‘Oh the times they are a changing’ – Bob Dylan

‘Oh the times they are a changing’ – Bob Dylan

Usually, when it comes to writing something, it starts with… ‘It’s been a while!’ This time is no different. There’s so much going on that actually sitting down to do some writing isn’t on the cards. I do enjoy writing and sharing my thoughts in words for people to read. I’ve probably written more than I’ve read (which is a crazy thought).

As we all know, it’s been crazy times recently. A lot has changed for me personally since the beginning of this pandemic. I share quite a lot of what is happening in real time with my followers on Insta but very rarely make the time to blog my experiences.

I have decided to take a conscious step back from all things social media and begin appreciating the times we actually have, that aren’t surfing some news feed that an algorithm thinks I want to see.

I understand it has its place but, 20 minutes here, 45 there… time is too precious to waste. 20 minutes, which actually very quickly passes, is equivalent to 5x3mins (assuming you have a minute rest). You could be shadow boxing in that time, visualising.

Find some level of productivity that moves you forward. I have made some pretty exciting advances (news to come in time when it’s all sorted), more so, making it so I can train as a full-time fighter. Twice per day to set a good foundation to be ready for 2021. I am in no rush, with everything that is going on, to be ready for a fight. I’m happy to wait until all this blows over and the dust settles.

I understand that the previous version of our ‘normal’ is and will continue to be a thing of the past and we will have to work something out to be able to get the training in we need. What I have realised is, if you want something to happen, you have to find a way to do so.

Not taking action won’t ever change anything. Picking up the phone to the person, making that meeting, saying yes to that opportunity. It’s all part of realising you are powerful enough in your own life to shift what’s happening and progress in a different way.

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I used to carry the equivalent of this kettlebell around with me as extra body fat weight 😳. I first walked into Northern Kings Gym 6 years ago, 98+ kilos, having never trained and boom. What a journey it’s been so far. Today I return to the gym after a long break away with this whole 2020 sucks thing. Looking forward to getting stuck back in training and trying to make training full-time work. Training twice a day, my nutrition on point, my running game on point, my mental game strong and my attendance at NK non-questionable. With the right drive, passion and intentions, I believe I can have a good run at taking some scalps over the next 4/5 years. I’m very excited. I’ve done quite a bit of training over these passed few days and I’m enjoying the energy level increase. The fog is clearing now, the sight is coming back, let’s get tunnel vision and focus now 💪🏽💥 We all get by with a little help from our friends and I’m very lucky to have an amazing group of people around me who help create something so special. Whether that’s coming training with me and battering me, sending messages of encouragement, liking a status/video or whatever, helping me keep my head above water when times get hard, however it looks, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been and continues to be a part of the Fat Lad to Muay Thai Fighter journey. You’re all class 💪🏽

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All while staying true to your compass. Yes, you make mistakes, just like in training but, it’s how you adapt and change with the circumstances presented to you. I’m creating a structure to give me time. Time to look after my boys, a time to train, to work, to do what I need to do to survive.

Very little in the way of other people noise gets in to ‘Dom land’ but recently it has and that has only spurred me on to focus on what’s important, my family and Muay Thai. When I say Muay Thai, I mean my own personal journey within Muay Thai, watching and appreciating other peoples.

I love that I see the sport growing with ONE Championship making waves, Lion Fight recently snapping up some amazing fighters. People like Siam Boxing, Muay Thai Magic and Leapfrog Combat Sports giving fighters a chance to be seen worldwide.

There is so much buzz going on man. I’m looking forward to finally focussing my energy now I have a solid goal to work towards. I am looking forward bringing you along with me man. Hope you’re all keeping well.

Go see me on social, I will still be posting from time to time when I’m training and stuff.

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Thanks as always for reading. Fat Lad… Out!

Dom Platt

I discovered Muay Thai in 2014. My life's trajectory completely changed from that moment on. I don't stop thinking about Muay Thai, it's my life.