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Trying Boxing | Wellbeing Wonders

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As I continue to work on improving my health and reducing my weight, I want to try new ways to exercise. I am in no way interested in going to the gym and while I might attempt running again when my fitness is better, it is not my friend right now. At home workouts are my favourite. They allow me to stay in my comfort zone and I don’t have to worry about how I look sweating away.

 

Trying boxing

Last year I bought my better half a punch bag and boxing gloves for valentines day…the most romantic gift I know. He has been out to use it once since he hung it up in the garage, but otherwise the poor thing has just been left there. It seems like such a wasted opportunity so for the first time this week we decided we would give it a go and do a workout together.

I thought it might be quite a nice light workout, which we would do for about an hour and then come in and chill out in front of the TV before bed.

I was wrong.

We were out in the garage for no more than 15 minutes and I was absolutely shattered! I loved it though, we both did. Sorry to overshare, but I was dripping in sweat by the end of it and had to jump straight in the shower. My arms and legs are aching today as I type this. Normally I would complain about this, but I’m so happy. It means that the exercise had an impact on my body and woke up some muscles that I had clearly forgotten about it.

The workout we did was nothing fancy. Just a small circuit of five different moves. I’m not going to attempt to explain what they are because I don’t know any boxing terminology, but I managed to add in some squats too and now I can’t walk up the stairs like a normal person.

We’ll definitely be making this a weekly workout, so I’m going to take a look at some more videos to see how I can improve on my form and technique. I’m really excited to see what progress I can make. The look of my arms in particular tend to bother me, so this could be the perfect solution. I’ll keep you updated!

 

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