resolution series: [twentythree] progress

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no one is perfect, but everyone is working towards being the best they can be. twelve years ago, when i first stepped foot in my physiotherapist’s clinic, i had no idea it would be such a long journey full of changes and learning curves. from a girl who couldn’t do a single exercise given to me no matter how basic. from a girl who wouldn’t put any effort into trying to do the exercises no matter what was assigned. to a girl who can now do all that plus weights and equipment thrown at me for different variations and increased difficulty. at that time, i bet my kinesiologists were very frustrated with me and wondered what was wrong with this girl because i didn’t put any effort in trying to complete any exercises they asked of me. through the years, they have opened my eyes to a whole new world, making me understand why i had to do what i was told. slowly i began to listen and understand how my body works and what i need to do for it. taekwondo didn’t start off easy for me, i went through some rough patches and stretches were i wasn’t feeling it. i wasn’t trying hard, i let things slip under the rug but gladly someone pulled me aside to let me know that half-assing wasn’t acceptable. he woke me up by telling me i shouldn’t settle for anything less for my best and never play down to my classmates’ level. if it weren’t for that lecture, i was probably ready to call it quits and would never have made it this far. i can safely say that there are many things that didn’t start off well but turned out well because someone out there decided to take it upon themselves to make me understand the importance of putting in the work and effort. ever since then, i have taken big strides in the right direction and to make the necessary progress

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day 666 – long visit

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this is me being super bored when i had nothing better to do while waiting with not much doing at appointment this morning. i knew it was going to busy but had to squeeze it in before physio leaves to check up on my banged up legs and body. today also marks the fourth anniversary of my first foot fracture. never forget what i went through, always remember how hard i worked to stand back up. it’s a good feeling to look back and see how far i have come since being removed from the fracture and on my way for bigger and better things

resolution series: [nine] honesty

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being true to yourself means not cheating yourself because in the end you will realize you are only cheating yourself. there are no shortcuts in life because if it’s something worth achieving in life, it’s worth working for. the truth is often not easy to accept and sometimes it hurts deep down, but hurting is a good thing because it shows that it matters to you. i have fallen in that trap far too many times in the past and only recently have i realized how much wake up calls mean to me. i want to get better in this aspect because it is the only way to have continuous self improvements to be the best i can be. i find it far too easy for me to fall off track, but i am glad there’s people around me who stays honest with me and gives me the hard truth when i least expect it. i would be the first person to admit i am very stubborn and when i have a certain negative thought, it doesn’t wash away easily. i tend to let little slippages that slide away drag me down with it. it’s hard being a perfectionist because i have certain standards for myself and tend to put more stress and pressure on myself than need be. i will dwell on the mistakes and let them haunt me even if it is something very minor, but i suppose that’s not entirely a bad thing. if it is something that matters to me, i will not let that slip and only go out there to prove them wrong

day 613 – all runned out

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second in as many but this was a much shorter and much smaller scale. my quads were still tired from yesterday but surprisingly it didn’t affect me during the run and felt good afterwards. been a productive weekend in terms of getting out there and training for the sunrun and also getting in extra sleep that i lack on a normal basis. two days of running kinda made me feeling more refreshed and energized, definitely need more weekends off like this

day 586 – wake up call

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recently, i feel i have lost the big picture and the overall purpose of what i am working towards. i knew i was not taking care of business the correct way but did little about it because i lost sight of my destination. thankfully i was given a wake up call to steer me back on track and make sure i understand what it is i have to do in order to up the determination. life doesn’t present itself in a straight path, but making sure i don’t fall off the cliff before i find my way

embracing 2015

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2014 had a lot of ups and downs, crazy adventures and awesome experiences but all in all, its a mediocre year. a breakthrough year from dodgeball, not only became a league executive and marcom graphics designer, but also became a tier 3 champ, tier 6 champ and came ever so close to tier 2 champ. took a step further into taekwondo competition, traveling out of town for nationals and governor’s cup, putting our school on the american radar and even bringing home some hardware. traveling experiences brought the team together, giving us teambonding experiences and adventures. at times, i got a little carried away with drinking and partying but it was part of letting a little loose. fortunate to have the opportunity to get closer with some people in my life that’s given me a new perspective in life. the downfall came with the countless injuries i suffered with nonstop and uncontrollable knee dislodges, sport threatening knee injury, unstable hip alignment, ankle sprains, concussions, blackouts, undisclosed wrist injury soon to have a mri confirmation of severity

embracing 2015 with many ambitions, new goals,  and hoping to create a lot more amazing memories with the people in my life

  • stay healthy, refrain from injuries, train well and get stronger
  • eat better, work at my weaknesses and stick with the game plan
  • taekwondo competition trek
  • spend more quality time with family
  • be more open minded and step out of my comfort zone to try new things
  • meet more people and develop a well rounded network
  • reconnect with and make time for old friends that tends to be neglected
  • pick up photography
  • continue blogging and bettering my site
  • travel to explore the world
  • stop being a workaholic and appreciate the little things in life

ready to make this the best year yet!!

day 375 – making personal best

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a day i made an important personal best which i never would have imagined being able to do a few months back. definitely fulfilling walking out of there on a sunny sunday afternoon and i am certain as long as i work at it, there will be many more new personal bests along with a lot of fulfilling trips home. just knowing that we can’t stay down forever, there will be better days ahead as long as you are willing to work for it