Category Archives: self-expression

Future Training Plans

When it comes to training, I have a couple different things going on: there is my Wing Chun training, and my fitness training. For fitness, I am going by several home-based workout programs that I bought from Team Beachbody. When … Continue reading

Posted in 10 Minute Trainer, 22 Minute Hard Corps, body beast, cardio, chi sao, chum kiu, discipline, exercise, fitness, health, home fitness, hybrids, insanity, Insanity Max 30, insanity the asylum, insanity the asylum volume 2, kung fu, martial arts, mook jong, motivation, P90X, p90x 2, P90X 3, results, rev abs, routine, sagi kalev, self-defense, self-esteem, self-expression, shaun t, sil lum tao, strength, strength training, stretching, team beachbody, technique, tony horton, train, training, weight, weight loss, weightlifting, weights, wing chun, wooden dummy, work, workout | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On Being Negative

The other day I was contacted by someone who is in a network marketing business. She was looking at my Facebook page and saw that I had studied Chinese. I explained that I didn’t remember much of it because the … Continue reading

Posted in anger, article, introspection, judgmental, lesson, life, observation, off-topic, personal development, professionialism, random, rant, reflective, review, self-expression, Writing | 15 Comments

Removing Negativity…in Style

Last night I was supposed to do 7-11pm at my lousy part-time job. As some of you know from previous posts, the place had me miserable. There is nothing worse than working at a place where you are talked down … Continue reading

Posted in article, blog, coworkers, employment, excitement, job, life, management, money, motivation, observation, off-topic, perseverance, pride, random, rant, review, self-esteem, self-expression, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Random Poem: “An Old Shoe”

Here is a poem I composed randomly at work one day. Some images may be cliche (the ladder to the sky), but I wrote things as they came to my head. There has been only one revision: in the line … Continue reading

Posted in article, blog, creative writing, dream, editing, enlightenment, impressions, inspiration, introspection, lesson, life, observation, off-topic, perfectionism, poem, poetry, progress, proofreading, random, rant, self-expression, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Therapeutic Power of Writing

I have decided to quit my part-time job. (Hopefully we will be moving to a new department at my day job that has more pay and the possibility of overtime, but we will see.) In any event, I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in accountability, analysis, article, blog, business, coworkers, ego, employment, humor, job, lesson, life, management, misery, observation, off-topic, pride, professionialism, random, rant, reflective, review, self-expression, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Untitled Poem

I could think of nothing else to write here today, so I decided to share this poem with you. I found it written in the back of a notebook with no title, and I can’t think of one right now. … Continue reading

Posted in article, artist, editing, lesson, life, observation, off-topic, poetry, random, rant, reflective, self-expression, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Martial Arts: Good Place for Discipline, Bad Place for Ego

I went to my wing chun class for the first time in ages yesterday. Sifu had me run through the wooden dummy form in its entirety, then told me to go through it slowly, section by section. We didn’t wind … Continue reading

Posted in advancement, analysis, article, biu sao, blog, body mechanics, butterfly swords, chum kiu, cichon's wing chun, college, confidence, discipline, ego, enlightenment, excitement, exercise, health, humble, humility, impressions, introspection, kung fu, lesson, martial arts, motivation, observation, perfectionism, perseverance, pole form, pride, priorities, progress, punches, review, russ cichon, self-esteem, self-expression, Sifu, speed, strength, structure, teaching, technique, train, training, upper body, wing chun, wooden dummy, work, workout | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments