I did something today that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I signed up for kickboxing classes. So why did I choose right now to sign up? Well, there was a deal on Groupon, that’s why (and it certainly fits with the personal development theme of this blog). The deal I found includes 10 classes and a pair of gloves for $29.00. A steal, if you ask me!
Since I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, I really want to be prepared for the experience. I’ve given myself about a week before February starts, and I’m hoping that I can integrate kickboxing into my workout routine when January is over.That being said, I found an article that gave me some pointers for getting started and being ready (I’ll just mention the points that I’m going to use):
Set a personal goal. My personal goal for kickboxing is to learn something new and find out what I’m capable of. I expect to be utterly awful at the beginning, but I’m optimistic about learning the proper technique and practicing.
Find the right class and instructor. Well, I’m not sure I have much of an option here… But I’ll certainly explore my options and see what fits best for me! (And I’ll keep all of you updated too, of course.) I also want to make sure I’m going at my own pace and not overdoing it.
Fuel Properly. For me this means drinking enough water. Man, sometimes I wish water wasn’t as important as it is… because I’m not great at drinking it yet! I also need to figure out how to eat healthy. Maybe I should start following more food blogs! Any recommendations?
The article also included an 18 minute workout that doesn’t require any equipment! I’ll be trying that out before I go to the first class as well. I’ve included it here in case you want to try it out too! (The links will take you to YouTube videos.)
- Criss-Cross Jumping Jacks x 30 seconds
- Knee-Ups x 30 seconds
- Split Squat Jumps x 30 seconds
- Squats into Front Kicks or Jump Front Kicks x 30 seconds
- Burpees x 30 seconds
- Mountain Climbers x 30 seconds
- Spider-Man Pushups x 30 seconds