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So, I've been going to boxercise for a while. This is really just a more manly term for aerobics classes.I try to go a couple times each week, usually its just the one time but occasionally I manage to get two in. In the beginning I tried to alternate with kung-fu class. I really like kung-fu, it's a lot of fun. For a couple of reasons though I had to give up on it for now and focus on the exercise.

1. Not enough money/time for both. There's something in there about making time, but I've got around that recently. Keep reading.
2. I'd rather be generally fit than sort of be somewhere between and be able to half-heartedly kick someone's ass. So focusing on the exercise is a means to an end. At some point, I'll be a lot fitter and I'll have more money and time to devote to doing kung-fu. And I'll be better able to do it, being fit.

I don't like to go on about exercise in my journal, because in the past it feels like I am just setting myself up for failure (you can go back through my journal and find a few instances).

In hopes of bucking this trend, I offer this information: that I've managed to begin and - so far - continue getting up early and going for a walk/jog/run around the gooseponds. It's a good half-hour of cardio, with a couple of core exercise thrown in for good measure.

I read about people who are able to run for 10, 15, 20 kilometres every day without stopping. My goal, really, is just to able to run solid for a kilometre and not have to stop to catch my breath.

The big test will be when I have to spend time out west. The general idea at the moment is that if I have to be up any earlier than 4:30am to go for a walk, then I'll have a rest that day and go the next day. The aim is to be going for a walk at least 5 out of every 7 mornings. This last week has seen 5, technically, which means I'm keeping to it. When I'm out west I'm hoping to be able to get up early and find a good walking/running track in Moranbah. I think there's one that follows the entrance road.

I am quietly confident of being able to maintain this routine, however only time will tell.


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Apr. 1st, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but "boxercise" is not a manly term... In fact the tern "ercize" on anything adds somewhat of a feminine feel to it.. I suggest referring to it more of a brawling sort of method, for instance "Pummeling class" or "Whoop ass classes" or "learning how to scrap" those are manlier than boxercize.

So how are your Pummeling classes going? (see the manliness involved in pummeling?)
Apr. 2nd, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
I'll uh sidestep that by pointing out it is a "more" manly term, not to say that it achieves full manliness.

In any case, Pummeling continues twice weekly and I hurt every time.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
Well after a good pummeling class you should hurt, that is the point of manly pummeling

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