It also helps that I work out at a women's kickboxing gym. We are all friends. No one wears Lulu Lemon. No one wears make up. We get sweaty, we laugh, we egg each other on, and we high five after a particularly grueling workout.
And while I've never had to exercise my skills in a dangerous situation, I'm hoping muscle memory kicks in. And kicks the crap out of whomever chose the wrong person to mess with.
I do get in the ring, though.
Every day that I choose the life that makes me happy.
Every day that I write.
Every day that I show up to work out, whether I feel like it or not.
The point is to show up.
At the gym.
This is my zen.
I'll never be a hapa goddess…but I'll settle for a happy warrior.