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Author Topic: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.  (Read 810 times)

Focus

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Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« on: October 27, 2019, 12:21:56 PM »

I went to a one hour, ladies only session yesterday morning.

I can barely move today, it was a really intense session...even just the warm up did me in. Those guys are fit I tell ya!

But I loved it. Something about the combination of how difficult it was, how fit you have to be, how precise and efficient in your movements, how mentally strong you it makes you, how good the teacher was...I felt it all just come together and it ignited something inside me.

5 years ago I never, ever would have imagined I would be doing this...

5 years ago to this day, my alcoholic (now ex) husband had been gone 16 days. He left just a few days before we were to celebrate our 15 wedding anniversary. He left to be with his much younger affair partner, who became pregnant 8 or so months after. And then had another child with him shortly after the first was born.

I went from being co-dependent and barely able to believe I could walk up a hill, to losing two stone right after he left, running, climbing Ben Nevis a couple of months ago, going to the gym really regularly, starting to conquer my fear of heights, and now this latest little number.

Best compliment I've had is 'you look 20 years  younger'.

If you've ever been in a relationship with an addict, you know how much stress that puts on you, mentally, emotionally and physically.

Now, if this flipping perimenopause stuff would calm down ad sort itself out...

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CLKD

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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 02:01:13 PM »

 :cancan:  :great:

See how far you have travelled!  Boxing - it's what seems to keep kids active and gets rid of energy, many have been saved by going to Clubs rather than joining Gangs.

However, boxing is legalised assault.  I don't think it should be done as a sport or to gain monies.  If I went for someone in the street ...........

It is known to B therapeutic - will you continue?
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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 06:39:14 PM »

Definitely!

BTW, we didn't hit anyone...we did a warm up, shadow boxing, boxing with bags, and then with a partner on the pads, swapped over and did a stretch/ab exercises.

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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 06:58:07 PM »

Bloody hell Focus.....way to go honey....how you've turned your life around Is beyond me, well done!
Keep it up and don't look back!   :congrats:
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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 07:00:26 PM »

I have several people in my Life that I could box out of my system ....... how many times a week?
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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 07:08:18 PM »

Me too....🥊.   :rofl:
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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 07:22:25 PM »

Lol...ladies...you are the best!!!  ;D

I think I'll go back on Saturday morning. I can't commit to regular times/days because of my work, but this Saturday morning is looking like it's gonna work out.

I still have sore shoulders and thighs : o)
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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2019, 07:49:24 PM »

I think self defence should be taught in schools along with First Aid and signing !
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Re: Didn't know where to post this...but tried boxing and loved it.
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 08:00:15 PM »

It would be great if you could get a gym membership on the NHS, as a treatment for anxiety and/or depression...
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2019, 08:35:11 PM »

Some GPs recommend it and can get discounts for patients ;-)

Does anyone remember shadow making on walls with a lamp behind using hand movements? 
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