I Can, and I Will

I’ve made several attempts at dropping to feather weight (129 lbs in the Gi), and each time I have hit a wall at 133 lbs, gotten fed up, and given up. I have given myself many excuses for quitting, all of which are logical. 

So yet again, I find myself making the attempt to cut. My goal is to make it to at least 126 to give myself a little wiggle room.

I hit my wall again at 133. This time, however, I have some accountability (hi Taylor!) and after pondering quitting, I decided that I WILL make weight. If for no other reason but to shut up my excuses.

As of this writing, I have made it to 130 and I see light at the end of the tunnel! What is doing the trick for me is an hour of fasted cardio first thing in the morning. I do this by setting a fast walk on a max incline treadmill. It was pretty hard to focus until I found the correct soundtrack that would enable me to just zone out/in and it becomes fairly meditative as I spend an hour just focusing on goals and visualizing outcomes.

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It’s odd to wake up and see abs for the first time in my life!

I have started to stall a little bit again with the drop in the past few days, so I am going to change it up again. My shoulder has started feeling a bit loose, I’m adding in my rehab Kettlebell circuit in the afternoons. It has the combined benefit of stabilizing my hypermobile joints, and also acts as a mid-intensity circuit. Here is a quick video I filmed explaining this routine!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlLlssuTqW4 

3 thoughts on “I Can, and I Will

  1. Jiu Jiu

    I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!! I’m down 70 lbs – from 231 to 160. At one point last year I made it down to 147. I have done this slowly over the past 10 years. I know that actually losing more represents a lot more hard work – losing the first 70 was mostly about cleaning up my diet. Now I’m at the next harder stage. I feel you, lady!!! I still have 30 lbs left to go before I hit that goal weight, and I know that I’m going to have to up the exercise and reduce the calories in. On to the Slow Carb diet, and see if that suits me.

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!!!

    • Nicholle

      Congrats to you! Dropping weight seems to be a very individual thing. What works for the guys doesn’t really work for me. You can do it! I actually made it and weighed in at 128.2 – and not even in my heaviest gi! Was the best feeling ever!
      Now I must remember to pay attention to my comments section so that I don’t have to feel rude not responding in a timely manner when people are awesome enough to leave a message!

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