Well, I’m pretty pissed off at the moment. Health issues have prevented me from hitting the gym on Friday and getting a new snapshot and official weight. As everyone reading the comments knows, I’m suffering from mysterious burning ass syndrome to the point where Thursday night was spent rolling around until 5am in agony. As a response, Jake canceled Friday’s workout and refuses to let us reschedule for today. So no gym till Monday.
The good news is that all the workouts I did do were great. Monday we started up a new high intensity training routine. I’m still a bit iffy on the idea of hitting the weights only twice a week but with 2-3 MMA classes a week I suppose it’s no big deal. Monday’s workout was brutal but felt excellent. I think we were getting a bit complacent with our old routine so I’m happy we switched things up.
Last but not least I really think I’m starting to break through in my grappling. I’m no longer making the mistakes I used to and now have really good balance in top position. Stephane Vigneault (Montreal fighter) was doing drills with us and I managed to do pretty well against him half the time. Not like I came close to winning the drill, but even passing to half guard, escaping side control, or escaping a sub of his is pretty sweet.
All in all things are going well. Since putting up the pictures from last week I’ve been extra motivated to avoid eating things which are bad for me. As a result, when I hit the scales after training on Thursday night I was sitting at 209.3. This isn’t an accurate weight compared to last week though because I’m usually a bit dehydrated after class. Official weight comes from the gym scale after the lunchtime workout … I like to keep it same time / same place so I know hydration and other stuff isn’t affecting the result. But I’m pretty confident that by monday I’ll be down between 210 and 211. I’ll update y’all then.