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Friday, July 06, 2012

I have now had 5 TKD classes and I will be competing next weekend in a WORLD tournament for my Ho-Am form and One steps. As I am practicing everyday, it seems that even the smallest mishap freaks me about because I am afraid that I am going to do it front of the judges. I can do it correctly a hundred times in a row then mess up one move and think that I am not prepared at all. I really want to do well at the competition and since Im so freaking competitive its killing me being new at this and everyone being higher rank than I am and better. I dont like to compare myself to others at my same rank for some reason or another. I am always been involved in sports like volleyball and softball and basketball where I always started and was the go-to person on the team. Now I am the beginner, and its a completely different view point because learning TKD is not something that is just learned overnight. It takes so much practice and it truly is an art form. You have to be graceful yet fierce and powerful, which is a very hard combination to master.

I have still yet to lose any weight from all the workouts, I have honestly gained 2 pounds. But I believe my body is adapting to all the stress it is now enduring and not releasing fat yet because it doesnt know how to react. Maybe in a few more weeks it will adjust and begin to burn off the fat a little quicker. In two weeks I have lost an inch around my hips though!!! All of those side kicks and lunges are working something!! I just wish I could see some of the results on the scale, its heart breaking to check my weight after working so hard and it hasnt went anywhere.

Losing weight is seriously a war between yourself and everything around you. Having to fight temptations for yummy pizza that was just on a commercial or having that brownie sundae at dinner. Its just really hard to eating everything you want, when you want it, and how much you want. I know that I can do everything in moderation, but the problem I find is that I keep telling myself that a little more won't hurt anything then a little more, then a little more until I have ate a whole pan of cookies in two days. It doesnt matter if you burn 1000 calories a workout if the lifestyle and diet doesnt change. At least at TKD they teach us about control and how to tame your mind and body. My mind and body are just really stubborn sometimes. lol.

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GOLFGMA 7/8/2012 8:02AM


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WALLINMW 7/6/2012 2:28PM

  Stay motivated and everything in moderation!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last night in TKD we had three new adults to join our class! I'm now not the only white belt in the adult class. It makes my life so much easier because now I can break off with my little white belt group rather than being a stalemate with the other black belts. But my class was absolutely amazing. I finally got my stripe for my form and I only have two more strips and 7 more classes until I can test for my yellow belt :)

This has been the best workout I have done in my adult life. It works my ENTIRE body, even the muscles that I didn't know existed. Its such a great feeling being sore after doing basic TKD moves without having to be in the gym for hours lifting weights to get the same effect and it ads in cardio. I just need to learn to pace myself in Kisado and not be so hard since Im just getting back into the swing of things after being at a desk for 4 years and just running occasionally and working out once in a blue moon. Im having just so much fun. Last night I also decided to participate in the world tournament in Alabama which will be a weekend trip the middle of July. I am the only competing adult white belt in our academy! hehe

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  Congrats - it's great that you've found the sweet spot, enjoying it and getting so much more than just exercise!! Keep us posted!

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SPUTNIK512 6/27/2012 9:00AM

    Woo hoo! Good luck at the competition!!!

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Shot me, now!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I had a great week in the gym this week, but my body didnt recovery as well as i thought it would on my Sunday rest day. Monday I was very sluggish and had a huge lack of energy which hit hard at Kisado Monday night. Half way through I had to stop and take a break because I thought I was going to faint. Last week I hung in there with the best of them but yesterday it was like a smack in the face that I had NO ENERGY.. I got really hot/cold at the same time and felt sick to my stomach. It was so aweful. I walked to the side and took a couple minute break to slow my heart rate and to get a drink of water. It was the WORST feeling in the world not being able to compete. Im so competitive and having to step aside while others were doing just fine about killed me. I am so embarrased, I am second guessing going back Wednesday. I apoligized to my instructor last night because I felt like I had failed.
How can you get over this feeling even though you were just listening to the limit of your own body. UGH!!
But I do have TKD tonight and hopefully it will cheer up my spirits some.

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GOLFGMA 6/26/2012 4:03PM

    It is always best to listen to your body. I'm sure the instructor was glad that you took a break. Do not be embarrassed. Some days are better than others and maybe you've been pushing too hard. Fitness doesn't happen overnight and sometimes it is best to take it slow. Great that you realize there are sometimes limits to what we should do. emoticon

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Day 2

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Today was my second TKD class and it was just as amazing as the first. I am extremely sore from Kasado last night, but it was great. I have my first 10 moves of my form down in only two classes!! My master asked me today if I wanted to go to competition with the team in mid july and do the form competition. I am seriously considering it, I dont know yet though. I am the type of person that if I am going to showcase a talent I want to have it textbook.

I am really excited that I have found something after competitive sports that has caught my interest. I played varsity softball, volleyball, and basketball all through high school and it feels like nothing else to be participating again. I am starting to get some of my self esteem back already and a ton of energy.

I have also been checking the scale and It hasnt started showing any signs of budging yet but I know it will soon. Between keeping my calorie count within a reasonable number and doing TKD 3 times a week and Kasado 2 days a week, I dont see how my weight will stay on.

Only two more weeks and I will have my yellow belt test :)


Found my passion...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I have been running and working out for about two months now regularly. I really didnt like doing it and had to make myself go. I decided to do something on my bucket list and sign up for Taekwondo. I have absolutely fell in love with it. I have belt classes three days a week and two cardio classes a week which are kicking my booty at the moment but I love every moment of it. My classes range from a hour to an hour and a half, but the time flys by. When I run it seems like Im just watching my watch because Im so BORED!!! My heart rate stays up the entire time and its just AMAZING.
I would HIGHLY recommend it to ANYONE who has hit a plateau or is just getting bored with their workouts. As I begin my journey in martial arts Im gonna try and blog about it to keep myself focused.
ALSO... Side kicks are a GREAT way to rip those saddle bags off. UGH, we did them for 5 minutes yesterday in class and overnight my slacks already felt looser. It could just be me being giddy. But it made my Wednesday ;)
**Courteous is the tenet of the term. Courteous is being thoughtful and considerate of another persons feelings and emotions.

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CRYSTALLULLABY 6/22/2012 10:30AM

  That's emoticon

I'm excited for you that you've found something you love and that you don't have to watch the emoticon anymore.

Enjoy every moment of it!

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GOLFGMA 6/21/2012 6:58AM

    You make it sound wonderful! I like the Courteous and considerate motto. Keep doing this since you love it and it really sounds ideal! emoticon

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