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.

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!


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.


    • 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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