I met with my trainer last earlier this week and I had an episode of weakness. I have no clue what brought it on; maybe it was the perfectionist in me or the person inside of me that never wants to fail or look weak. Regardless of the reason I’m glad it happened.
Here is what happened. When I arrived he let me know that we weren’t boxing but doing something different. Ok, no problem. Toward the end I was feeling exhausted and getting frustrated for not keeping up. He obviously noticed and asked what was wrong. With a knot in my throat I told him that I can be and do better than I am now.
I hope I’m not putting too much pressure on myself. He assured me I was one of his few clients that he can really count on doing great throughout his workouts and that he wishes more of his people were as tough as me. Those words made me happy. And as I wiped the tears with my shirt sleeve I told him he better not be lying to me.
Does everyone go through a moment of total vulnerability sometimes?
The day my friends and I made Miami official I told my trainer. He asked me what that meant for him and I said that it meant he has to push me hard so that I can reach my goal sooner. I believe my words were music to his ears. The next meeting he brought out gloves and pads- he meant business. We’re going hard on some crazy martial arts and kickboxing techniques; it’s so much fun. I love it so much I even went out and bought myself the gel inserts, gloves and a 100lb bag. I can’t wait to hang it!
These are 12 oz which my trainer says will help me really knock someone out. I was reminded that although this is what he and I are working on I still need to be working on my cardio and weight training. >.<
These gel inserts work miracles. I first trained without them and I bruised my knuckles. OUCH! but once I used them, I felt so much better and I can go so much harder!
Boxing is such a great stress reliever. I’m looking forward to purchasing the Bas Rutten workout CDs once I hang my bag!