Tuesday, February 05, 2008

You kick like a GIRL!!!!


So, last nite I started my kickboxing class. I really enjoy kickboxing- it's a ton of fun to me. I was glad the instructor was pretty good. She got off the beat, but that's forgiveable. I would get off the beat too if I was having to count and try not to laugh at the women "punching." Actually, I did teach kickboxing for a while at my church. A group of women worked out every MWF and somehow I got recruited to teach since I had taken Tae Bo from a Tae Bo certfied instructor. I enjoyed it, but it really was hard not to say "Are you freakin' kidding me? That's not kicking- that's lifting your leg up." No matter how much I corrected them, they never got it. I mean, I'm not a big fighter. I wasn't a bully in high school using some poor nerd as a punching bag, but I can punch. I can kick. We have a punching bag in our garage and it is great therapy. But some of these women... when they "punched" it looked like they were reaching out to pull someone's hair. No force behind it at all! And when they kicked instead of bringing the knee up 1st and then kicking out, they just kicked their straight leg right out. How is that gonna fight off a bad guy? Is that seriously how they would kick an attacker? And who ever kicks like that?? You don't kick a ball like that. I don't know, it's just humorous to me. My dad used to have me punch his hand and would correct me if I did it wrong. He didn't want a bunch of girly-girls. We're tough. Apparently this isn't a common practice in all homes because I am positive none of those women had ever punched anything in their lives... I have several people I'd love to punch, so that's motivation alone.
That being said- I had fun. But I am out of shape and I'm a lard. I could literally feel my butt jiggling as we ran laps around the gym, but it was fun nonetheless. We did lunges, kickboxing, tons of ab crunches, leg lifts and toning for the glutes until I thought my butt had fallen off. It didn't. (Bummer.) I'm excited because the teacher said we'd be adding jumpropes later on. That's like the best exercise evah!! YAY!

post signature

17 comments:

Dana said...

I'm sad to say that I would be one of those pansies that looked like they were swatting at a fly instead of trying to hit someone!

Stepherz said...

That's too funny! You would win America's Funniest Home Videos with a video of those priss pots taking kickboxing. You're a riot, Chica!

Yvonne said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Remind me to never let you see me try kickboxing--I'd be one of those women who could barely get her leg off the floor, and like dana said--I'd look like I was swatting a fly. What is so sad about that is I always think if I was attacked it would be different. (Please tell me it would be--something would kick in--and it wouldn't be me ; )

No Cool Story said...

Reading this made me tired, all that punching...and kicking...and stretching. I'm just a loser :P

Dude, you are not a lard (what does that even mean anyway?)

No Cool Story said...

Oh man, jumprope. That's going to be awesome.

I wish I had the motivation to do that.

Mel said...

Hey, kickboxing is hard! I would be the green lady laying down in the middle of the floor.

JustRandi said...

I would LOVE to try kickboxing. It seems like it would be a great workout, not to mention aggression outlet.
Maybe one day!

Robin said...

Thanks for the major blow to my self esteem. I didn't think I was THAT bad! Boohoohoo. Waaa. Now excuse me while I practice kicking in the mirror.

Tori :) said...

Oh Robin- you know I wasn't talking about you!! You were pregnant and still did way better than the other women!! You KNOW who I was talking about!!!

utmommy said...

I just did my TaeBo video this morning. I forgot what a good workout it is. If you think you're a lard I don't even want to know what you think about me. I wish my butt would've fallen off, but I still have a LONG way before that even comes close to happening.

Chel said...

You're a tough chick. Remind me to remove that last comment I just left on "awards." I don't want you to come over and kick my butt.

Lauren said...

Ooo, I wanna take it!! Sounds so tough, I love tough work outs.

TheVasquez3 said...

i cry thinking of the pain...really i do. i know this pain, its not a good pain.

thanks for stopping by my blog. i think i popped in here once a long time ago and watched a video of your family dancing for FHE. i am glad to find you again...now i will add you to my blog roll so i don't miss out on all of your bloggy goodness.

Robin said...

You're right, I was awesome. And that's why I liked to go, cause the retards made me look really awesome. I'm glad I didn't have to stand next to you and feel losery.

Nancy Face said...

With workouts, like just about anything, you get out of it what you put into it! Those who swat flies will have fun and get a bit of exercise, and those whose butts fall off from the effort are REALLY burning the calories! It's all good, huh? :)

So glad you're enjoying it!

Amanda said...

I used to take a kickboxing class at my gym. I really liked it, great workout. It was a little embarassing because I am one of those pansy girls that hits like a girl. I also was always afraid of kicking someone. Maybe once my ankle gets all better I should try again.

Klin said...

So back when I could, I did Tae Bo. I loved it. I would picture a face when I was punching and kicking. I didn't get to come to your exercise class, cause I was in school. I am trying to remember who did. :) Kick Boxing sounds like A LOT of fun!!!