Garr has been studying jiu-jitsu, KFM, Filipino Dumpag, and MMA for about a year and a half now. He tries to go train a couple times a week. He would like to go more often, but due to his work schedule and family schedule, he can't. He does love his training though! It amazes me how much my husband enjoys working out. Every day he does some kind of workout - sometimes twice a day. He lifts weights, rides his road bike (~20 miles each ride), trains in MMA, and runs occasionally too. Being a police officer, it's very important for him to stay strong and in shape. You never know when he might have to chase someone on foot or wrestle someone to the ground. And his training has definitely paid off in his work. I can't tell you how many guys he has been able to subdue because of his jiu-jitsu training! Recently (in May - I'm a bit behind - have you noticed?) he received his blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I am very proud of him - I know he works hard! (the blue belt is the 2nd out of 5 belts in jiu-jitsu.) He trains with Sensei Allen Sachetti at Dauntless Practical Martial Arts.
Mr. Sachetti and Garr
The guys receiving their blue belts Garr receiving his blue belt from Mr. Sachetti
I'm trying to find the right balance in life. I'm attempting to be a great mom, wife, daughter, Christian, friend, teacher, and homemaker. Some days are better than others. I'm learning it's ok to not be perfect. I'm learning to be content in all circumstances. I'm learning to take better care of myself so I can take better care of my family. I'm learning to enjoy the little moments in life instead of always focusing on what's ahead. I'm learning to embrace the now.