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.


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


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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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 mentioned you tried spinning for the first time how was it? any advise for spinning newbie?

    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 :)

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


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