Finally I’m training again. After the death of my sister Rocio, I decided to take a break from jiu jitsu. My only training was at the gym, and that was it. 6 weeks has passed, and it’s time to try to resume my normal life.
The only good thing about it is that I’m at a solid 160+/- lbs without any deterioration of cardio (as it has always been the case whenever I went over 150lbs.)
The bad part is that I’m greener than before. Shit went over my head, and I was like a fish out of the water. No way in hell I’m going to be wearing my green belt. I went with my white one to class yesterday… and I’ll stay there until I feel comfortable in wearing the green one.
It was good to be back. And to my delight, the school is offering a new MMAclass on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, right before the (gi) BJJ class. I need to call the school and get a price on the MMA gear cuz I’m in.
So far, I’ve been reducing the amount of squats I’ve been doing. Blame it on an old-ass hip, plus my left knee is making these grinding noises… no good. Another important change is that I’ve dropped the amount of meat/poultry, replacing some of it with an additional protein shake. So much meat has been hard on my stomach.
For breakfast, I’m having one EAS Myoplex RTD shake. That’s about 310 cals in total, 70g of it from fat, 43g of protein, 20g of carbs and 6g (12% DV) of fiber. At night, right after training, I take one ABB Extreme Body RTD 50 shake, 50g of protein and a mere 1g of fat.
During the rest of the day, it’s the same diet I had before, except that I’m replacing almost 50% of the meat/poultry with tofu. The rationale is that I can’t take so much meat anymore. It is craptacular… really. Although vegetable protein (in this case, tofu) is less optimal than animal protein, it does not kill my stomach at all. Combine that with the 93g of protein from shakes alone, that should compensate.
Another change in my diet has been the inclusion of branched-chain amino acids/BCAA(ProLab BCAA) and HMB (MET-Rx HMB), and a switch from glutamine in powder form to a capsule form for convenience. It’s been HMB more than anything that has helped me stay at my current weight. I love it.
Tonight is a day off for me. Tomorrow will be MMA and then BJJ with a gi. BJJ with gi again on Tuesdays and no-gi BJJ whenever I can on mondays.
I’m back again into the road of cramps and pain, and I love it.