So I have decided on my new training programme. Here it is.
Mon – Thurs am Cardio & Weights
Friday am – Swimming
Monday evening Judo & Kickboxing (the timings work beautifully and the classes are across the road)
Tuesday Evening Kickboxing – if the class structure change this will go from 1 hour to 2 -3
Wednesday evening alternate weeks Kickboxing, this is specifically training for gradings so should be great for my technique, but weds is also officially the night Paul the Goth is allowed to book me for movies.
Thursday Evening Jiu Jitsu
Friday Evening sofa, good book, sleeping cat. (not a new kind of kung fu though it perhaps should be)
Saturday – for now continues to be a day off though I want to get into the sparring training so we shall see, I may have to ditch swimming on a Friday and have that as my day off in due course
Sunday – Kickboxing
Sunday’s were wrestling, but it was £10 a session, 4 hours so wiped out the whole day and although very enjoyable not as satisfying as the others and won’t contribute (being pro rather than olympic) much to my eventual aim to do an MMA cage fight.
So there we go i’m looking at 3-4hours a week of kickboxing so should start to progress much quicker, 1 hour of Judo, which will be important in MMA for ground work and escapes/reversals and 2 hours a week of Jiu Jitsu (it’s a longer class) which is certainly teaching me to deal with pain.
I’m spending between 45 – 60 minutes in the gym everyday now instead of the 30 I used to spend and depending on what time I arrived slip in a short swim to cool down and stretch after. My boss (at work who is also my Jitsu Sensei’s Sensei) is going to teach me to use the free weights properly to compliment my martial arts and of course I still walk 3 miles every work day weighted down with bags.
In April I have a week off work and am spending one day white water rafting, I plan to make the most of my unlimited training at PKA for some of the other days and also maybe visit some people and do some relaxing stuff.
I know one or two people have commented i’m doing too much, but seriously, my body loves me now, after years of us not getting on. I feel so much better when I am working out and pushing myself and my recovery rates are really excellent. I get sore muscles occasionally, but rarely delayed onset, usually just tired and worked and better by morning.
Since July I have gone from walking at 5.5km/hr on the treadmill for ten minutes, to running at 7.8km/hr for 15mins and still having the energy to do intervals, cross trainer and bike after that. When the race for life rolls around this July it will be exactly a year since I started all this craziness and i’m excited about it as a measure of how far i’ve come and how much i’ve changed.
My weight loss has slowed, it’s a side effect, i’ve upped my training and am definitely gaining a little muscle and definition, getting much stronger and actually i’m still shrinking but the pounds aren’t showing as off so easily. Upping my exercise has meant I need to eat a little more as well, can’t work out and then starve myself, see not totally nuts. ;p
But it’s slowed a little, not stopped and the inches will continue to go and my body change faster than the weight comes off. So I still reckon when I see you all at the events this year I will have my tattoo.
Right that’s it from me for now. I have coffee to make and lounging to do.