The Real Test: LA Boxing Update
I am 2 months into a 3 months â€œReal Testâ€ of the power of LA Boxing. I can honestly tell you that I have found my gym home. I may have said this before but LA Boxing is only the second gym I have joined. My first gym experience was a Contours Express (which was very similar to Curves) where there was no guess work. I followed a circuit of machines and moved when the bad music indicated it was time to move. I only lasted a few weeks before I sprained my ankle and while I was out of the gym on doctorâ€™s orders the gym closed. I have not been to another gym and I really thought I would never pay for a gym membership.
LA Boxing has me changing my tune.
I have learned so much in the last two months:
-I LOVE working out.
-Not all gyms are created equally.
-I can and do sweat (a lot) when I workout. I did not think I was capable of sweating buckets.
-I can and do push myself harder than I thought was possible.
-I am STRONG.
-I am confident but I swear I am MORE CONFIDENT these days.
What have I learned in the last two months?!?
1. I love to push myself.
2. I like sore muscles.
3. Sweat really really stings the eyes.
4. I really like getting all sweaty and gross when I work outâ€¦I really feel like I am doing something.
5. I enjoy challenging myself physically.
LA Boxing has changed my journey and totally for the better. I have been on the weight loss journey for a while now but I hadnâ€™t really made the commitment to the physical piece. I was counting points and losing weight and exercising a little but nothing too strenuous and nothing too consistent. I was totally stalled. Stuck. Bored. Around the time of Fitbloggin I had just discovered a love of running but I was intrigued with LA Boxing. Their presentation and blogger results were amazing and I wanted to try but I must admit I was also scared. I have never hit anything and boxing seemed so intimidating.
I am so glad I went to the LA Boxing table at Fitbloggin.
I am so happy that LA Boxing offered me such an amazing opportunity. I have gained a new confidence since I started at LA Boxing. I want to and believe I can challenge myself. This month I even registered for a half marathon â€“ this is a HUGE challenge. LA Boxing definitely played a small part in my decision to run a half marathon. I learned my abilities, I learned to push myself harder, I learned to trust that I can do anything I put my mind toâ€¦.IT is almost all mental!
LA Boxing has tightened my body and has helped me develop muscles but the biggest changes are not physical. I want to workout. I genuinely like working out. I feel better when I workout. I want to keep pushing my body, mind and soul.
**Full Disclosure: As a participant of Fitblogginâ€™10 I was given the opportunity to put LA Boxing â€œto the testâ€ â€“ I was provided with a 3-month membership to a local LA Boxing for my review. The opinions are my own and I am always honest.