Weekly Training=A- Weekly Nutrition=C+


This week felt great training-wise.  I went to my fitness class Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.  I missed Wed. because of last minute baby sitting (more on that in a bit) and I trained karate on Monday and Thursday, AND got to BJJ on Thursday.  On Tuesday, which is our “arms day” at fitness, I went up to 10 lb and 8 lb free weights from 5 lb and 8 lb freeweights 😀 yay 😀 (lower weight for shoulders)  

**Random side note, why do we have such an odd weight measurement system…and why do we use the abbreviation lb for the word pound?  grr***

Nutrition on the other hand..my very good friend asked me if I could babysit her daughter, Madelyn, who is my “niece by choice”… but it was unexpected, and as a result, didn’t pack my food for the next day (since I usually sleep over their house when I babysit and leave straight from there for work)–also why I missed fitness on Wednesday.

So, Thursday night–Wednesday afternoon I did not eat nutritionally very well, although I tried very hard to eat correct serving sizes….and as I write this I am at my mother’s house, and here there is no eating healthy.  Yummy, yes.  Healthy, no…

But tomorrow is a new day, and a chance to go for A+ for both next week! 😀

Random Ramblings


My scale says I lost 3 pounds.  I am maybe excited.  If next Friday when I weigh myself again, I still have lost 3 pounds, I will officially be excited.  I hope this is a sign that the strict food consumption and exercise is paying off.  But, even if not, I oddly enjoy waking up at 4:30 am to go to a 5 am class every morning M-F.  Who knew?  Although, I look forward to summer, when I can get up, go to class, come home, take a shower and GO BACK TO BED.  😀

I am slowly getting back into the swing of my training, last week I made it to karate twice, although I skipped BJJ–mainly cause I fell asleep after work and didn’t have anything prepared for Friday–not clothes, nor food, so…sadly, BJJ lost out.  Hopefully this week I will make karate on Mon. and Thurs. and BJJ on Thurs.  This is my goal.

My hopefully additional goal for the week is to get the pile of clean clothes that is currently living on my bed folded and put away so I can sleep on my bed…hmmm…I don’t know how lucky I will be with that one…I hate folding clothes!!! LOL!

osu, moose, goose!


LOL…usually when we bow out at karate, we bow once to our instructor, once to any other instructors on the mat, and once to any sempai’s on the mat. so, it goes something like this:

Instructor: bow osu  Us: (bow) osu

Instructor: bow to so and so osu Us: (bow) osu

Instructor: bow to sempais osu Us: (bow) osu

Today, after those….

Instructor: bow moose Us: (bow) moose

Instructor: bow goose Us: (bow) goose

We were all giggling by the time we were done.  😀

(oh, if you don’t know, osu is pronounced “oose” and so, rhymes with moose and goose!)

2012 in review


Yup, A little late..Kinda sad…6 posts…that’s not even a post a month…I shall have to do better this year!!! 😀

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The London Olympic Stadium is 53 meters high. This blog had about 740 visitors in 2012. If every visitor were a meter, this blog would be 14 times taller than the Olympic Stadium – not too shabby.

Click here to see the complete report.

Welcome Back!


I’m not sure if I am welcoming readers or myself back, but here we are, either way.

The past 6 months or so have been insane in my personal life, and as a result anything (and everything else) ground to a complete halt.  This mainly was due to my finishing my masters degree (in biology, of all things).  My life was consumed with writing a paper and giving a presentation, taking my last grad class, and taking (and passing) my exit exam.  Oh, yea, and I had work, too.  And that insanity finished just in time for the holiday madness.  So, here I am, finally feeling somewhat recovered, and trying to remember what it is like to have extra time.

It finally occurred to me a few days ago that I like to read..I hadn’t read a non-science related paper/article/book in I don’t know when…so now I am devouring books on my Kindle like the written word is going out of style.

I am getting back into the swing of things training wise..since August, I have only been at karate once a week, and BJJ not at all.  The 6 weeks prior to the holiday I started a fitness program being held at our gym, called MAX fitness.  If you are in the NJ area, you can check it out at http://www.10weekfitness.com.  It has both a nutrition and exercise component, and I need both!  I enjoyed it, so I am continuing it into the new year.  And by enjoy, I mean, I am willing to get up at 4:30 am to go to a 5 am class 5 days a week.  One of the best things I like about it is that the exercise program is the format:  MWF cardio; Tues arm strengthening; Thurs leg strengthening.  I need the strengthening desperately, I have little T-rex arms!   

I have been saying for over a year I wanted to do extra workouts beyond my martial arts training, but I just am not motivated to do so on my own.  Exercise/training is definitely a social activity for me, and now that I have learned this, I am more successful then ever in the past.  I hope I will be able to stick with the nutrition program, that is the hardest part for me.  I like food. 😀

Anyway, I hope now that I have time again, that I will be able to devote some more time for blogging, I have missed both writing and reading and commenting on blogs. Well, once I remembered that I used to blog, cause I forgot….LOLS   😀