Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Boxing, My Monday Pick Me Up!

Nobody likes Monday mornings, especially me.  I wake up and say all sorts of cuss words, drag myself to the bathroom, and force myself to take a shower, hoping that it wakes me up enough to drive an hour to work.  The worst part of it is, I don't even have a coffee maker and that needs to change real quick. This also doesn’t help my Starbucks addiction.   Monday evenings on the other hand, total came changer.  Why do I love Monday evenings you ask? One word, Boxing. 

Boxing has been my saving grace since I moved from Indy to my small town.  I must admit that I don’t love the town I live in, there just isn’t a lot to do for someone my age.   I do love living with my boyfriend and this is where his company is, so for now I deal with it and am trying to make the best of enjoying this town till we can move.  Two nights a week, I get together with a great group of girls and box for an hour or so with our Trainer, Mario.

 I like to be fit but I have never actually enjoyed working out, until now.  I even used to teach an Outdoor Fitness Class last year which I thought was one of the better group workouts out there.  But Boxing is better than a cup of Fro-yo and that’s sayin something. I punch out all my stress and it get’s me all sorts of pumped up. It has even motivated me to start my 60 day ab challenge (No. 76 on my 101 Things in 1001 Days) and I enjoy going to the gym now and that’s just crazy talk. I'm sure you thinking do I ever get hit?  No, I'm not into the whole lets get my face busted kind of thing.  We do get the occasional o'l tap on the face if our arms aren't up to teach us a lesson. We punch into Mario's gloves and we act like somebody could hit us at any time. Next week he is putting on a buddy suit so we get to practice hitting on different areas of the body.  Obviously, I am stoked about that!

I also have a special place for boxing because my Grandpa Bud boxed in the Army and he passed away when I was young.  I didn’t get to know him a whole lot, other than stories and what I vaguely remember of him.   This has been a way for me to remember him and take part in something that he enjoyed.  

I'm insanely in love with Boxing!  Its fun, its a kick ass workout, a great stress reliever,  and extremely motivational.  Has anyone else tried boxing and do you love it as much as I do? Or have you found a workout routine that you really love?  I'm always up for trying new stuff and if you are looking for a new workout you gotta try Boxing and let me know what you think!

This is me by the end of it. Completely worn out and cant' move my lil arms any longer.


  1. This sounds like fun! I need to start boxing! :)

  2. Ok I totally want to do this!!!! What a great workout! Go you!
    Elizabeth Kathryn

  3. I want to try this! It looks like so much fun & I love your pink gloves!


  4. I love this post! I have been wanting to start boxing for a while now but I just don't have the drive/motivation to go get started. What made you decide to try boxing? And how did you go about finding a trainer/group and what not?