My New Love: I BOX!

11 Apr 2013 | Categories: Off the radar, Work Out | Posted by: LifewithBri

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“Show the world your guns! A good cardio workout can do wonders for your mind and body.  My new love is boxing.  After a long day of work and class, I turn up the music and start jabbing away.  It’s intense, but fun and even when I get tired, I don’t want to stop.  What gets you moving?”- Bri

Tough.  Quick. Strong. My new love. Boxing.

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Well, what are some ways that you cope with stress? I box.

I started boxing in January 2013 when I bought myself a striking bag and some gloves.  Just imagine me, someone who has never boxed a day in her life jump into such a “sport.”  In fact, when I first set up my striking bag, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I knew absolutely nothing about boxing other than what I had seen on TV or in the movies.  Well, I take that back;  my cousin Willie tried to teach me how to fight when we were younger, but he told me I was “too slow” haha.

After much YouTube and Google researching (never fails me), I was able to find numerous workout routines for my specific striking bag.  Let’s just say my first workout was hilarious nonetheless.  Over time, I gained more endurance, skill and overall form.  Front jabs and shuffling the body all became somewhat normal.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a pro and there are numerous things I need to work on, but I am having so much fun learning along the way.  In addition, when I box, I am able to evoke emotions; I can often feel stress and tension leaving my body.  I remember nights after working two jobs, coming home at 10PM, going into our workout room, turning on the music and just starting to punch the bag. It served as my outlet. By trying something new, I have found something that I will probably continue for the rest of my life!

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MY CHOICE: To step out of my norm and try something new. I box!

YOUR CHALLENGE:  So my challenge for you here is try something new and different and incorporate it into your workout!  Whether it is boxing or some other random exercise, take a chance. I would love to hear about your experiences and if you have any ideas for me! Comment or email me at talkwithbri@gmail.com.

3 Comments

  1. Ashley
    April 11, 2013

    I would love to own a striking bag at home! I feel like sometimes I get really stressed and deep into my feelings that I could benefit from having that type of physical release. Plus it is considered a work out! P.S. I can not even imagine you hitting a bag with force and anger! lol

    • April 12, 2013

      lol! yes, I could see how it might be hard for me to imagine hitting a bag with force and anger, but trust me I do it! I would def. recommend anyone to try it out! I love it!

  2. Camille
    April 16, 2013

    Wow Bri this is out of the box for you! Doing something different like boxing is definitely something I need to relieve my daily stress. One thing I used to a de-stressor was dance. Dance takes me to another world and keeps me calm and soo. It is also a great workout when I really get into it. My main issue is TIME!!! Never seems to be on my side I tell ya.I wish there could be more hours in the day you know what I am saying?

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