This last week marked my 5th Week of boxing training, and the week before we started weekly weigh-ins. Our initial weight loss goal was 4-5 pounds (in a week!). Sounds crazy, but it was mostly water weight. The problem was that a week later I had lost a total of half a pound. It was a bit of a letdown, but Kwame assured me that sometimes it takes a little longer for your metabolism to adjust to a new diet and workout regimen.
He also noted that he was going to “turn our workout up”, which I could only interpret as “get ready to get your ass kicked”. True to his word, our workouts started including more sprints, running stairs (terrifying for someone who regularly trips over her own feet), and lots more weight training.
When last Friday rolled around, I was a little nervous that I wasn’t going to hit my goal, but lo and behold I got on the scale and had dropped three (3) pounds (!). I can’t tell you how awesome it feels to put on a pair of pants that didn’t quite fit seven days ago and have them fit perfectly a week later. Amazing.
I’ve still got a long way to go before I hit my ultimate goal, but Kwame assures me that I should be there in 4 months, which is kind of mind boggling.
The best part of all of this though is that three weeks ago, I was pushing myself to show up to the boxing gym. Now, I’m looking forward to my sessions and have bumped them up from three times a week to four. That, and I’ve learned how to throw a pretty decent punch (though by the looks of my knuckles, you’d think that I’d been getting roughed up each week).