March 10, 2010
There are a lot of things in this world I am not good at. Crossword puzzles, using chopsticks, driving at night and golf are just a few that readily come to mind.
Today, I can add another activity to that list -- kick boxing.
Cue "Kung Fu Fighting," the 1974 disco hit by Carl Douglas.
"Those kicks were fast as lightning.." Mine were slow and awkward.
"And it was a little bit frightening...." Or, in my case, horrifying.
There were a lot of things working against me today. Lack of coordination and lack of balance were the two major things.
Don't get me wrong, It was a pretty cool workout, but getting the proper technique and footwork down was challenging.
I don't think I have intentionally punched or kicked someone with intent to do bodily harm since I was in grade school. And I promise you, back then, proper form was not my major concern.
But let me tell you, slugging and kicking that bag was a fun way to relieve some pent up energy after last night's nearly 3-hour council meeting.
All in all, I think the experience was good. In four months as a human exercise guinea pig, I have learned a lot. I have experience a ton of new exercises that have boosted my workout and hopefully improved my overall health.
And I have so many more friends -- kettle bells, burpees, agility ropes, medicine balls and now boxing gloves... Can't wait for next week. Maybe I get to meet a new friend...
If you have any workout ideas, shoot them my way. I am up for trying anything and I will certainly blog about it.
As for the weigh-in, I felt like I worked harder this week than I have in other weeks, but it didn't show on the scale. No loss, no gain. Even.
Thanks to everyone who has commented on this blog and supported me as I have gone along.