in the ring

22 May

I am one month into my three-month “real world test” with LA Boxing (seriously go check that link, some awesome bloggers are also trying LA Boxing for 3 awesome months).  I have enjoyed this month very much.The classes at LA Boxing are amazing. Kickboxing, boxing, and kettlebell – I have tried you all.  I do not have a favorite but I have to get back to a kettlebell class (I have only made it to one class).  I have tried different classes with different instructors.  Every class and every instructor are totally different.

Prior to LA Boxing, I had not been to a real gym. My main form of exercise was walking outside and walking DVDs. I only sweat a little and I never really pushed myself to the point I was sore the next day.  LA Boxing gives me one hell of a workout. Each and every time I walk through the door to take a class. Within five minutes of class starting, I am dripping with sweat.  I have never sweat so much! and I like it! I am finding that I love working out. Who knew such a thing was possible?!?

Now I just have to get the food stuff figured out. I want to get absolutely everything out of this opportunity. I have two months left and I will see results. On the scale and off.

Last week, I added personal training sessions to my LA Boxing experience.  I didn’t get pictures of my first session but Butch (manager at my local gym) was my personal photographer on Thursday while I had a PT session with Cory. First let me tell you, Cory is a total cutie!! He is also a total goof ball. Of course, I loved training with him. He made me smile and laugh and punch and squat and jump.

I met Cory at the gym and I started wrapping my hands…I am slow as molasses when it comes to wrapping my hands and the wraps are like a hundred miles long. Cory asked me when the last time I ate…he said it was important to eat regularly.  I should have asked him more about this but he had me start jumping jacks and I lost all thoughts from my head.  For the next 30 minutes, I chased Cory around the ring and punched and punched until the bell rang.  Then I jumped jacks or squat-walked across the ring. Then right back to punching ’til the bell.

When the bell stopped ringing, it was time for abs. Cory had me start in the ring doing these funny alternating leg-arm things. My balance sucks! Then it was bicycles and then I don’t remember the other ab exercises.  After some in-ring ab work we went down to the floor and did “around the clock” abs and finished with crunches using a balance ball. I will say it again, my balance sucks!

Now, look at these smiling faces!! I’d say it was a good workout.

Disclosure: As a participant of #Fitbloggin’ 10, I was offered (by LA Boxing) three months free membership, free personal training, and merchandise – all in exchange for blogging my *honest* opinions once a week.


16 Responses to “in the ring”

  1. benjamteal May 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    Very nice! 🙂

  2. @lastminutemandy May 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Rock. Star.Mmmm hmmmm. That's what you are. Keep it up lady!

    • jeninRL May 23, 2010 at 10:15 am #

      Mandy, you always know just what to say to make me giggle! I love ya girl!and we are gonna rock this boxing thing! WE are ROCK STARS!!!

  3. Trish @IamSucceeding May 23, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    You inspire me…always!

    • jeninRL May 23, 2010 at 10:16 am #

      aww Trish! That inspiration goes both ways! much love, my friend!

  4. Shannon May 23, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    You make me want to go box!! How fun Jen and you are doing great! You look fabulous by the way 😉

    • jeninRL May 23, 2010 at 10:14 am #

      Shanney, when you come to NJ we will go check out LA Boxing! You will loveit! xoxo, jen

  5. workout mommy May 23, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    you look awesome! i love how you are both sweating so much! Go Jen GO!!! 🙂

  6. shelley mccullers May 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    i've never worked out “in the ring.” now i wanna try it!!! soooo wish you lived by me!

  7. TheaDramaMama May 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    That is so awesome! You look amazing and strong!!

  8. Jenn May 24, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    That looks like so much fun! I so wish I had a LA Boxing near me!!!

  9. Mary (A Merry Life) May 26, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    I've really been enjoying your LA Boxing updates. You know I'm super jealous that you are doing it. Boxing/kickboxing is AWESOME. And you look so good!

  10. xj May 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Your blog is so pretty!! And this workout looks amazing!! Good job!

    • jeninRL June 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

      Thank you! The workout IS amazing!Thanks for visiting my blog. I am off to check yours out!xox, jen

  11. jeninRL June 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Thank you! The workout IS amazing!Thanks for visiting my blog. I am off to check yours out!xox, jen

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