Days till fight: 86   |   Current weight: 199.2lbs   |   Goal weight: 185lbs

I've been tremendously fortunate that my wife has not only supported this completely crazy dream of being a one-time cage fighter, but has actively involved herself in my training in a variety of ways. She knows that I still have ~15lbs to lose before I hit my goal weight of 185lbs, so she's been preparing me an entire weeks worth of appropriate meals every weekend, which has played a huge part in the weight I've already lost. She also encourages me every day to push myself, set goals (and exceed them), keep notes, update this blog, and more. She has even thrown herself into the same MMA-oriented training classes that I am attending - first with jiu-jitsu and basic self defense, and now muay thai kickboxing. 

As you'd expect, it's been amazing to get to bond with my wife in a new way as I train for this fight, and I'm more grateful for her support than I can ever express here. Suffice to say, whatever happens come fight-night, I'm so happy to have her in my corner.