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The Week in Review: A Good Ribbing

Sunday, November 06, 2011      12 comments

My first week of November didn't start out the smoothest, starting with a couple of blows to my confidence. Part of it was my fault, part of it was beyond my control. The good news is, I now know the difference (usually) between when I am the on... Read more

Dammit, I didn't get fired.

Thursday, November 03, 2011      26 comments

Yeah. So this week is not getting a whole lot better. That's right, it's another whiny-ass blog. I have a rib injury and can't go to MMA training the next 2 days, and I've just been displeased in general this week. So when I got a call fro... Read more

So you know when you're fighting someone and they kick you in the ribs?

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      8 comments

Yeah, I hate that, too. Okay, it is not accurate to say that I got kicked in the ribs. On Monday, while I was doing take-downs, my ribs landed on my partner's knee when I did a sloppy move. It stunned me a little bit, but I didn't think muc... Read more

Please pull this week over, I'd like to get off...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      17 comments

It's only Tuesday. So far I have made an ass of myself at the gym, an ass of myself at my saxophone lesson, and then an ass of myself at the grocery store when my card got declined. Oh wait, it wasn't 1 card that got declined, it was 2 of them. ... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: The Guys in My Corner

Sunday, October 30, 2011      11 comments

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them... Read more

BAZOOKABOBCAT finds her beautiful

Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

BAZOOKABOBCAT wrote a blog so wonderful that it brought tears to my eyes. It's about being beautiful in everyday moments. I can't find the words to adequately describe her poetic blog, but here is the last paragraph from it: "There's no mag... Read more

Jiu Jitsu + Muay Thai=New Approach Needed

Monday, October 24, 2011      11 comments

I went to my first Jiu Jitsu class this morning. The class was small and Nate, the head instructor, showed me some of the basics. The movements were very different from what I am used to doing in Muay Thai, other activities, and everyday life. O... Read more

The Week In Review: I Dream of Jiu Jitsu

Sunday, October 23, 2011      17 comments

No, this is not me...but it will be soon... Images from http://www.briansgeniebottles.
com and http:/... Read more

Uhhh...Hi John...Uh...Mr. Lithgow...

Saturday, October 22, 2011      26 comments

My brother called me yesterday and randomly asked me if I wanted to go see Garrison Keillor interviewing John Lithgow about his memoirs today. The event was at the Fitzgera... Read more

The Week In Review: Ritardando/A Tempo

Sunday, October 16, 2011      16 comments

dändō/ Adverb: (esp. as a direction) With a gradual decrease of tempo. Noun: A gradual decrease in tempo. a tem·po/(ä tĕm'pō) Adverb & Adjective: In the tempo originally designated; re... Read more

Wearing Down Willpower

Thursday, October 13, 2011      12 comments

The blog post by CANNIE50 a couple of weeks ago about willingness versus willpower got me thinking how I approach the use of willpower in trying to lose weight. I have tried to focus more on "wantpower" than "willpower" throughout this journey, ... Read more

Kaia the cat: Sadness, relief

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      27 comments

Kaia My 19-year-old cat Kaia had a 2+ minute seizure the other night. It seemed that her seizures were getting more frequent and lasting longer. She was getting wea... Read more

I felt so fit--until yesterday...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011      19 comments

Yesterday I went to Muay Thai and boxing, and was having a great time until my boxing coach Ty popped a fitness assessment on us. He had us do 1 minute tests where we had to do as many line touches (running back and forth and counting the laps),... Read more

The Week in Review: Punched in the Face By a Supermodel

Sunday, October 09, 2011      17 comments

People seemed to enjoy seeing pictures of my new coaches in my last "Week in Review" blog. I guess they are both pretty attractive. I never really thought of my Muay Thai coach, Eric, as hot before...he's just Eric, a guy who I trained with on a... Read more

JILLBYBEAN25 on the disconnect in SparkLand

Wednesday, October 05, 2011      15 comments

SparkPeople is such a vast virtual land, it's easy to get overwhelmed with trying to connect to people. JILLYBEAN25 wrote a blog entry talking about feeling disconnected on Spark. Her blog got me thinking about ways that I could be a better frie... Read more

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