Along with almost everyone else I know, I used the arrival of January 1st, 2016 as an opportunity to hit the reset button and start making some changes for the betterment of myself, and my beer gut. It’s funny because I have made this same resolution year after year and had the same results: two weeks of exercise and clean eating followed by 50 weeks of inactivity and countless calories. Not this time. Not this year.
As a member of the craft beer industry here in Vancouver, BC, I’m lucky to be able to take part in Beer Wars, a charity boxing event in support of the EastSide Boxing Club. Beer Wars is the little brother of Aprons for Gloves, which began in 2012 as a fundraiser to support the EBC and help the coaches offer training programs for at-risk youth and women who have experienced violence. EBC is offering three months of free training to those of us who signed up, all in preparation for fight night scheduled for mid-April. All proceeds from fight night, including ticket sales, sponsorships and beer sales will go back to Eastside Boxing.
I’ve survived the first week of training, and although I’m struggling lift my arms above my head, its already paying dividends and I’m excited about what’s to come. I’ll be posting bi-weekly updates on my training leading up to Beer Wars, and I’ll get some more info on Fight Night as it becomes available. Now let me get back to skipping.