Ducking Boxercise!

By this I mean we did lots of ducking and diving, not that I tried to get out of it! As if I would, my Boxercise is my weekly sanity lifeline – this is one of things that really helps with my anxiety! Multiple benefits of exercise, not being able to think of anything else and possibly the fun of getting to hit things!!! A good stress reliever!

Kitted Out - Making it look glam! ;-P
Kitted Out – Making it look glam! ;-P

So for the warm up, there were slow jabs to one side, then fast jabs, then repeated on the other side. Skipping, skipping from one side to the other. A skip back, then skip forward touch the ground – this needed coordination which I seem to be slightly lacking in! High legs jogging on the spot and various other things – whew, we were well and truly warmed up!Read More »

Janathon Day 14 – Boxercise, feeling the burn!!!

So today started rather earlier as I needed to have bloods taken and it was a fasting one – so got to the hospital nice and early, and was back in time to walk the small people to school and nursery.

Starving by the time I got home, after fasting for 18 hours – hubby had got my cereal and cup ready for when I got back.

Then down to some studying – before heading back out to collect the Blue One from nursery, lots of brisk walking as it was chilly out there!

Two little friends over to play for the Boy and a chat for me with their lovely mummy, then more walking to collect the Pink One, and this was the long way round as she had gymnastics tonight! Love that my kids love being active, I hope that it lasts! The sky looked lovely – so took some piccies!
Skies 1Skies 2Once home, got the kids fed, and I got ready for this week’s Boxercise class but then I needed to wait for the hubby to get home – normally it’s my study day and I am usually child free so I can get out easily, but had to do a switch this week. So typically Southeastern were running S…L…O…W… so the poor hubby got in about 10 mins before my class started, so I literally flew out the door.

Got to my Boxercise class and it was straight into the warm up – there was lots of squats.

Into the gloves and pads, intensive 20 seconds of jabs, then 10 seconds of the person in the pads doing squat jumps while the one in gloves recovered – repeated eight times. Swapping with you partner and repeat. Feel the burn – and the minor punch to my face because my partner and I were chatting a little too much! Haha! Oops!

Shocking selfie between jab intervals and hook intervals!
Shocking selfie between jab intervals and hook intervals!
Next set with the pads and gloves, 20 seconds of hooks and 10 seconds of squats with pulses for the one in the pads during recovery, again eight times. In between swapping we did some intervals to get our heart rates back up, which it did, 30 seconds of jumping jacks, 30 seconds of knees ups, 30 seconds of pulsing squats and 30 seconds of sprinting on the spot, repeated three times. Then back to the pads and gloves work.

Then there was the boxer’s stance running backwards, swap legs, then jumping the line and repeat. There was jumping the line and squatting – repeated three times.

Then there was sprinting.

Finally, the cool down… phew… lots of lovely stretching! A good session for Janathon Day 14! 🙂 xxx

Blossom Hill - White Zinfandel - much needed after a hectic day! Cheers! :-)
Blossom Hill – White Zinfandel – much needed after a hectic day! Cheers! 🙂

Janathon Day 7 – Boxercise!

Today was one of those annoyingly frustrating days, for a number of reasons:

  • You realise you forgot that you had a 30 day free trial and it had finished and suddenly you’ve spent £16
  • The part of the module you’re doing, the book you’ve been supplied with has numerous errors and you have to cross check it with the errata list.
  • Your phone bill, for some reason unknown to man, is double what it usually is! (Did managed to get some credit back from Three, so not all bad)
  • You hear a clunking at your front door, so run to see a ‘You weren’t home’ thingy had been posted through, so opened the door and say to the delivery person, who’s walking back to their van ‘did you ring the doorbell?’ to which he replies ‘I tried’ – apparently! He’d thrown my parcel over the gate – ‘It’ll be fine, it’s completely sealed’- but still, it was torrential rain, so not overly impressed! (It’s a Joe Browns parcel, yay! – I have a new top, which I am not trying on until tomorrow, because the day I’ve had, it probably won’t fit!)
  • Plus I was studying all day… Acronyms were doing my head in!
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    Study Evidence

So I was extremely happy my Boxercise class was back on this evening so that I could vent some of this frustration!

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All the details if you’d like to come and join in and you are in the Sidcup/Bexley area!

More information can be found on Foxlee Fitness Facebook page all run by the lovely Michelle Fox! Come on, you know you want to!

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Me and Michelle – after Boxerise!
Tonight’s session was brutal! There was:

  • Glove and pads work – jabs followed by squat jumps – intervals of 5, 10, 15 and 20
    Then hooks followed by jumping jacks – intervals of 5, 10, 15 and 20
    Then medium height uppers followed by jumps into a squat and touch the floor – 20 of each
    Finally for this part lower height uppers followed by squats with a double jump
  • Then we had a set of skipping, squats into a lift with 1kg weights and step ups onto a bench – first time each interval was 30 seconds and then repeated for 1 minute each
  • A new one for this evening, some floor work with a chair, lifting legs above, below and to the side (there’s some rather unflattering videos of me at the end of this post…)
  • Then some additional floor work – push ups, push up position and twist and push up to plank position (I struggled on this one!)
  • Then time to cool down and stretch.
  • All done in the Buff! haha!

That was one intense work out but so what I needed, awesome class and a good end to week one of Janathon!

Week One Round Up
Kilometres Run: 16.48
Kilometres Walked: 26.27
Steps Taken: 71,166
Leg Lifts: 20
Boxercise Class: 1

Seriously very unflattering videos – what I do to myself for Janathon!!! You have been warned!!!