Today was the first day of my new lifestyle of eating healthy and getting a daily workout.
I have decided that Thai boxing, weightlifting and crossfit will be the mail blocks of my workout plan
2 days week I will train in Thai Boxing at a gym around the corner from my work
2 days a week I will lift weights and run on the elliptical machine during my lunch
1 day a week I will train at crossfit
These workouts should make up 240 minutes of heart pumping sweaty fun and burn off approximately 3500 calories a week, which should work out to about 1kg of fat burnt each week.
Tonight was Boxing Class
It was a good class only 2 other people showed up for class so we each got plenty of the teacher’s personal attention. The first 30 minutes we spend hitting and kicking the heavy bag to work on our technique and strength. Then we got in the ring and so some sparing, this is the fun part. I first got set up with this guy who was close to me in age, but he had definitely had more training than me the way he was moving his head and feet made that obvious. I don’t really have foot work yet. I tend to just kind of stand there and try and block and counter anything that is thrown at me.
Next I spared with the teacher.
Keep your Left up Dummy
I used to train MMA but we did not hit in the face so it was not uncommon to drop your guard because no one was going to punch you in the face, well a few times tonight I forgot this is not that class. Every time I dropped my left WHAP! Out of nowhere I found a glove on the left side of my face. Note to self Keep that damn hand up. I did manage to get one good shot on the teacher. I started up with a jab and then came fast with a cross. the shot did not land but it was close and he told me that he was pleased with that one.
So far I’ve had 3 lessons and I love it.