Day 39: Drinking Red Wine and Examining Confidence
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Hey, that rhymed...wow, 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.