Friday, February 22, 2013

The end of an era

My jumping rope broke this week.

It made me realize that it has already been 4 years that I've been training at The Wat, almost to the day. Wow. Time has flown by. I've definitely come a long way from the day I first walked in that's for sure!
Ten fights under my belt, countless number of bruises later and I still love it. When I leave the gym I still feel better than I did before I walked in. Can't ask for more than that!! :)
I wonder how many jumps I've put that rope through. Tens of thousands maybe, lol. All I know is, at this point, jumping rope feels like walking. I remember when I first started jumping rope with Royston, one of the trainers. I jumped rope like a school girl at recess haha AND I'd be wiped out real real quick. Now that my rope died, I feel like it's time I step it up a notch.
Now the era of regular double jumping begins. And since I've said it here, I'll have to force myself to actually do it. The idea of double jumping tires me out lol. I can do it but I don't like doing it. But I didn't like jumping rope period in the beginning either and now it's like a stroll in the park.
Ok. When I get my new rope, regular double jumping begins. Done and done.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

long day at work?

umm... yeah. very long day at work. I'm tired.
Do I really feel like going gym? ummm... no.
I should go to the gym. But I really don't feel like it. I wanna go home and veg out on the couch.
No. I have to go and train. Fine, guilt wins, I go reluctantly.
I don't even know if I can survive the hour and a half class, just thinking of push ups is making my head hurt.
Did I mention I had a loooooooong day at work?!

Get to the gym. Get to the gym in a grumpy mood. Chat up a few people I hadn't seen in a while. That's always nice.
Class begins with, of course, jumping rope. Great. Ok that wasn't so bad.
Push ups, sit ups, squats. No biggie either. Repeat 3x. Sweating now, feeling better.
Ended up indeed being able to survive the WHOLE hour and a half class despite my initial lack of motivation.
I turned my frown upside down and traded in my headache for a new-found energy boost.
I'll have to re-read this post next time I feel like crap to remember you don't cure a depressed mood with depressing activities! duh!! lol

Try it for yourself, let me know how it goes :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Here's the fight:

So Phil watched it and he said: "You could have won that fight." Then gives me a look. "You should have won that fight".
I watched the fight. And I know he is right. Phil usually has it right. That's why he's Phil :)
This one fight has opened my eyes to a whole lot more than any of my previous fights. When I watch the fight now, I realize how different reality actually can be from my perspective of what happened that night. What I thought was happening, was only a reality in my head... It was faaaar from the truth and reality.
I guess that's why they say half the battle happens in your head. And I've known that but I only truly KNOW it now. Yup, it was an "aha!" moment alright.
lol Remember the old Jewish guy in Coming To America at the barber shop? "Ajaaaaaaaa!!" :)
If you don't, you really need to see the movie again, like NOW lol