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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Yes, the mouse with the boxing attire does mean something! I’m taking up boxing. I’ve always enjoyed hitting the punching bag, but I really want to learn the “sport” of boxing. Not just beat the hairy heck out of a bag until my hand hurt. Hubby wants me to learn “Chinese boxing” which is “more effective”. So I’m off to find training tapes, uh DVD’s. I’m open to suggestions.

Why boxing? Part of it is growing up watching some of the greats. Ali, Foreman, Sugar Ray – I knew who they were. When they fought and we could watch it on TV, it was a HUGE deal. Bigger than the Superbowl! And everyone was in to it, from my Grandpa to my mother, my great aunts and cousins – the whole extended family would get together to watch the Fight.

But there is something more to boxing to me than maybe having some fun while getting fit and a sense of nostalgia. See, boxing is also says a lot about how I want to live my life. When the bell rings, boxers give it everything they have and take whatever comes their way. Boxers take rest when it’s offered, they count on that time between the rounds to regroup and re-strategize. Boxers have help, there are “people in your corner” that help and support you. Boxers get knock down, but they used everything to get back up, sometimes by sheer force of will! And when a good boxer looses, they know it is just one fight, one moment and they can choose to come back stronger than ever.

I know they were tacky, but do you remember the Rocky movies? Stupid or not we went crazy in Rocky II when he beat Apollo Creed. Yup, Rocky II – for you youngin’ Rocky LOST in the first movie. But he made it to the end of the fight. He accomplished something even in losing, because he did something that he was told he could do. So the hero lost and was still a hero. Wow, how about applying some of this to our lives?!?!

So running will be my road work and hopefully boxing will get me going in other areas. I’ll probably never find someone to spare with but I can whip the s&!+ out of some punching bags. Guess who’s getting pick gloves for mother’s day?!?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLORIDASUN 5/14/2013 10:20AM

    Holy will have the finest looking arms in Spark land! AWESOME! What a great stress reliever...I could put a few customers faces on that bag and have a 'whalin' good time'...not really I totally LOVE all my customers..I do...I really really do! emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 5/10/2013 6:12PM

    I love boxing too. I do it on the Wii until I can't do anymore it is so much a relase and a great burst of energy.

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KELLIEBEAN 5/10/2013 9:21AM

    EXCELLENT and the first Rocky is one of my favorite movies. I have that theme song on my playlist for a pick-me-up. I was just watching it last week.

I took a boxing class years ago. I LOVED it. I had just had my heart broken, stepped on, chewed up and spit in to a gutter. It felt SO good to kick and punch things. The instructor looked a bit like the heart-break culprit so when he put the pads on his hands for me to hit, I may have let loose on him a bit more than I should have!


Go for it!

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BLITZEN40 5/10/2013 12:25AM

    Boxing is a good skill.. not only do you get a great workout, but you also get a little self defense education thrown in there. Good luck and have fun!

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JESSICAWALKS 5/9/2013 11:40PM

    I love your analogy! Boxing will be a great workout...I may have to copy you. :-)

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 5/9/2013 10:53PM

    Awesome! Not exactly boxing, but ThaiBo has some great workouts with fight in them! I often think of those I'd like to knee in the head when I do some of the moves! Punch, punch, pull and knee to the head! Happy Mother's Day!

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CBGBG5 5/9/2013 10:23PM

I love the metaphors. Looking forward to more about your boxing adventures.

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DARLY55 5/9/2013 9:00PM

    Sounds like fun! Can I play too? Boxing is a killer workout! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUSTME29 5/9/2013 8:14PM

    Sounds like a great new adventure! And a great indoor exercise for when the weather just won't cooperate.

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CASEYSAUER 5/9/2013 7:41PM

    Love the mouse and the idea! Good luck with this new adventure!

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BESCATS 5/9/2013 7:15PM

    Be afraid, be really afraid, here comes Kitty. emoticon

I know nothing about boxing, but I do know that my Dad boxed when he was young. I also did see the Rocky movies.

I think it's fantastic that you are going for you dreams. emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/9/2013 6:12PM

    Sounds like a great analogy!

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MERRY_XMAS 5/9/2013 5:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/9/2013 4:53PM

    Love your reasons for boxing having specific meaning for you on this journey. Great analogies.

I know you'll do well at your commitment to boxing because is sounds like a perfect fit with who you are. Enjoy. Can't wait to hear the results.

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TWEETYKC00 5/9/2013 4:10PM

    get those gloves on and get ready to hit hard!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/9/2013 4:06PM

    I never was a sports aficianado but I love the Rocky movies . . . tacky and all! I admired George Foreman, Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay!), Sugar Ray. Athletes!

good luck in your pursuit1 Great whole body and mind workout.


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    I'm scared of real boxing but I do love Wii boxing. Problem is, I can't play with my usual partner for WII sports, my grandson, because I hold back on punching him. I know it's not real but I hesitate so I'm better off on my own. Congratulations to you on challenging yourself.

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/9/2013 2:30PM

    I'm scheduled to try a kickboxing class tonight. Fun!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/9/2013 2:28PM

    That is great, I hope you find the DVD's you need for this!

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WARRIORGIRL121 5/9/2013 2:26PM

    Sounds like a great plan, honey! Love your boxing mouse pic too! I do understand your Rocky references as my family and I watched them too... guilty pleasure, I guess. :) Know that I am one of the folks in your corner! Love ya! emoticon emoticon Karen

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LESLIELENORE 5/9/2013 2:21PM

    emoticon Sounds like a lot of fun. I bet you are great at it! Let us know how it goes.

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ANATASHIKI 5/9/2013 1:56PM

    lol , we want pics! emoticon

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CAT-IN-CJ 5/9/2013 1:38PM

    How fun. I've always wanted a punching bag and gloves. But so far the closest I've come is 'air' punching :)

I'm eager to hear how you get on with it . . . and what you use for equipment and training (dvds, etc.)

Fun stuff!!!!

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LWADE1963 5/9/2013 1:34PM

    Running and kick boxing will whip you into shape in no time!!

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SPOONGIRLDEB 5/9/2013 1:31PM

    Awesome! I loved doing kickboxing when my bootcamp instructor started adding it in. I just found out the gym at work has a punching bag, and I'm going to start using it after work - what a great way to relieve frustrations!

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