I forgot how good it felt to have a great workout…the one where you feel like your arms are going to fall off and your legs aren’t going to work anymore.
Other than the hiking, which is a great workout on it’s own, I haven’t really been doing much by way of fitness and since it has been fairly quiet on the mountaineering front that means I have had some time to add on a few extra kilograms. I guess I have also been a little frustrated on more than a few fronts. My poor mother has had to deal with my mercurial moods and by way of her encouragement I decided to visit the local “Sabre tooth Kickboxing and MMA Academy” (for more information on the club message me).
If you all can remember I did a little MMA back in the day but stopped as I no longer felt that I had the aggression in me I had when I had just divorced my ex husband.
Since then all other attempts at keeping fit, other than hiking and climbing, have been a disaster. I suck at running…badly…really really badly. I guess it’s just that I cant find a great pace and even if when I do I bugger it up. Gym was just too much effort and without a constant partner to “spot” you, or should I say me, gym consists of idly walking to each piece of equipment and half heartedly attempting to put some effort into it.
So…since October 2011 I have picked up 7kg. I only have my muscle mass to thank for not picking up more weight than that…and perhaps a little to the bits of exercise I have done in between to shock my body.
I guess this new attempt at exercise also has to do with the fact that I am thirty. Hell, I still feel twelve years old but the fact is that I need to now maintain my body if I hope for it to become a vintage vehicle as opposed to a jalopy. I’ve also started scanning the shelves for calcium supplements and I have to start doing weigh bearing exercises to keep my bone density up.
So…I checked out the academy and opted for the fitness class only. No more sparring for me, anyway, I believe I can kick most guys asses with ease these days, so fitness is the way to go.
And what is so fantastic about opting for “caveman training”?
Caveman Training combines strength training, power lifting, explosive training, plyometrics, aerobic and anaerobic training, agility and speed, balance, strong man training, old fashioned grunt work with traditional exercise to create an incredibly challenging and effective total body program).
This workout leaves your entire body aching in a great way…where there is nothing better than dipping into a steaming hot bath afterwards to ease your muscles. Also it is hardly easy to get bored training this way as you most likely have a hard core kick boxer leading the training and they have little to no mercy and there is no way they will allow you enough time to slow down and say: “Hey, this SUCKS!”.
What do they say?
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Well my fat is crying in sweat agony!
My goal is to lose those horrid 7 kilograms in two months…this will require training and a balanced diet…worst of all…less alcohol. But hey, what I would give my left nut(if I had one) to look like this again:
Yeah…I am going for sexy MILF since I’m not in my twenties anymore.