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24 October 2007 @ 10:45 pm
rambling kickboxiness  

I know Life Gets In The Way, but it's been almost three months since I last tagged an entry re: kickboxing. Now, I know a lot of you don't give a good golly-gee whether I work out or not, but let me tell you - this has been sort of a big deal for me. I don't have Faire anymore - I don't have the fight rehearsals and the joust practice and the all 'round bad-assery that kept me in decent shape for the past several years.

I found cardio-kickboxing. Fell in love with it. Found that it could help me get back into some sort of fighting trim.


Life Got In The Way. There was CP Pseudo-Faire, Dad's rapid decline, gigs, family visits, vacation (seriously! for the first time in about forty seven years!), work, the like....

The point is, I've not visited the gym with any sort of regularity since the end of July.

So. I'm mushy, unmotivated and supremely discouraged. NaNoWriMo is fast approaching, and November is filling up as quickly as October, but I'm not going to let that keep me from getting back into the swing of things, as it were. I really, REALLY need to get myself into decent ('good' would be better; 'grea't would be better still. 'awesome' would be... well, I don't think I need to spell it out) shape.

Here's where you come in.

Ask me if I've been to class. Poke me. Prod me. Feel free to ridicule or cajole or encourage - whatever you feel is your strength. If I can make it three times a week, it's all good. Revisiting of diet and portions to follow.

That being said, I went to class for the first time* in the new space. It's bright and clean and has the most glorious cross-breeze. The bags scare me, and it's considerably smaller, but Angela is so happy I'm going to throw myself into this wholeheartedly.

Taking the day to recover tomorrow. I'll be going Saturday AND Sunday mornings. Ready your taunts and jeers. They may well be needed, just in case...

*ow ow ow ow ow. and also, gasp pant wheeze jiggle lameity lame lame lameness. I hate not being in shape, not being remotely fit. grwar. also: ow.
Eeronn_actually on October 25th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh man, I know exactly how you feel. I just started doing my exercise DVDs again. My big problem is similar to yours - it's hard to find the time. I am not a morning person, and I already get up at six to catch my bus to work, then I'm home around 6 or 6:30 in the evening, exhausted and hungry. I've been forcing myself to exercise right when I get home, but it's still hard.

Strangely enough, I've found that stress at work makes me look forward to exercising when I get home.

So the point of this rambling comment is that I am going through a very similar thing right now.
Kel: 9:30 used to last a long timeladyjoust on October 25th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
It's a bear, isn't it? I'm up at about five each morning, and if I have phototherapy (stoopid skin disorder) I'm not home until about five in the evening... then must find time to get dinner ready before I go to class so I can pop dinner on the stove when I get home and then crash shortly thereafter....

fmeh. It's sort of sucky, but we shall prevail. I have faith in us.
Jen: redswordthatwasjen on October 25th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
I sure will poke you -- reading your kickboxing wrapups inspires me to enjoy my workouts more. (Last week I found a new line of muscle definition in my arm! I can has biceps!)
Kel: flex!jackladyjoust on October 25th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Bicep definition? You WIN!!!!!

I'm weeks away from any sort of muscle definition. You are so my hero.
Jenthatwasjen on October 25th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
Andrewquueer on October 25th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
I went and did aerial silks for the first time ever.

You want ow? I have ow. I have so very much ow.
Kel: more flexible when it comes to dancingladyjoust on October 25th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
Aerial silks!

*is made of envy. and awe*
Andrewquueer on October 25th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Ebeth's husband took me. I SO wish I could do it again.

No, I WILL do it again. I WILL. Just, likely not any time soon.
Kel: power girlladyjoust on October 25th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
I think I'd be all kinds of afraid. I mean, I'd WANT to do it, if my own cowardice wasn't getting in the way.

I hope you get to do it sooner than you think. Just 'cause it sounds like it's happy making, and you fully deserve that. Also, then you can tell me how fully awesome you are. Not that I don't know. P
Andrewquueer on October 25th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
It wasn't scary at all. I just wish I had the arm strength to actually do WELL at it. I broke my left arm when I was eleven, and never worked it out afterwards. And now I can barely left anything with it. I can do a one armed pull up with my right arm, but it's still hard to climb, because you have to be able to sorta do the one arm over the other, and it just doesn't work.

*checks barbel prices on amazon*
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on October 25th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
aroo? aerieal silks?

Andrewquueer on October 26th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
ah, sorry for my last comment. For some reason I thought you'd posted your comment on my LJ (it was emailed to me) and that entry was friends locked - a big WTF moment. Sorry!
Silvie: [Bleach] ♥silverfyshxin on October 25th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
*salutes* Will do!
winterbear_cavewinterbear_cave on October 25th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. I had rotator cuff surgery last May on my right shoulder. I was out of work for 4 months. Put on almost 40lbs. Getting back into shape is killing me. So poke, poke you can do it.
harpiegirl4harpiegirl4 on October 25th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
I really want to go to your class with you. Do they still accept one-time guests? I like my kickboxing class okay, but it's been waaaay less fun since my favorite instructor left.
Kel: kickin' some assladyjoust on October 28th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'd love for you to come! The new space is considerably smaller, but so far that hasn't been a problem. They do accept one-time guests: first time is free!

Though from what I've been reading of your classes, I don't know if this is hardcore enough for you. meep! Though I'd love to take that abs class (even though it would break me into tiny, quivering bits).