That's awesome K-Singh. I hope to be right there at that same level this time next year....but with "pretty" writing, as it is currently legible, but not at all pretty...lol.
Yes the handwriting does take a toss when you shift to arm writing. But totally worth it in my opinion
Also, you mentioned above that it was very hard for you, and I have heard the same from others too. But I got used to it within a month or two I guess, and without much effort (Not saying this to brag or anything)
By the way, where did you learn it from. My single and only source of learning this was an excellent article from PaperPenalia (You can read it here if interested). And I didn't even practice the exercises that the writer mentions there. Still, very grateful to have come across that article. It made me realize that I was writing the "wrong" way for the past 28 years, and helped me to form a new way of writing that I'll probably be using for the rest of my life.