Oh, hey, that's my thread
So here we go.
I am not really big on sports. I have a naturally muscular body, but I would like to keep it that way without actually having to do any sports
Which, of course is not gonna happen.
So, I've tried like million things. I mean you name it, I've done it. The things I enjoy the most are sports that are intense, but include NO running. Running is my punishment. I like volleyball - I was in my highschool team and I loved it, but then when I went to the Musical Academy, my piano professor forbid me the volleyball.
I used to do folklore dancing and still to this day love it, only where I live there are no folk dances after 6 - 7 pm which is when I finish work.
Before I got pregnant, for several months I went to Tae - bo. It's absolutely incredible cardio training - I mean after an hour of it you feel exhausted but really satisfied too. Again, when I finish work, people are finishing practices, so I can't go now.
So, I thought "why not boxing"? I have this friend who gives boxing lessons. And my hubby and mom reacted the same way "why not go to fitness?", "you're going to get your nose broken" and so on. Well, first of all, fitness is boring. Second of all, I never liked my nose anyway, if someone breaks it, it'll probably have better shape than it has now. Third, I'm stubborn
So it's been 6 months now, I feel in love with this sport - there is no running, but it's actually very very intense sport which burns more calories than any other sport I am familiar with. My breathing improved (which for a professional singer is a fantastic thing), I'm not losing weight recently, but I don't really look at my food with terror anymore. My aggression levels are at their lowest - if I get angry at someone, I just wait to the next practice and picture their face on the punching bag. It does miracles, trust me
So yeah, I strongly recommend Tae - bo and boxing. With tae - bo you can easily download Billy Blanks' videos (or find them on youtube) and do it at home if you don't have the time.
As for the boxing - the first few lessons are boring and not really intense, but if you are patient, it's so worth it.