The Vidonic Chronicles: In the best shape of my life

Patricia Vidonic female MMA fighterMy birthday has come and past, I am now 34… My son started high school this week and I am in the best shape of my life! Still looking for a fight at 115lbs, so if you know of something, hit me up.

The day before my b-day on August 10th, some friends from Fight Syndicate in Casper, Wyo., came up to do some rolling for a few hours. Thanks Margo for bringing up some of your students for the day, it was great to do some work with you as well!

I do have some sad news that has happened to me since my birthday; my friend Di went into a diabetic coma, due to complications with her Type 1 (which she had only had for about 3 years) on my birthday and suffered severe brain damage.

We went to see her at the ICU on Thurs the 15th, and she was on life support. Di was taken off of life support the next day, Friday the 16th; she was young (29 years old) and healthy, so her body held on till early Tuesday morning the 20th. We had a fundraiser WOD called Deez Nuts in honor of her all day on Monday the 19th with a memorial potluck to follow at the end of the day.

I want to thank the other 89 of the 90 people who came in and participated in Deez Nuts WOD! That was also another gym record of workouts done in a day! Thanks to all of the other gyms everywhere who have done or are planning to do her workout, we all greatly appreciate you sweating for her!

Di always walked with dignity, she was genuine and loved every second of life. I know that she would want us to celebrate our times with her, and grieve on our own time. My guys were gone to Wyoming the week she passed and we did her WOD. Her funeral service was Saturday the 24th, and it was beautiful.

My deepest condolences go out to the Clouse family and everyone close to her, she touched everyone who was graced with her presence.

I have a balcony garden at my apartment; I have peppers, tomatoes, aloe, rosemary, mint, oregano, along with some other flowering plants. My jalapenos are super spicy, and the bells are crispy and mellow. I want to stuff them with some chicken and herbs!

I am truly thankful for all of my sponsors ~ Nutrabio for making sure that all of my supplemental needs are met. Training Mask, for giving me a tool to improve both my physical and mental capabilities as an athlete; I am a cardio machine! Soap-a-licious makes sure my skin is healthy and I am smelling fresh and clean. Dawgs 4Ever 4Ever Dawgs is a huge supporter of MMA, thanks Paul for your continued love and support! Thanks to Damage Control for keeping my teeth in place on my face, hahaha. Another person truly deserving of a shout out is Andrew Vecere with Vecere & Little PC Law Firm  for helping me out.

I want to thank my MMA coach, husband, manager and best friend; I am grateful to have you to push me whether I want to be or not. You always have my best interest and you are willing to stand up for me in any instance. Thanks for the teamwork!

I want to shout out to my gym Alternative Athletics Crossfit and 4th Ave. Dojo, this is truly the best place on earth!!
I want to say thanks to all of my fans, family, and friends for all of your continued love and support!. Thanks to Jack and Denny with ProMMANow; as well as my sponsors ~ ~ Training Mask~ ~ Damage Control Mouthguards ~ Solo Graphics ~ Dawgs 4ever 4ever Dawgs


FYI: Before each workout I take my pre workout drink ~ Nutrabio’s Extreme Nitric Stack (Kiwi Strawberry) L-Proline and BCAA 5000. After each workout I drink a Whey Protein shake, also made by Nutrabio with ATP Evolution (a post workout recovery). As well as my supplements with breakfast and dinner.

AM:BIKE: 20min STRETCH: 15min
Crossfit WOD for a little warm up: 5 rounds 3 shoulder press @ 90# & 3 rope climbs 12:55.
Ring Dips- 5×20
Bench Press- 115# 2×5 125# 2×5 130# 3×4
KB Tricep press- 50# 3×20
Incline Press- 45# 3×8
PM: BIKE: 25min STRETCH: 15min
Cardio/Conditioning: 1min Ab stations- Toes2bar, weighted situps, bench v-ups & reverse burpees, with a run to the door & back between each exercise. 3 rounds.

Time for training ~ Ground and Pound drills, then rolling with strikes.

Breakfast ~ 2 Eggs, 1/2 avo, 1 carrot, leafy greens.
Lunch ~ ½ avo, 4 sweet peppers, raw mixed nuts, seed & coconut.
Dinner ~ 5oz chix, ½ avo, 1 carrot, 4 sweet peppers, ½ sweet potato w/butter.

AM:BIKE: 25min STRETCH: 15min
6AM: Oly Lifting Practice- Front squats for warm up then Clean & Jerk. Successfully c&j 125# & moved onto RDL’s (Romanian Deadlift) @ 180# as a nice transition into the rest of my morning routine.

Hammer Curls- 40# dumbbells 3×10
Bentover Rows- 60# dumbbell 3×10
Pullups- 40# vest 5×10
Hip/Back ext.- 40# vest 3x 15

PM: BIKE: 25min STRETCH: 15min

Breakfast ~ 2 Eggs, 1/2 avo, 1 carrot, leafy greens.
Snack ~ homemade chia seed energy bar.
Lunch ~ 4oz chix, raw mixed nuts, seeds & coconut flakes., 4 sweet peppers
Dinner ~ 6 shrimp, ½ sweet potato, ½ avo, 4 sweet peppers, leafy greens.

PM: BIKE: 15min STRETCH: 15min
Cardio/Conditioning: 15-10-5 w/a 400m run between sets of box jumps, KB thrusters & wall balls

Training: Ground Technique & Rolling.

Breakfast ~ 2 Eggs, 1/2 avo, 1 carrot, leafy greens.
Lunch ~ ½ Chia seed energy bar & 1 carne asada taco from LaTinga in downtown Billings. Corn tortilla, carne asada, onion, cilantro, cabbage & hot sauce.
Dinner ~ 5oz of chix, ½ avo, ½ sweet pot, 3 sweet peppers, 1 carrot & mixed leafy greens.

AM: BIKE: 20min STRETCH: 15min
Oly Lifting: warmed up w/back squats 150#. Worked snatch up to 95# & worked from the hang. Snatch grip high pull shrugs @155# for a nice transition into my other workout.

Toes 2 Bar- 5# ankle weights 70 reps
HSPU- 60 reps
GHD Situps- 40# vest 4×25
Roman Chair Obliques- 4×12
PM: BIKE: 15min STRETCH: 15min
Training: MMA rounds

Breakfast ~ 2 Eggs, 1/2 avo, 1 carrot, leafy greens.
Snack ~ ½ chia bar
Lunch ~ 4oz chix, squash, leafy greens
Dinner ~ 6 shrimp, ½ avo, 1 carrot, leafy greens, ½ sweet potato

AM: BIKE: 25min STRETCH: 2min
Squats ~ 125# x5, 135# x5, 140# x4. 145# x4, 150# x3, 155# x2.
Calf Raises ~ 255# 3×20
GHD Hamstring ext. ~ 55# plate 3 x12
PM: BIKE: 15min STRETCH: 25min
Open Mat

Breakfast ~ 2 Eggs, 1/2 avo, 1 carrot, leafy greens.
Snack ~ mixed raw nuts, seeds & coconut flakes w/coffee & Nutrabio protein powder frozen coffee.
Dinner ~ 6 shrimp, ½ sweet potato, ½ avocado, leafy greens, 1 carrot & 3 sweet peppers.

AM: BIKE: 20min STRETCH: 20min
Olympic Lifting: strength

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