Thursday, July 02, 2009

Still smashed...-4.6

I took basically this whole week off work to use up some leave that I would lose if I didn't use it, and it's been phenomenal. I would really prefer not to work, if that was possible. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but I like being a housewife too. What's not to like-- there's no kids, and no pets besides a fish, so there's virtually no dirt. We have a housekeeper once a month. I don't mind doing laundry, which is good since I go through at least a gi a day, and in this heat, I soak a gi every time I train. Granted, I haven't been doing as many 3-a-days as I used to, but still. I've been able to catch up on some pleasure reading, put time and thought into home-cooked meals, and train one-two times a day. I love it. I just wish someone would pay me to do it.

I'm enjoying training for training's-sake without pressuring myself or beating myself up when I get smashed. I wish the result would be some stunning unsmashability on my part. Alas, no. Oh well. It's a process and I'm patient.

However, still totally frustrated with the weight loss plateau even though I know exactly why it exists-- I'm only training once a day sometimes. I am going to be restrained over the holiday weekend, no pigging out on fried chicken and potato salad, and I'm only missing two days of workouts. Starting next Monday it's back to 3 a days whenever possible. I did 3 today and it was heaven.

Enjoy a safe, fun holiday weekend, ya'll!


Anonymous said...


How often are you actually pulling 3 a days and how are you fitting that in with work? Your posts inspire me to quit whining and keep rolling.

40 y/o grappler (white belt on the fringe of close I can taste it...or maybe that's just my bloody lip again!) and Texas lawyer in Paraguay

Georgette said...

Hey there Texas Lawyer in Paraguay! (send a comment with your email address and I won't publish it; just would love to hear more about how you got down south.)

I am extremely fortunate to have a jits school that offers classes virtually around the clock, and to have a gym blocks from my office. So I can take jits at the crack of dawn, go to work, then do crossfit during my lunch break, go back to work, then jits again at night (and when necessary, I even go back to work after jits or on weekends.) When I have a day off, I can conceivably do jits 6-8:30am, 12-2pm, and 5-8pm. :) I'm getting close to my 37th birthday so I notice my healing time lags a little more than it used to, but ...

Looking forward to further chat...

Elyse said...

Georgette - how do you manage 3-a-days without getting injured? I get injured if I even try to train 6 days a week.