MMA Ladies

I’m all for ladies in the ring. Women fighters, brawlers, whatever you want to call them, they can do just as good of a job as their male counterparts. (I say they and not we because you’re not going to catch me out there. I played rugby in highschool, and yes – maybe with a bit of training -one day- I could do it, but at this point in life? No. I’d get my ass handed to me.)  Women in wrestling, mma, boxing and and any type of contact sport deserve to be there if they’ve put in the time and training.

That said, age is a factor. 49. 49? This lady has the cards stacked against her. All the power though… DeEtta Petersen is determined to get in the ring and fight before she turns 50.

Here’s a video of her training from

Anyone remember this mess?


Stupid Yoga Ball

For all of two weeks, I sat on a yoga ball in my office instead of a desk chair. I had been on some sort of health-kick. (I got over it.)

Now the damn thing has been rolling around Master Control for over a year, and is dirtier than you can imagine.

I brought it home, and now it’s once again being ignored, but instead of being at work, it’s now taking up space in my basement.


For the past few months, I’ve been going to the gym quite regularly, and since I’ve begun eating properly in addition to working out, I am beginning to see and feel the effects.

At least twice a week I’m at the gym, and when I’m there, my trainer is either pushing me to my limits, or I’m half-assing it on my own.

Cutting so many beers out of my diet has probably made the most difference.

I weigh 136lbs, and have 25.6% body fat.

My goal isn’t to lose weight, it’s to drop my body fat down to about 17 to 20 percent. In an ideal world, I’d like to gain about 15 pounds of lean weight.

Growing up, I never understood why so many people were obsessed with their weight. I would have rather gone outside to ride my bike and play in the trees than stay inside with the whiney girls.

I’m giving myself until November 21st, and then I’ll weigh myself again. Going to the gym is fun.

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The problem with the showers at the gym is that you’re not supposed to pee in them.

I’d feel badly if I peed in the shower at the gym. There are communal water drainage moats for all the stalls, and they swirl around the entire room before emptying into each corner. Along the same lines of not wanting to step in someone ELSE’s urine, I don’t think I’d like to be the cause of another person’s yellow-foot.

At home, it’s fair game. It’s my shower. I clean it. If you don’t like it, go shower at your own house.

Pools are a whole different issue.

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