There is so much going on in my life right now, it is hard to know how to put it all on here. I am on Facebook every day - it would be so nice if I could just copy and paste all that crap here and be done with it. LOL.
Training is going well. I had a pivotal moment with it in December when Krzysztof (K) got pissed at me and told me I needed to get my shit together. It was at that moment that I decided to quit smoking for real and change some things in my life forever. I did it! Smoke free for over a month now! My eating is much better, too, and yesterday K told me I was doing "fucking amazing"! He has never said anything like that before - he is more of the yell at me type. K's new move "Tapped" comes out in the spring. He is the bad guy again. I am actually learning some technique now, rather than just gasping for oxygen. Boxing is hard!! I will start learning MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) at the end of the year when I've dropped enough weight to do the grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Mom is hanging in there - all done with Chemo and Radiation; lost her hair, and it is growing back now. She had 70% tumor shrinkage and is in a partial remission at the moment. She is back to her "squirrel on crack" persona running around here driving me crazy. The doctor gave her less than a year, but I don't know, she is pretty onery. :-) I got her an Xbox 360 for Christmas because she wanted to play the Kinnect (like the Wii) for virtual bowling since she can't do it in real life. I, myself, am enjoying the zombie killing games. My step son is schooling me on all things Xbox. "Left 4 Dead", "Dead Island" and now they just came out with "The Walking Dead" (after the series), which I love of course. I asked my therapist if there was something wrong with me (muscle cars, xbox, horror movies, boxing), she said no, I was just a unique girl who was in touch with her male side. So I'm going with that. People laugh at me when I have my boxing wraps on with my long, manicured nails. You CAN be girly and be a boxer too. Look at Ronda Rousey!! She is totally beautiful and is one of the first women to be in the UFC!! UFC 157 in Feb!!
Work is weird. Now that my Seattle counterparts are gone and the NJ plant shut down, I am overwhelmed and stressed, and don't know how much longer it is going to last. I'm putting all my money into savings and trying to hold off buying my new Dodge Challenger until after tax time. I want to pay cash for the car, but I don't want to eat up all my savings doing it. Training is super expensive too, so I have to figure out how I will replace my income temporarily if something happens to my job. I'm still working from home 3 days a week since mom isn't driving, but I also train 4 nights a week, am still remodeling the house, the boys (my step son and friends) come see me about once a month, and I go up there to see his plays, etc. Training used to be right here in Lake Forest, but K got a job at a new UFC gym in Torrance, so I followed him up there. Now it is an hour there and back. :-/ He is worth it, though, I am actually learning shit! and losing weight! and I quit smoking! and I'm getting buff!
Well, that should catch you up somewhat. I went to Seattle in December to visit my best friend, which was a blast but I froze to death, lol. I am going back to see her again in April, then she is coming to see me in July and I will take her to Disneyland.
For those who asked, here is a typical day of my "fighter" diet that K monitors very closely:
Breakfast: 1/2 cup of steel cut oats (oatmeal) with stevia or honey. 2 eggs with salsa/peppers, water, cup of coffee. Multi-vitamin, fish oil, Vitamin D, Calcium.
Mid morning: Protein shake with vanilla/caramel whey, 1 banana, non fat milk.
Lunch: Grilled chicken with veges (celery, pepperocini's, carrots, green peppers, green onions, cucumbers) and tomato in a spring mix/spinach salad in a ginger sesame dressing with croutons, water.
Midday: Protein shake with Chocolate whey, strawberries, peanut butter and nonfat milk.
--Killer workout for an hour--
Dinner: BBQ'd Beef tenderloin steak, steamed asparagus, wild rice OR sweet potato OR a little pasta, water.
Ta-Ta for now!