roundoff backtuck at the end of today’s session. i went home really feeling really satisfied knowing that i’ve taken a big step towards attaining what i’ve always wanted

day 1058 – tumbletrak

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i haven’t posted one of flipping for a long time; that’s because i haven’t been flipping for a quite a while. on the tumble trak combining two moves together to make a combo for very the first time. finally feeling confident enough to try this and it was nerve wrecking, but the spotter was there so i don’t kill myself. with this attempt, i am one step closer to nailing the combo

day 960 – long layoff

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after a long layoff, i am back to flipping to my heart’s content. i was half expecting not to be able to do anything after my shins suffered from a traumatic incident. there was definitely rust and uncertainty in the back of my mind, but that’s expected. by the end of the session i was able to pull off some decent looking tumbling. it’ll take a bit of time to work my way back but at least there’s no major setback. i am just so happy to be back on the floor working on what needs to be done

day 925 – aussie souvenir

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happy to have a dear friend that’s so encouraging from the very beginning. even happier when he brought back an australian souvenir and said i fully earned it because i accomplished what i had set out to do. still have a long way to go but told myself that each and every time will only get better. i am going to keep this thermos in mint condition and let my tennis collection grow

day 918 – officially landed

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words cannot justify or describe how i am feeling right now. today is a good day; no, today is a great day full of surprises and accomplishments i have yet to soak in. i went to the gym for some cardio even though i thought it was a terrible idea to go before tumbling. not knowing how long i would last, i was set on stopping when i felt tired. that was negligible because i went through the entire duration like never before. hours after that, i made my floor to floor goal a reality. i knew i have been close for a while and i knew i had all the pieces but each time i would be missing a piece or two. until today, i had all my pieces working and officially landed it. that to me, is the biggest hurdle i had to overcome and the first step to building much more

day 862 – peanuts movie

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finally my turn to watch the charlie brown movie. i personally thought it was decently funny and entertaining even though it probably wasn’t a movie that required a cineplex showing but i just went for the heck of it. it felt weird being in such an empty theatre, i guess partially because it’s an older movie and also factor in not being cheap ticket tuesdays. enjoyed my thursday evening sitting back catching a movie and getting my flipping session in. i am pleased with the progress i made today and hope that it will be video worthy next time

day 835 – twist and twirl

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had my fair share of leg work today working lots on twists and twirls. slowly but surely things are getting better and looking a whole lot smoother. i am excited because the timing and feeling are definitely coming along and consistency has improved drastically, meaning i am regaining my form again. still a long way to go to get it down nice and compact, but i hope that soon i will be able to land it without hesitation. best of all, my legs and the rest of my body is feeling greatĀ even after all that so i am ready to see what physio says tomorrow