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King Tiger Tae Kwon Do Black Belt candidates blog daily about their journey: their thoughts and feelings, their struggles and successes; their pain and their encouragement. Follow along on their journey; words of encouragement are always welcome!

October 12th

Today I mentored my mom and we worked on poomsae, study guide, and self defense.  I also worked on my ocean zones project for science.  I also did an ELA post card and got that finished.  After I write this I will go to sleep.  See you tomorrow. 
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October 9th

Today I watched a replay of the Talladega NASCAR race which was crazy.  One of my favorite drivers got his best career finish which was 10th, while a first time winner won the race.  Just now my brother plucked out one of the hairs above his eye brow.  Just now I finished my jump rope and I will take a shower and will play more video games.
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October 5th

Today I went to school and I also got some school work done.  Then I did some requirements like push ups, sit ups, and squat thrusts.  I then did some jump rope.  Tomorrow is an early release day and I will go home at 1:08 I think.  Also I will do some retests.
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10/4

Today I went to school and had a test in Health.  After school I did some push ups, sit ups, and squat thrusts.  I then went to class where I did poomsaes and self defense.  When we got home I did my jump rope.  And after I write this I will brush my teeth and go to bed.  I'm tired.
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10/3

It was a good day.  I had some schoolwork to do this morning and got that done before lunch.  I finished my requirements and played video games with my brother.  I was hoping to watch the Nascar race but it got rained out.  I hope to have a good day at school tomorrow. Bye
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10/2

Today I got up early to go to black belt class.  We worked on kicks, poomsaes, and self defense.  At 11:30 we did the kick-a-thon to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  With help from my brother and my mom, I did 1750 kicks.  After that we got some lunch at Zaxby's.  Then I did some other requirements and played with my brother.  Bye.
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September 30 2021

Today I went to school and after school I did some push ups, sit ups, and squat thrusts.  I also did some poomsaes.  After that I worked with my mom and we did a mentor session.  Then I did some school work and did more of my orchestra practice.  Then I did some self defense.  What will happen tomorrow?
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9/26

Today I've been working on getting the last of my essays finished.  My dad has been helping me and he keeps telling me I need to write more.  I will be glad when these essays are totally done.  I'm also trying to get all of my physical requirements done today.  It's been a challenging day so far.    
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9/25

Today I got woken up early to go to Black Belt class.  After that I got home played some video games and ate lunch.  Then I worked on some essays.  After that I did some push ups, sit ups, and squat thrusts.  After that I did another essay and will work more on it tomorrow.
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9/23

Today was a very nice day.  I went to school and had a test in science.  After I got home from school I did my run.  When I got home from my run I took a shower, then I did some self defense with my brother.  Then I ate dinner and did some push ups.  I also finished my jump rope.  Looking forward to it being Friday tomorrow and the weekend.
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9/21

Today I was at school and finished my MAP testing.  We got to have an orchestra rehearsal also.  When I got home I went for a run then mentored my mom.  We did kicks and some more of her poomsae.  I also managed to get some more jump rope in.  What will tomorrow bring?
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Back from Hilton Head

Today my family and me came back from Hilton Head.  We watched some football and while I was in Hilton Head I did the Physical Test.  My mom sent Master Chelly my results which were better than the pretest.  Just now I ate dinner.
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9/16

We are in Hilton Head, and today, me and my brother went on a run together.  My brother timed me for jump rope like he usually does.  I was able to get all of my requirements done earlier than usual.  We also went to the beach and enjoyed the sand and waves.  I'm looking forward to more beach time tomorrow.  
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9/14

Today for school I had Orchestra.  After school I went on my run and read my ELA book then I did some requirements.  Then I mentored my mom.  We worked on self defense and her Poomsae which is Hwa Rang Poomsae.  Then I did the rest of my requirements.  Just now I did a little bit of jump rope.  Tomorrow we will be going to Hilton Head.
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9/12

Today I got up and my mom and brother went to hit tennis balls.  While they hit them I did some push ups, sit ups and my other requirements.  My brother timed me for some jump rope.  Then after that we played some video games.  We also watched the Panthers play the Jets.  I eventually went on my run.  I relaxed and then I did some some pull ups which was a couple minutes ago.  Looking forward to another week at school.  
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9/11

Today I got up to go to BB class.  Today we also remember 9/11/01, the attacks of September 11th.  My parents were living in New Jersey at the time.  I didn't get all my requirements done until 7:00 when I finished my run.  Tomorrow I hope to get my stuff done much earlier.  
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September 6th

Today I did a little bit of school work.  I also did an essay on my new skill which is baking.  I also got some jump rope done.  I did my run and watched a little bit of the US Open.  I also watched Lego Masters and the episode was very funny.  Just now I ate dinner and am going to play video games before the weekend is totally over.
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9/5/21

Today I worked on my summer reading project for school.  Just now I baked a cake as part of learning my new skill.  All of my requirements are done for the day.  I also played some music and watched some of the US Open.
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September 4th

Today I went to Black Belt class where I worked on poomsaes among other things.  At class I had to lead with punches.  We also worked on Staff and Stick Poomsaes.  Yesterday my grandparents came for the weekend and my grandpa came to class.  After lunch I played some music and did my requirements.  A couple minutes ago I finished my run.  I will finish up my jump rope later. 
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September 2nd

Today I went to school and it was same as always.  I am behind on my requirements and trying to catch up.  After school I went on a run and when I finished I took a shower.  Then I listened to some music and did the rest of my requirements.  Just now I finished my jump rope.  I am going to black belt class tomorrow and hope to get some more requirements done.
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Sunday the fun day, August 29th

After breakfast today I did some of my requirements which included push ups, sit ups, squat thrusts, kicks and poomsaes.  Then I played video games with my brother, Zach.  After playing games, I ate lunch and watched the rest of last night's Nascar race.  Then we went to the Gould's house so I could practice self-defense with Miss Jen.  Zach had a mentor session with Instructor Jason.  When I got back home I wrote my TKD essay for the Alchemist.  Then I went for my run and jumped in the pool when I got home.  I finished my requirements and did some school work.  I had dinner, finished my jump rope and got to play more video games with Zach.  It was a busy day!  
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August 28th

Today I had a black belt class where we worked on self defense, poomsaes, kicks, and other stuff.  I also had a mentor session with Master Chelley where we worked on staff form 2.  I also worked with Dr. Horstmann on staff form 2.  When I got home I did my requirements.  Just now I finished my jump rope.  I also finished reading my book, The Alchemist.  I will be writing my essay tomorrow.  
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Second day of school

Today was my 2nd day of school.  I have to wear 2 masks for school because my brother isn't old enough to be vaccinated.  Yesterday was my 1st day of school which both days went well.  Today I did a run after school and before school I did my push ups.  I really like school but I have to figure out how to get more requirements done with school now.
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The day before my first day of school

Tomorrow is my first day of school and I am excited but also a little nervous.  I did my empathy challenge on Sunday and got my essay written.  I enjoyed my last day of summer by getting in the pool with my brother and pretended to do some Olympic sports.  I also got all of my TKD requirements done today.
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August 20th

For today we went to Latta Plantation and checked out the new nature center called Quest.  We also walked on the trail to see where all the new raptor enclosures will be.  Before that, yes, I did my requirements and my brother timed me for my jump rope, and he also helped with self defense.  We also cleaned up our bonus room so we could play some video games before Black Belt class at 5:30.  
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August 18th

Today I watched some TV then got to work on requirements.  I did my jump rope where my brother timed me like he usually does.  My dad went with me on a run and I didn't have to walk at all when we did it.  Sometimes I have to.  I did some falls and rolls before going on the run.  I also read my book the Alchemist and practiced my violin.  That's how today was.
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August 17th

Today I watched the movie E.T for the first time and it was pretty good.  We also went to the car wash to clean out the sand from the beach and got lunch from Wendys.  I start school next Wednesday.  After I write this I will do some jump rope and finish up the rest of my requirements for today.  
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August 16th

Zach usually helps me with my 1st dan self defense but he went to the clinic so I had to wait for him to get back.  He was there for a long time.  I also went on a run with my dad and we dodged the rain just in time.  I did 20 pull ups today and I need to do 20 more tomorrow to get caught up.   
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August 15th

Today I am going to watch a NASCAR race.  I did my run and Zach came along with me he also helped with self defense I also did the 4 counts with my self defense.  Just now I did jump rope and Zach timed me.  I am exited for school and my school year starts in one week I think.
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Saturday 8/14

Today I had a class with Master Evins and that went well.  I'm a little behind on my requirements because yesterday we got back from Hilton Head and I didn't do anything when we got home.  Today, I was going to go on a run but a storm came so I didn't go.  I really need to do some catching up before school starts.  Speaking of school, I am looking forward to it and found out who my new homeroom teacher is going to be.   However, I am a little worried that getting my requirements done will be more challenging once school does start.  I'll have to figure that out.    
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Thursday, 8/12

Today was our last full day in Hilton Head since we go home tomorrow.  This morning I helped my brother build his new Legos that he got for his birthday, which was yesterday.  We took a bike ride and found a really cool lighthouse.  After that we went to the pool.  I managed to finish all of my requirements just now.  It's been great being here but I'm also looking forward to going home tomorrow.  
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Tuesday, 8/10

Today I went to the beach and rode waves.  My brother got stung by a jellyfish too.  I was able to get all of my requirements finished but it took a really long time because I didn't feel like doing them.  I sometimes wish there were less things I had to do.  But it's the cycle and it is meant to be hard.  I still know that it is really good for me.  
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August 7th

Hello again.  I've had two really good days.  Yesterday I went to the beach and rode waves with Zach.  Today, it rained a little so we didn't go to the beach.  I got all of my requirements done yesterday and today.  My grandpa timed me while I did jump rope today.  Also my brother helped more with self defense.   We even tried the special and he did very good with them.  Looking forward to tomorrow.
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Thursday, 8/5

We are still in Hilton Head and even though it's been raining, I was able to get my run in today.  My brother helped me again with self defense.  Yesterday, we went to the pool, we played mini golf and also went to the beach.  Last night we listened to a sea turtle talk in the evening on the beach.  It was really interesting and I'm glad we went.      
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More Hilton Head fun

Today I'm still in Hilton Head.  We went to the pool and played some paddle ball.  I was going to go on a run but there is a storm and I can't go.  Other than that I did all my other requirements.
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Working in Hilton Head, 8/1

I'm in Hilton Head and I did all of my requirements.  My brother helped me with self-defense which was fun.  We went to the beach after and I got to play lots of video games with Zach.  Need to run with my dad tomorrow since I'm a little behind with that over the last two days.  I will work on that.  Hope everyone is doing well.  
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Friday, July 30th

Today I was able to get all my requirements done.  I didn't finish as early as yesterday but that's okay.  I watched some Olympics while I did my sparring.  Tomorrow we are going to Hilton Head and I am really looking forward to the beach!  I know I still have to get my stuff done while I'm there, but it will be fun running on the beach.  
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My day, Thursday 7/29

Today I got all my requirements done before lunch!!   I am happy that I did that, because then I had the whole afternoon to do whatever.  Listening to Mario Kart music helped to keep me going.   We watched some Olympic BMX racing after lunch which was really cool and fun to watch.  That was my day.
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My Wednesday, July 28th

Today I did most of my requirements.  I watched some of the Olympics well right now I am.  While I did my Push ups, sit ups, and squat thrusts I played some music to keep me engaged.  I mostly listened to Michael Jackson.  At 6:45 I had a class where I worked with Instructor Jason on my poomsae and self defense along with my special self defense.  That was my Wednesday.
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July 26th

Today I did all my requirements except running and pull ups.  I also watched the Olympics and the movie Lean on Me for the first time.  I did Zoom class tonight and worked with Instructor Hannah.  We did my poomsaes and study guide.  On Saturday we are going to Hilton Head.  My mom told me that I would still have to do all the requirements there. 
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My day

Today my day was really great.  I did all my requirements.  Today we went to this park and I ran and walked which was like my run.  My brother helped with self defense.  I did my push ups, sit ups and squat thrusts early.  After I write this I will take a shower and do pull ups.
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Wednesday, July 21st

Today I did all of my requirements.  I did my run, some school work, and got in my pool.   My brother and I did some water self defense.  That was fun.  I did some jump roping, and after I write this, I will do my pull ups.
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July 20, 2021

Today my mom made me a schedule to help me get my requirements done sooner.  I tend to procrastinate.  I finished all of them earlier than I usually do.  I had trouble with jump rope because I did it last and I was super tired.  I ran my usual 1.6 mile route today, and later I will do my pull ups.  I also appreciate my brother helping me with self defense.  This cycle is hard but it pays off.
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Monday July 19th

This morning I finished my push ups, Sit ups, and Squat thrusts.   Then I had a violin lesson after that I ate lunch then I finished up the rest of my requirements.  At 6:30 I went to King Tiger to do a mentor session with Master Chelley. We worked on Staff Form 2 which was fun then I had a class for real where we did self defense, kicks, a lot of things.  Tomorrow I will continue with my requirements.
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test post

test to see if the system works for us since we have been having a hard time getting logged in
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last night

I am done with everything.  It has been tough.  Tomorrow I have a big day because of testing.  I am looking forward to it.  Good luck to everyone else tomorrow. 
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10/6

I did 2 leadership credits in 2 classes and had my own black belt class.  I did some homework and me and my dad worked on rolls and falls.
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10/5

I met with Inst Jason and we worked on roles and falls.  I am almost finished with my running and I sparred with my dad.  I only have 1.5 left to run.
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Almost done with running

I have only 3.5 miles to go and I also finished my push ups and sit ups and school work.
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Sunday 9/28

I spent my weekend at the beach but I have to catch up on my requirements.  I finished my requirements for today and that included my run.  I also finished some school work I missed.  I still have to get caught up on my run. 
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Sept 23

I finished my requirements and I met with Inst Jason and my mentee Matthew.  I think it was my last session with both of them.  I sparred with my dad and did jump rope.   Time for bed.
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Sunday 9/20

Yesterday I had a written test and I had to do pushups, sit ups, and pullups.  I made mask filters and my mom helped me finish my school project.  And I wrote my essay now I have all essays finished.
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9/16

I met with inst Jason and we worked on sinuwalies and koryo.  I still have a long way to go to catch up on my leadership 1 classes.  My younger brother Zach tested for H green yesterday and did real well.
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Another essay done

I finished my role model essay.  All I have to do is my community service project essay.  I went on my run and am getting further along with my requirements.
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Another essay done

I finished my essay on the new skill and I need to catch up on leadership credits.
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Sunday

I met with Inst Jason which was fun and we worked on stick forms and I did all my requirements.  I sparred with my dad and I kicked him hard which made him fall down.
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My Tuesday night class

I took a Tuesday night class.  It was fun.  I worked on weapons and the two Taekwon poomsaes they were both fun and I liked that we got to work on them.  I still have lots of school work to do.
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saturday class

I took a class and had to do 56 burpees in class.  I was hoping to do a class in person but it got rained out so I took zoom.
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Catching up

Still trying to catch up on school and exercises.  I am getting used to working on requirements and school at the same time.
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1st week of school

I am behind on my requirements because of school.  But I got all my requirements done today.  Looking forward to getting our BB pretest done tomorrow so I can get caught up.
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8/16

I've been practicing jump rope so I can get better at it.  I also finished up another essay  about how can I apply TKD to my life.  Tomorrow is the first day of school for me and my brother.
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Wednesday, 8/12

I got all my exercises finished and got two leadership credits by helping in two classes.  I also got a second cat and she is living in the guest bedroom.  I had a fun day and can't wait for tomorrow.
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Monday 8/10

Today was fun and went like the others.  I did all my requirements.  I even did sparring and my brothers birthday is tomorrow and I got to beat him with a pillow.
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More essays done

I finished up two more essays.  They were on what did it feel like to go mute and on my book Hoot.  I finished up all my exercises and essays so I could do the things that I want like playing video games or get in my pool.
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Another essay done

I got another essay finished and am planning to get another one done tomorrow.  I did all my requirements I needed to do.  I need to catch up on my jump rope though.
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Another week down

I finished up another week not only that I finished 2 essays. My white belt essay and Martin Luther King essay done.  I finished up my exercises and got them over with.  I got  jump roping finished but had to do it for 12 minutes since I haven't done it in a while.  So that is what I did over my weekend. 
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My busy week so far

My week so far as always is doing all my requirements.  I met with Inst Jason and we did all the the things I had trouble with at first, like the stick and staff forms.  I even led classes and helped out twice so far this week.  I have a mentee and soon I'll be working with him.  Today, I did my run where I ran the entire way, no walking. 
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The weekend

I finished all my requirements  I had to do.  I had a tough day yesterday since I was tired.    Today it was much better because I was well rested and I got my exercises done early in the morning so had the rest of the day to do anything like get in my pool.  I'm planning to finish some essays this week.   
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The 16th

My 10th day went well.  I did my exercises and poomsaes and kicks.  I also ran longer than before because of the rain so instead of doing 1.5 miles I ran 2 miles.  I also got a lesson with instructor Jason and we did staff and stick work.  My 10th day went well and it was fun.
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Day 8 done

Today went by fast. I did all my exercises including my run.  I did my kicks, push ups, sit ups, and the other exercises I had to do.  I jump roped as well which was fun.  I also got all my exercises done early and got to have the rest of the day like getting in the pool and played video games.
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1 week down

I finished my first week, now it's week 2.  I did all my exercises I had to do like my push ups.  I also finished an essay on Jane Goodall.  I  didn't do my run yesterday but today  my run  was fun.  I also jump roped and got that finished.  I am happy I have done this.
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My Saturday class

My Saturday class was fun and had a lot of learning.  I did my poomsaes, push ups , sit ups, kicks, and the other requirements.  I have to learn how to make a figure 8 of my staff form.  I'm also planning to knock out one of my essays tomorrow.
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Day 4 of my book

Today went like the first 3 three days.  I did my run, poomsaes, kicks, and other things my book said for me to do.  I am happy that I finished my book for today and I am ready to do the rest of it.
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Day 2 of my cycle

My second day went like my first one it was fun and epic.  I did my poomsaes, self defenses, and all the other things my book had.  I did my run which was fun and gets my blood flowing.  I did my push ups,  sit ups, and squat thrusts.  I am happy that I got it finished for today and keep on doing until I get it done. 
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My first day

My first day was epic and fun but was not easy.  I did my exercises and kicks as well as my poomsaes and I did my run.  I think each day is going to be tough but worth it.  I am happy that I get to do this with you all.    
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