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Monday, March 18, 2013

Remember the Rocky movies? All 500 of them? (Hehe) I loved Rocky. I wanted to be Rocky, except when the guy was hitting back. I didn't think that looked like fun.

My friend, Julie, and I bought a 2 wk pass to try "Title Boxing Club" for unlimited use. I've been wanting to try boxing for a long time now. Biggest Loser uses it, Ruby was learning it and I'm crazy about Laila Ali - who is fabulous. I just wanted to see what it felt like to work that hard and be strong like that.

The classes are so hard. Really super hard for me. I can't do most of the stuff they have you do but I know how to modify and I keep moving. I love the punches. I love the feel of my arms after I have been hitting the bag. Talk about a stress reliever! It's great for that! I'm usually sore the next day but in a good way.

Good News: This is something I could really get into.

Bad News: Coupon is up in two days and joining is horribly expensive. No way to fit this into an already tight budget. I wonder how hard it is to hang a bag in the garage or something...

My girl...

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    Awesome! I have a bag, but my garage, needs a new roof, badly, so unable to hang it, for now.
    I may look online to see of alternate ways to hang bags. I bet there is a simple, inexpensive way.
    I have been getting into kickboxing, not the same, I know, but both are great workouts and lot's of fun,

    I do play the Rocky soundtracks and throw some punches. even have the gloves. emoticon emoticon

    My Papa was a boxer in the Army. emoticon (My gloves are smaller)

    Can't wait to hear how you find a way to keep it up!
    1651 days ago
    Wow! Listen to Irish... she's just a fountain of great ideas! I was going to suggest a local high school or community center.

    If you love it, let's find a way. If it makes you feel that good then that's the way to go. Rock it while you've got it girlfriend! Enjoy that coupon.

    Here's a quote I just used for our motivational message on my Teddy Bear team...
    “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
    ~Rocky Balboa~
    I thought you might appreciate it! Keep fighting the good fight!
    1652 days ago
    Hope you find a way to keep on boxing!
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    1652 days ago
    Now you are the 1st who has brought boxing to the table! I can tell how hard it is just watching, kudos to you!
    1652 days ago
    Check into your local YMCA to see if they have a bag because they will give you a reduced fee for membership if you talk to financial services- or go and look for a bag at a sports equipment store (there are used stores too!)- well worth the investment if it makes you feel good! Maybe barter with the boxing center (trade your computer skills for classes??) I hate to see you lose something that makes you feel good! Also, check the library for boxing videos (free!) - no bag involved but at least you can do the workout/swings!

    1652 days ago
    I used to whale away at the heavy bag in taekwon do--which involved punching AND kicking. I have to agree, there's nothing like it, especially if you don't have to take punches from somebody else, lol! You might need help hanging the heavy bag, but it can be done!

    1652 days ago
    that sounds wonderful! When I lived in a suburban area and took many walks during nice weather I've seen many people hang up punching bag and things of the like in their garages. they'd work out with the garage door open. You just need to make room and keep up your momentum on your own.
    1652 days ago
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