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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!

11/11

Today was a good day. Today there was no school, so I woke up early. I had strawberry tea, pancakes, and eggs, which I helped make. I had a few assignments as well. Later I watched a movie with my friend. Happy Veterans Day!
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11/9

Today was a decent day. My power went out during the morning, so it was a bit of a struggle, but it came back on before my English class. I finished my engineering project. I'm really excited for winter break, because I can relax and drink hot chocolate! Overall, I had a pretty good day.
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11/5

Today was a decent day. I was a bit tired, and had neck pain, but it has soothed. I had a lot of work. I’m excited about the tea ceremony tomorrow. It will finally be over.
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11/4

Today was a decent day. Throughout the day, I was looking at the election. At the moment I hope Biden wins Nevada. I had a lot of school work today, but I was still focusing on the election. I hope everyone had a good day.
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11/3

Today has been an interesting day. No school, so I relaxed. I’m a bit nervous about the election.
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11/2

Today was a good day. I had school as usual, nothing special. There's so school tomorrow so I'm staying up. I'm nervous to hear the results of the election.
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11/1

Today was a good day. I woke up early because of Daylight Savings. I had breakfast and did grocery shopping with my dad. We got a bunch of stuff, including hot cocoa. Afterwards, I relaxed. Later, my sister came and we had chicken biryani. Now, I'm relaxing and watching The Good Place.
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10/30

Today is Halloween Eve! I did school as normal, and had to do a hard assignment. I chatted with my friends a lot. We’re going to hang out virtually on Monday night, as we have no school next Tuesday. Overall, a good day.
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10/29

Today was a decent day. I had a little headache, so it was hard to concentrate on school for a bit. I made cookies today, and did a leadership class.
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10/28

Today was a good day. I made my oatmeal for breakfast. I also got a 100 on my history test, and got all my work done. Later I went to the dentist and went grocery shopping. 
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10/27

Today was a good day. I did a leadership class. I also made cookies.
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10/26

Today waa a decent day. I relaxed and worked. I got a 95 on my business test and got assignments done.
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10/25

Today has been a relaxing day. I woke up at 10 and ate some oatmeal. Then I worked on some homework. My mom made mac and cheese for lunch. Later I tried to make cookie dough, but I ultimately failed due to the lack of ingredients. I'm planning to make more tomorrow. Then I ate dinner. Overall a good day.
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10/24

Today was a good day. In the morning I had a leadership and black belt class, and I was tired after. My nephew is also at home. I relaxed for a bit, then had a haircut and shower. Later my mom made enchiladas and I made milkshakes, and now I'm relaxing and watching anime. Overall, a good day.
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10/23

Today has been a good day. I got to sleep until 8:00, because there was no class. I made oatmeal for breakfast, and finished most of my work. I went to Trader Joes with my mom and got some stuff. I'm excited to make iced coffee. Overall, today was a good day.
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10/22

Today was a good day. Some school work, leadership, and the last debate.
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10/21

Today was a good day. The new quarter started so I have a bit more homework. I’ve been watching a lot of anime and chatting with my friends.
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10/19

Today was an average day. There was no school, so I tried some new things out. For breakfast, I made an oatmeal recipe I found online, which was delicious. Later, I relaxed and watched Netflix. I chatted with my friends a bit too. For lunch, we made pasta, and for dinner my mom made her chicken curry, My parents also went to vote. Overall, today was good.
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10/17

Today was good a day. I woke up at 9 to attend the 10 AM WH class. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to join the black belt class. Later we went to Lidl and got groceries. Right now me and my family are watching a show. In the past few days I’ve been craving oatmeal, and I found a couple recipes online. I’ve been enjoying that. I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.
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10/16

Today has been a good day. I finished all my work for the quarter, so I was happy. I also did a black belt class. Overall, a really good day.
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10/15

Today was a decent day. I finished off my midterms, on which I don't know the English score, and I got a 98 on the business one. I'm pretty proud. I finished off an English project and worked hard on my engineering one. I'm close to being done with all the work for the quarter. I was a bit disappointed with today's leadership credit. I couldn't hear them, but I felt like the kids were waiting impatiently for me to get to their belt group. Overall, a pretty decent day.
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10/14

Today was a good day. I had my midterms today, I got a 75 on my first one, which was disappointing however there will be midterm corrections so I can get points back, and I'll still have an A or B+. I got a 100 on my history midterm, which I was really proud of. I worked a lot on my engineering project and did some work on an English project. Today was a bit stressful but at least I'm a bit closer to being done with the quarter.
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Decent day

Today has been a bit of a stressful day with projects and upcoming midterms, but I feel good. I have an engineering midterm that I am comfortable with, and a world history one. My history teacher is super nice and you can tell she has passion in teaching. Today, in my breakout room, I got a surprise when the only person there was my former mentee. I am probably going to study more. Wish me luck!
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Relaxing

Today was a day or relaxation. I, for some reason, could not sleep after 8 so I just lazed around and ate breakfast at 9. I did some school work as well. Overall, a pretty good day.
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The Final Day

Today is the last day of the cycle, and I'm excited and anxious. I really hope I do well. Thank you to all the instructors and my mentor Master Dege. My family also helped me. Thank you ll. I am confident that I will walk out passing. I hope everyone else will pass the test, and thank you.
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Today

Today was an okay day. I have a lot of school work, and combined with the upcoming test, it puts a lot of stress on me. I hope I'll be fine.
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Today

Today was a good day. I had a lot of schoolwork, and I did a mentor session. Three days! That’s crazy. I can’t wait to be done and get my belt.
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Sunday

Today was a good day. I played badminton and played basketball with my dad and nephew. I am nervous about the test in 4 days! Its crazy how fast this cycle has gone, or so I feel. I hope everyone is doing well and practicing. We’re going to do great!
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Saturday

Today was a good day. I took a black belt class, went shopping, had donuts and pizza, and tried a new coffee flavor. I hope everyone has a good weekend.
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Today

Today was a good day. i had fun in school. I cannot wait to done with this cycle. All the time will have been worth it!!  
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Today

Today was a good day. I didn't do as many requirements and I focused on school. I talked with a friend for a while too. Overall today was pretty fun.
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Today

Today is a good day. I’m starting to become less stressed, because I used to feel as if I was the only one who struggled. Reading others’ journals helps me realize that nobody’s perfect. No offense, of course. I’m so excited to be done with this cycle. I did well on my requirements today, and I should be done with all of them by testing.
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Today

Today was a good day. I am watching the presidential debate, so I am staying up late. I am a nit nervous anout the upcoming test.
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Today

Today was a relaxing day. I didn’t do a lot of requirements, and relaxed by watching my favorite shows. I hope everyone else had a good weekend.
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Today

I feel good. I was productive and positive today. I hope more days are like this too
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Today

Today was a good day. I am a bit stressed out but I’ll be okay.
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Today

Today has been a good day. School was pretty good, but I still have work. I turned in all of my essays, so that takes away some stress. I'm going to take BBC and study for the written test. I'm a bit nervous about tomorrow's tests but I think I'll do fine.
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Wednesday

Had a good day. School was fun, and I had a mentee session and got a leadership 2 credit.
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Testing

I am kind of stressed about testing. I need to catch up on sparring rounds and Leadership 2's. I haven't really studied for the written test in a bit. I hope everyone else has been practicing!
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Thursday

Today has been a good day. I got a lot of schoolwork done and I have only a page and a half until I'm officially done with all my essays. I'm a bit stressed about the post-test but I'm sure it will be fine.
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Wednesday

Today I realized that I've been behind on journals. It's a silly thing to admit, but If I journal once in the morning and once in the night I'm sure I can catch up. Doing pretty good on other aspects, need to attend a few classes. But overall, I'm good.
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Tuesday

Today was the first day of school in the week. It was a fun time. It felt weird with everything feeling like Monday. I wish the weekend was longer!
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Monday

Today was a good day! No school of course, so I got to relax a bit. I worked on my essays and requirements. I watched a lot of Netflix.
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Today

Today has been a good day. School was good. I have a test for my engineering class. I have been doing requirements and working on my Kwans essay. Hope everyone had a good day.
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Yesterday

Yesterday was a good day. I had my first fay of school. I don’t really like learning on Zoom because it is hard to pay attention but my teachers are nice. I hope that the work won’t interfere too much with my requirements, After school I did my homework and requirements, had a mentor session with Master Dege, and attended Wang Ho class. I hope everyone else had a good day!
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Weekend

This weekend has been eventful. I took black belt class on Saturday. After the class, I had a haircut. My sister convinced me to take my sister's old bedroom, as she had moved out. We ordered some furniture for my room, and today my new chairs and lamp came. I already had a desk but I had to move it upstairs. I love my new room! There is a lot of sunlight and the room is comfy. I got my requirements done as usual. My first day of school is also tomorrow! I can't wait! I hope everyone else had a good weekend.
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Yesterday

Yesterday was an fun day. I did all my requirements throughout the day. I played Animal Crossing quite a bit. I had my first mentee session with Jaswanth, and a mentor session with Master Dege. My sister also came over for a bit which was fun. Hope everyone else also had a good day!
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Day 18

This week has been fun. Me and dad played badminton together on Wednesday. I've been getting my requirements done, and I'm working on my essays. I'm planning to learn more HTML coding as my new skill. I hope everyone else had a good week. 
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7/15

Today, I had a dentist appointment. I went at 12:30. I recently got braces and had to get a bracket fixed. After the appointment, me and my mom did some grocery shopping. Now, I'm working on my requirements and essays.
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This Week

Hey! I haven't journaled in a bit. This week my oldest sister, Nilima and her kids came over. My sister, Lisa's (I have two sisters) birthday is today. We had fun, and I laid back a bit on my requirements. We did some cleaning, some games, etc. Saturday's class was fun. That was pretty much my week. Hope everyone else had a good one!
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Day 2

Hello everyone! This is the second day of this cycle, but my first post. This cycle is my second, and I think this cycle will be way better than last time. I can't wait to see what happens. Good luck everyone!
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10/29/2019

Today was a good day. I got promoted in my Spanish class. I'm now doing intermediate Spanish. In social studies, I presented my building project. We had to build a fortified trading post. I'm going to BBC at 7:30 today.
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10/14/2019

It's honestly unbelievable. I never thought I could get through the cycle successfully. Tae Kwon Do has honestly changed me for the better. I began as a tiny child who would probably cry at the slightest insult, but now I feel as if I could fend for myself! I give a deep thank you to Master Evins, Master Chelley, all the Masters, instructors, and my fellow candidates. I am so grateful to you all and think we can all do great things if we put our mind to it!
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Today

Today was an amazing day. In science class, our class had donuts. There was an incident in Spanish. There was a test in ELA. One highlight of the day was going outside, and everybody wanted to roll down a hill. After school, at 5 pm, I had a CLP lock-in. We had food, fun, and activities. It was great having fun with my teachers and playing some video games! Overall, today was great.
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Today

Today was a good day. I have a test for ELA and Spanish tomorrow. I finished 2 computer projects. After school, I went to curriculum night, but I found it it was for elementary school! After that, I went to Tae Kwon Do and mentored my mentee, did BBC, and got mentored. Thanks to Master Dege for getting me to my humble abode!
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9/24

Yesterday was a good day. I did a mentor, mentee and Black belt class. I need to work on my Hapkidos. Testing is in about 2 weeks so its time to "grind".
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Today

Today was a regular day. I had a good day at school. We got a new science teacher, who seems nice. In Advanced Computers, one of my electives, we have 2 projects. In ELA, we did a journal on last week, which I am pretty much basing this off on. In Social Studies, we had a quiz and started learning about West Africa and slavery. I went to Tae Kwon Do at 6:30 PM to help with class.Tomorrow is my first CLP (College Leadership Program) meeting.  
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Today

Today I went to sparring and Black Belt class. I then went home and had samosas and chicken. Today I also went to Target and Starbucks. Overall, today was fun.
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Lazy Day

Today was a good day. I’m really tired right now. At school, we used our new Chromebooks a lot which is great because it saves paper. I got home and relaxed and did requirements.
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Today

I had a good day at school today. I helped with Wang Ho class and got mentored. I want to be more helpful whenever I’m assisting class.
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Today

Today I had a good day at school. I went to sparring class at Lake Norman. I’m glad to be done with essays, physical and written tests, but the Black Belt test could be harder then all 3 combined. 
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Written and Physical Test

Yesterday was the written and physical test. I think I did decently but I had trouble with a few things. I couldn't jump rope to the best of my ability because I didn't bring my own jump rope. I also need to improve on running and pull-ups.
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Almost Done

I finished all my essays and am almost done with mentor sessions. It's crazy how the cycle will be over in a month. All that work coming to an end. This whole cycle has been great and I never thought I could do it. I have improved a lot and the upcoming physical test will tell.
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Running Behind

Today, I only have one essay left, so I will finish it. During school I had fun. We are starting to use technology a lot more. I am a bit scared about the written and physical test. I will write again after BBC.
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9/5

It was a good day yesterday. In school we had a science MAP test, and I passed. During BBC, Master Jean visited and we had a great class. We did lots of kicks and combinations. Master Jean is a great teacher. 
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9/3- Sick Day

Today, I was still sick and I couldn't go to school. I will lay off on requirements. On the bright side, I can finish my essays. 
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9/2

Almost done with all my essays! Going to start memorizing written test! May time my run soon. Sadly I am sick today and I hope I’m not tomorrow so I can go to school.
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9/1

Today, I did nothing besides my requirements and worked on my Community Service essay. This week I will finish all my essays. 
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8/31

Yesterday I finished my requirements. I also did some community service at the library. Me and some other people learned how to shelve books, and we tore paper out of magazines for an activity on this Tuesday.
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8/30

Today has been a good break day. After school, I ate a snack and finished my new skill essay. I did some push and sit-ups. During school, I had a Spanish and US history test. We have our Chromebooks now and things are improving in my school.
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Balance-August 29

Went to sparring class today. I am trying to balance school and the cycle. I want to do 108 push and sit-ups per day. I wrote a paragraph of my New Skill Essay. I will be doing community service this week or next week.
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August 27

Today my school got lockers and chrome books. The hallways are getting very crowded. The chromebooks are good however. I went to the Huntersville school for sparring class today. Their facility is very nice. I love the mirrors near the class to see what you're doing. Master Chelley and Conrad Harte did a great job. Sparring class was kind of tough. Lots of kicks.
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Lots of exercise-August 24, 2019

Yesterday I went to sparring and BBC. During sparring, we did some sparring rounds and lots of kicks. During BBC we did kicks, nun-chucks, and stick techniques (which I'm not sure what the name is). During the hour between sparring and BBC, I went on a mile run with some other Bo Cho Dans and others. Thank you, Mrs. Badia, for motivating me to run! 
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Pros and Cons-August 21, 2019

Today has been an average day. However, I am very disappointed and disgusted by the people I am surrounded by at school. They say bad words and are incredibly disrespectful. Whenever a teacher leaves the room, the students talk negatively about said teacher. One day I hope to take this into my own hands. Alright, I’m done with the rant. I got a leadership 1 today. Red Stripe means tons of exercise. Great Job to everyone in the 6:45 PM class. One thing I’m happy about is my textbook. My history textbook is online, so I don’t have to bring a heavy textbook home. Also, there is a vocabulary and summary section. Last year, I disliked my social studies teacher because he made us take lots of notes and we never really learned anything. My history teacher this year is pretty nice. Anddd that’s all for today!
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8/20/2019- Average day

Today was a pretty average day. I went to school as usual. Went to BBC. Did some sparring rounds and self-defenses. At my school I've been noticing students saying profanity. Honestly, some kids today are so disrespectful. They need to focus on class, not their gossip.
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School Days-August 16, 2019

I’ve been going to school for the past couple days. The campus is not the best, but I’ve learned to cope with that. Also the pre-test is tomorrow. I’m kind of stressed but excited. I really hope I do good. I wrote down some important information from the study guides. We’ll see how it goes.
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August 13, 2019- first day of school!

Today was my first day of school. I was on a new campus. I'm in a class with all my friends. Everything is pretty chaotic because it's a new year. I will do requirements after school.
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Moves and Movies- August 10, 2019 (spoiler alert!)

Today, I went to sparring and BBC. We did lots of forms and self-defenses. I saw the movie Lion King in live-action. It was a great movie. I loved seeing Simba as a cub. He was so cute. I loved seeing all the animals and I want to interact with those animals someday. Wasn't able to do a bunch of requirements, but still some. Will do more tomorrow. I also did a mentor session. Because Luis my mentor is gone temporarily, I have had some temporary mentors. I thank everyone who has mentored me and helped me grow in general. 
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Tons of Forms and Self Defenses- August 8th, 2019

Today I went to my school orientation. I am going to 8th grade. It turns out my mentee goes to the same school. I mentored my mentee today and I went to Black Belt Class. My mentee is a junior Tiger so I learned some of the Junior Tiger curricula from him. We did a lot of Forms and Self Defenses in BBC.I need to practice High Yellow and Red Belt self defense. I also need to work on side kicks. I really hope school doesn't get the way of the cycle too much. I also signed up for a computer elective, which I am excited for. I think we should have a place to chat with other black belt candidates on this website. Texting and calls! 
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Shopping and Sores- August 6th, 2019

Today I went shopping at a store called Lidl. The prices there are very good. I also went to class today and got mentored. We did lots of kicking, but no as much as Saturday's class. I currently am working on side kicks.
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Normal Day- August 5, 2019

Today has been fairly normal. However, for the first time, I made a to-do list. Of course, I have to do cycle requirements. I also want to spend only 1 hour on social media, unless I am using it for productivity. Because school is coming up, I have been using Duolingo to practice Spanish and Khan Academy to practice math. I also want to read my book for the cycle. Pro Tip: Take notes on your book. Your future self will thank you for not having to read the book again. I will help with class today at 6:45 PM.
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Break day- August 4, 2019

Today has been a pretty lazy day. I didn't do that many kicks, as yesterday's Saturday BBC had many kicks. I need to work on my sidekicks. Another topic I want to talk about is the fact that people are calling the cycle a grind. It is not a grind, the cycle was made for us to master all techniques of Tae Kwon Do. 
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Double Class- 8/3/19

Today I went to BBC weekend and sparring class. We did a lot of kicks, over 300. I slept a little late yesterday and woke up feeling cranky, but I got through everything. Also today is the cycle start date! This day was a great start to this challenge.
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July 27-Stressed again

I am pretty stressed about requirements. I haven’t been getting them all in and I am scared. Also the pre-test is coming up. I need to learn how to do proper pull-ups too! I’m glad that the cycle hasn’t technically started.
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July 23- Practice, Practice, Practice!

Today I went to a Black Belt class. Yesterday I got mentored, helped with class, and mentored someone. When I was helping with class I was helping a White Belt with Kwan Sool. Besides that I've been getting in requirements. Might go on a vacation in a week or 2.
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July 21-Kinda stressed out

I stayed indoors for the majority of today. Got most of my requirements. I am pretty stressed out about the pre-Test because I’ll have to remember EVERYTHING from colored belts. It would be very convenient to have a study guide for the pre-Test, but having a mentor is enough for me. I went to sparring class yesterday and my toe got a bit hurt, but I’m fine now. 
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July 19th- Not doing much today

Today has been a pretty lazy day. It is very hot out and I don't feel like going outside. However, I am still getting in my requirements. I am hoping to go on a run around my neighborhood later. I like to run/walk in the night because it is colder and the heat recently has been crazy. I also am hoping to do at least 120 push-ups and sit-ups. Yesterday I had a mentor session and came home at about 9:30 from my Tae Kwon Do class. 9:30! That's crazy! But, hey, it'll all be worth it in the end. I also helped with a class on Wednesday, and I felt great. I hope to choose a mentee ASAP.
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