RELAX

By JenRelax!  This was the consistent theme in my training this week. Relax my shoulders as I dead lift.  Relax while doing double unders. (I realized that I was jumping without breathing. No wonder why I kept screwing up.) Relax while going for the take down. Logan...

Bodily Identity

I have been packing on the pounds lately and starting to feel the consequences of the additional weight during BJJ training.  The warm up is stealing more of my breath than it used to and I can maintain fewer rolls back to back.  Granted, the extra weight is an asset...

Three Years

by JenThree years ago today I stepped on a bjj mat for the first time. I had no expectation that my life would be transformed in the way that it has. I have built confidence, challenged myself in new ways and brought amazing people into my life.  It just goes to show...

Christmas cookies 25, Me 0

 by Jen A Facebook friend recently posted "French Fries 10, Me 0." as his status update. For me it's "Christmas cookies 25, Me 0." I'm seeing the correlation between eating junk and performing poorly.  My sick feeling on the mat tonight was a clear reminder that bad...

That 4 letter word is back.

by JenThat dirty little word is back. I've written about it before. A four letter contraction that can paralyze me. The word is CAN'T!I think it has been around this whole week, but I consciously noticed it last night. My fourth roll was with Tom. It was a tough night...

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