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Humbled By the Weather

"Humble: not having or showing any feelings of superiority, self-assertiveness, or showiness"

Building a Structure

As the heat continues to kick my butt day in and day out, I realize that I have to be mindful of what I'm eating, drinking, and doing or else I feel like garbage during training. After some research online and talking with folks training here, I found that you should be drinking 6-8 liters (1.5 - 2 gallons) of water a day on top of drinking smoothies, coconuts, and electrolyte drinks. I drink a lot of water at home but never this much. In order to keep track, I'm logging how much I drink in the journal I carry. This little journal is also helping me see when I sleep, wake up, and what classes I train. That way, I can slowly build a schedule based off of what my body needs.

Intermediate Class

The next thing I have to do is start doing "2 a days" for training. Meaning I go to the morning and evening sessions. This week, I've been going to the intermediate class which is more intense than the beginner class. Longer sparring times, more push ups and sit ups, and difficult pad work. Thai training is all about toughness and endurance. A lot of volume training, whether it is kicks, punches, sit ups, knees, or elbows. They make sure you get your reps in. It makes me wonder how the advanced class is?

Getting Goals Done!

Monthly Goals Crushed

When I think back to the first post that I wrote, I laid out some goals. At only 8 days into the adventure, I've been doing well getting these done!

✔️Making an Instagram post each week

✔️Writing a blog post two times a week

✔️This month I'd like to see one or two temples

✔️I'd like to try 10 different Thai Dishes

Looking at how much I can get done in a short amount of time makes me hopeful. Hopeful that I can start to work on making what I enjoy doing into a job. The energy and time just need to be put in.

Challenges for this Week

Staying focused on the reason that I'm here has been difficult as I don't have much energy. I thought by now I'd be acclimated to the weather and climate. Maaaaan, not yet. Another challenge is working on my shoulder/neck strength while I'm here. Hopefully I won't get KO'd as easily if I build up these areas.

My space calendar told me it was International Women's Day. So...

Happy International Women's Day!


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