Archive for July, 2010
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Cause I know yaâ€™ll missed seeing me get my butt kicked
But actuallyâ€¦ I think this time Jerome (my trainer) was the one getting his butt kicked.
Look at the fear on his face in this picture. I know youâ€™re scared, Jerome. Itâ€™s okay. I wonâ€™t tell.
Heh. Heâ€™s going to kill me next time I see him
Quote of the day after I, um, slightly missed the pad and kicked Jeromeâ€™s side instead: â€œItâ€™s okayâ€¦ I didnâ€™t need that rib anyway.â€ Lol.
I totally showed this bag who was boss, too.
Watch out, world!
The bag tried one last ditch attempt to win the round:
But I wasnâ€™t going to let it happen. Oh, no. This round was mine.
I will leave you with this fun video of me beating the crap out of Jerome.
Missed any of my previous LA Boxing posts? Check them out for some inspiration and awesome exercise moves you can steal to try yourself
* Personal training â€“ week 1: a kick-butt conditioning workout
* Personal training â€“ week 2: boxing and self defense moves
* Personal training â€“ week 3: dripping sweat, but still laughing!
* Personal training â€“ week 4: full body conditioning
* Personal training â€“ week 5: bring on the tank tops!
* Personal training â€“ week 6: conditioning-palooza!
* Personal training â€“ week 7: speed demon
* Personal training â€“ week 8: the revenge of the tire
And if youâ€™re in the D.C. area, donâ€™t forget to sign up for my free LA Boxing demo class meet up! Itâ€™s on Sunday, July 11 at 1 p.m. and is sure to be a good time AND a great workout. All fitness levels are welcome, so donâ€™t be shy!
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
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.