Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Shape Up Saturday Series: Breast Cancer Awareness/Fight like a Girl
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Shape Up Saturday Series: Breast Cancer Awareness/Fight like a Girl

12:00 AM

Top:  Underarmour TJ Maxx, similar here // Pants:  TJ Maxx similar here // Sneakers:  Nike similar here

Here is my last and final Breast Cancer Awareness post this year.  I’m all decked out in pink and talking about what I love about Kickboxing since it’s also Shape Up Saturday!

So I have a confession to make y’all.  I have not been back to Kickboxing since vacation.  When I went on vacation I was so excited to come back to kickboxing, but the first week that I was back was so incredibly busy I said I’m going next week.  The day I was supposed to go back to kickboxing is when I got into my accident.  Actually, when I saw my bag go flying my sneakers and workout clothes popped out and that made me even more angry because here I am in my car pissed off that I’m going to have to deal with all of this crapola and on top of that I couldn’t even go back to Kickboxing.  Well, ladies and gents, I have not been able to go back to Kickboxing since.  I have had such pains in my back that I’m afraid to go.  I know I have a mean left hook and a powerful roundhouse that I’m afraid I’ll get carried away and overdo it.  Then end up even worse.

So I’ve chosen to refrain from going back until I get better.

Ok, so why am I showing you anything in regards to Kickboxing if I haven’t done it in over a month?  There are so many reasons why but I LOVE kickboxing.

Great Cardio Workout

Alright, so according to my tracker I do enough cardio and steps to be burning 1,000+ calories during one hour of kickboxing.  Yea, now do you understand why it’s killing me to not be at kickboxing?  Insert sad face.

Having Fun

I personally have fun when I’m at kickboxing.  It reminds me of the times when I first started in high school.  I LOVED it and was actually good at it.  The hour flies by and afterwards no matter how beat up you are, no matter how sweaty and gross you are, you know it’s well worth it. 

Letting off some Steam

Ok, let’s be honest here, kickboxing is also good for if you have a bad day.  Instead of just getting mad at everyone or everything just go let it all out on a punching bag.  Being able to punch and kick something with all of your strength and not feel bad because it’s not a living thing is an awesome feeling.  Now if I were to ever spar again I would feel bad hitting the other person, so just a punching bag is fine for me!


When I first started kickboxing in high school before I stopped for many many many years, my trainer had a belt system like any other martial arts.  I was able to achieve my brown belt.  That was such an accomplishment for me.  I felt so good about myself.  Even though there’s no belt system at the place I go to, I still have this feeling of accomplishment when I can kick harder or punch for longer.

Self Defense

Last but definitely not least; self defense.  Learning the techniques and training through kickboxing is great because it teaches you self defense and it also teaches you to have confidence in your own body.

Breast Cancer Fact of the Day:

Self examine yourself, no it won't be weird it's your body you need to check it.  I self examine all the time and breast cancer does not run in my family.


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