Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boxing Madness!!

I just did my first boxing session in about 9 years! It was absolutely fabulous! I'd forgotten just how much fun boxing with a partner can be. My good friend K e-mailed me yesterday asking if I was up for it... and I immediately said yes! Then realised that I was going to have to get up at 5:30am in order to make the class on time... but I did it. It was 55mins long and it wasn't just pure boxing which was great. We swapped who would be the boxer and who would hold the pads after each 5 mins there would be a change over. Then we did some sit ups where we boxed and did sit ups for 30 seconds and then rolled over and held the plank for 30 seconds and then situps for 30 seconds etc etc for 3 minutes. I was really chuffed that I could hold the plank position for each 30 seconds without going onto my knees... even though I really wanted to. After each 5 minute boxing session we would jog or side step around the gym for 30 seconds to get the pad holders heart rate up. So it was a mixed workout, heaps of different exercises and worked not just the upper body but the core and cardio as well. Burnt 618 cals in the process! Definitely going to be adding this class to my exercise reportoire!

LBG xx

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Wow, good on you with the boxercize class - I tried it once and was just too unco-ordinated. Perhaps now I'm fitter I could try again.... You asked me when I ate and about eating between meals. Mostly I eat breakfast after downing 2 flat white coffees (home made) and sometimes a Berocca - sometimes not until after 9am. It's unusual for me to eat between brekky and lunch. Sometimes need the 4-30pm snack to get me through to dinner, especially if I've got the long drive home. If I work at home I'm more likely to graze on food but I'm still nowhere near as bad as I was pre-lap band. If I feel like grazing I know it's not hunger but thirst in most cases - I'm a huge fan of lo-cal cordial (eg Cottees light Fruit Cup or Lime) and I find this takes the edge of my wanting to eat - but not always. Hope that helps. Mel

Bridget said...

Man I need to move near you- you'd be awesome to work out with! You go girl!

Diz said...

Boxercise. How cool is that? Not only do you get into shape, but you could kick someone's butt too! NICE!

mjwdec73 said...

I so heart boxing. I'm kinda cranky that the special bandit boxing session in Melbourne clashes with my water aerobics class. Not skipping that one - it is my guaranteed time with Mum every week. Luckily my trainer and I do it every couple of weeks or so.