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