Bing Crook opened up Phantom BJJ, his Foster BJJ affiliate school, in Maple Valley a few months ago and it’s been excellent training consistently again. As of right now, he only has two classes per week, but he’s working on adding a third, which would be AWESOME.
As it stands, technically, I’m starting to get my groove back… a little. I was pretty much out for an entire year, from October 2010 to October 2011. As I said, I didn’t exactly drop out completely, but I was extremely sporadic and as a result, I surely slipped somewhat in technique and definitely took several steps back with regards to conditioning.
The cold, hard truth is that I’m once again overweight. A year of beer and Pick Quick burgers (best in the area and, sorry guys, but better than In and Out) and I was a solid 210 lbs in October. The good news is that, while my cardio is still terrible and I’m making slow progress there, exercise and diet go hand in hand. What I mean is that when I’m active, I want to eat better because I want to be able to exercise more. It’s a positive cycle, and as of this morning, I weighed 201.5 lbs. I’m going to work hard over the next few months to get back to my relatively stable weight of 180 – 185 lbs. I felt good when I was there, and that’s where I need to be. I’m on track to lose a healthy 3 or so lbs per month, which is great.
James Foster came out to the school yesterday and trained with us. It was really good to see him, and I”m going to try and get down to Kent at least one day each week. I’d like to get back to training 3 or 4 days per week.