Sometimes the hard part in losing weight is to start doing something about it, but for real, the hardest part is actually staying consistent and committed to what you are doing. As I got invited by a friend to join a Kickboxing Class, I decide to buy my own hand wraps and boxing gloves. It was quite an investment for me, yep treated it as an investment but also as a motivator. I mean with that amount of money put out I would sure want to make sure that I attend every single class that I can. Commitment.
Started out April 2015, I find my first class easy breaking a few sweat every now and then I was actually jealous that they’ed be sweating all over and I looked exactly how I started. Thankfully my new team mates were really supportive explaining to me that it was really like that, that you’d sweat better as you train longer, harder and better as your muscles gets warmer and stretched further.
Training was a lot of fun and it helped a me a lot in forgetting the pressure of losing weight. It took about two months before I saw changes happening, that was two months of training three times a week! It was really hard but fun at the same time making it tolerable.
My commitment and determination was put into the test, after a few months of training I lost just about 1-2 pounds each month on an average. I felt a bit discourage I was not at the pace that I was expecting I’d be losing weight. I started thinking if the pain and hardship was all worth the trouble I am going through. I don’t know how but it seemed like I got some sort of second wind under my wings. I started thinking about where I was when I began training. I was 200 lbs and had difficulty in breathing, and even in tying my shoe laces was a task! It was an eye opener for me, a reality check, that this journey will be a long one that I had to be patient and stay committed to.
At this point I haven’t changed my diet, I was into just keeping my self active to burn those fats. Imagine how awesome it could have been if I complemented it with a proper diet.