Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pads Class last night

So it took some deep soul searching yesterday evening for me to make it to the gym. I really really tried to find an excuse not to go. But I left work on time, I had gym clothes in the trunk of my car and enough gas in the tank to make it to Tribeca. So off I went...
I usually take clinch class on Friday nights but with no rash guard with me, intermediate pads class it was.
When it's been a while since taking pads class, I get a little nervous about just jumping in there again, I have to admit. The conditioning part of those classes sometimes are hard to handle and sometimes the instructor just feels like wearing out your body and your spirit... just because.
So I worry when it's been a while...
We were an uneven number so I paired up with Vince, "the little bulldog" and Alex. Both fighters and both train pretty hard. I'm thinking "great. why did I do that again?" cause they're gonna make me look bad!! Vince just doesn't stop, he just knows forward, forward, forward and HARDER! geez he's great, great despite the fact that he hasn't been training cause he's in college now... When I grow up, I hope I'll be like Vince one day, even if for one day that would be an accomplishment. Really.
Well I should not have worried, cause working with them made my day. We had a great workout, they pushed me to work harder and I pushed right back. It was exactly what I needed: flip the switch ON! Cause it's in there, I guess I just need to stop acting like it's not still there, like I don't know where the switch is or don't remember how to work it...
Putting myself in the right environment (the gym), surrounded with the right people (fighters who just like to hit stuff hard) and it's a wrap.
I want some more of that please!
Coming right up y'all :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

March Issue of Fitness Magazine


Woop Woop! I love Muay Thai! Fitness Magazine now loves Muay Thai haha :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Resolutions in action

Today is February 8th 2014 and this week is the first week that I made it to the gym twice AND got 2 morning runs in. A small step in the right direction of my New Year's resolution to get back into training as would be expected of a fighter. A small step but a step nonetheless. I feel great about it!
I think the most important factor which has allowed me to make that happen is that I decided to stop judging myself when I didn't make it happen. I would be hard on myself and feel bad for not waking up early enough and all the other reasons why I did not train. This negativity would just stay with me and actually keep me from doing things differently. Negative brooding or moping maybe is a better word.
Well I'm done with that. I am being positive and I celebrate the small steps and what I am able to get done. Now positivity surrounds me and I am more productive and feeling so much better.
Did I lose you with my pseudo-philosophizing? lol
Like my good friend Hsini says "Don't think. Just do!". Check!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Interesting convo with Phil Yesterday

Phil: "Oh. Susan is going to talk to you about something."
(Susan is a pro boxer and one of the main trainers at The Wat)
Me: "Yeah?"
Phil: "There may be a fight for you. Sometime in April."
Me: - I give him an intense are-you-out-of-your-mind look, mixed with a hyper-raised eyebrow.
Phil: "It's in April! There's still plenty of much time."
Me: "yeah. so much time... sure. I can barely make it through a beginner's class at this point"
Phil: - Laughs. "Ok ok... up to you but just so you know. It's an all female card".

Great. As if I wouldn't love to be part of an all female card. As if I wouldn't love to get into the ring again, and to get to it soon! I would absolutely love that, I dream of that, routinely!
However, I know how far I am from being in the shape I should be in to even be able to consider it happening. I also know the commitment it takes to get to that point... don't know that I can handle that along with my workload at this point.
Very frustrating but April just ain't gonna happen, maybe for the summer though...