Oh, I have a little case of the Monday blues. I won’t even lie. But the weekend was pretty awesome, even if I did have to work both days.
I’m linking up for Healthy Diva Life‘s Marvelous in My Monday to recap why my weekend rocked!
I decided to try something new this weekend, and I have fallen in love!
While at work (at the gym) on Saturday, I decided I would get in a little workout since the place had cleared an hour before closing time. I was in the weight area focusing on my arms when I was trying to figure out how I could sneak in some cardio.
The treadmill and elliptical were out of the question since I can’t see the desk from the cardio room. I figured I’d improvise.
I found some jump ropes hanging up so I pulled one down and got started. Until something in the back of the room caught my eye…
I have wanted to try kickboxing for years. I looked into an all girl MMA place in town at least four dozen times, but I’ve never bit the bullet. Admittedly I get nervous about trying new types of fitness. I worry I can’t do it for all sorts of reasons: I’m not strong enough, I have asthma, I have sciatic problems, I’ll look silly, and so on and so forth.
Since I was alone I figured I had nothing to lose and no one to look ridiculous in front of (in case my punches didn’t throw so well). I strapped on some gloves and went to town.
And it felt AMAZING!!!!
It was far more than getting out any aggression or doing it simply as a form of fitness. It made me feel strong. It made me feel capable. It made me feel confident! I kept going back for more.
Having only hit the bag once, and doing some light reading about kickboxing, I have to say I am already all-in on wanting to learn more. I want to learn how to hit, how to hold my arms, how to stand. I want to learn about how it affects your entire body and how it can help build your mind. I think I may have finally found something I could be pretty decent at.
Fortunately my gym offers a cardio kickboxing class at a convenient time during the week so I am already impatiently waiting for Wednesday night. I’m not one for taking classes, as I prefer tried and true good ol’ fashion weightlifting, but I am super excited to finally have the nerve and the drive to try this.
This is something I hope to inspire in others. You never know how much you are missing out until you finally give something a try. I have always been quite the introvert and not much of a joiner. I don’t like crowds and the potential to look silly in front of others. As I get older, though, I can see that no is really watching. And those who are, the ones who may have negative comments or snide remarks, aren’t enough to deter from the experience of trying.