This week was a great week for me! I’m back at full power for training. Lots of process with technique on mitts. Trying to work some new things on the ground. Struggling a bit with a few new things, but it’s always like that for me before it falls into place. I think that should happen any day now. haha
I’ve been trying SO hard and finally was able to lose a few pounds of fat, so instead of walking around at 145, I’m at 141.5. That’s nice. 😀 I was lifting and eating a lot, and gained both fat and muscle. I usually try and hang out around 141 when I don’t have a fight set.
Last weekend I got to watch a lot of my friends fight in the UFC. I’m heartbroken for Jessamyn Duke who lost by decision to Elisabeth Philips. ;_; So happy for Miesha and Bryan and Tom! 😀 I hung out with Bootsy, Mishel, new friend Charlie, and….
…at the Alehouse. 😀
I’m nervous when my friends and teammates fight, but I’m like TWICE as nervous when my coaches fight. There’s not only the caring about them personally, but the fact that I look up to them and they teach me stuff. Man, I was wringing my hands the whole time. lol He was so cool, though!
I’m trying to study Japanese A LOT leading up the UFC Japan in September. I want to get another job as an interpreter and my Japanese has gone down the tubes. So I’m watching anime every day for listening practice, I’m also listening to interviews by Japanese fighters who are supposed to be on the upcoming card, and practicing translating what they say. My friend Goto-san is helping correct my Japanese. Seriously, I’d be lost without him!
I’m making a notebook of phrases I need. Especially hard words like “Diuretics.” Rinyo saiyo ni aru kusuri. Such an unusual word I’m having trouble memorizing it.
(there’s one kanji mistake on here I’ve since corrected btw but I’m sure nobody’ll notice haha)