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Taekwondo Day, Monday

It. Was. So. Hard. Getting myself to train today, but I did. And you know what? I was kind of miserable. After doing all the things that I measure for, I felt aimless. Not sure what to do. I did work on my forms. Yesterday they were really frustrating me; today they were better. I also did a few rounds of cross-apartment kicking combinations.

I just… training alone is so hard. At the risk of sounding like I’m whining (I am), I would say that getting yourself to keep going by myself is probably the hardest parts of my workout. I know when I’m doing something wrong, but I don’t really know how to fix it sometimes. And there is no  real drive to do better, no real way to determine whether or not I AM getting better.

But ultimately I did do something, and something is better than nothing. Soooo huzzah. I only have a few more weeks till I get to go back and train with my friends again. So there’s that, too. 🙂

Anyway, here are the stats:

	Sun	Mon
Squats	39	38
Pushups	10	9
Situps	40	37
FrontR	23	26
FrontL	17	23
RoundR	15	17
RoundL	13	14
SideR	11	12
SideL	9	8

I improved in some areas, did not improve in others. I suppose that has to do somewhat with which muscles in my legs are the sorest from yesterday. haha.

Anywho, I did get up and do something today, and, like I said, that’s the important part. Woot.

Gina

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Taekwondo Day; Week 1, Monday

I definitely had a hard time getting motivated. I got home late after a weird and stressful day. I was still sore from stuff yesterday. I was hungry. I ended up giving myself some time to chill and started about a half an hour late. For an extra incentive, I promised myself that if I got started at 6:30, that I could still stop at 7:00PM.

Here’s the other thing that got me going:

Please enjoy the music as you bask in my stats:

Reps in 30 secs

Squat: 33
Pushups*: 9
Crunches: 35
Front kick — right: 25
Front kick — left: 21
Roundhouse — right: 14
Roundhouse — left: 15
Side kick — right: 11
Side kick — left: 11

Keep track of my progress in the spreadsheet!

These are a vast improvement over yesterday, but, to be fair, I was already worn out from my 10-sec reps yesterday once I got to the 30 sec reps. So I’ll be considering these my baseline numbers for future measurements.

*A note on my push ups: I can do push ups on my toes, but my push ups at this point are pretty shallow. I would say I get about 2/3 of the way down while keeping my hips where they should be. I will get them all the way down, though!

Those are my stats for today. Thanks for sticking around for the Bombardment Monday!

I’m going to bed!

Gina