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In-Line Skating and Judo - a good combination?

So I haven't posted in a while. This is very true. I also haven't been going to class as often as I would like. Responsibility at work and at home have been piling up and so has the fat around my waist.

I got on the scale the other day and I was shocked. I realized that because I haven't been exercising lately, (and because I have been giving in to temptation) I have been gaining weight. I decided that I needed to supplement my Judo with other Aerobic exercise to take off those extra pounds.

Of course, in NYC, doing this isn't difficult, the trick is doing this without spending money. I realized that my office is close to the Hudson River Park - which, among other things, contains a skating and biking path. I decided to make use of my in-line skates and use them to get me in better shape. So yesterday I about 5-6 miles in three 1.75-2 mile spurts. I hope to do that more often on non-judo days to get my cardio-vascular system a daily workout and to burn some calories. T…

How Americans Became so Fat

Firstly, let me apologize for not posting in a while. I have been super busy both at work and at home, and quite Frankly, I went to Judo for the first time in six weeks yesterday. It felt good to be back, and I was happy to see my sensei and dojomates. Considering that I will also be away from the dojo for parts of April because of Passover, I will try to maximize my time in the Dojo for March.

Because Judo has been off my mind for the last few weeks, I wanted to talk about fitness. I have made it no secret that one of the many reasons I returned to Judo in 2004 was for fitness. I had no exercise in my life, and I needed it desperately. Combining Judo and diet changes took me from 230 lbs (104 Kilos) down to about 195 ( 89 Kilos) in about six months. However, since then I have given back between 5-10 lbs. This is probably due more to my lack of exercise over the past few months and not due to changes in eating. (Although I have fallen off of the wagon a bit).

Since New Year’s I have be…