Well, if you guessed kickboxing then you are correct!!! Sorry, I don't have any prizes or anything like that for you:( You can just have the satisfaction of being correct!!!
These classes were WAY different than what I was used to! I was used to running, taking Zumba, using the stair master, and elipitical. These workouts consisted of different hit and kick combos on the bag, along with mitting up with a partner, from anything to burpees, jump squats, weighted walking lunges and so on! I would stand in the class the instructor would be like: "This is your hit combo 1, 2, 5, 6" (she would show us) and then she would give us 30 seconds to hit the combo on our bags. I just stood at my bag and watched everyone else. I had NO clue what 1,2, 5,6 meant. So, I just punched whatever, just as long as I was moving. The weight lifting part of class was even worse for me. I know that this is terrible and I'm ashamed to admit this, but I didn't even know what a bicep curl or hammer curl looked like!! For the first month, (I think) the instructor repeated the directions about 4 times just for me, since I looked like a fool and a deer in headlights.
I could barely push a chair in at school because that's how sore I was. I pushed through it and it only made me stronger! Always remember soreness from a workout is much better than back soreness or neck soreness from not exercising, as I had this problem before I started making different lifestyle choices.
I was pushed out of my comfort zone, because of that, I have TONS more confidence in myself and what I can do:):)
Before I was cardio Queen!! I went to the gym did the elliptical, stair master, ran, and then added in a little weights at the end. I found out that weights are key to weight loss, burning those unwanted calories, and loosing inches!!! In my college years, I was about 10 lbs lighter than what I am now, and my stomach is smaller now than what it was then. I know it's because of weights! If you haven't tried some free weights, you really should. You will be surprised what they can do for you:):) PS: If you worried about "bulking" up too much and looking manly, that won't happen unless you train extensively OR take supplements.
Thanks for stopping by:):)
Until next time!!!