Dragon's Tale

Just another female BJJ enthusiast

Archive for the month “November, 2011”

Where have I been??

I swear I have not just stopped training all together! 🙂 The amount I have been training has gone down some but I am working to get that back up again. I have found some vices and distractions on the internet and I have not been very disciplined about my posting… 😦 One new vice on the internet has been Pinterest…anyone heard of it?! 🙂 ADDICTING!

I have been trying to improve my eating habits and, to assist with this, I signed up for an account on Livestrong in an attempt to track my calorie intake. It works very well, I must say. Still not doing as well as I would like (I am a sucker for some good food…) but I am improving. My at home training with conditioning and strength training has been spotty (at best) but I am working to improve this as well. As I mentioned in previous posts, I’m not really trying to lose any weight but just tone up my “softer” areas. 🙂

My husband and I have been busy these last couple of months with multiple trips for family weddings and so it has made training consistently a little difficult. I also did have a bout with a sore wrist for a few weeks, which did not do much to help with my training schedule. I did make it last week on Tuesday and Saturday. Both were great classes. Saturday was a little bit exciting because I was introduced to the De la Riva guard. That’s definitely going to take some getting used to.

I had a recent discussion with my coach about tournaments and competing. I was supposed to compete at NAGA Nashville a couple of weeks ago and it turned out it was the same weekend as my husband’s cousin’s wedding. But that really got me to thinking about whether competing is something I want to do right now. I am having very mixed feelings on the subject. A large part of my hesitancy is due to my lack of confidence (this I know) and also probably in part due to losing my only two matches. I feel so intimidated by the women who compete and I don’t want to be “that girl” who competes and competes and never is able to secure a win. A part of me feels like competing is an important part of developing and progressing in this sport so it’s definitely a bit of a conflict.

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