Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pass the Broccoli

Started food prepping five weeks ago. Tracking what I eat using the MyFitnessPal app. Doing jiu jitsu and kickboxing trying to get the weight off and in some semblance of shape. It's hard folks. My entire body hurts. Muscles are spasming. Joints are swollen and aching. Some days I just want to give in and eat a king size Kit Kat. Oh, and wash it down with a super size Dr. Pepper.  Instead, pass the broccoli and water. Girl on a mission here. I've got to push through. I'm finally starting to feel comfortable in my gis again. I am rediscovering that endorphin high I get from kickboxing. I didn't realize how much I'd missed the teamwork and that feeling of community. I love the fact that I'm doing moves I didn't think I could before. Coach Anthony pushes me to find the right angles and movement and placement of my body to make it work. He pushes me to try even when I think I might not be able to do something. And, I'm always amazed that there usually is a way to make it work for the body I'm in today. But in 6 months or a year from now, this body will be different and we will change and refine these same moves. That my friends is the beauty of jiu jitsu. Ever changing. Graceful. Flowing. Beautiful.

Wishing you all peace, love and beautiful jiu jitsu.