The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul
The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

Quote Of The Moment

Don't listen to those who say, 'You're taking too big a chance.' Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

QOTD - Judge A Book By Its Cover

Things aren't always what they seem. 
Stay positive and always remember: 
"Don't judge a book by its cover!" 

-American Proverb

Monday, November 29, 2010

QOTD -Heart Break

Sometimes our heartbreak is just a test 
to see if we're willing to surrender 
& let God bring us the BEST! 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

QOTD: Ship In A Harbor

A ship is safe in harbor-- but that's not what 
ships are for.

-John A. Shedd 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

QOTD: Free

You are free when you have no anxious thoughts about what happens to you.

Vernon Howard

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

QOTD: Someone You Knew

“It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.”

Henry  Rollin

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What you up to Joice?

A comment left by Graham prompted me to write this blog. I wanted to give more of an insight into what my days are like and what i'm up to.

This time of the year winter (Fall for my American friends) is the time when the HARD work is put in. These are the days  where practice runs on for hours. I pack a snack a protein shake and keep it moving. 

I'm a need to know person and have discovered over the years that I like to read a training session. To simply throw distances and times and recoveries at me does nothing for me. Im sure to come back and ask several times 'Tell me again what we are doing'. lol  (There is a term to describe this but for the life of me I can't remember).

My day usually starts at 6am (natural body clock) I'm great in the mornings not so good between 8pm and 9pm. Ive been known to fall sleep. Waking up an hour later full of life and ready to go at 10pm.  Oh I forgot to mention my must have after practice 1 hour nap.

Since being back in Atlanta i've been weaning myself back into a full week of training. 

Week 1 - 4 days
Week 2 - 5 days
Week 3 - 6 days

Im up to 6 already and currently in the 'RED' zone of my training cycle which is also known as the loading week. Its only Tuesday and I can't sit down. My ass is killing me. : (

But. 'Hair of the dog' was my phrase for today as I rocked up at the track to run 300s. After yesterdays LONG session.  We have taken to guessing how many $s the training session will cost in parking. lol

Yesterday was our longest at $10.  11.00am - 3.30pm.  Hmmmmm

Right about now its about getting the workouts in, lifting the weights and resting. (and repeat the following week)

I have Dr H the best Chiro ever who puts me back in alignment once a week. Ive also met a great massage guy call Rick who finds the niggles. Nothing better than a massage where you just lay and relax.

I'm counting down to going home for Xmas. Of course I miss my family. (My sister is my best friend). But then Jan I have a nice little surprise which I will share yep in Jan. lol

So that's me. Head down getting the work in. 

And yes Graham I know where I'm going.  lol

Monday, November 22, 2010

QOTD: Winners

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. 

Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yip Man - QOTD

He who knows not and knows not he knows not,
he’s a fool. Shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not,
he is simple. Teach him.
He who knows but knows not he knows,
he’s asleep. Awaken him.
He who knows and knows he knows,
he is wise. Follow him….

Yip Man

1:1 Practice Session

A brief update on what I've been up to.

I had my 1st 1:1 session of this block of training today. I had prepared myself for a morning of physical and mental fatigue. It actually wasn't that bad. (she says whilst laying on the sofa recovering).

I call them 'No Hiding Place' sessions. 

The session consisted of an Active Dynamic warm up, Drills and Run Throughs.

Below are a clip of the run throughs and that I did.

Job done. I will be sofa surfing the rest of the afternoon. In prep for tomorrows session. What ever that is going to be.  Hmmmmmm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yip Man - QOTD

 "No doubt it is difficult for a disciple to select a teacher, but it is even more difficult for a teacher to select a disciple."

Yip Man

Monday, November 15, 2010

Yip Man - QOTD

A man should always think about the source of the water as he drinks it

Yip Man

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Movies - Getting My Martial Arts On

So todays movies of choice have a Martial Arts theme. My massage therapist Rick recommended a movie and I thought why not. 

Now in good old Joicey style, yep I balls it up. I found a movie which I thought was the one he meant. Oh no no no my friend I watched the wrong move. This one had subtitle.  Hey hoe I still watched it and it was really good.  'The Legend Is Born Ip Man'. Kinda proud of myself for reading all the subtitles.  lol

It turns out this movie is the story of Ip Man (sometimes spelt Yip Man) in his youth. Ip Man is believed to be the 1st  martial arts master teacher to teach openly. One of his most famous students was Bruce Lee.

So I got the bug and moved onto the movie I was supposed to watch 'Ip Man'. What an amazing movie really really really enjoyed it.

So I watched that and then guess what I found?  lol

Yep you guessed it 'Ip Man 2'

So I'm all 'Ip Man'ed out for the day. Great story that I knew nothing about. I'm off to do a little googling and wikipedia reading. I must add I'm glad I watched them in the order that I did. See some mistakes are good.

Check out the movies if you have some time.

I give them a good 8/10

I'm going to get my girlie on this evening going to watch the new Tyler Perry movie. 'For Colored Girls'. It can't all be about Martial Arts today now can it?  lol

Get ready for the 'Ip Man' quotes next week.  : )

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

QOTD - Work In Progress

If u figured it all out today, 
what would be the point of tomorrow? 
ENJOY the process of being a work in progress.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Woke Up With This Song In My Head

Only takes one tree, to make 1000 matches
Only takes one match, to burn a thousand trees

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

QOTD - Rose Coloured Glasses

 What you see through rose-coloured glasses 
might appeal..but it isn't real.

Monday, November 8, 2010

QOTD - Want

 Remember that not getting what 
you want is sometimes a 
wonderful stroke of luck

Sunday, November 7, 2010

QOTD - Diamond

I will shine in the face of adversity 
like the diamond that I am.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

QOTD - Smile

I've got nothing to do today but smile. 

Simon & Garfunkel

Mother and Child

I have become accustomed to laying in bed on my days off watching movies. Hey its called a rest day right?  Basically I have no plan/list. I just think of an actor/actress. Look them up on IMDB and find a movie that they are in online to watch.

Today was no different but I stumbled across a movie that touched me so I would like to share.

If you have a few hours in your day check out 'Mother and Child'. 

The trailer does not do it justice. But, here it is anyway.

Samuel L Jackson
Annette Bening
Naomi Watt
Kerry Washington

It has for sure  become one of my top 3.


Friday, November 5, 2010

1 Down

So 1 week down and not a bad job done if I do say so myself. OK so I have spent a large portion of the week asleep after practice. lol  But, that just shows I have put the work in.

I managed to get a good 12 hours in one day. Missed dinner and Oprah at 4pm.  : (

Its all good though as coach Seagrave has stepped up practice once. As we have a smaller group this year. There is no hiding place. The attention to detail is welcomed. 

I got back into see my Chiro who I have not seen in over 6 months. That session was amazing as he pointed out defects that I had picked up during the summer. My lower back  had be locked up for several months. Lets just say I feel like a dash board holla girl now. lol

So more of the same and some for next week whoop whoop.

QOTD - Tears

Remember: Today's tears are tomorrow's cheers.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

QOTD - Big Bold Moves

Make big, bold moves to make your 
dreams come about
and watch the planets start aligning to help you out.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

QOTD- Fitting in

Quit trying so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

50 Lessons Life Taught Me

I found this list online and wanted to share.
I love numbers 30 and 35, 46.

What a about you?

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”

27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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