Like I said yesterday, I love kickboxing. I love everything about it. I even love the fact that the next day my muscles will feel it like they do right now. (Oww.) I love that when I wake up I will be sore. I love knowing that my body has worked so hard that the muscles can’t help but ache.
I made the comment on Twitter that with the way I was feeling, I kicked my own ass yesterday.
jeepjenn replied, “well…would you have gone if it was called “kick my ass boxing”? I think not!”
Well, actually I would have. I did.
I went into class knowing that I would be sore today. I went into class knowing I was going to punch hard and work hard. I went into class knowing I would be beating myself up. And I wanted that.
I love the feeling of muscle soreness the day or two after a good workout. Don’t you? Isn’t it nice to know that the ache is for a good cause?
Today at Green Mountain’s blog I wrote about needing more intensity in my workouts at this stage. I’ve moved past the point where just any exercise is enough and I’ve reached a point where most basic cardio options are easy. I’ve reached the point where I have to bump it up to get a good workout in.
I’m really excited about this fact. I’m excited about the fact that I now go to classes knowing I’m going to kick my own ass and then I do it. I am excited about the fact that I have to work to make exercise harder for myself because my body has adapted to all the exercise. I’m excited that I like to make my muscles ache.
I’m also happy that even though my body feels it, I’m not stopping. I still did upper body conditioning and an arm intensive water aerobics class today. Achy muscles still must be used. I’m refuse to use the soreness as an excuse. I’ve used enough excuses in my life. I’m done with those.
So I’m going to keep working hard and making my muscles ache. I’m going to keep pushing, especially while I am still here at Green Mountain at Fox Run. I’m going to make these last three weeks count. If you need me, leave a comment, because I’ll probably be working out again.