I am a 37-year-old mother of three. In a bit of mid life crisis moment I joined a dojo and began training in martial arts. I will be testing for my 6th belt soon. This has become my own personal Mt. Everest. My friends think I'm insane. My husband is supportive but a bit in shock. I've gotten this far out of sheer determination, but my last belt test was brutal. I have no stamina and wear down quickly. If I am going to acheive my dream of being a black belt, I need to lose 50 pounds give or take. I would love some MFP friends for support.