You know I had every intention of posting a blog of some sort once a day but I just get sidetracked and a few days go by. Ohh well, so I have posted a video of our boxing drills that are part of my work out schedule every day here /exercise-it-does-a-body-great.html. I have to say I am a very lucky woman to have my husband as my very own trainer. I have gained a bit of weight, especially around the middle and I have been really wanting to get in shape and start eating better. So we have been at this for almost 3 weeks, the video was taken a couple days ago so this is the progress I have made in these 3 weeks. It's a work in progress but I tell you I have not felt better about my self in a really long time. This month also marks a year since I quit smoking, I honestly do not think I would be were I am physically if I still smoked. Anyway another topic for another day. As always any questions or comments are more than welcome. Under this video I am going to go ahead and post what I do every day. It's not on there but twice a week we do nothing but Thai Chi. We are working on getting some more students and eventually maybe opening our own training center. My husband has been doing martial arts for over 20 years and is certified in it. So my point, if you or anyone you know is interested, seriously in getting in shape or learning martial arts and live in the Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma area we would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Ok that is it for me today, have a great one.
This is where I was at week one: I could only run half a block, do 5 push ups, 10 sit ups and I was exhausted by that. I was only able to do some conditioning.
This is where I am today:
Roadwork: 1 mile
Boxing drills: 3 1-minute rounds
Lung Ying footwork: forward, backward, shuffle steps and turning
Conditioning (taking Thai kicks to outer ribs-dip gwat gung and thighs): 10 to ribs and 10 to thighs on each side
Saam sing (steel post): 50 total reps (3-count) to each side
Kicking post: 40 front thrust kicks with each leg (80 total)
Well it has been a heck of a few days, the storms here in the mid-west have been scary and damaging. I live in Kansas we are out of gas in our car so we ran the two blocks to the shelter. Yes I know 2 blocks isn't far but when you have to run in the rain and thunder and lightning with the tornado sirens going off it feels like 2 miles. Me and my family were also in Joplin 2 years ago Wednesday, we were blessed enough to have gotten through theses storms unscathed and I just want to say my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by the tornado's that hit these last 2 days. It is hard living in this area but we are strong and we rebuild, and we will keep rebuilding because that's what we do. So please if your reading this pray for everyone hit by these storms. Thank you.
So today is my second day of Thai Chi training and I love it. It is so relaxing but I can really feel it in my thighs and abdomen so I know I'm doing it right. We added the Thai Chi to my workout routine for my once a month 3 day low impact days, but we have decided to keep it for my regular training as a cool down at the end. Hopefully in the next week or so I can get the first form of the Thai Chi taped and I will get it up here. Any questions or comments just leave a comment here or feel free to email me with the button up on top to the right.