For as long as I can remember, I have always been intrigued by boxing. I tried kick boxing classes throughout high school and college but never stuck with it until recently. About a year ago, I decided I wanted to add to my everyday workout routine. Apparently I had some anger built up because I decided that I just wanted to hit things, which made me look in to boxing again. I found a local gym and decided on personal training sessions so that I could get the most out of my time in the ring. Y'all, I have to say...I LOVE IT. I have become even more interested in the sport of boxing because there is so much more to it than I thought! From foot placement to which punch to throw next, you do actually have to think about what you are doing. And while I am not planning on getting in the ring for a true fight anytime soon, I do love the act of "training" for something. My coach keeps me motivated, I feel confident, and it really is a great stress reliever!
I think I have come to love boxing so much because it is different. It is something I have never really done before and it's high energy. Growing up when I was playing tennis, I always had coaches motivating me and encouraging me, telling me how I can improve. That is one of the main things I love about being able to box. My coach/trainer actively competes in the ring (I still want to see him fight!) so he compares our sessions to fights of his own. Guiding me not only on technique, but everyday things he has seen helps me think about what I am doing. I am a perfectionist y'all. In case you didn't know. I love to be good at things, but I also want to be right. Having a coach to train me and push me makes me feel great about my improvement in the ring!
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