Happy New Year! To continue the theme 🙂 Here are my Martial Arts goals for 2019: Continue enjoying classes twice a week for Haidong Gumdo and Taekwondo whenever I can. Practise hosinsul/self defense skills – the most challenging part of TKD training for me! Work on my flexibility. Stay loose! 🙂 Brush up on my… Read More Martial Arts Goals – Happy New Year!
In the same vein as this week’s post on flexibility: Goal setting time! In 2018 I’ve re-picked up (literally) my Kettlebells for strength training. Nothing too crazy, just building up slowly by working steadily, and with plenty of breaks and rest. I notice that it makes me feel more balanced, and that it helps to keep… Read More Strength Goals for 2019
By mindfully choosing our habits, we harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy, and growth. A great way to prepare ourselves mindfully and consciously for the New Year is to gain insight into our habits. The little things we do (and think!) every day end up shaping our lives by… Read More Better than Before – Gretchen Rubin
My flexibility goals (to aim at! :)) for the year 2019 are: to finally get into all 3 splits (left front, right font, and middle – I managed right front in 2018!) being able to grab my extended leg with both hands while standing – and keeping good balance at that! I will be working… Read More Flexibility Goals
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee I came across this Bruce Lee quote today, on a blog about learning to play guitar. I don’t play guitar myself (the one in the picture is Mr E’s), but I love this quote, and… Read More Guitars, Bruce Lee, and Snow
We figured it would be a crisp and cool winter walk today, yet still sunny enough to don our favourite hoodies. It was. Kind of. Almost. Frosty views of our walk along the Eifeler Struffelt route today.
Christmas is traditionally time for The Nutcracker ballet. Seven years ago (3rd of December 2011 to be exact) I performed in my very first ballet recital. The Nutcracker was our ballet piece for the year 🙂 I got to dance as one of the snowflakes, which was very exciting (my first time wearing a tutu!)… Read More The Nutcracker and Shakespeare
Happy Christmas! The first Monday in months for me without Martial Arts classes, so I’ll be kicking around the Christmas Tree tonight 🙂 I bumped into this informative link today about how Christmas is celebrated in South Korea. Random Geekery Diving further into Korea-facts, I read that both the Crane and Hibiscus (H. Syriacus, Korea’s national flower… Read More Christmas, Cranes and Poetry
Happy Holidays – if you’re reading this on the 24-25th! This will be a shorter post today, a bit more of a training log than strength philosopy 🙂 A report back after last week’s Janda situp experiment: Sunday: 0 reps, 0 negs (but I gave it my all!) Monday: 0 reps (yet almost managed one)… Read More Gainz for Christmas
Engaged in the creative process we feel more alive than ever, because we are making something and not merely consuming, Masters of the small reality we create. In doing this work, we are in fact creating ourselves. Mastery – Robert Greene