Punch Bag Workout
Ok, the adjustment from eating whatever I like to eating clean and less hasn’t been easy, but 4 days in, it is getting easier. When it comes to cooking I am definitely no MasterChef . I never thought I would of been one of those people to post a picture of my food, but above is what I’ve been having for lunch and I love poached eggs – I could quite happily eat them all day. 🙂
Having young children and with it also being around Easter time, I’ve eaten more creme eggs in the last few weeks than I can ever remember, but I’m replacing creme eggs with real eggs – apparently they are much better for you!
Exercising is a great motivation to keep eating healthy. You don’t want to ruin all your hard work by eating junk food. In fact when you start exercising and you begin to see results, eating clean and healthy becomes simpler. The first week, in my experience, is always the hardest as your body adjusts to the lower amounts of food, sugar and fat you put into your system – but stick with it, I promise you it gets easier.
Every couple of weeks I might have a day off and eat a little bit of something I’ve been craving and maybe have a couple of beers – I think, as long as you don’t go mad, these cheat days are a good thing to keep a diet on track. If you do go for this approach, don’t feel guilty and think you’ve ruined everything, just get back on the diet and exercise and keep going.
Right enough talk of food, I’m starting to make myself feel hungry – time for the workout.
“Speed & Power Workout 1”
Done. But not without incident – I am still aching all over, there is no particular place that aches more than another, my body is just one great big ache. I’m looking forward to the “rest & recovery” at the weekend already. 🙂 .
So, during the punch bag workout, I had to pause the video on the press-ups section and “have a word with myself” I refuse to go on my knees to do the press-ups, I’ve never done that and I didn’t want to start now… and I won out and didn’t bend under the pressure (although lots of my body parts did), admittedly there was plenty of swearing and grunting but I did it – Steve 1 – Press-ups 0.
Everything seemed a lot harder today, but I made sure I kept my technique correct on the boxing part and kept my hands up in guard when I had to. Great fun with the 1,2, step to the side again, really powering in the cross.
Before I knew it the punch bag workout was over and I was left standing in a pool of my own sweat, but feeling a nice sense of accomplishment – some days it is going to be hard, but its just about keeping going.
Looking forward to tomorrow, a different punch bag workout! Technique 2 “off the Jab”