Friday May 18th – In the middle of January 2012, during training, I ruptured my ACL, badly torn my MCL and Meniscus. It was a big shame as I was preparing for a fight which I would have had in April. At first, perhaps due to the high level of fitness, both the medical staff and I did not think that the injury was as bad as it actually was but once the MRI results came through it was clear that I would have been out for some time.
Needles to say, I kept positive and was determined to get back quickly. However, when you go from training 5-8 times per week 6 days a week to not training at all, it is unbelievably easy to lose track of time and get a thick mist between you and your goals. . My creative mind switched off, I was thinking that until I had the operation, scheduled for July, the only thing I could do was light physiotherapy.
So the combination of considerably less training, Italian-food-loving origins and sedentary job (mind coaching is done sitting :)) contributed to the wight creeping up! Today, I am 91Kg (200lbs) and is not muscles! So, now that my mental creativity switched back on, I thought of ways to get back in shape before my operation, doing actual MMA training even with my injury (tailored to my situation of course) and make of this journey a documented inspirational blog series which hopefully can help others fight through in moments of challenge.
The Inspirational 30lbs Journey Back to the Cage Series
From Monday 21 May I will post a daily update to share this journey but also to share the type of training that I will do with this injury, the type of diet that I will follow to lose as much as 30lbs in 60 days and also the psychology techniques to help me keep focused, positive, determined and fight the pizza cravings
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