Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Who Knew I Could Be Aggressive?

So, the small bowl system seems to be working. I had a small bowl of cornflakes with banana and skim milk for breakfast. A small bowl of stringbeans and chickpeas over salad for lunch. A small bowl of fruit salad for an afternoon snack, and a small strawberry non-dairy smoothie and a small soft pretzel (no butter no salt) at the mall before my kickboxing class. This was a good combo before the workout, by the way. It gave me some energy and I took a few tums to keep the smoothie from burning. Normally I would go for the yogurt in my smoothie for some protein and lactic acid, but Alex recommended not eating any dairy before exercising, in the interest of not puking (which is currently my only workout goal). 4 litres of water today too!

Kickboxing was SO much fun! Who knew I had it in me to beat the hell out of a punching bag! I also liked that this regime got my heart pumping and the sweat pouring without requiring any jumping up and down, and with minimal coordination. Since there were only 10 of us there for the class, the teacher was able to help us with the technique. I learned to jab, roundhouse and uppercut, front kick and side kick. By the end we even went up against the teacher with target gloves. The boxing gloves were the only offputting part. They were borrowed from the gym, and by the time I was done my hands were soaking wet. Which means that the previous person's were probably soaking wet too! GROSS! I washed my hands 3 times before I left the gym!

Tomorrow is my mentor's favorite workout. It's called "Brickhouse" and is supposed to have the best music! I'll let you know.


sabasenders said...

You go girl.
Keep up your enthusiasm. I know you can do it.

Ari said...

It sounds awesome, but it looks like I'm going to have to think twice now before I do anything that might upset you, lest you beat the $#&! out of me.

Anonymous said...

When was the last time you did anything to upset me? Alex is the one who will need to watch out! :)