Finally Learning to Box

Gaining weight after high school is something no one ever really expects. Your metabolism drops so much and you get fat

At least that’s what happened to me. Its been 2 years since I graduated high school and I have gained an unhealthy 30 pounds since. It sucks.

One of the worst things is seeing people from high school and they look surprised to see you like that. I was never really a skinny kid, but this extra weight does really show.

How this journey started

I have always been into MMA and I love UFC, I try to watch every card. I also have always wanted to try my hands at fighting. I am 20 years old and have never gotten into a fight. It kind of scares me knowing that I wouldn’t be able to defend myself if I ever got into a street fight.

So I decided to join a kickboxing gym, I decided on kickboxing for a top game, because I think it’s a more rounded approach. I do think boxing is great as well, but I like the idea of throwing kicks and punches rather than just punches.

I work at a cell phone provider, so my hours are usually all over the place. I picked a gym where they have morning classes as well as evening classes, so that I would have some options in my schedule.

So far the classes are going great. I am 2 weeks in and feeling a lot less sore than when I first started going. Its been a real struggle, especially waking up for the morning classes.

I haven’t really been doing a lot of sparring and kickboxing, its been a lot of conditioning training so far. The coaches told me the first 4-5 weeks are going to be mostly conditioning training to get me into shape. Hitting the punching bags is one of the best things to do while you train.

Its been an up hill battle that’s for sure. A lot of skipping and a lot of running, the skipping has been making my toes hurt a lot because I am such a terrible skipper. My calves have also been cramping up a lot, I am not used to being on my toes for such a long time.

Its been a great experience so far and Im excited to see what the following weeks are going to bring. I cant wait to see the changes in my body. I cant wait to lose some of this excess wait.

This weight has been bothering me for a while and I am finally excited to be doing something about it.