The Real Test: LA Boxing Update

30 Jun

I am 2 months into a 3 months “Real Test” of the power of LA Boxing.  I can honestly tell you that I have found my gym home.  I may have said this before but LA Boxing is only the second gym I have joined. My first gym experience was a Contours Express (which was very similar to Curves) where there was no guess work. I followed a circuit of machines and moved when the bad music indicated it was time to move. I only lasted a few weeks before I sprained my ankle and while I was out of the gym on doctor’s orders the gym closed. I have not been to another gym and I really thought I would never pay for a gym membership.

LA Boxing has me changing my tune.

I have learned so much in the last two months:

-I LOVE working out.

-Not all gyms are created equally.

-I can and do sweat (a lot) when I workout. I did not think I was capable of sweating buckets.

-I can and do push myself harder than I thought was possible.

-I am STRONG.

-I am confident but I swear I am MORE CONFIDENT these days.

What have I learned in the last two months?!?

1. I love to push myself.

2. I like sore muscles.

3. Sweat really really stings the eyes.

4. I really like getting all sweaty and gross when I work out…I really feel like I am doing something.

5. I enjoy challenging myself physically.

LA Boxing has changed my journey and totally for the better.  I have been on the weight loss journey for a while now but I hadn’t really made the commitment to the physical piece. I was counting points and losing weight and exercising a little but nothing too strenuous and nothing too consistent.  I was totally stalled. Stuck. Bored.  Around the time of Fitbloggin I had just discovered a love of running but I was intrigued with LA Boxing. Their presentation and blogger results were amazing and I wanted to try but I must admit I was also scared. I have never hit anything and boxing seemed so intimidating.

I am so glad I went to the LA Boxing table at Fitbloggin.

I  am so happy that LA Boxing offered me such an amazing opportunity.   I have gained a new confidence since I started at LA Boxing. I want to and believe I can challenge myself. This month I even registered for a half marathon – this is a HUGE challenge.  LA Boxing definitely played a small part in my decision to run a half marathon. I learned my abilities, I learned to push myself harder, I learned to trust that I can do anything I put my mind to….IT is almost all mental!

LA Boxing has tightened my body and has helped me develop muscles but the biggest changes are not physical. I want to workout. I genuinely like working out. I feel better when I workout. I want to keep pushing my body, mind and soul.

**Full Disclosure: As a participant of Fitbloggin’10 I was given the opportunity to put LA Boxing “to the test” – I was provided with a 3-month membership to a local LA Boxing for my review.  The opinions are my own and I am always  honest.

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11 Responses to “The Real Test: LA Boxing Update”

  1. Trish July 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    I am so proud of you! You have changed…in an amazing way!So can you tell LA Boxing they should come to Belfast, Maine please…seriously there is nowhere like that here!I am inspired daily by you!

    • jeninRL July 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

      If I had my way there would be a LA Boxing close to everyone! I cannotbelieve I thought I hated the gym!I am happy to inspire you and I am amazed that I am inspiring when I feellike all I do is struggle to figure it out. The fact that WE keep pluggingaway at it is what inspires me!xox, jen

      • MizFit08 July 2, 2010 at 10:32 am #

        YOU ARE STRONG and thats the highesthighest compliment ever in my opinion 🙂

      • jeninRL July 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

        a very high compliment indeed!! Thank you!I thought of you last night when I was with my trainer. He had me workingwith weights and some of the things he said just reminded me of you! =)

      • MizFit08 July 4, 2010 at 10:01 am #

        OOOH AND IM HONORED.

  2. DareToBecome July 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    Jen I LOVE! You are evolving in such a powerful way girl. I love the strength and confidence in your posts. I have watched you go from another weight loss blogger into a woman full of strength and empowerment. When one gets here, to this moment, then the weight loss piece becomes more natural. You inspire others to get up and MOVE it by showing you are an athlete right now….this VERY moment.

  3. Jen, a priorfatgirl July 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    So glad you loved it! I wish LA Boxing had a location in Minneapolis, I'd so be up in there!

    • jeninRL July 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

      sounds like an excuse to come and visit me! You and Carlos could stay at thecasinos in AC and you could come to a kickboxing class with me!;-)

  4. MizFit08 July 2, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    YOU ARE STRONG and thats the highesthighest compliment ever in my opinion 🙂

  5. Skyler Meine July 2, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Exercise is so important and it is always fun to be able find a place that challenges you. This is my first time on your site. Hope to be back soon.

    • jeninRL July 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

      Welcome to my little place in the world! It is very random around here -hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting.

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