Quest Taekwondo - Lincoln
When I first walked into the Chosun Taekwondo Academy dojang in February of , I was a typical middle-aged, overweight, sedentary woman with a standard American diet. I had been athletic as a teenager and young adult, but work, children, and home had come to take up all of my time.
So I found myself at age 45 living in an unhealthy, unfit body, about 15 pounds overweight. Walking into the dojang turned out to be the best thing I could do for my physical health. The tighter you make your fist, the stronger and faster you attempt to perform your strikes and your kicks, the stronger and fitter your muscles become.
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The more intensity you put into your forms and your sparring, the more aerobically fit your body becomes. The more careful you are to perform your techniques correctly, the more coordinated you become.
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Sometimes I just look at my hand making a fist and notice the definition of the muscles in my hand and lower arm. As for weight loss, well, I did lose about 10 pounds at the very beginning of my training, but little by little over the next year and a half most of that weight came back. Starting in March of , I cut all grains, dairy, legumes, and sugar from my diet.
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I lost 20 more pounds in two months and have kept it off so far, putting me well into the normal weight range for my height. Taekwondo gives me the life discipline to maintain this diet, and I love being able to perform the skills with less stress on my body.
This diet and the accompanying weight loss have improved my muscular composition and definition. There is plenty of room for improvement still, but as I prepare for my black belt test in October at age 48, I feel like a new woman, a much fitter woman. Monday, March 5, Retaining Black Belts. Devaluing the Black Belt. Very often I receive inquiries from parents seeking membership for their children who have trained elsewhere in the martial arts.
Many come wearing black belts naturally leading me to believe that they have achieved a certain level of proficiency. Some have.
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