Boston Open 2014

To say it was a whirlwind of a trip would be a understatement. I left Nashville at 6 p.m on Friday getting to Boston around 12 a.m. Ended up staying up until 3 a.m. And was up at 7:30 am on Saturday. I got to the Venue at 8 am because my teammate division was up first thing in the morning. My division wasn’t until the later in the day so I just chilled around and waited until an hour before my division was set to start. My division was supposed to start at 3:30 but ended up not getting started until 4:45. I was pumped and calm because I knew I had been training my butt off and needed to show it today.  My division was only 4 people deep. And my match was the second one. I was warmed up at the mats and ready to walk out. The girl that I went up against was at least 5’8 but wasn’t no big worried to me. I walk on to the mat and we start to battle. She tried to double leg me and I attacked back with a guillotine. And then the battle gets fuzzy from there. I didn’t win, but I fought hard. And for the first time I actually got advantages. I have learned so much and I keep getting better. A video of my fight is at this link : I just keep getting better and will continue to keep on smashing.

Weightloss : Past two weeks

I just wanted to update everyone and myself of how I have been doing with eating better with my adventure towards weight loss. I actually have ate more at home this past two weeks than I have in the last few months. Which for me is good means I have options at home to eat and that I want to eat. I am being much more cautious of what I put into my body deciding if I really want to eat that bag of chips or go eat some oranges. I have been good and picking the oranges. My friends at work have been really supportive of helping me and giving me tips because they know I struggle with it. It helps having the encouragement of my friends, family, coworkers and teammates.

This past week I had to turn in my passport to wellness for work which was a part of a competition to see who could get the most stamps by eating at least 5 servings of fruits and veggie, 64 oz of water and exercising at least 30 minutes a day. I actually did really good with the competition. It is like ingrained in me to drink water daily and eat fruit and veggies. People can tell that I am getting slimmer which is a good thing . For me I am making slow improvement but I plan on them to be long lasting . I have been overweight/obese since I was 10 years that equals 14 years, more than half my life at this point. It’s time for me to make a change and get healthy which I am doing . I won’t ever be pencil thin, I’m built too much like a short leprechaun linebacker for that but I can get down in weight. That way I can be a beast at my size and my height will no longer be an issue . For me the ground levels the playing field so I’m just going to have use it to my advantage.