I felt a little better grappling today, but I was still whooped after practice. Roberto Traven’s BJJ Program is the toughest I’ve ever encountered. I’ve been to a few instructors, but Traven takes the cake. The warmups are tough, but they are nothing compared to the live training that follows. If you’re in the Atlanta area, and you want to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, go to Unit 2 Fitness. The training is for the weak though. I felt as if I were going to mentally break tonight. I made it through practice. The training is not enjoyable to go through, but I’m always happy afterwards.
A couple of weeks ago, I competed at the Lutador Grappling Tournament. In my division, I went up against a former teammate from my old gym, X3 Sports. I barely squeezed out the win. There were only two people in the division, so I took first place. In the absolute division, I was beat on points by the guy who won it. Was a big guy? Nah. He was around 150 lbs. Thanks to my sponsor, Red Dawn, for all of the support.
Back to the present, I just finished up my dinner. I’m still eating reasonably healthy. This is what I had today:
Breakfast – Publix Almonds & Oats Cereal with Lowfat Milk, Eggs, Water, Grapefruit Juice
Lunch – Rotisserie Chicken, Pasta, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Peas, Water
Dinner – Ground Chicken Patty, Salad with Apples and Various Nuts, Water
Did I say I was exhausted? What a day!