Boxing Class Round 1 Ding ! Ding!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Well yesterday I started my first boxing class. Woooosh what a workout. When I walked in I knew I wasn't in a Lucille Roberts but I just ignored it and went to get ready me and my friend met a lady in the locker room she was like a size 2 and we asked her some things about the place and she said she loves it and she has been doing it for less than a month and lost 15lbs. We have all access to the gym so you don't have to take the classes. They also have a Thai boxing class, Jui jitsu, yoga and wrestling. I may try something else just to see what I really like.
I'm hyped and ready to go and I keep asking the guy what do I do. He said go warm up and I'll call everyone in 10 min. There were three treadmills so I decided to get on one and my friend got on another the other was taken. Then I find out mine is broken ok strike number two. So the guy was kind enough to let me use his when 10 min was up we started. I'm like yes this is going to be fun. We all gather together approximatley 10 of us. Then we started with jabbing, righ hooks, left hooks, upper cuts I started to feel like I was learning a dance routine I said to myself wow this is easy.
Then we got on our boxing gloves and entered the ring I was like oh boy what is going on now. We got in a circle and boxing stance and moved around the ring doing a bunch of coordinations of jabs and hooks and stepping in backing up, skipping around the ring. Then he had to say the most horrible thing " jumping jacks" I hate jumping jack with a passion. I feel like all my body flubber is moving all over the place and not to mention my breast (need a better supportive bra pronto) . Then we did pushups this went on which felt like forever. Now the heat is rushing to my face. Me and my friend spared up and we giggled like crazy jabbing and blocking at eachother.
We leave the ring and headed to the punching bags. We teamed up and now we had a contest to see which team can get the most points hitting the bag. Our team lost. oh well I didn't care one bit. I was exausted at this point. Now he tells us to run around the gym (not a huge space) 12 times. Now I know I got this in the bag because I run anyway. Now I'm not thinking that hey Monique you have not ran in awhile you might be alittle rusty. So I began to run woooosh i can do this, I can do this. It felt like I was running forever I slowed down and now I'm holding everyone else up. I just let them go ahead and I walked for a minute and what did I do but stop before the finish line and he came up to me with a harsh tone and said this is not where you began your run now everybody do 7 more lapse. I felt so bad that I made everyone pay for my laziness. Then he went in on my friend because she rolled her eyes and sucked her teeth he made her do 5 more lapse. He pushed us so hard, wasn't he suppose to have pitty on the beginners and start slow. He then wanted us to do some type of crawl on our hands and feet. I swear I felt like I was on the Biggest loser. He would say things to make you want to push harder. He was mean but I think this is what I need. When I workout alone I don't think I push myself as hard. Now I know why people cry when they workout hard because that is surely what I wanted to do but I'm in a boxing class and I can't be a punk.....right?. This was only an hour class and I swear it felt like two hours, maybe because it's my first time. I left feeling like I didn't want to return. So this morning I'm afraid just thinking about going back but I can't give up because this is the only thing I think will keep me sane and only make me stronger in my mind, body and soul. If I give up I will feel like a failure. So I will not give up. Today round 2 Ding! Ding! Let's do it!
If you live in the NY area. Let me know if you want to challenge yourself. I will give you the rest of the details and we can buddy up. I know in the end it will be well worth it.
Time: 60 min
Calories burned: 946