If not now then when?
I’m going to my first Jiu Jitsu lesson tonight, and I’m super pumped about it!
I’ve wanted to start for a while now, and I always put it off.
I put things off all the time.
And the reason I put them off is for the same reason that I’m sure a lot of people do, and that is because of my ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ sort of attitude.
I’m thirty now, and I remember back in my younger days when an older individual would tell me about how life flies by, but I’d think they were talking nonsense and I was never too worried because I still had ages to tick off things from my to do list.
The thing is though that time really does fly.
The last ten years seemed like it went by so quickly for me, and it’s really been a kick up the bum because you can easily miss out on getting so many things done if you carry around a complacency about how much time you have.
The first time I though about starting Jiu Jitsu must’ve been four or five years ago, and yet here I am only just about to get going now.
But better late than never!
I’ve chosen Jiu Jitsu for a few reasons, the first being that it’s something that I’ll no doubt find challenging and I really want to learn something that is going to be brand new to me.
The second reason is because of my lack of discipline when it comes to doing cardio work, so I’m going to disguise within some fun stuff.
The scales said I got fatter.
No it’s not the best heading I’ve ever thought of (might be the worst actually) but hear me out.
Last week I wrote a post about how important it is to be careful with how you measure your progress when it comes to body composition, and this morning when I got onto the scales they highlighted my point nicely.
I knew that over this past week I’d gotten a little bit leaner, just from visual and the stomach grab test.
I assumed that my weight would be about the same, and it was, but the scales told me that my body fat percentage was up by one and a half percent.
Not really as I’m pretty certain that this wasn’t the case.
So what was up with the reading then?
Well I went to the movies last night and consumed a little bit of garbage that I normally wouldn’t have.
And then I jumped on the scales this morning (which aren’t perfect by any means), and it takes a measurement of your body and whatever happens to be in your guts at the time, then spits out it’s calculation.
So the number that popped up doesn’t bother me in the slightest as I know that, but as I said last week, if that result would bother you then it’s probably best that you don’t use the scales as your way of tracking progress.
The rest of the stuffs.
My training was really good for the week, and all my strength sessions felt really good.
I got a fair bit of walking in too, which I always try to do with a podcast on. I’m listening to Hardcore History by Dan Carlin at the moment which is awesome, and super long which means I walk further just so I can listen to as much as possible.
I’ve started supplementing creatine this week as a bit of an experiment to see how it affects my training and progress.
I played around with creatine when I was younger but I wasn’t very consistent with taking it, so this time around I’m going to be really diligent with it and see what happens.
I’m not a big supplement person, but creatine is very widely studied and I’m interested to see it’s effect first hand.
My diet this week wasn’t as good as it could have been, as I didn’t get down to buy vegetables when I should’ve and that was enough to through me off a bit. It’s not the best excuse but it is what it is.
I did my shop yesterday morning though so I’m right to go again this week!
Before I finish, apologies for the fact that the photos I upload are always cropped badly. I’m working on it but still not quite there yet.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you next week!