Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Putting up a Fight

In my recent posts, comments from both Marion at Affection for Fitness and Marc at Fat of Fit? got me thinking -- what are my fitness goals.

I'm doing a lot of different things at the moment, and while it may seem a bit chaotic, I'm actually really enjoying everything I'm doing. In fact there are several other things I'd be doing right now if I had more time (and I'd probably need more energy) - namely CrossFit, Zumba, and RPM.

Since I can't do it all (hrrumph) I'm focusing on MMA at the moment. I'm doing a combination of boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, and Jiujitsu. What I'd really like to do is get to the point where I have developed very good technique and some bad ass power behind my punches (I'm very, very close). I still have a LOT of work to do on my kicks and knees. The ultimate goal is to train at Fight Club Kuwait. They're really intense and very, very good. I want to be sure I have a good foundation and feel up to it before I join so that I'm totally committed --- and then I can really kick some ass!

Right now I'm doing my MMA training 5-6 nights a week.

In the mornings I'm working on my cardio, resistance training, and flexibility.

Again, it may seem like a lot, but I believe all the workouts compliment each other ... and as long as I make sure to eat right and get proper rest, I think I'll be fine.

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This morning I headed to Body Balance class. I cannot emphasize how much I absolutely adore that class. Many people come in and assume that it's going to be easy stretching and just some basic yoga. Let me tell you, we work up a sweat!

This evening I had cardio kickboxing. I was happy to be rockin' my new t-shirt from Fight Club Kuwait - co-sponsored with Fighting Against Rape, a foundation in Sweden that promotes self-denfense for women (and men).




I tried a spinning back fist today for the first time -- loved it, though of course I need more practice. :)

Today's Workout
Stretching: Body Balance (1 hour)
MMA: Cardio Kickboxing @ ClubFit (1 hour)
Burpees 40 {challenge total: 650/20,130

Today's Food
Breakfast: Egg muffins with quarter an avocado
Lunch: Grilled shrimp with sundried tomato
Dinner: White fish cooked with sweet potato, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, and mushrooms

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out, but to be honest...I'm probably just jealous of your youth and vitality:)

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    1. It was a good question to ask Marc, and definitely one that I will need to revisit again.

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  2. Whew, what a workout you do! It sounds like you have a very defined goal. Cool shirt!

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    1. Thank you :)
      It's my goal for now. I'm enjoying the process of working towards it!

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  3. And I thought I worked hard! I'm exhausted just reading about your workouts! I think I even broke a sweat. :)

    I love boxing. It amazes me how much it takes out of you.

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    1. I love boxing too. I rarely ever need motivation to get to that class!

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  4. love how much you workout..I'm usually regular with my gym and zumba/body pump :) I'm planning to go for a spin class...you mentioned you tried spinning for the first time how was it? any advise for spinning newbie?

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    1. I'm a big fan of both Zumba and Body Pump, but unfortunately they don't fit in my training schedule at the moment.

      As for spinning -- get a padded seat!! Though be prepared to still be sore the next day. You'll get used to it though. Plus, it may seem like a low resistance on the bike will make it easier, but often increasing the resistance helps you with your posture and technique which helps get through the class. Hope that helps - Enjoy :)

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    2. thank you..i will surely let you know how it goes

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