“Punch with passion. Punch with purpose.” Rob shouts as we are all pounding our TKO bags, he repeats, “Passion and purpose.” Then you feel yourself punching and kicking with just the little extra effort that was hiding down deep – that you didn’t think you had.
I’ve been to kickboxing 3 times since Saturday and have found a renewed love for cardio and look forward to the classes – I wish they were offered more often! I’m lucky enough to have my personal trainer actually teaching the classes. Rob actually trains boxers so I feel privileged to be taking this class with him – maybe one day you’ll see me in the ring!
I wish I had photos to share with you but we’re not supposed to take photos at the gym So let’s create a visual….Picture me round house kicking a TKO bag and looking something fierce! I love kicking that bag! It’s such a rush…and burns 600+ calories in just under an hour.
Today’s kickboxing session was AFTER my personal training session….this “fight” is 10 rounds, each round is 3 minutes. At about round 3 I started to think about quitting, I had “no gas in the tank” to finish…or so I thought. I told myself that at round 5 I could call it a day and be okay with that. I should have known better – I’m a fighter and I couldn’t quit as Rob walks around and yells “Leave NO Doubt!” “With Passion. With Purpose.”, how do you quit when you hear things like that. I made it through all 10 rounds and I felt great after, I knew I truly had no “gas” left and I was spent.
I’ve also renewed my commitment to wheat free/paleo eating and thanks to my mom and my friend Kathryn I’ve stuck to it 100% of the last 3 days and I have no desire to “cheat”. I feel renewed which is nice at this point in my journey….the “finish line” is in sight.
What sport/activity motivates you? Do you have someone special in your life that pushes you in your workouts and makes you give it your all?
REMEMBER – NO EXCUSES!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!