a doctor tries to practice what she preaches to lose weight

my daughter and I testing sparring gear

I started Tae Kwon Do  at 41. I can’t believe I’m about to test for my brown belt. I’m not the most athletic person but I love to fight. It’s a great stress reliever to go punch and kick after a hard day at work. My daughter and I do it together. We are in different classes because of age group but we test together. It’s getting harder as the belts increase. I now do jump kicks and have to remember 5 forms. Palgwe 5 is currently kicking my butt as is back leg side jump kick. I need to increase my cardio endurance .Yesterday I had to do one on one sparring. I usually spar for 2-3 minutes in a group but one on one with people judging the match was hard. Did I mention I was sparring teenage boys and adult men. I am often the only girl in class 😦 but I don’t let it stop me.This is my new  motivation to lose weight. A simple event or dress just doesn’t work for me but a life long sport or activity does work. I also thinks its fun because a lot of my patients are in the same TKD school. It’s cool to see your doctor out there running and jumping. I love to cheer my patients on during testing. Some days I feel like the tin man when class

I"m getting close to black!

starts. My knees kill me but during sparring I’m like what knee. Being fit at 40 makes me feel young. What motivates you to exercise? Testing is Friday. I’ll keep you posted. Now to practice. Palgwe 5 has 35 movements!

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Comments on: "Tae Kwon Do at 40 something! Crazy but fun:)" (2)

  1. You are an inspiration! My girls do Tae Kwon Do and I have been toying with the idea of joing them. Maybe I should!

  2. Wonderful motivation note I’ve just read. I’m 46 and I just joined TKD six months ago. I’m green belt now. I’m so scared of sparring and thought of giving up but my boys keep me going. I have 2 boys 5 & 7. Julian, 7 is now blue belt and he helps me with my pomsey. My boys and my full time job keep me very busy and exausted, but practicing TKD and kicking more than 100 times 3 days a week, I feel much, much better. I have a teenager energy now. I haven’t lost a lot of weight yet but I’m getting fit. My muscles are coming out from nowhere.

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