Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Did It!


So I went to my first karate class last night. I almost chickened out, but I followed through. And you know what? It was fun!

It is very empowering to get out on the mat and learn to kick, punch, and yell. The louder you yell, the stronger you are. I realized yesterday that if I can make it through a karate class, I can do just about anything. I am stronger than I thought I was.

I am looking forward to Thursday's class.

9 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!

I'm so proud of you too. And it does sound like great fun! To learn to kick, punch and yell. Who wouldn't love doing that!?!

*They* always tell us we can't do those things. And here's a class, where you're supposed to do them. How much better than that, can it get? :-)

Aunt Amelia

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a fun thing to do. I don't know if Karate is the one that has that thing called Kata but I love to see people doing that as it looks so beautiful.

The Raggedy Girl

Tracy said...

Roberta Anne - yes, my children have learned several katas already. They will get their purple belts in June!

rock, paper, scissors said...

I'm so pleased for you Tracy! As I work through some of my anxiety issues, I'm realizing that the more exercise and empowerment I get, the stronger I feel. You'll be on your way to a black belt in no time :))

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Way to go!! I took Karate' years ago and it WAS empowering!! Just enjoy.

sarah said...

Brilliant!!

Genie Sea said...

Congrats honey! And KICK butt! :)

Jenn said...

Tracy,

What fun! There something so gratifying about learning to use your body. I enjoy trying new sports, too, so I can relate to that feeling of power. Plus, it's so fun you don't even realize what a great workout you're getting. Congratulations for stepping outside your comfort zone. That is, in itself, a great accomplishment!

Jenn V

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Wow !!!1 What a great and fun thing to learn....and the good exercise as well....good for you....love your 300 count sheets....I found some at Home Goods I think they were 400 wow can I tell the diffenance....so soft....
Hugs,
Mo :-)