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Friday, April 12, 2013

K is for Kickboxing



I love Kickboxing!  I have only begun to take this class within the past year.  I’m not sure why I avoided it before?  Maybe I thought it was too tough for me.  I have never been a fan of boxing, either.  Whatever the case, I am hooked.

The feeling of strength and power is undeniable.  The confidence that I’m gaining along with some very useful skills could be lifesaving.   I have two hopes: that I never have to use what I have learned, and that if I do it’s not within 36 hours after a class.  I am beat afterwards!

I have no idea how many calories I burn in one hour.  What I can tell you is that I work every single muscle and get sore in muscles I didn’t know existed.  It’s a really good hurt.  This is how I know I’m getting stronger.

My friend Stacey is doing this same A-Z Challenge with an emphasis on self-defense.  I would love for you to go over and check out her posts starting with A.  The suggestions she offers are practical, insightful and could literally save your life.  Give her some comment love while you are there.  J

If you are reading this in the morning, know that I am at the gym sweating it out in some class.  If later in the day, you can bet I am wiped out.  What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.  Right?


8 for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way. Since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 
1Timothy 4:8 CSB

24 Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize?  Run in such a way that you may win.  25 Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything.  However, they do it to receive a perishable crown, but we and imperishable one.  26 Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly, or box like one who beats the air.  27 Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified. 
1 Corinthians 9:24-7 CSB


13 comments:

  1. I've heard that kickboxing is very tough and good exercise. I only use the treadmill or lift weights myself, going to group exercise stuff is not for me..

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    1. I'm guessing you are an introvert. I need to others to push me and keep me motivated to finish. It's too easy for me to just quit when I'm alone.

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    2. I don't know, but I get the feeling that everyone looks at me all the time and that I don't fit in, and that I'm not as good as the others. It's probably an effect of bad stuff from my childhood and adolescence.

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  2. Kickboxing sounds amazing. I'd love to pick up a martial art someday soon, but for now, fencing is the sport tiring me out. ;-)

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    1. Fencing is something that I have wanted to try for a very long time. They had it at my college, but like so many other things I just never found the time. Loved me some Zorro growing up. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thanks dear! :D I always did the kickboxing on the wii before I started my tkd class. LOL

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    1. See, that's just another reason I could use for getting a Wii or an xBox. <3

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  4. I have a bad back, or I really would have gone for kickboxing last year.
    Kudos to you for sticking to it.

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    1. Hate to hear about any injury that limits activity. I hope it is healing well and you are finding something that you enjoy instead. Thanks so much for stopping by and working with this wonderful challenge.

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  5. You go girl! I just started teaching Kickboxing. It really is one of the best workouts, and it makes you feel like one tough mamma!

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    1. You teach it!?! I would love to have that much strength and stamina. The one I go to is a cardio class, but we also use weight bars for striking and sometimes use bands with jabs and uppercuts. It is quite the workout. The elbow strikes are the ones that just wear me out! I also call the studio "the land of 1000 squats". You are one busy girl!! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be following your book journey. I am very interested.

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    2. Thanks lady. :) Yep, I teach it. I LOVE it! I just started teaching it, because there isn't any where here to take a class so I figured if I wanted to do it, I'd have to lead it. It's been really fun. Keep it up girlie!

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