It’s not what I have done, but what I will do next…
Current read! I'm cleaning out my room and sorting all my books. I found out I have only read about 50% of my collection, so I guess it's time for some reading (no more purchased for a while 😥😥😥) I usually try to read a chapter a day, so hope to have this done in a week! 🤓🤓🤓 #athletelife#reading#booksoverTV#learnfromothers#learnmore
It's Christmas! 🎄⛄🎅 Or is it a little too soon? I was at Canadian Tire the other day and someone in line commented on how they are already selling Christmas decorations and that it's not even Halloween yet. I said it's to prevent people from procrastinating 🤔🤔🤔 but maybe there are subliminal effects, like in my breakfast 😱😱😱 Long story short, eat your veggies 💃💃💃 #athletelife#freshfoodfriday#eatyourveggies#homecooking#badminton
Thank you Joanne (@joanneechen) for playing with me this weekend at the 2016 Prairie Elite Series! 😄😄😄 As Rachel was unavailable this weekend, Joanne saved me from playing Singles 😂😂😂 Congratulations to Joanne for also winning Women's Singles! 😁😁😁 #athletelife#badminton#risingstar#thankyou
My origami is rusty 😐😐😐 This is John Montroll's unicorn 🤓
New acupressure mat 😓😓😓
So... the camera in my previous post didn't work (dead battery on arrival it seems). Guess that's what happens sometimes with cheap products. 😐🤔😕 Really wanted to try it for #badminton 😐😑😥 Thank goodness I take high quality supplements. There are no returns in that category, except on my own health 😐😓😷 #USANA
Wow... Can't wait to try this out! 😆
Definitely curious 🤔🤔🤔
His and her steak Greek salads 😁😁😁
It's never easier to cook breakfast than to eat cereal or go buy McDonald's (especially when it's coupon month). BUT, it depends. We can all find excuses against as much as we can all find reasons for. This applies to pretty much anything.
Today my reasons conquered my excuses. Maybe not tomorrow, but I will keep trying. Because I was successful today, doesn't mean I will be tomorrow. It doesn't necessarily mean it will be easier tomorrow. I was told that everything worthwhile is uphill, and that takes intention.
Having good sources of protein (eggs, whey protein shake) and vegetables (3-4 servings) is a great way to start my day. Additionally, the breakfast has good sources of lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. If you've read this far, I appreciate it. Moral of the story: eat breakfast because you want to, not because some guy on Instagram wrote about it 🙄
The story behind the photo:
At the 2016 Badminton BC Awards Luncheon, many of us received awards for our results and/or service to recognize us for our accomplishments for the year. As I was fortunate to receive an award for winning a National title this year, I did notice a slight flash of disappointment across Jenna's face. She was 2nd place in her event this year, and 2nd doesn't get anything. I know that other players may have been in a similar situation, but the age group difference between U-19 to U-23 is quite significant compared to other age groups. I know the feeling well, because I was in a similar situation when I was in my final year of U-19 badminton, where I was ranked first for the entire year, but failed to get that national title.
So, all I could do that day was to share one of my gifts from winning with her. It is because I know the frustration of being in 2nd place, including my Rio Olympic run. I also had 6 National and Junior National silver medals before I had won my first title, and I also have 2 Grand Prix finals this year. 2nd place in badminton is significant, because it puts you at the crossroads of giving up, or trying to push forward. Unfortunately, we are often faced to contemplate the decision on our own. 🤔🤔🤔 People have been incredibly generous to me and my badminton, and although I cannot repay people, I can do my best to pass on their encouragement and support to others. John C. Maxwell said to add value to people, intentionally, and to encourage other people to do the same. I have not always been doing that in my badminton career, but at least for this, it's never too late to start now. 😊😊😊 Best of luck to Jenna in her future badminton (i.e. World Juniors next month!) and I look forward to seeing you at #1 eventually 😁😁😁 #badminton#athletelife#coachlife#aspire#inspire#perspire#addvalue#progressnotperfection
PC: Joseph Yeung