Caring for Your Introvert – Jonathan Rauch – The Atlantic

This really hit home for me….I’m an introvert by nature! We are good people…we just need recharging time! 😀


Caring for Your Introvert – Jonathan Rauch – The Atlantic.


Talking points about the sport of wrestling and the Olympics from USA Wrestling | – USA Wrestling

Check it out–the IOC is considering removing wrestling from the Olympics–this is a recommendation, not a final decision–but still….

Talking points about the sport of wrestling and the Olympics from USA Wrestling | – USA Wrestling.

Snow is not good for the diet…

Since I live by myself, I decided that I would spend the recent snowstorm that hit the northeast with my best friend and her family…what could be better then at least one whole day of playing with my 2 1/2 year old niece?

Oh, but…there were pancakes and bacon and CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES and ICE CREAM…and coffee with real cream and sugar…

Needless to say, I didn’t eat well this weekend.

I did however, spend a whole weekend with my niece, Madelyn, who is super duper amazing.  We jumped, and played pretend, and played with her train set, and danced, and went snow sledding.

I did also get some functional fitness in, shoveling out my car, so I can feel kinda happy about that…

I have already accepted I may pay the consequences of my over-indulgence this week, so I am tenitively hoping for just not gaining any weight.  I hope that if I am good the rest of the week, it will even out.  Probably not, I’m sure those chocolate chip cookies have glued themselves to my thighs, but…they were good 😀

I can’t wait for next week.  My school (I am a teacher) has a winter break, and we get the whole week off.  I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!


Getting Back into the Swing of Things

This week felt pretty good training wise, particularly BJJ.  The last couple of weeks I personally have felt a little out of it because I was not at class for so long, and I think everyone was still recovering from the holidays cause attendance was low.  But this week seemed to solve both of these things.  I didn’t feel completely BJJ-lacking, and many of our regular classmates (and some new ones, yay!) were in class.  Next weekend is the end of this “cycle” so we are having a stripe test.  I originally figured I wasn’t going to be ready, but after class on Thursday I feel a little more confident.  I’ll make my final decision after next Thursday’s class…but I’m probably going to go.  I also feel more confident about competing in March…again, I didn’t think I would be up to it, but I now realize I have a whole month to train and get not?

I am happy to report that my scale reports I have lost 4.5 lbs, and I am pretty dang excited about that…I’ve been sticking to my nutrition plan for 4 weeks, and approx a pound a week is a nice average.  yay!  I wish I could stick to my nutrition plan better over the weekend, I probably would see some better results, but I start my Saturdays really early and end them really late, and even when I bring food with me, I end up still being hungry-ish.  Oh well.  I will do the best I can, and make sure to be super on task during the week, and not go crazy over the weekend.