Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Finally... Feeling Much Better

I finally kicked the cold I was fighting. It was a wicked cold. It was kicking my behind. Badly.

Anyways, I'm trying to get back into shape again. Since I didn't want to share my cold, I skipped practice for awhile. This Thursday is going to be judo. Or Potluck. Forget which one. I think it might be potluck. Ha. They'll try to probably figure me out since all I come there really is for food.

My goodness Judo players can eat food. I brought 4 pounds of lumpia last time and it vanished!

Well other than that, going to figure out what to eat and I think it's going to be Potluck. Harrgh.

This morning got up for the 6:30 AM boxing workout and it was good. We did some good abdominal workouts which I felt. This morning workout sounds good.

As always, Judo is still Tuesdays and Thursday nights however it's been just a bit crazy. And with me having a nasty cold, the last thing I want to do is to give that to someone else. I really hate sick people who come to the public and spread germs. There's something to be said about staying home. Granted there's different degrees, but I felt that I was really sick. But, I feel much much better now.

Other than that things are going well. I'm so glad of kicking the cold. Aaaaah. Althought good thing about the cold is that I developed a tea and soup habit. And a much better better diet, not the best mind you, but better. Which is a start. Lost 3 pounds last week, due to less food. Basically since I didn't work out. Unless of course you count coughing, sneezing, coughing, sneezing working out.

Aaaaah. It's soo good to breathe. Some things I just take for granted. I can walk. I can see the sunrise. I can hear music and the birds. I'm physically capable of most anything I put my mind to it. I'm truly thankful. Very, very thankful. Honestly no matter how much Medical Insurance in the world you have, it can never really get you to 100%, for that your mind and body must get you there.

Waxing philosophy. I can BS, when I'm procrastinating. I'm procrastinating about going to bed and waking up early. Also debating on whether to go to no-gi grappling tonight. It's been awhile and I'm wicked rusty.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tuesday-Thursday... Still Sick

 Man, still sick. Can't really be around people as I'm afraid of passing the cold on... Hence, been shuttered in. Starting to feel better. So hopefully tomorrow I can get back to my regularly scheduled workout.

 In the meantime, been drinking lots of tea, cranberry juice and eating lots of fruits and soups.
 Other than that haven't been able to keep an active lifestyle. Hopefully this weekend will improve and things will get better.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Friday/Saturday uggh no workout.

Friday, just got busy and well no excuses, and ended up not lifting my upper body workout. That and my diet went to hell in a hand basket. I ended up ordering a Wendy's Triple Melt Cheeseburger with fries and a DR. Pepper. Hello Heart Attack.

Saturday it was snowing. No workout and lots of snow. And lots and lots of food.

Sunday. Uggh I'm sick as a dog.

Sick blechh. Had some Wonton Soup.

Thursday Night Judo Practice

Well Thursday Night's Judo Practice was interesting. Did okay on the newaza. I did a few guard passes for an osea-komi pin.

Working on Juji-gatame some more. It's the one where the opponent is in a turtle type position. Firgure four one of his arms, roll forward to a side juji. Worked on this some more with trying to get my weight down lower. Much Lower. Finally got it right in one of the practices.

Then breaking the arm-bar defense was the other thing I worked on. Just simple leverage mechanics. Rotate the arm to the left or right to break the grip and work on it from the wrist. Attack twice and change the attack so you don't get back up to standing. As long as you keep varying the attack it counts as a new attack.

Then we went onto standing. Got thrown a few times. Although somebody left on my left nut. That sucks. I'm okay, it just hurt for a couple of hours. After that I just did uchi-komi and practiced the fine art of kuzushi.

Something profound hit me. Instead of me "forcing" a throw. I should just take the throw presented to me when someone is off-balance. It takes less effort and it's more spontaneous. Yeah, I know. That should be Judo 101, but hey sometimes it just hits you.

The thing is the guys I fight with are good. They just give me just enough to get me better. And when I ramp up, they ramp up as well.

I do like Budokan, considering there's quite a few of them on the National Roster and they're just really chill and willing to show me the ropes.