I am currently riding my workout high from LA Boxing this morning! There’s nothing better than a hard, sweaty workout to start your day. Am I right?!
I’m on week 2 of my LA Boxing workouts, and so far I’m loving it! I’ve been going three times a week and it’s so great to be mixing up my workouts. Honestly, it’s also kind of nice to just get told what to do and not have to worry about coming up with stuff on my own!
Plus, I made a new friend! I love making friends in workout classes because:
- It makes it more fun to have someone to make “I’m Dying” faces at; and
- You have someone to hold you accountable! If I know someone will miss me if I don’t show, I’m much more apt to go
Meet Cat, my new LA Boxing friend!
Cat’s been going to LA Boxing for awhile now, and this morning I asked her — Why do you come to LA Boxing? Here’s what she had to say:
I love boxing because not only is it a great cardio workout, but it’s an AWESOME stress reliever! I also love that unlike most gym cardio kickboxing classes you actually hit bags (instead of the air). It makes it more fun and the hour FLIES by!
It got me thinking about why I exercise. Besides the obvious reasons (looking toned and keeping my body healthy, strong, and fit), I do different types of exercise for different reasons:
- Pilates and Yoga for calm of mind
- Running to challenge and invigorate
- Hiking and biking to enjoy nature and fresh air
- And now kickboxing to relieve stress and pump me up for the day!
As you can tell — my number one reason for exercising is because I love how it makes me feel. I find I’m much more positive and content on days when I’ve gotten in a good workout. Exercise is such a mental release for me — a time for me to forget about whatever is stressing or worrying me, and just focus on the work out at hand! It’s hard to worry about everyday problems when you’re busy powering up a hill or trying to remember kicking combinations
Now it’s your turn — Why do YOU exercise? Do you do different types of exercise for different reasons, like I do?
Stay tuned — I’ll be doing some LA Boxing related giveaways soon, as well as sharing some great new workout moves!
Have a great day!