I have a phone date with my mother at 3 PM every Saturday.
This weekend I told her I was going to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with my bestie Serena.
“OH NO, WON’T YOU BE SCARED!?” she cried. I was startled at her extreme reaction. I mean, it’s not a horror movie…it’s just Jurassic Park, rated PG-13.
Oh Mom. I’m old enough…… I already know when I should close my eyes! 😀 hahaha!
I know my mom is sensitive to violence, too. For example, when I knew that guy’s arm was gonna get bitten off, I didn’t need to look at that. That’s what being nearsighted is good for. I peeked over the top of my glasses so my tender brain wouldn’t have traumatizing images stuck in there. It was a blur, and I could see when the scene was over.
Serena and I both loved the movie.
There were really little kids in there, and that kind of upset me…. I think many images will frighten youngsters. 🙁 Especially near the end with the little girl? Well, I share my mother’s views of censorship. I know others don’t, so I’ll leave it at that.
I’m glad I have Serena as my movie buddy and buddy in general. It’s so great to have someone who’s a fighter with the same interests and can give me REEN ADVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE when I need it.
Anyway, last week was pretty good. It’s always difficult when my head coach John isn’t around, being away cornering and all, but I felt like my other coaches and trainers really took care of me, so that was nice. I usually have zero motivation to do kickboxing when John’s not around, but I liked Rich’s class.
My teammate Jessy Jess lost a close decision in UFC Singapore. It was a great fight! She looked great.
I really feel like I’m fighting next weekend, but I have two more weeks. I’m fighting JULY 6th ON FRIDAY on the TUF27 Finale!
I think I’ve been trying so hard to be ready and prepared, that I feel ready and prepared. My physical trainer had to take an unexpected work trip this weekend so couldn’t be here for my usual session, but he left me an assignment. I felt so unmotivated and worn out on Saturday. (not because of him) *shrug* I just kept reminding myself that I had a great day ahead of me, and tried to be excited about it.
I know that once I set my timer and hit “go,” I’m on and train with 100% effort.
First, I went to Dunham’s and rolled with the guys for only 45 minutes. I really just wanted to have a little light fun since I hadn’t been there in a while, but I pretty much couldn’t do anything against men bigger and better than …. Oh well, I love jiujitsu and it was an honor to roll with talented black belts! Oh I rolled with Taylor Ninja McCorriston, who is smaller. My accomplishment of the day came from defending one of his leg-locks!!! He tapped me like 4 times after that, but I got out of one! 😀 haha
This meme is accurate for me.
Evan himself taught me this cool way to maintain back control that I’ve been using a lot lately.
I was supposed to leave at 10:45 and arrive at Syndicate at 11, but there was an accident and I ended up arriving at 11:20, which SUCKED. ~_~;;
Well, I rolled at Syndicate’s open mat as much as I could. I got great training with Casey, Mike Pyle, and some others. G tucked his hand into his belt and rolled with one arm. I literally did not know what to do. I could not attack that arm because it was glued to his body. The other arm was keeping me busy somewhere. I could not choke him. He got me in half guard and I could not budge him. I could not untuck his gi lapels because his arm was pinning it all in. I was confounded. LOL
After open mat, Mike asked me what I was going to do next. “Conditioning….” I said, fixing my hair and getting ready to hop on the assault exercise bike. “You better get hyped up for that,” he said.
“I am not hyped up,” I said.
“What’s the alternative?” he said.
I didn’t even hesitate to reply, “There IS no alternative!”
And I proceeded to think of something positive about the situation, because that’s what my mama taught me.
At least I can listen to music. In the Ultimate Fighter, we weren’t allowed to have it to motivate us, and it sucked!
I put my Rob Zombie play list on and took off. It wasn’t fun, but I got it done. My legs WILL NOT get tired in my fight!!
Lorenzo had trained me for a three round fight last time, and I did a five-round surprise title fight. Lorenzo is the man. I can hear his voice in my head telling me to peddle harder.
The other day, I went up to Casey and said, “I have to go do burpies now, but I don’t want to. Please tell me to go do them.”
“F*CKING GO DO BURPIES!” he immediately cried out.
“OKAY!” I said, and ran over and did them.
I’m good at forcing myself to do what I need to do, but it’s really really nice to have people I look up to just be there for motivation. Thank you.
I feel like Coach John has been away forever, but it’s only been seven days.
I’m trying not to be nervous about my upcoming fight. I know fighters have been cut from the UFC for two losses in a row. It’s weighing on me….. but I can’t worry about it. I just have to remind myself why I fight. I fight to prove I can do the techniques I’ve been training in live competition, and win. And smile.
A few fans sent me some lovely gifts from my amazon wish list! Thank you Jim! These supplements will last months, and everybody needs a little Dragon Ball manga in their lives. Thanks Julie, for the tea, and Katie! And the combat docket guys! I really appreciate the support and love.
Serena and I did a parody video about doing the Fusion Dance in Dragon Ball Z! Watch it!
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