A Little Alone Time and… Yoga

Today was the first day of school. Most parents are happy when the kids go back to school. Everybody sets back into the routine and tasks that you didn’t have time for during the busy summer start to get them. This morning when I went to the gym by myself I felt a little bit lonely. I grown accustomed to the singing and laughing that me and my children shared every day. I guess you could say I missed them. On the other hand it was nice to have some alone time. ūüôā


This morning I joined the RPM group at the gym. I was a little worried because my hamstrings are really tight from yesterday’s workout. I always feel straight leg deadlifts for three or four days after I get them. The class was find out. I sweat a lot and got my legs pumped. It felt really good.

After the class was over, I was walking by the schedule, and noticed that a yoga class was about to start. I thought about trying yoga for a while now. It seems like a good way to gain some extra flexibility for Brazilian jujitsu. So “what the heck”, I thought “I’m just going to try.”

I have to say it was pretty hard. Some of my muscles were cramping a little bit but I got a really good full body stretch. I was a little discouraged that there were no other men in the class. I thought I would feel embarrassed amongst the flexible ladies. However everyone just kept to themselves and focused on their own tasks. I’m not sure if I keep going but it was definitely worthwhile trying.

It’s Been a While.

I’m back I guess…

Not only did I delete all my blog posts back in June, but I haven’t been training at all.¬† Unhappiness¬†and loneliness¬†is a bitch.¬† I’ve kept up at the gym, but haven’t set foot in my Muay¬†Thai/BJJ school.¬†¬†I’m not sure if or when I will start back at BJJ.¬† I should be back to Muay¬†Thai in a couple of weeks after school starts back up.¬† With the kids back at a regular schedule, it will be much easier.¬† As far as BJJ goes, I don’t know if I can make myself get back at it.¬† I just hate the fact that I suck so hard.¬† It seems like no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t improve.

I have been working a lot of overtime this summer.¬† I had set a goal to get all my debt (minus mortgage and car payment) paid off by the end of August.¬† It looks like I have succeeded.¬† My final supplemental cheques won’t come until a couple of weeks of September, but the hours have been earned.¬† I really only had 1 week off this summer.¬† My wife and I arranged our schedules so that we were able to avoid paying for any daycare.¬† That’s a big expense we avoided.¬† It meant that we really didn’t get much time together as a family, but it will be worth it in the end I think.

Some fun news.¬† Last week I finalized the¬†booking of a trip to Whistler in December.¬† There will be 10 of us going.¬† I only know a couple of the guys, but I am still really looking forward to the trip.¬† It’s been far too long since I skied at a real mountain.¬† I even bought a new pair of skis in anticipation.¬† LOL.¬† I know it’s only August, but it was a heck of a deal that I couldn’t pass up.