I jumped right into my blog, without really telling about myself. The first thing you should know is that sometimes I get excited and put the cart before the horse! Actually, I wrote the first two posts before I got the blog part together. Anyway, more interesting stuff about me:
I have one beautiful stripe on my white belt that I usually think I don't deserve. Sometimes I think they gave me the stripe with the hope that I would stop training for the rest of my pregnancy once I got it. Sometimes I feel like I've earned it.
|Future UFC fighters???|
My older son started training in August 2009. My husband started a few weeks later, and that November, my younger son and I joined in. I found out I was pregnant a month later. I kept rolling until I couldn't get my kimono closed (which happened to be about 3 rolls after I got my stripe), right around 6 months. I started rolling again at 8 weeks postpartum. That sounds like a lot of mat time, but I started only going once or twice a week, and am currently attending class twice a week, and open mat twice a week. What I'm saying here is that I'm quite new at the jiu-jitsu thing...
|No, I was not doing any jiu-jitsu|
at 9 months pregnant
By the way, I did ask my OB if it was okay to keep training. “Is it okay for me to keep training jiu-jitsu while I'm pregnant? When should I stop?” I asked. She said I could keep training as long as I wanted to. I wonder if she actually has any idea what jiu-jitsu is like? I made sure to roll only with the one other woman at my BJJ class, and we didn't do any knee on belly moves.
I did have a life before my days of leisure as a domestic goddess. I earned a B.S. in physics from Georgia Tech, conducted neuroscience research, ran a bed & breakfast with my husband and worked in a resort real estate office. Not all at the same time...
I read a lot, watch very little tv and like to play in the garden. I was once an avid scrapbooker, but find that I no longer have the time. I am frequently amazed at what a slacker I used to be – how was I ever bored? There is so much to do in this life!