Well as an aspiring fighter I only train "part-time." That is to say I work to supplement my training. But when I look at it: I work 8 hours a day, I'm awake 18 hours a day. That's 10 total hours before and after work where I'm more than able to workout. Its just a matter of actually working out for as much of those 10 hours as I can, and still having something describable as a social life.
I make enough working to pay any bills I may have and to put some away for the future. Also they offer health insurance where I work, I declined it this year, but next year I may take it. Frankly, if at my current training level I can compete successfully, why change it? If it ain't broke don't fix it right?
For now I'm training to compete at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio in American Kickboxing. If I can succeed there, and develop a legitimate amateur record, I can move on to bigger and better things, i.e, serious grappling training, and innevitably MMA. If I fail miserably there, the only option is to go back to the drawing board to reassess my abilities, and my motivation. Like I said before if I can succeed at my current training level I won't change it, however, epic failing during competition is what I would define as being "broke" so at that point I very well might become what's more appropriately described as a "full-time" fighter and work even less, just enough to keep my "I'm broke and need fixedid" insurance!
Sig courtesy of that photo-matic magician limba
I went out the way that I fight. I went out on my shield. That’s it. Done. --Chuck Liddell
My goal is to end my opponent --Carlos Condit