Especially when I don’t really know anyone. My brother is hosting a Christmas party for his horse riding friends, and I am there also. I have met some of his horse friends, but I am very introverted, so at a party such as this, I am not very socialable. And not that I am not enjoying myself, but there is a (very low) limit on small talk I can stand. And people tend to assume if you are quiet, you are not having fun.
So I eat, instead. I can’t be expected to socialize if I am busy stuffing my face.
And that’s why I don’t like (socializing at) parties.
I finished my 1st 10 week challenge with Max Fitness. I lost 7 pounds. I’m pretty proud. 😀 Hopefully I can keep it up! I want to fit into an A2 gi by the end of summer. I’ve been getting to training (karate and bjj) pretty regularly, in addition to my morning max fitness class.
I had a epiphany the other day–I was trying to figure out why I have managed to stick with the fitness class, when in the past I have been very unsuccessful at staying at fitness classes–I stay at karate and bjj because I feel like I am learning a skill (well, gosh, cause I am) and that keeps my interest. But then I realized–I have known for some time that I needed to increase my workout to get in better shape for both my karate and bjj. But I did not have the inner motivation to work out in my house. My new fitness class gives me that motivation. And this is the actual epiphany--I am sticking with the fitness class because I know it will increase my ability in my karate and bjj classes–and I have definitely seen an improvement in my strength and cardio since I started my fitness class…positive reinforcement, people!
This really hit home for me….I’m an introvert by nature! We are good people…we just need recharging time! 😀
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 ready..so..why 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.