May 14, 2020
"I don't make sacrifices I make decisions to get to where I
want to be." Today we're joined by UFC fighter Jessy Jess who pulls
back the curtain on what it's like being a professional athlete and
how she went from living in a van with her family in Australia to
working 3 jobs and sleeping 1 hour a night to moving to the states
and becoming a full time athlete. We also discuss her journey to
sobriety, how she's able to train 4-9 hours a day, and how she's
learned to lowered her overhead costs to be able to devote herself
wholly to her goals.
Also, what it's like being a woman in the male-dominated UFC,
how listening to her body helped her make the decision to go up a
weight division, and how she confronts mental blocks and challenges
in a sport that requires so much focus and confidence.
Of course we talk about what fighting requires of your body,
including her experiences with sometimes grueling weigh ins with no
water, being in a sauna for 16 hours straight to be able to fight
at 125 lbs - a weight class she later decided to leave after
learning her thyroid was shutting down, among other things.
Through it all she takes complete control of her life, her
decisions and approaches everything with the mindset of champion.
Listen to this episode and TRY not to be inspired. I dare
Follow her on IG & Twitter: @MissJessyJess
Read her blog: Jessysays.com
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