Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own. Also, please be kind- its not easy to post progress pics :o)
Some of you may remember when I started my Kickboxing Journey two years ago at Fitness Kickboxing NY. I was hooked right away. I stuck to the plans and did VERY well. I was back down to my (literal) fighting weight within a few months of dedicated attendance, and adherence to meal plans. Here was my first article (CLICK HERE).
Well, not too soon did I reach my goal but life started getting in the way. During the summer I had attended the 6 am class which was perfect with our schedules and meant that I could go 5 days a week. Once school started back up I had to switch to the 7:30 pm class. This was fine except I was getting there maybe 3x a week, and it got increasingly more difficult to attend when the kids started getting homework, plus, I was missing bedtime.
Needless to say I slacked off and for a year was on-again off-again with my workout routine. I was miserable, and I started putting the weight back on. I didn’t even notice until one day I looked in the mirror. I called Amir and spoke to him about my disappointment and he agreed that I needed a routine, and that I needed to get back to my old self. Then he did the most amazing thing.
He offered to come in a half hour earlier in the mornings so that I could kick box BEFORE work every morning. This meant getting up VERY early for both of us but I was willing to give it a try. Especially because it meant I could get my workout in and not miss any Mommy time with the kids. Well, that was last March. It has worked amazingly. I begin my workout every morning at 5:30 (sometimes 5:45) and end at 6:40. I shower at the studio and head straight to work. I have lost ALL of the weight that I had regained and am feeling great. I couldn’t be happier.
See that’s one thing that so nice about working out at a SMALL studio. Personal attention. Amir listens to the problem areas that we identify and helps us to tackle them, and he encourages us without being loud or super demanding. Workouts with my fellow morning crew members are fun, we are like a family. I know everything about what is going on in their lives. WE SWEAT. The workouts are demanding, and difficult, I feel a sense of accomplishment EVERY day. Then I look in the mirror and I am SO glad that Amir was willing to take some extra time to help me out. In fact, one or two of my crew have started coming in early sometimes too.
My advice here. Find time. Go somewhere where you will get some personal attention and feel good about going. Find people to work out with that you enjoy. Speak to trainers about accessibility for your schedule. If they are any good, they will listen and find a way to accommodate you. You can’t take care of all the people in your life if you don’t take care of yourself.
If you are interested in Fitness Kickboxing NY please give Amir a call and tell him you heard about him here. Then take advantage of his $20 3 class trial. You won’t be sorry. 845-653-2488