I haven’t eaten any meat in the last week and a half. Well, that might be a lie. I have eaten some salmon and tuna sushi. Other than that, it’s been all vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts. My breakfasts have either been oatmeal spiced up with strawberries, almonds, and agave nectar or flax seed cereal with almond milk.
My lunches and dinners have consisted of black bean burgers, lentils, tomatoes, okra, lettuce, whole wheat bread, tofu, pasta, strawberries, bananas, nectarines, pecans, almonds, and apples.
I haven’t had much of a problem with this diet because I was a vegetarian though much of in 2009. I actually feel like I have more energy.
A little over a month ago, I competed and lost my match at the Atlanta Open by an advantage point. An advantage point isn’t even a point, it’s more like a judge’s call. I was angry about it for about a couple of weeks, then I started to think about what I could do to improve myself my grappling game. Although I was never swept in the match, I wasn’t very aggressive either. I was so worried about holding top position that it limited my opportunities.
Last week, I stopped worrying about being swept and just decided to “flow like water” when I grappled. Grappling this way has opened up a lot more opportunities for me in terms of submissions and passing guards. I no longer feel like I am on the defensive. I guess you never stop learning no matter how good you get.