Saturday, January 14, 2006

Karate Mom

J has been taking karate lessons for almost 3 months now. I have sat and watched each of his classes with interest. Now, as you can see from my profile picture, I am not exactly the picture of slim & petite health. I am a believer in the real woman have curves philosophy, unfortunately my curves are not in the best places. So earlier this week I asked Sensei if it was feasible to take his adult class or was I too big? He said that I could do it, as long as I listen to my body and take it's cues for slowing down so I don't injure myself. My next question was, do they make a gi in my size? Yes, no problem. He then suggested that I attend an adult class to observe. I did that this morning, by the way "observe" means actually participate in the class. OH MY GOODNESS! My muscles are screaming right now. Stiffness is setting in a bit. I'm eating my lunch right now and some Advil are in my future. However, I did ask Sensei to get a gi for me and that I would be back on Monday for class.

I am --- Karate Mom! Hear me kiai!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jenn!!

Good for you!

I hope we get to see photos of you in your gi !

: )

Kathy

Volvomom said...

Can I just tell you how INCREDIBLE you are for doing this? I admire you so much for taking this class! I wouldn't have the guts to. You are one GREAT gal! karate on, volvo drivin' mom! :)

karen said...

Wow! That's really cool, Jenn! I am envious - it sounds like great exercise for the body and the mind. Good for you!

{Amanda} said...

that is soo awesome jenn!! :) :) you rock!

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