Fight prep for my UFC fight, Motivation, Jurassic World, I’m a Jaegar pilot, misc

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.

Thanks, Rich, for holding mitts for me and running my shark-tank fight prep. Thank you, Chelsea, for always being here for me! You’ve been really helping me.

I’ve been training a lot with JoJo (Joanne Calderwood). Thanks for pushing me and challenging me! We had a fun little 3 vs 3 episode on Friday with Chelsea…

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.

“I want to create a world where everyone can smile and live together. A symbol is necessary for that to happen. A symbol of peace.”~ All Might, from “My Hero Academia”

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.

Monique, an artist, drew Serena and I as Jaegar pilots from the movie Pacific Rim that we love so much! IT’S SO GOOD! OMG I love it! Thank you!

Serena and I did a parody video about doing the Fusion Dance in Dragon Ball Z! Watch it!

Thank you, Teri, the best massage therapist in the world, for keeping my body healthy and ready to train and fight! I can’t do without my 30 minute massage every Sunday!

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