Fight Yourself Fit Results
“I am the most unlikely person to undertake boxing training. But it’s worked. I’m fitter, stronger and lighter. And if I can do it, anyone can.”
Photos. All very embarrassing, but I have to say I’m very happy with my Fight Yourself Fit results.
I’m a regular guy who’s never done boxing training before, never worn boxing gloves or hit a punch bag – and didn’t know my double jab from my right hook.
I didn’t think it possible.
It’s certainly been a journey – and there’s a way to go yet, but like millions of other people my ‘always online’, ‘desk-potato’ lifestyle was getting the better of me. I’ve taken a huge step towards combating my sedentary lifestyle. I now look and feel a whole lot different from Day 1.
I’m now 178lbs. That’s 12 stone 10lbs (UK). My wife has never seen me even close to this weight – and we’ve been together for 22 years! My brother is still in shock that I’ve even started fitness training at all. And he calculated I’ve “not been at this weight since leaving school and discovering beer”. My brother and I are now the same weight (I like to remind him on a daily basis).
So I’ve lost 25lbs. 25lbs is significant – it means on I’ve put on an average 1 pound of weight every year since I was 18-years-old. In just over 2 months, boxing training has stopped the clock and reset it. I might have less hair now, but at the age of 43, I weigh the same as the 18-year-old John!
The Beginner – Starting Boxing Training
Without doubt this has been the toughest physical challenge of my life. Left to my own devices I would have quit. The first 3 weeks were particularly intense. I can now admit this but on Day 2 I was so tired – I took a long lunch break to have a little nap. I woke up 3 hours later!
But it got easier. The program kept me going. Corney’s instructions and shouts of encouragement kept me going. Steve’s blog posts kept me going. Bit by bit I felt myself improving. There were breakthroughs. I got lighter on the scales and was getting the hang of the different boxing techniques. There’s nothing more motivating when you’re making real progress. It became enjoyable. And was never once boring.
Fight Yourself Fit results
A happier John compared to Day 1! Besides from being overweight, another major concern was consistently higher blood pressure after a recent medical check. I’m now back well within normal range (top-right). 11 x 1kg bags of sugar – the equivalent weight I’ve lost (left), was I really carrying around all that extra weight?
Boxing Training – and Fighting Myself Fit
In my situation there are no magic solutions. No quick fixes. No cheats. And certainly no shortcuts. If I was going to undo years (may be even 2 decades) of a sedentary lifestyle – it was going to take major effort.
I needed to develop the ‘habit’ of intense exercise. Just like one healthy meal wouldn’t mean I’d lose weight – one good workout wasn’t going to transform my body.
The 60-Day schedule was a planned, intense, efficient and disciplined routine. I didn’t need to worry about ‘how’ I was going to do it – the program was set out for me. Sure, as a complete beginner it was technically and physically a little overwhelming at first but you get used to it – and you learn.
If you’re anything like me 60-days ago, deep down you know there’s a big task ahead and it’s going to take a real effort. But it’s achievable – and you might as well enjoy learning something new along the way. I’ve lost weight and learned a lot about boxing training and techniques.
In reality, the biggest challenge is to just get started – and give yourself the opportunity to see what you are capable of.
Next week is Day 61 …. and a new journey towards permanent health and fitness. Watch this space!