Week 4: Weight Cut No More, Exhaustion & New Fight Date

(I haven’t been able to loose extra weight, but my pants no longer fit me. lol)

IMG_1451Day 23. I haven’t lost weight. Ugh. I really really really suck at dieting. I have this strange pull to do what I’m not supposed to. I hate rules with every cell in my body. I hate them. They’re meant to be broken. And here I am, not loosing weight because I can’t follow a simple fucking rule… don’t eat more than a small handful. alsdkfj;ldakfjdlkjfdlkajldkfjdl;kfajd;lfkjad;flkajdsf;lkadjf;ladkjf;ladkjf;aldkfja;dlkfja;dlkfjad;lkfjad;lkfjad;lfkjad;lfkj

To top this all off, I don’t even know if I have a fight to cut weight for on September 10th. /aldskjf

This morning I woke up with my knees hurting like a bitch. That’s just swell. Despite my efforts to prevent this from happening my knees still hurt. Not that bad, thankfully… but enough to scare the shit out of me. When they do get bad, it’s unbearable.IMG_1842

So, instead of doing endless burpees which my knees wouldn’t allow… I spent 15 minutes on my abs (gotta be able to take a punch in the stomach without falling over, you know?)

15 Minute ab workout:

  • 3– 1 minute planks with 30 second rest

rest 1 minute

  • 3– 1 minute forearm planks and 2 side-planks with 30 second rest

rest 1 minute

  • 6 — 1 minute rounds (no rest)
    • sit ups
    • bicycle crunches
    • regular crunches
    • leg lifts
    • side crunches (30 sec each)
    • sit ups

rest 1 minute

  • 8 — 30 second rounds
    • sit ups
    • bicycle crunches
    • regular crunches
    • leg lifts
    • ^start over

Day 24. Holy shit, I’m tired. It’s finally a full recovery day and I’m more than ready for it. I wasn’t all that bad yesterday and pushed myself pretty hard in my evening workout. Now I’m excited to just sleep.

IMG_1876This was an extremely difficult day to get through. I haven’t felt this exhausted I don’t think… ever. Lifting my coffee was hard and not because I’m all that sore because I’m not really, but because I literally don’t have the energy. It’s all gone. Toughest day to get through yet.


Day 26. Four day weekend. Hallelujah. I let myself sleep in this morning and had a hearty delicious breakfast. I learned yesterday that it may be easier to find me an opponent if I fight at a slightly higher weight class (110 lb) which means I’m officially done cutting weight. FUCK YES. I still have to maintain a strict diet, but at least I can eat decent portions again. I haven’t been this excited in ages!!! Depending on when my fight ends up beings (the 10th or the 24th) I may also have some more time to gain more muscle and get even stronger. YAY. Hopefully I’ll find out soon.

Today I’m feeling really bruised, but at least mostly rested. I have an intense 3 days ahead of me so cheers to getting through it!IMG_1862

I had my weekly acupuncture appointment yesterday, but my knee is still bothering me. By which I mean it hurts like a bitch when I try to use it for things like sitting and bending down. Too much to ask? I don’t think so.


Day 28. I didn’t take many pictures this week. I feel like this last week was kind of a waste. It wasn’t, of course but I definitely feel like my energy was pretty low and I didn’t get done as much as I wanted. No matter. I’m taking today and tomorrow completely off to re-boot my energy and give my body some much needed rest. I’m excited to see how much more effort I’ll be able to put in on Tuesday.

Excited to get an opponent in place so I can officially get pumped.


IMG_1451 Monday (Day 22)

AM: 1 hour personal training sesh

PM: rest. By mid-day, I was feeling crazy tired so I decided to give my body time to recover.

The food I made happen & subsequently ate:

(breakfast) plain kefir + muesli + fresh figs

(lunch) roasted spicy sweet potatoes + baked chicken breast + spinach & broccoli medley 

(dessert) green grapes

(snack 1)carrots

(snack 2) sugar snap peas

(dinner) weird salad: half yellow tomato + softened cooked beet + apple sauerkraut + red onion  & turkey jerky

(dessert) grapefruit + homemade trail mix (again, TOO DAMN MUCH) ugh.


Tuesday (Day 23)

AM: 15 minute ab workout (see setlist below) | 10 minute light stretch

PM: 1.5 hour conditioning & strength training & stretching | 13 2 minute rounds of sparring (30 second rest)

The food I made happen & subsequently ate:

(breakfast 1) 2 small whole wheat toasts

(breakfast 2 ) plain kefir + fresh figs + muesli

(lunch) roasted spicy sweet potatoes + baked chicken breast + spinach & broccoli medley 

(dessert) red pear

(snack) carrots

(dinner) apple sauerkraut + beet + black beans 


Wednesday (Day 24)

AM: light stretching

PM: n/a

The food I made happen & subsequently ate:

(breakfast 1) 3 small whole wheat toasts with avocado

(breakfast 2) banana 

(lunch) roasted spicy sweet potatoes + baked chicken breast + spicy black beans & Kale 

(dessert) watermelon + mango

(snack) homemade trail mix (I portioned it off this time!)

(dinner) black beans + kale + sauerkraut + boiled egg + 1 piece of turkey jerkyIMG_1887


Thursday (Day 25)

AM: acupuncture

PM: 12 rounds – 2 minute rounds of sparring (30 second rest) | 1 hour of Muay Thai Class (footwork & feints)

The food I made happen & subsequently ate:

(breakfast 1) 2 small whole wheat toasts 

(breakfast 2) banana + plain kefir 

(lunch) Thursday team lunch: Brown rice + lemongrass curry veggies 

(dessert) orange

(snack) carrots

(dinner) apple sauerkraut + boiled egg + nuts

(dessert) frozen grapes


Friday (Day 26)

AM: I slept in!!!!

PM: 1.5 hour personal training session | 30 minute stretch/foam roll | 20 footwork drills

The food I made happen & subsequently ate:

(breakfast 1) 3 small whole wheat sourdough toasts with avocado IMG_1891

(breakfast 2) a handful of blueberries + mixed raw nuts

(snack) frozen grapes

(lunch) roasted spicy sweet potatoes + spicy black beans & Kale 

(dessert) frozen grapes

(dinner) black beans + kale + sauerkraut


Saturday (Day 27)

AM: n/a

PM: 45 minute strength training | 30 minutes stretching/foam rolling | 12 -2 minute rounds sparring

The food I made happen & subsequently ate:

(breakfast 1) 3 small whole wheat sourdough toasts with avocado 

(breakfast 2) muesli + blueberries + kiwi

(snack 1) frozen grapes

(snack 2) protein cookie (ew) + banana

(dinner) roasted spicy sweet potatoes + spicy black beans & Kale 


Sunday (Day 28)

AM: rest day

PM: n/a

The food I made happen & subsequently ate:

(breakfast 1) 2 whole wheat sourdough toasts 

(breakfast 2) muesli + blueberries + kiwi

(snack) frozen grapes

(lunch) 2 chicken sausages + a few slices of grille pepper + chips & salsaIMG_2132The fight fam had a BBQ… It wasn’t too hard to refrain from the chips and cookie (minus the chips & salsa of course)

(dessert) watermelon & fruit salad (figs, strawberries & blueberries with a greek yogurt & cashew butter dressing) 

(snack 3) fruit saladIMG_1451

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