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Posts Tagged ‘kickboxing’

Determined to lose 9 pounds

Today is Day 3 of getting back to my healthy lifestyle. I started counting points again with Weight Watchers on Monday. I am not attending meetings (probably should) or doing anything online. My years with WW gave me many of the tools I need to continue on my own. I am trying to mix up […]


Noon spin class

I attended the noon spin class today at the gym. Sometimes it is difficult to get to the gym in the middle of the day. But once I am there and especially after class I feel great. The Thursday evening class is now at 5:30–which is a little difficult for me to get to. A […]


How I survive spin

I went to spin last night. I am really not into the newer kickboxing class/teacher. Too many combos and we never hit anything! So lately I have been going to a body conditioning class on Thursdays at lunch, which my Saturday spin instructor teaches. I couldn’t go yesterday, so I tried the evening spin class […]


5 stars

Last week I worked out 5 times. That is pretty good for getting back on track. Three days of yoga, one body conditioning and one kickboxing. My kickboxing class time is moving to 7 p.m. So I may bail on it. Two main reasons: I would have to stay about work until about 6:40 p.m. […]


I want to hit something

Had another sub in kickboxing last night. Though I think she is taking the class over for at least the end of the year. Don’t get me wrong. It was a good workout. But we never got to actually hit anything or kick anything, just the air. And sometimes I need to work my frustrations […]


Good news and bad news

First the bad news: My kickboxing teacher, Keren, is leaving Mavericks. Noooooooo! We already had a sub for class last Thursday. So not sure when she is actually gone. Now the good news: But the sub, Aaron, was awesome. The class was different, but still really good. And believe it or not, but it was […]


I kinda suck

I haven’t worked out since last Wednesday. And I have a ton of excuses. Well, I did take a yoga class Wednesday morning anticipating my flu shot that late morning. The nurse told me I shouldn’t work out or party until the weekend. My arm was still sore Thursday so no kickboxing. Friday Curt and […]


Fit your workout into your schedule

Today is my birthday. So I am not going into work. And normally on Thursdays I go to kickboxing class after work. But not today. I will be eating sushi then. So since I am home this morning, I did a yoga workout through my digital cable. Exercise TV has a ton of options, from […]


Some landmarks

In my adv. body conditioning class we usually use two sets of dumbbells. When I first started the class a couple of months ago I started with the smallest hand weights, 2 pounders. Recently I graduated to the 3 pounders. Yesterday I actually used two sets of hand weights. When Gerry (pronounced Gary) told us […]


6 times

My goal every week is to workout six times a week. Usually it is more like four to five times. But this past week I worked out six times: Monday: yoga Tuesday: yoga Wednesday: yoga Thursday: kickboxing Friday: yoga Saturday: spin; abs/core My normal sked is 3 yoga classes a week and 3 cardio: kickboxing, […]