So this week has been a better week. Been feeling better and getting some of my energy back. Last night I made it to Muay Thai. On Tuesday nights, we have a new MT instructor named Monica. Her warm ups aren’t nearly as intense as Jayson’s for which I am thankful. We did a nice warm up and then did several drills on the Thai pads.
It was pretty hot in the gym, hotter than the last few times I’d been there. I don’t know if it was the heat, or my lack of training last few weeks, but I felt myself getting gassed rather early. It was probably a combination of both. It was a small class, only about six of us and most of them much younger guys.
I worked pads with a kid who is about fifteen years old, but weighed around 260. He said he’s trying to lose weight as well. I’m now at 293, but this kid was several inches shorter than myself. My goal is 260, at least for a fighting weight. I was plenty tired when class was over but glad I made it to a class.
Tomorrow I’m going to try and get to no gi. I noticed last night the no gi class was huge. There must have been thirty people or more on the mat. I’m not sure if Jason has a plan for that for the future. The gym is growing and more and more people keep turning out which is great. Just makes it a bit cramped to train. Whichever, it’s exciting to see.
Today I went with my step son on a field trip his class had to the Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio. It’s a long trail that winds through these old caves. They go as deep as 180 feet below ground level. The entire walk is around two miles and its really humid in the caves, so that was a nice workout. Especially on my calves since the majority of the walking is up or down steep hills. Step son was glad I came along too. I’d never seen the caverns before, so it was kind of cool and got me some cardio in today.
So tomorrow the plan is to hit no gi class. Then next week I will try to make Jayson’s Muay Thai class. I still want to get in the cage before the end of the year. I’m frustrated at how I’ve been sidetracked with illness and injuries, but the fighters I’ve spoken to said that is pretty common. You’re almost always recovering from something.
Good thing is, weight is still coming off. Now that I only have around 30-40 pounds more to go, the weight loss doesn’t seem as daunting now as it did when I weighed over 350 lbs. Of course, past week or so I’ve eaten more junk food than usual. Had a pretty good eating day today, except for getting Whataburger for dinner, but oh well.
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