Sunday, March 11, 2012

Three years

Three years have come and gone from the first time I walked into The Wat, Muay Thai gym in NYC.

I first walked into The Wat in February 2009 looking for a good workout, to get in shape, get rid of my little potbelly and keep it moving. Now three years have gone by and boy there sure has been some big changes in my life since that day... that dreadful day! haha just kidding
But seriously if I knew then that walking into The Wat would lead me to become a Muay Thai fighter, to compete in a contact sport, to punch people in the face and get punched in the face on a weekly basis... If you had told me THAT when I walked in, I would have first laughed at you, then told you that you're crazy and if I had believed any of it I most DEFINITELY would have walked right out never to return again.
I think that's fair to say.

Luckily no one told me any of that. Or unluckily if you'd ask my mom lol
Come in they said, take a class! They were so nice, I felt at home right away, as I still do three years later.

So here we are.
Three years later indeed.
Five fights later.
Five wins later.
Getting ready to compete for a second time in the WKA North American Championships, but in the open division this time around.

The first time I did the WKA's was in June 2010. It was my first fight. First fight ever, in my life. I'm standing in my corner, the bell rings and my opponent CHARGES at me. I'm thinking: "OMG this girl wants to kill me!" lol
I thought we'd dance around each other for a little while like the thai fighters do in the youtube videos, ease our way into the fight maybe...
Yeah. There was none of that. It was  fight and it was ON as soon as that bell rang.
Well I think I've evolved some since those days as a fighter and as a person so we'll see how things go this year.

The tournament starts March 30th. Training has been going well. Running is going to pick up.
Oh yeah. And I still need to cut 10 pounds. Bah. 10lbs in 20 days. Easy peazy.

So I FINALLY started my blog 2 years after I was supposed to but here it is. Not sure who'll be interested in the details of my sweat, blood and tears shed in preparing for my fights but it's here. At the very least I'll use it as motivation in preparing for my fights. AND I won't have to hear my dear friend/little sister, Hsin, annoy me about it EVER again!!! Victory is mine hehehe

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