Fit Me Journal September 30

Too much booty in the pants

 

Georgia decided last night would be a party instead of sleep.  It must be some kind of coincidence that the first night Josh is home she goes back to not sleeping.  Don’t worry, she didn’t wake him up.  lol.

So one of the main things on my list while Josh is home is to drag him to the gym with me. When the 8-week program started 2 weeks ago, I kicked the exercise into gear.  I’ve been doing some type workout or movement 7x/ week and I haven’t been this sore in a long time.   I’ve done CrossFit, weightlifting, walking, some strength rehab and…

I also started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Wait…why? 

Honestly, just to push myself outside of my comfort zone and to do something I’ve thought about for a while.  I love it and hate it at the same time.  

It’s uncomfortable being sweaty and super close to people.   I don’t like being choked or choking others.  I’m afraid of armbars…and squashing my knee….pretty much everything is challenging.   I don’t feel aggressive and panic whenever anything unexpected happens.

 It’s been a long time since I put myself in a position to be a beginner.  It is humbling and awesome.

It’s also definitely not the perfect time to start this.  4 months postpartum.  But, I am regularly working to be a practitioner of my own philosophy.  Never wait for the perfect time.   Find ways to push yourself.  Deliberately make yourself uncomfortable so you can grow and improve.  

Do you have something you’ve thought about doing for a long time?  Do you have a lot of reasons why you can’t?   What if you just started anyway?  That’s basically what I’m doing because there are a lot of reasons I shouldn’t do this.

Write me back and let me know.

~Christy

P.S.  Finding BJJ gi pants that fit a postpartum body is like an impossible treasure hunt.   I’m guessing the 170 pound people on the less than helpful charts aren’t carrying most of that in their hips and butt…lol.   I’m 0 for 2 right now.