Way of the Fight part 4: Making my body invincible


I’m here right now writing this blog and I’m beat up, sore all over my body. I’m tired, it’s been a challenging week. Rosi pushed me to beyond a new pain threshold. She reminded me again, just what is needed to be World Class. She hit me with everything but again it was all done with good intent. I’m her girl that she’s brought up in this fight game over the last three years. I know she’s proud of me when I refused to stay down as she crushes me into the cage if I don’t break with her, I think I never will. It was a excellent feeling to have her back as my mentor and true friend but now recovery. How does my body keep taking the work load everyday of a full time MMA fighter?

I realised pretty quick it was down to food and supplements. The highest quality of both. If I want to be the best, well I need a full time nutritionist. When I say full time that’s exactly what Mike Leng gives me, daily meal plans, excellent structures to cutting weight in the safest way and amazing abs. That many woman want. People wondered why I didn’t look tired in last fight.

Again I put in the very best fuel. Tons of eggs and oats in the morning, tasty cooked chicken breasts with bags of green salad, yummy steak, lean pork and turkey. I’ve gone broccoli mad, and not one potato in sight, just brown rice. I haven’t seen bread or had a sandwich in months and to be honest I don’t need it. I’m totally sold on gluten free all the way. My old injuries don’t hurt anymore, no sugar is good. Mike tracks everything week to week, he’s a fountain of nutrition knowledge and pretty cool guy. His plans are silly inexpensive. If you want to really change yourself, get to Unorthodox Nutrition.

I have one amazing sponsor, he’s my only one but the most important I know. Dr. Dave’s Best, he gives me the very best pharmacial graded products, Fish oils you get in Holland and Barrett aren’t bad but they aren’t graded. It’s the highest quality and the reason I shock people when I tell them my age. He puts everything into research of each product he sells. The immune boost, has really helped me stop getting sick. The brain power and regeniser keeps me focused and that’s extremely important to a fighter. I need to be able to remember the moves of the game plan.

Now the last thing that I found as I’m a tiny girl, when I cut I have hardly any body fat, I’ve to usually go on the mars bar diet after the fight to get back to Miss Chubby. This means I get flu’s and I had been getting a lot over the last few months, but then my genius of a physio who educated me through The Tri- Lodgics programme, in the importance of magnesium intake or the lack of it these days for most people.

It’s essential for helping the body absorb every nutrient from our food, it helps maintain your ph acid alkaline balance, it also cuts the lactic acid build up in the body. Now that’s major for a fighter and giving us a fast turn around to train again the next day.

I started having baths with a kilo of magnesium flakes at least twice a week, staying in for twenty minutes. Ever since, anytime a cold has started once I have a bath it’s gone the next morning and it gives me rocking energy.

I highly recommend everyone to start a magnesium programme with Peter it’s really inexpensive. I haven’t had a sniffle since.

When all these factors are put into my camp it brings amazing results. If you don’t believe me just watch how I don’t get tired ever in fights and look super healthy all the time. By working with these three incredible people I’m going to become World class but also live for a very long time. I’ve tons of holidays to go on at some point. Lol

Right my Alphas the fight camp is done, now I walk forward with no fear inside, I’m living, I’m alive and I’m reaching for the stars. Stars that I looked up to when I was a kid and dreamed of being someone who gave something back in life.
I strive to be the best in ever-way and I’ll show that on Cage Warriors 65 at The Helix march the 1st. Keep on my Facebook as I’ll be sharing the link details for the fight, c’mon you know it’s the think you need to do on a Saturday night, watch The Atom Costigan zoom around the Cage. War with my shield or on it!! No other way I know.


Way of the Fight 1


It’s the 1st of February, I have a full month of hard, intense training ahead to get me ready for my fight on Cage Warriors 65 at The Helix. I know my opponent but can’t say yet till all contracts are signed. I’ll tell you all next week.

Anyway, no matter who I face, I feel I must give the greatest performance.
In the next few weeks I’ll do what is asked of me in my gym by my head coach Dermot Mc Grath. I dream of the perfect fight and I push myself tilll I reach it.
What is my week like, usually on a monday I watch technical footage. I cover strategy and game plan detailing with Dermot. He will show me certain fights and moves that he would like me to use on that evening in sparring. I feel he is giving me a little challenge, saying if I make them work in the cage tonight, then I’m another step closer to finding the keys that will defeat my opponent.
A Cage Fighter needs challenges, needs to work things out for themselves, nothing is given easy and that develops our talent further. I know when I’m in the cage tonight doing wall work, moments when I’m pressed with a situation and maybe feel tired, that I must work out the answer. Dermot will give suggestions which will be good choices but it’s I who must decide the timing and the delievery of those techniques. That’s the hard bit, and listening to a man as well. Ha Ha Ha

Tomorrow I’ll be back in gym nice and early to do strength training, this is a very big key to my victory and I love lifting heavy stuff and slammimg things. Just check out my last fight to see what I slammed!!! Then I race home get my food in, sort the house, because I’m a clean freak and proud of it. My mum raised me well, I’ll then have a quick nap, get back to the gym and teach my classes in the evening. I teach kids from 4 up and I must be at my highest level of motivation when I teach. They look up to me and I need to show them how to acheive their potential.
Do I get tired ? Hell yeah, but again I’m doing it long enough now to know what it takes to reach the highs. I also have a perfect diet that I’ll talk about more in next few updates, it’s what keeps me in superhero mode everyday. Now ladies reading this, I know you want to know how to cut a kilo in two days safely. I’m the queen of cutting from 53 kgs to 48 kgs which I’ll be on feb the 28th with the gudience from my nutritionist Mike Leng.

I could stay here for ages writing a detailed day by day but you’d get bored.
Instead I think every week I’ll take a interesting moment in my fight week, it may have been a breaking point, a high, or just damn funny. People tell me I’m funny, they say that’s why they enjoy learning from me. People think when looking at me as the fighter that I’m a robot, super human, made of steel. I am very like each of you reading this, the difference sometimes maybe is I only see what I can become, I do cry and break sometimes and it’s needed but I always drive forward towards my passion of being Cage Warriors World Champion.

My advice to you all stand out from the run of the mill, I always did.
Find your love in life and build it strong.

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