Quote of the Week:
“It’s about being able to go through the grind, willing to get back up when you’re knocked down. And when life’s not going well, not getting down on yourself and just getting back up and getting back to work, and striving to be the best you can be” – Robbie Lawler
This week has been a bit up and down for me, both in terms of training and mental approach.
Firstly, my training has been a bit off because I had the week before this off of work, and got completely out of my routine. I’ve struggled this week to get back into my two-a-day training schedule and I’ve missed most mornings. Seriously weak excuse, but it’s happened, it’s irritated me, and I’m going to make sure that I get back on it next week. This isn’t to say I haven’t got some good training sessions in, every time I’ve done an evening session I’ve thrown myself into it, but strength morning strength and conditioning has been missed out.
This is never an ideal situation, but the important thing is to roll with it and aim to improve next week.
The other side of this is my mental view on training, firstly I was in a foul mood when I turned up for sparring on Wednesday, which meant that I wasn’t at my best, and felt I’d had a crap session afterwards. But it’s important for me to realise that the training was still good, I was in class and sparred well, but it was my bad mood that made me feel it was a shit session, it wasn’t actually a shit session.
I’ve also been stressed about dropping weight for my interclub on the 12th, I was 82.5kg today, and need to drop as close to 80 as possible by the 12th. I still have time to drop, and could always rely on cutting water if I had too, but I’m not a fan of the idea of cutting water, even just a couple of kilos worth (especially for an interclub fight which such a short time between weigh in and fight). I adjusted my diet slightly (cutting out some more carbs) and I’ll just have to keep a close eye on my weight and make changes as I need to.