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Day 39: Drinking Red Wine and Examining Confidence

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Hey, that, am I toasted.

I don't drink often, and this red wine with dinner is really sending me over the edge. The best part is that I'm planning to take a walk with my daughter and German Shepherd soon...This outta be good.

Anyway, the purpose of my entry is to take a good look at my mental state lately. Two nights ago, I informed my husband that I was NOT going to take my first test toward a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo.

"What? Why not?" (He is a 5th degree; he lives and breathes TKD.)

"Well, I just don't feel like I'm that prepared. I haven't really trained as much as I could have. And...well...I just don't think I'll do that well."

"Are you kidding? You've been training for a month! You know everything. Come on, it's just a first test. You can do this."

It's funny how hearing that from my husband -- from a TKD Master -- made all the difference. I went to class last night, registered for the test, paid the fee, and then had the most fun 2-hour class of the summer. I was bonding with people who have intimidated me in the past, including a former Marine and a super-tough transgender who could wipe the floor with me in a heartbeat.

I felt strong and confident. As an added bonus, I weighed in this morning at 155.6. Yes! I've recovered from some questionable food decisions over Labor Day weekend.

I'm in a good place. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to take my tipsy self, my daughter, and my dog around the neighborhood. Dilly dilly.
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    Good for you. Hope this motivates you to continue to "step out" in other areas.
    168 days ago
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