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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Arms up, Kick, Breathe.....

What a great time had by all last night - I highly recommend KickBoxing to anyone who wants a new challenge. The class starts off with jump rope yep the jump roping we did as a kid would really come in handy here (you do 3 sets of 3 mins of continuous jumping wow) but with my ankle I was only able to do a little bit of it (the instructor said as long as I kept my legs moving that was fine). The next step are some drills (running from one side of the room to the other for 3 mins, then you run again but then drop and do one push up for 3 mins, and then you go back and squat). In all the first 15 mins lets you know that you are in for a fun ride in this class.

After we finished up the drills we were all put into groups (1st and 2nd timers and experienced) of course I was in the 1st timers (about 9 of us) which is good for me since I have not done anything like this in months. We started off by learning the correct standing stance (left foot 12 o'clock and right foot at 5) and then proceeded to learn the art of punching and kicking. I was really nervous (because of my ankle and my weight I cannot always do what everyone else can) but I think I did a better job than I thought I would. I felt really good afterwards and I am ready to give a try again. Dee was ok with the class she said she hated me when we first started (lol) but in the end she was like yeah we could do this!

Today I feel a little sore but in all really good - but of course my ankle is bothering me so off to the Doc I go today (keep your fingers crossed I get some relief I know I am). I will let you guys know what he says and how I can proceed with my training.

Have any of you tried anything new this year in your exercise program?

5 comments:

Lucrecia said...

Sounds awesome! I alway have prefered classes because I tend to push myself harder. We started the couch to 5k on Monday - I'm hurting, but I'm not sure in a good way. I haven't run that much since some time in high school! Don't you find it exciting to do finish something you've never done before though?

Anonymous said...

we redidi the huge flower beds in our front yard in two days, I still feel the pain and that was 10 days ago, but it looks great. it was all for the engagement party, so that's why we didn;t pace ourself! Keep up the good work! Barb

Anonymous said...

It's Kelly from KSC kickboxing is lots of fun have you tried tae bo at all? They do lots of drills, I miss kickboxing I had been doing it for six years or so then gave it up just before I became pregnant, my instructor moved away. Take care and good luck with the rest of your exercise program, really need to get my butt moving.

Sagan said...

Hope it all goes well with the doctor!

I love kickboxing. Took it at the Y a couple years ago; its still one of my favorite exercises that I've tried. Should really try it again... its such a good workout.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know I finally got to try a Zumba and WHAT A GREAT TIME! It is the most fun I have had in quite a while. I cannot wait to go back next week!