Week 1: Everything Hurts

Halfway through week 1 of working out again and everything hurts, I can’t stop pooping and I can’t feel my knuckles. I’ve only made it to two classes.

I don’t know what else to say except,


I know it hasn’t been a year since I’ve worked out a lot, but you get the picture, or the gif. What I’m saying is I’m out of shape. And it doesn’t help that the instructors at my gym look like sculptures of what muscles are supposed to look like. I described one of the trainers as a compact Thor, not as plump but still perfectly cut. That is very hard to workout next to.

But let’s get into the workout. I’ve always been interested in martial arts. Since my hip doesn’t like to function sometimes, I figured it was time to switch to boxing. I really thought I would miss kicking things, but so far I haven’t had any kick urges. Yes, I realize I’m only two classes in. The hardest part for now is stamina. By round 4, my body is basically done, but I have 4 more rounds to do. So I usually leave the gym, and my muscles are shaking from being so completely worn out. I also realized how weak my abs have gotten. I remember doing 200+ sit ups a day with no problems. Ah, the glory days. Other than those large issues, plus the sore knuckles, the workout is fun.

For now, I’m not even trying to eat healthy. I’m just trying to eat enough. When I workout, I burn a lot of calories. So, I’m always hungry. Like forever craving three servings of Korean BBQ kind of hungry. (If you don’t know Korean BBQ or haven’t tried it, do not read this post and go eat some Korean BBQ. This is very important because you need to understand how much beef that is.) Needless to say, I’m spending a lot of money on food, which is fine, food is worth it. But it’s just so annoying, I feel like I’m getting water out of a sinking ship with a spoon. Maybe eating healthier would help with this, but the time issue is holding me back. Also, I don’t know how to cook, but that’s another issue that has to do with being an adult/functioning human.

I’ll end on a positive note. Mostly because I feel like I’ve been complaining this entire time. My stress level has shot down. Just completely dropped. Which it should definitely be higher because I cannot afford this membership. But beating something until my knuckles are cracked and sore really gets me relaxed. Before you leave thinking I’m a psycho, try it. On a bag though. Please only use a bag. If you need to put a picture of someone on the bag to visualize it, go for it. Just don’t go around beating people up though. That’s not cool.

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