As I’ve said before I love to work out. No really, I truly enjoy working out (please don’t hate me!). And I know my friends and family love that I love working out as well because I’m not such a nice person when I don’t work out at least 5 days a week.
After running a half marathon last year and pulling my hamstring, I’ve had to find alternatives to my usual workouts. It wasn’t until a friend dragged me to a spinning class a few months ago that I realized how boring my workouts were. Running, swimming, lifting weights. That was about it. And then along came spinning.
And then came Zumba. One of my first daily challenges was taking a Zumba class. Because that was so successful, today I decided to take a kickboxing class. Although I don’t think I’ll be able to lift my arms tomorrow, the class was fantastic.
A subsection of this challenge builds upon yesterday’s diversification challenge in that the kickboxing schedule required me to alter my unwavering morning routine. I had to get out the door an hour earlier than usual, and if you’re a mother you know what a difference 60 minutes makes. My kids, creatures of habit like myself, thought I was nuts. The only way I got them out the door was by bribing them with a post-YMCA trip to Dunkin’ Donuts. (As a side note, I have to say that I wasn’t exactly playing fair because we were going there anyway to get Munchkins for Big C’s birthday celebration at school. Hey, you gotta do whatcha gotta do!)
So let’s see…running, swimming, lifting weights, spinning, Zumba…oh my! Do I think I’ll add kickboxing to my exercise repertoire? Probably not. This creature of habit needs that extra hour in the morning.
TIME TO SEPARATE YOU TWO
My kids fight. All. The. Time. Even something as simple as standing in close proximity to one other causes a butt-bumping, name-calling, eyeball-scratching brawl. Maybe they should have taken the kickboxing class with me.