Camp Location: I am back in Indio, Calif., where all of my camps have taken place. I have never found the need to go anywhere else as my family is not a distraction and does not get in the way of how my camp goes. My family is what keeps me strong. If I had to go somewhere else, I would not be able to focus the way I do because I would be worrying about them.
Training regiment: My training is Monday through Saturday and consists of running 45 minutes daily, sparring a few times during the week, strength training twice a week, and most of all doing my best to execute the plan.
Diet: My diet consists of grains, vegetables, and my protein sources come from tofu, tempeh, beans and nuts. Turning vegetarian for every training camp is nothing new for me. In fact, it is something that has worked for me for the past two years. Other fighters are even trying this now, so this just puts me ahead of the game.
Personal Sacrifice: This year did not feel much like Christmas because I am so focused for January 29th. I don’t really consider it a personal sacrifice because this is my job. I know what I have ahead of me. But my personality was not in the Christmas spirit like every other year and know that I had to set mind up for this. But even though this was the first Christmas I had to work, the real gift will be coming on Jan. 29th.