Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Trying something new

Sorta sad, but I’ve made peace with it.

For those who are new to the blog, I love boxing. Have been boxing on and off for the past 20 months. In fact, boxing is what got me off of my (then) fat ass! I lost some weight without really trying (other than not be a lazy bum) and fell in love with the results. I started eating right, then about 6 months after that started running and training for my first race (Austin 2009 Half Marathon).

Anyways…getting to the point. At this stage of my life, I cannot really afford (money or time) to devote to boxing. My boxing gym* is the same amount whether I train 30 days a month or 1 day a month. So at this point, I'm officially putting boxing on hold...don't worry, I'll be back!

*It’s a boxing gym. No treadmill. No weights really. Nothing else, so it’s not like I can do all my training there.

Believe me, this is sort of sad, but it’s ok, this means I will probably be more diligent to cross training like I need to be. I have a free regular gym membership where I live, so I can do elliptical, stationary bike, weights, even pool there for free on my cross training days.

I’m hoping this will help get my booty in gear to lose those last 30 lbs that seem to love my body so much…don’t they get it? I don’t like them…I want them GONE!

So starting next week, I’m adding elliptical or stationary bike, weights, and core to my training twice a week.

Below is my training until my next half marathon.

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year!


  1. sounds like you have a great plan in place. Can't you still incorporate boxing into your cross-training without the boxing gym??? I'd hate for you to totally miss out on what you love.......

  2. You gotta do what you gotta do girl! Good luck! :)

  3. awww chica, I feel your pain. It sucks to give up something you love but it sounds like you'll find your way back to the ring in the near future. In the mean time, Cross-training is happy and lucky to have ya :)

  4. Can't you find some dude to push/punch around and count that as cross-training? That's not PC, is it...sorry.

    How about delaying the boxing gym, rather than giving it up altogether? Never give up something you love.

    Hardcore training plan, lady! Don't forget to rest. :)

  5. Bummer dude. That sucks that you have to put boxing on hold. At least you know it's a temporary hold.

    ugh I hate cross training. I don't like the bikes or the elliptical. Swimming however I think I can handle.

    That's a pretty gnarly training plan. I am taking notes as I write this. I may change mine up a bit after seeing yours. I think I went to high for my weekly mileage.


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