Novus Operandi

Do or do not. There's no try.

  • 23rd August
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There’s a phase in a blue belt’s life when she feels, “nah, I’ve got enough badassery already” and starts resting on her laurels. Thank goodness for me that this phase (of bluebeltitis) has passed and I’m finally looking forward to getting my purple belt 😊. #bjj #bjjgirls #faixaazul

There’s a phase in a blue belt’s life when she feels, “nah, I’ve got enough badassery already” and starts resting on her laurels. Thank goodness for me that this phase (of bluebeltitis) has passed and I’m finally looking forward to getting my purple belt 😊. #bjj #bjjgirls #faixaazul

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Paulo Coelho, on writing

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"What inspires me to write is people. I spend two years meeting people, walking, wandering. And the second part, I have only one tip: Sit down and write. People want to be writers without writing. Don’t care what people think. Or criticism. Or the fact that you’ll be published or not. Just sit down and write. And then you’re going to discover a whole universe inside yourself. You have to write because this is your dream. So write and the rest will come." — Paulo Coelho

Sit down and write.

  • 14th August
    2014
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#tbt 3 years ago at the old YMCA Damai gym where everything started. This was when Jannie and I just got our gis from the mail, barely 4 months after my first #BJJ class. Recently, Jannie admitted that when she first met me, all girly and makeup-wearing, she didn’t think I was going to last, haha. Never let anyone judge you by the red lipstick you’re wearing :)

#tbt 3 years ago at the old YMCA Damai gym where everything started. This was when Jannie and I just got our gis from the mail, barely 4 months after my first #BJJ class. Recently, Jannie admitted that when she first met me, all girly and makeup-wearing, she didn’t think I was going to last, haha. Never let anyone judge you by the red lipstick you’re wearing :)

  • 13th August
    2014
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How many times do you need to work out per week?

Three years ago, I used to run 3 miles daily before BJJ class. I felt great, I had great stamina and boundless energy. But at the same time, I was getting sick more often than usual. At one point, I was down with the flu every single month and I had to take time off from training about a week or so each time I got sick.

I haven’t been very gung ho about training in a while. These days, I aim for three BJJ classes and two boxing classes a week. I also make a point to rest on Wednesdays and Sundays, plus whenever I’m feeling too sore to exercise.

However, I also know people at my gym who work out daily and even two to three times daily. I can’t help but feel inadequate next to these people, like I’m not pushing myself enough. So, here’s the question: how much training is overtraining? And how does one know one’s limit?