So it’s been six weeks since my adventure into the world of boxing began. I can honestly say its the best workout I’ve been through and the training is something I’m going to continue with long after Beer Wars is done. I’m down 17 lbs and looking to drop at least another 15.
I’ve also learned a lot about myself as we’ve progressed in training. I’ve never been one to push myself to any great lengths unless there were some immediate results or ramifications, which is probably why I’ve never really worked out or stuck to any sort of fitness regime. The work I’m putting in at the Eastside Boxing Club is different though, as its a comfortable space where the coaches push me to expect more of myself and they won’t let me settle for anything less than my best. I find myself looking forward to hitting the gym and although things have been crazy here at West Coast Canning, I’m making time to get out at least twice a week to sweat it out and throw the mitts around.
It’s funny that I use the term ‘throw the mitts around’ because another thing I’ve come to learn about myself is that I really don’t like punching people in the face and I don’t like getting punched myself. I guess it took me six weeks to figure this out and as my lovely girlfriend pointed out “you knew going into this that you would be punching people and getting punched.” I had to laugh because I obviously knew that the violence would be a part of it, but now that I’ve had a few sparring sessions, I realize that I don’t have a violent bone in my body.
So I’ll be in the seats on April 17th at Caprice Nightclub when Beer Wars culminates in Fight Night in support of the EBC. For more information and to buy tickets, check out the link here. I’m looking forward to seeing the contenders throw the mitts around, while I throw the beers down.