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Friday, November 19, 2010

I did it!

Well it was scary and tiring and fun. I got my yellow belt!  At first I felt really totally weird. There were all the parents with cameras pointed at us. I was the only grown up testing. I thought, "All these parents are laughing at me." But then, I just focused in on making sure I did everything right.

I was sweaty. I was tired. I was wheezy. I wasn't sure I wanted to do it. A whole CROWD of people were watching me work out. Jogging in place, jumping jacks, stretches, kicks. I just prayed I didn't look too fat and stupid. And then I said to myself, "Screw it." None of these people are up here or have the balls to be out here. Screw them.

I made it through the test. The kids thought it was too cool to be watching Mommy. My husband was there.  At the end, I got all worried that the yellow belt wouldn't fit me. I thought "what if they didn't get one big enough? That would be sooooo embarrassing." But then it fit perfectly. Better than the white one which was probably too big.

After the test, we took some pics. The kids came running to give Mommy a hug and everyone there told me congratulations and that they thought I was amazing for being out there and that I should keep it up. It felt great. I was sore and tired and sweaty. I came home and my hubby watched the kids while I took a nice long bath. Then I had some fat free frozen yogurt.  And I'm still hungry since I didn't eat much before the test. I've had two 32 oz glasses of water since the test so I'm gonna have another small snack now.

Hope you all have a good night!
 Kicks






Oral Exam



Getting my belt



Triumph!

24 comments:

  1. Congrats! You rock, Dr. F! I am amazed at how versatile and committed you are. You are an inspiration, and I'm glad to be doing these challenges with you! Have a good weekend!

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  2. You are freakin' AWESOME!

    How many times do we NOT do what we want to do because we're afraid we'll look ridiculous or stupid in front of other people? You're so very brave! and then what we find is that those same people are rooting for us the whole time.
    Yay you, Doc.

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  3. Congratulations! That is so awesome. Wow, that kick in the first picture is amazing. If I tried that, 1)I would fall over and 2)I would get a huge leg cramp. That is a seriously high kick. You are so brave and strong. I'm glad you were able to relax with a nice bath, you deserve it. Great job Doc.

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  4. Another awesome accomplishment under your.... belt!

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  5. Dammit Anne stole my joke! Great job Doc and thanks for being and inspiration! I love THIS Doc! She is the REAL Doc! Great pictures! They have me day dreaming now. I think I am going check into our local TKD scene now. Cant hurt to look right?

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  6. Congrats, chica!

    And truth be told, the other parents were probably at least mildly envious they weren't up there with you. Trust me... :D

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  7. Awesome, and you passed the oral without spilling a drop,... So proud !!!

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  8. Great! My husband is testing for his green belt with a stripe today. We all do Tang Soo Do.

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  9. Congrats! What an accomplishment. But I knew you would do it. ;-)

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  10. CONGRATS! What an awesome accomplishment! For some reason it made me tear up. I'm proud of you!

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  11. Look at that fierce pic of you, lady! Congrats! You're amazing and brave.

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  12. Yet another reason I won't be messin' with you!

    Very cool.

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  13. Nice result. You'd never guess you'd had surgery just around a month ago doc. I'm well happy for ya.

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  14. Congrats! That is awesome!!!

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  15. That grin on your face says it all! Well done!

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  16. Congrats to you!!! All that hard work paid off! Wahhhhooooo!

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  17. Awesome. I'm proud of you! I was there when my grandson got his yellow and remember how big his smile was. Congratulations.

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  18. Woooooohoooooo, congratulations!!! You look FIERCE in the kick picture - you go, girl!!! Proud of you for not letting a little embarrassment stop you from this goal. :)

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Progress to TouchDown and GOALLLL!!