Fitness

Change Happens Quickly

Six weeks ago, if you’d asked me to move fifty feet at a rapid pace, I’d have been out of breath.

Four weeks ago, I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu regularly and last week I added Muay Thai. It took about ten days to get to a point of going to every class (I simply had to jump the mental hurdle that fitness is part of what I get paid to do, it’s my work-day, I don’t get to go catch bad guys if I don’t train). I train at Ravensguard Academy in Wilmington, NC.

I train four nights a week, two hours each night. It’s intense. I also do “beginner” body weight exercises at home, and run on the trail at Blue Clay at least once a week (soon to increase to two).

I didn’t get in shape first.
I didn’t make excuses.
I simply started.

I ask for help when I need it. (Not as easy as it sounds)
If I believe I can’t do something, I try it anyway. (Even harder than asking)
My Professor and coaches find ways for me to be able to do things. (They know I can do way more than I believe I can do)

I’m overcoming fat.
I’m overcoming my body image.
I’m overcoming years of neglect.
I’m overcoming a faulty belief system.
I’m overcoming a serious rib injury.
I’m overcoming fear.

I don’t know where this blog will end up going. It’s served several purposes over the years, but I just deleted everything and am starting from scratch. I feel the need to chronicle this journey so that I always remember where I started and what the journey was like. If it inspires you to do something similar in your own life, GREAT! Drop a comment so I can cheer you on!

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