Sunday, May 10, 2009

tranquility du jour tv: boxing 101


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when debating what to share for my second vidcast, i decided bringing the camera into the boxing ring would be a fun change of pace. with a constant desire to learn new things (always been a little too curious), i took my pink gloves and headed to a boxing gym in january. and, i'm proud to say, i've been going weekly ever since! this is a clip of thursday's session (um, still sore!) with my oh-so-patient trainer donte brown.

during one of our first sessions he asked me what my fitness goals were. i quickly replied, "i want to look like madonna!" now when i moan about running stairs (inhumane!) or doing crunches (doubly inhumane), he reminds me about madonna.

boxing has been humorous, challenging, and rewarding on so many levels. oodles of hand/eye coordination (not my strength) coupled with cardio and learning something totally out of my realm. i hope this makes you giggle (note the pink pumas) and inspires a spark of living outside your comfort zone - that's where life happens whether in a boxing ring, on a yoga mat, or at an art easel.

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8 comments:

Carolyn said...

And by "boxing" you meant intense, full-body, torturous workout! Wow i am uber impressed, and you look so adorable with your pig tails and candy pink gloves. :-)

Melita said...

love, love, LOVE the vidcasts! i have a thought about a future video, i would love to see you do your ashtanga practice. please?! :-)

Art Visions said...

Wow, what a workout! No joke there! Your trainer is rather cute!
I admire what you are doing...I wanted to try boxing myself but when I look at that stair workout...LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Loved the video... looks like a tough workout. Your pink gloves and shoes are fab!!!

Kate Vickers Deriso said...

kimberly! this was awesome! you have inspired me to try it too! the pink gloves and shoes definitely made it!

Dr. Leigh Ann Simmons said...

I know yoga is about *not* being competitive. Boxing, however, *is* competitive. So I feel okay saying that I had to chuckle when the yogini was a bit more flexible in that forward fold than the boxing coach. ;-)

Lynne from NY said...

Looks like fun but I can see why you had to soak in epsom salts!

Amanda said...

You are seriously ADORABLE. And I am inspired! Have been searching for a way to add more cardio to my life, but the gym & running both bore me to death... maybe I'll try boxing, too.