Friday, May 3, 2013
Eye of the Tiger
As I mentioned last week, I've known for awhile that it was time for me to take things to the next level. I don't remember the correct term for it, but physiologically your body eventually gets used to what you are doing and becomes complacent. While this is one the great things about working out at Clay - your body will NEVER get complacent (I swear Hyam stays up all night coming up with crazy new ways to make us sweat), my effort level is controlled by me, not the trainer, and I hadn't been turning things up the way I needed to lately.
So when I got an e-mail from Clay announcing that Laura would be offering the opportunity for clients to try out an introductory boxing session I jumped at the opportunity. At the end of the 30 minutes I was wiped out and totally hooked. Boxing rocks!
Immediately after the trial I signed up for regular sessions with Laura. We decided that an hour session featuring 30 minutes of boxing and 30 minutes of strength-based cardio would be good for me. As much as I love the feeling of punching the bag (is that weird?) 30 minutes is about as much as I can handle right now, and trust me, Laura does not mess around for one second of that session.
You may remember from Laura's guest post that I mentioned she trained in the US Army Reserve Military Police. She's the real deal bad ass. Therefore what we are doing is more Muhammed Ali than Richard Simmons style boxing. We use real boxing gloves, a real heavy bag and I when I joke about her hitting me back if I miss the mitts, I'm not sure she's joking...
Side Note: My partner apparently got intimidated by my mad skillz (not) and had to quit so I'm looking for a partner at 9:30 on Thursdays. I can do it on my own, but it's more fun with a friend. Anybody want to join me???