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Old 06-01-2004, 01:53 PM   #15
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 420
Re: Self Image During Training

The gi definitely makes me look fat.

I just got back from four days of training at the AAA Eastern States Instructors Seminar. It's been a while since I trained so much in that short a time. For the most part, I found that I really didn't think much about myself during training; I simply thought about what I should be doing.

On the other hand, when I got back to the hotel room, I was surprised to see that I'm bigger than I felt. I'm a pretty big guy, but I've lost about 40 lbs. over the past year. So I'm enjoying being smaller than I was a year ago. But on the mat, I feel lighter and more agile than somebody who looks like me should be.

Oh well. If I continue to lose weight, I'll eventually fit my mental image of myself.


-Drew Ames
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