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Total Transformation
Sunday, November 03, 2013      4 comments

So, last month I entered our gym's Transformation Challenge competition. 30 day fitness challenge culminating in our little body building contest at the end. Last night was the contest, and guess who won??? Yeah, it would be cruel if ... Read more
Leaving the nest
Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

Ok, so I'm not so much leaving the "nest" of being a personal trainer at my gym. More like making my nest bigger. Next week I start training an offsite bootcamp (meaning a bootcamp our gym runs at a location other than our gym). I get to ... Read more
Loss #2 - The Guillotine Choke haunts me
Sunday, December 09, 2012      2 comments

So, hearing "you did a good job" after a fight that lasted 10 seconds just... is weird. I put the good face on it, you know - laughing about the guillotine, saying I learned something, hey I did something different. But it's still a di... Read more
Saturday, December 01, 2012      0 comments

So, my gym has a busy day today. We've got a 5k race for charity, a weight loss competition kickoff (and final weigh-in for the last competition), and some of our fighters fighting tonight. I'm not sure how my trainer's going to be 5 place... Read more
The schedule - FIGHT!
Thursday, November 29, 2012      1 comments

So, fight is Dec. 8th. That means train my a$$ off for the next 8-9 days. This is what training my a$$ off looks like: Today - 45 min. jog (done) PT session Kickboxing (sparring after, if we have it) Tomorrow - 45 min. jog... Read more
I'm at it again - FIGHT!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      3 comments

My trainer just got me a fight for Dec. 8th, at 138 lbs. I'm currently at 150. 10 days, 12 lbs, this is the hard part. But I said I wanted it, and he gave me plenty of chances to back out. All I had to do was say "I can't make that weigh... Read more
Video of my fight
Friday, August 31, 2012      6 comments

So, I did not win. I brought the fight, got knocked on my butt, and the fight was stopped by the doc at the end of round 1. However, yes I did have fun. Also, there's pics and video! thesweatshopgym.com/xin ... Read more
Weight cutting - what it was like this time
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      2 comments

So I've had to cut a little weight 3 times now. Roughly 10 lbs over 1.5 or 2 weeks, with the hard part being the last 5 pounds in the last few days. The first time was the toughest. I was hungrier, more tired, and more thirsty, and I ha... Read more
So this is what love is
Monday, August 20, 2012      7 comments

Fighting this weekend was, in a word, awesome. I did not stop smiling. I was smiling so much my trainer told me I wasn't allowed to smile anymore. Which of course didn't stop me. Before you ask: 1. I lasted 1 round - the doctor stop... Read more
So close I can taste it
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      7 comments

And it kinda tastes like sweat, with a little blood mixed in for that extra kick. In this past week I've come away from training nights with more bruises and scratches and general pain and soreness than in the past, what, year? I vacillate... Read more
Limitations of calorie/weight loss calculators
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      1 comments

It's weight-loss time: My fight is only 1.5 weeks away, and I've got about 6 or 7 pounds to lose to meet fight weight (142, I'm 148 or 149 as of this morning). Now, this is not really difficult to do. There's gonna be a lot of water wei... Read more
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      9 comments

August 18th, I'm entering the cage! A real, sanctioned, amateur MMA fight. I just need to get my medicals and paperwork done and get the approval, and then it becomes officially official. My trainer told me yesterday. My hands were sti... Read more
Monday, April 02, 2012      0 comments

My Heavy Bag class was a success. I've never had so many people in a class. 6 people, 1 more than we actually have heavy bags for. They liked it, thought it was a tough workout, and hopefully will come back for more next week. Good s... Read more
Outline? What?
Friday, March 30, 2012      9 comments

So yeah. I need to organize my thoughts if I'm going to ever write a book. That means things like... outline. Plan. Collect my thoughts. Focus. Oh yeah, that. Focus. My brain is a rambling maelstrom (if you can picture such a thing),... Read more
Thursday, March 29, 2012      1 comments

It seems my prayers (and constant pushing) have been answered and our gym is having a trial yoga class this Saturday. "Trial" as in we're trying out this new instructor, and he/she is trying us out, and we're trying out the concept of a yog... Read more

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