My family has been practicing Tang Soo Do martial arts for a few years now. My husband is a green belt-orange stripe (level 6), I am orange with a stripe (level 4) and the kids are orange (level 3).
We travel a fair distance to do karate at a studio run by my former co-worker. The reason we do that, even though there are karate studios all around us, is because it is worth it to travel to work out with someone who has a passion for what he does.
He just opened a new dojang, which is beautiful aesthetically, and a pleasure to practice in. It is fantastic to watch a friend realize his dream and passion, and bring that level of excellence to his students/customers.
Every day I remind myself that if I want excellent results, I have to practice excellent behaviors. Mediocre will not yield excellent.
And as I am on the topic of "excellence", I will leave with a quote from a masterpiece of cinema "Be excellent to each other".
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.