Saturday, January 19, 2013

Crap I Haven't Blogged in Ages

I am the worst at keeping up with this. So I guess I'll start where I left off just before I went to Kansas City for Invicta IV. Going to Kansas City was fantastic. Joseph and I never really get to do anything very fun because we're so broke, but we decided to not get each other regular Christmas presents and save that money for our little weekend trip. We were also asked to cover the event for Fightergirls, so we had the awesome opportunity to see the action up close, take some pictures, and meet some cool people. The fights were awesome, and one great thing about getting to watch cageside was that I really got to watch the way these high level girls move. I learned a lot in one night and got to take that home with me to improve my own training. Plus, our hotel room was stupid comfortable and it was relaxing and I got a chance to recharge and refocus.

My 21st birthday was on Tuesday. I started out the day by driving the hour to Canton to get in some training so I would at least get one productive thing done that day. I didn't even drink my entire first drink because I didn't like it. Later I found some drinks that I do like a lot, but that one day of drinking was enough to last me for at least the next month and a half...because I have two fights scheduled! So my birthday was my last day of naughtiness; now it's time to focus.

Right now I'm five weeks out from my next fight in East Peoria February 23rd. I'll finally be dropping back down to bantamweight. I'm excited to get back to my original weight class because I know I feel more comfortable there than when I've fought at heavier weights, plus I'm stronger than I was when I used to fight at 135 and that feels great too. Two weeks after that I'll be fighting in Rock Island, IL for Caged Aggression's first ever female title, and that's exciting as well. I hope I get a tough fight and really get to show the improvements I made in the last couple months.

If anyone wants tickets for my fights, you can message me on Facebook or Twitter!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! (Progress Pics)

Happy New Year!

Did you accomplish the things you wanted to in 2012? I sure did! It may have taken longer than anticipated, but I wouldn't have it any other way. For me, slow and steady is the way to go when it comes to weight loss. I'm so excited that I've survived the holidays without reverting back to my old habits. I indulged on special occasions, never felt deprived, and had a great holiday season. I was a few pounds heavier after Christmas, but it only took a week of clean eating (no starving!) to get rid of the excess.

I'm really excited to see what kind of progress I make in 2013. Here are a few of my goals:
1. Continue keeping my good habits of eating Paleo and training 5-6 days per week.
2. Be able to deadlift 250lbs, and squat 200lbs for 5 reps.
3. Win my fight February 23rd.

Those are just a few of the things I want to accomplish in 2013, but right now my focus is on the task ahead, training for my next fight. I really want to finish this one with a bang.

Something else I'm extremely excited about for 2013 is coming up in four days...INVICTA FC IV! Joseph and I decided we weren't going to get anything for each other for Christmas so we could go see it LIVE! I can't wait to watch so many fighters I admire fight live, and even meet a few of them. I know this is going to be an awesome experience. It's going to be a nice little getaway for Joseph and I, something we've never done before, and it will be a chance for me to learn and grow in MMA.

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Are you setting the bar high? Don't be afraid to set a goal and really go after it!