Splitting to Atomweight

As my coach Rosi, now a UFC fighter, was making her debut in the 135 division, she informed me she was working with nutritionist Mike Leng. I was like cool until the day she came to train with me and I had to cook all her food a day before. She gave me a list with amounts and times she must eat. At first I thought madness, then as I was wrestling her in cage it didn’t seem that crazy. She had bulked up to 141kgs which I thought oh she’s going to be slower. Oh was I wrong, she was like the Tasmanian Devil whirling destroyer of my attacks. Wow had her takedowns gotten fast, when she got on top she was like a vise grip. I went home and as I was covered in ice packs thought maybe I should chat with this Mike guy. Lol

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You can see the difference between this fight and the last one. Thanks to Mike Unorthodox and Dr.Davesbest.com

Once I knew I had the fight I hired him, I knew Rosi always researches everyone she has on her camp. I knew he must be good, already I had seen it and felt the proof of his work in the cage with her.
I was so excited to get my first plan as it was another step closer to the fight. Mike asked me many questions to get a feel of were I was with nutrition. Then I got mail and then I nearly died😓 Can I eat this much protein and at night too??

I’ll never do it, I’m too small. Then I thought hold on this is the next mental challenge. Did someone say challenge? Oh I’m in!!

I learnt to love eggs, chicken, red meat and greens as I had it 6 days a week. On the 7th day I got a cheat day which at start seemed like something to look forward to but by the time it comes you’ve eaten so much over the week it’s hard to take junk food. By the end of the day you feel sick 😦

My first few days on it, I thought I’d throw up on my coach Dermot as I also had a certain amount of drinks, PHD protein, amino drive, recovery Synergy to take. Rosi told me this was the toughest part, she was right. Timing was key to everything, get the food and fluids in. Smash the hard session. Repeat cycle.

The first 3 days being on it was crazy, as I lost a huge amount of weight. My abs looked chiseled and I noticed my biceps had really thick muscles, deep cuts were forming at the top of shoulders. Nice !!! It was fun walking into a shop after training and kid behind counter just staring at my arms that were ripped to bits. Probably could have intimidated him enough to give me a mars bar for free. Lol

I also noticed my body wasn’t at all sore after training sessions as this nutrition was my shield. In old diets, I still would have DOMS but now I could go again as soon as I woke.
Mike was always there and I mean that!! I think if I needed to ask him a question in the middle of night it wouldn’t have been a problem. He’s like the Batman, just show the signal in sky and he’s there. Now most times I’d ask can I have this and I’d get No!! He said I’d start to hate him but never even came close. Anyway, I wanted to be the best I can and he was a huge key to it. I just got on with it because if I broke in the diet then I’d break in the fight.

Check out his website here.

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I won’t say it was easy but what choice did I have? Would I ever turn up not on weight never!! It’s so disrespectful to your opponent and it shows you were weak in your preparation. That gives your opponent a huge edge. Plus your ass is sent to the Sauna !!

Chocolate tastes great, but imagine how good it tastes after the victory. I must say the brownies Rosi and I demolished after the fight were amazing. Truly worth the wait. Smiles all round.

Huge thank you to Mike, he’s loves his job and he’s just like a fighter, gets the winning result. He’s not just for fighters but for anyone who really wants to see a fast, safe change in their body. I guarantee every morning you get up you’ll be late because your looking at your abs.

Lol Maybe that was just me 😉 yeah it so was.

A huge thank you to Dr Dave whose supported my for years with his amazing health and anti aging supplements!
Get his great products here!

My Ninja Turtle Team

Fight Camp begins. 8 weeks feels like a dream, until boom I get smashed !! Now we had no fight footage on my opponent, but she had tons on me.

Does that make a difference? Not really as a lot of it was old footage of me. Trust me, when I say this if you want to be a champion you must evolve. I didn’t spend the two years on couch eating snickers. (sorry I’m on to food again can’t help it.. Lol).
Over the rehab I studied my footage of myself and my future opponents. Invicta Fc was just starting and it was great to see the 105 girls. I could see the level I’d have to achieve for my return. I trained my weakness more than my strengths
I just always prepare for the girl that’s unbreakable!!!
Dermot, my main coach always has my back, he does the hardest work I think. Making sure I get the right positive people to train with. He was incredible over the two years of putting up with my lack of patience and moods. He never gave up on me, kept me focused.
Now over my fight camp my only worry was Tim my other corner man was gone to Thailand for the two months. I was losing a part of my key to victory.

Then on a second thought it wasn’t that big a thing. I had Peter Irving and Rosi Sexton to be in my corner, they knew a thing or two about fighting.
We also found 48 kilo girls to train with me because a girl moves way different to a man. Smaller arms, harder to pummel in, get head control.
Believe me, it’s important to train with men, as they push you hard but sometimes they break you body wise. My body has broken enough over the last few years, time to train smart.

I sparred with Megan Maher, a top Irish Thai fighter who’s on her way to being a champion. She has some power and I can see why they call her The Pitbull!!

In London Peter got me Harriet Stone, she lived up to her name. She hit me with solid shots and never let me have it easy. Both girls were smart fighters, not just wild swingers but tactical. They had one other major requirement I always look for, they truly love what they do. I’ll only work with people who have passion. No negative people allowed in my gym near me.

I also started a Ladies only kickboxing class and from that found girls to start my own training team called Gladiatrix, these girls were little gems because they wanted to get better every night, to push me to the limit. They wanted to feel worthy to be in the training camp with me and that made them perfect. Great attitude to learning and showed up every class, no matter how much I broke them. Oooppps!!
These Ladies I’ve trained with over the camp are all my friends and people I admire. That’s one of the golden things about MMA it builds loyalty amongst us and it gave me a feeling I was never in this battle alone.

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Desire is Bullet Proof

As the Rock says finally I have returned to the Cage. It’s been two years since I stepped inside the octagon, every minute of each day was spent mentally and physically preparing myself.

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We had been searching for a opponent for some time, I remember having lots of girls pull out on me. I was ready to fight early in February but it’s hard finding my weight. It was beginning to tear me apart inside. I was getting very impatient 😦 Still when I’d get sad about it, I’d wake up next day with another plan of attack. Never letting go of my vision of walking back down the ramp to the cage. Then finally it came! We found someone who wanted to punch me in the face. (actually she did a great job of that when it came to the fight). I remember when I got the news, I was in the gym training with my friend Mag.

Dermot came over and told me it’s on, I jumped so high, hugged him and Mag for a long time. Screamed a bit and ran around too. I was screaming YES!!! Like Diego Sanchez does when he meets Jesus on a daily basis lmao. Then I pushed Mag on a prowler that killed all my energy, pretty fast but not my desire. Unfortunately I couldn’t tag Jesus in on that workout he was busy with other stuff.

Then the stages thing happened, the wtf am I doing??? Lol. I want this, am I crazy?? Just be a housewife and take the safe choice. Listen to what my family were saying, just retire. Listen to the normal joe that’s threaten by my happiness in achieving my dream.

Then next stage doubt slips up and you entertain it for a little time but as a fighter you know over the years you’ve become great at mastering it. Taking control of this ugly thing and turning it into a driving force. Fighters have to have drive and over the two years I was in hyper drive to get back.

As you all have read before I knew the Neck fusion would be hard but not impossible to recover from. I was determined to prove that, even more than wining the fight. Just to have people see me everyday not giving in.

Words can be powerful and over the two years hearing people say they were close to breaking but after seeing me they were inspired and kept going. Truly that pushed forward, I knew too many carried strong hope for my return. Can’t ever let them down. Date set June 29 ECFF !! Back to where the journey was put on hold ……. Norwich !! Now my heart finally beats again

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