Workout/Martial Arts 06/01/2020: Need a reason to get started? Start your fitness today so you can fight for what you believe in today, and keep fighting tomorrow.

Skip to the workouts below if you don’t want to hear my thoughts on the world today.

With all that is going on in the world right now, and especially in the U.S.A. if you are needing a reason to get started on our fitness journey, or get into shape. You can start now so that you can fight for what you believe in and keep fighting tomorrow.

Being able to stand for hours, to get away when the violence breaks out, and being able to fall and avoid serious injury is paramount to going to a protest right now. At least it is in my country. I am sad to say.

I have a number of friends that don’t feel they can and/or are incapable due to medical reasons to protest and be there physically. That is totally fine, and there is much that you can do if you can’t physically handle the long hours, heat, and possible physicality. Some of the things you can do are; donate to organizations that are supporting the BLM, provide water, medical aid, medical supplies, legal support if you are a lawyer, confronting racism in all its forms, and just getting the word out.

But that being said the more healthy and fit you are, the more you can do from your couch, or home, or computer, than if you are sick and unable to contribute. So as much as you can do it is a great idea to start getting fit if you are not already on your own journey.

The Workouts

So this week marked the start of us being able to get back into the gym 3 days a week. So yup that means I got to train in Muay Thai 3 days this week. Woot!!! I am so happy to be back at my training. I am going to continue the running and calisthenics, because I am still trying to increase my agility. However, having my formal training means I feel like I am growing and learning again as a Martial Artist.


Monday 06/01/2020: 1 hour and 5 minutes – 1 mile run, 20 minute weight lifting, 32 minutes Calisthenics

12.48 minute 1 mile run according to my watch

20 minutes weight lifting:

1) Walking lunges with 45 lb Olympic barbell x60
2) Good Mornings with 45 lb Olympic barbell x18
3) Clean and press with 85 lb Olympic barbell
X15

32 minutes calisthenics

The WOTD is RAVIOLIS thanks to Dave I did the workout as a superset. The whole word done as a set x3.

R) 30 Crunches
A) 30 Star Jumps
V) 1 minute Bear Crawls
I) 25 Standing Knee Crunches
O) 30 Sit Ups
L) 15 Banded Mule Kicks
I) 25 Standing Knee Crunches
S) 30 seconds Fast Feet

Whew what a great workout, was able to get away from the news just for an hour. It was beautiful out. I could focus on me and the movement of my body. Now I can go back to being horrified at the state of things and figuring out how to help.

Tuesday 06/02/2020: Workout: 1 hour and 10 minutes Muay Thai Training.

I forgot to take a pic right after workout. No pic means it did not happen right? So on our way home we stopped so I could get some fruit! Snack time!

Thank you Khun Kru Krysta for the great class it was so much fun. And so great to see all of my friends and Muay Thai fam.

Training: ( at stations with masks 10 feet apart, and sanitation after two rounds each)

1) Lead Teep, Lead Kick, Cross, Hook, Rear Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}
2) Reverse stance (south paw for me) Lead Teep, Lead Kick, Cross, Hook, Rear Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}

3) Lead Teep, Rear Kick, Cross, Hook, Rear Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}
4) Reverse stance (south paw for me) Lead Teep, Rear Kick, Cross, Hook, Rear Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}

5) Lead Teep, Lead Kick, Cross, Hook, Lead Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}
6) Reverse stance (south paw for me) Lead Teep, Lead Kick, Cross, Hook, Lead Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}

7) punch ball (Khun Kru Krysta dreamed up this dodge ball esq drill where you have to use target acquisition and speed to play)
{jumping jacks}
8 ) you take turns throwing balls for your partner
{jumping jacks}

9) Jab, Cross, Tac Malach or spearing was Elbow , Rear Knee, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}
10) Reverse stance (south paw for me) Jab, Cross, Tac Malach or spearing was Elbow , Rear Knee, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}

11) Cross, Jab, Lead Elbow, Lead Knee, Lead Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}
12) Reverse stance (south paw for me) Cross, Jab, Lead Elbow, Lead Knee, Lead Kick, Lead Teep
{jumping jacks}

It was a great day of training. Some days things click for me. Today south paw was not clicking. I felt flat footed and slow in south paw. But I just have to work on being springy in the stance I am not accustomed to.

H wanted me to put my fingers up to my eye like “the Japanese girls do”. Hahah, the stupid things I do for H. He thought it was cute. You would think he gets tired or nonchalant about that stuff because I am Japanese. 😂 everything I do is Japanese technically or at least hafa. Bwahahah!

Wednesday 06/03/2020: 45 minute workout- 1 mile run, and 30 minute calisthenics workout

If you were looking for a reason to get into shape how about doing it so that you can help resist racism and fight for the rights of all people. Fight against unnecessary violence from those police and LEO’s that think they can get away with it. Also you never know if you are in a protest and need to run, training now is only going to help. 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏿‍♀️

My word/workout of the day was RESIST NOW.

Workout and thoughts on fasted workout below:

Calisthenics RESIST NOW done as a superset x3

R) 30 Crunches
E) 15 Push Ups
S) 30 seconds Fast Feet
I) 30 Standing Knee Crunches up from 25
S) 30 seconds Fast Feet
T) 20 Hip Dips

N) 15 Jump Lunges
O) 30 Sit Ups
W) 15 Superman

Whew what a good workout. I am glad it’s done and I am glowing.

I worked out fasted. Which means I ran and did my workout without having eaten or drank anything for 10 hours. I can say I did not like it. I wanted to try it out. But I noticed five minutes into my run my legs were screaming tired and burning like I had been running for much longer. I did not feel like I had the reserves I needed to keep going. I completed my workout. I ended up getting a second wind in and was able to finish strong. I don’t think I will do that again. I am going to put at least something in my stomach next time.

But I am glad I tried it again after knowing and understanding my baseline body and how I normally feel on my runs.

Also wild blackberry bush, can grow into a tree??? I did not know!

Thursday 06/04/2020: Workout: 1 hour of Muay Thai training

Today was a busy crazy day! I was so exhausted but I put in the hours on the mat. Sometimes you have to come in and put hours into your training even if it’s not the best. Those hours add up, the repetition while tired will be burned into muscle memory.

Thanks Khun Kru Krysta for the great class.

Of course we did this in safe way, masks on, 10 feet away from each other, sanitizing each station before we moved to a new one after 2 rounds. Limited to only 10 people in the class total.

Training:

1) punch ball I was pitching to H
{jumping jacks}
2) my turn to play punch ball
{jumping jacks}

3) Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Cross, Rear Kick, Teep
{jumping jacks}
4) Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Cross, Lead Kick, Teep
{jumping jacks}

5) Jab, Cross, Overhand, Cross, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}
6) Jab, Cross, Overhand, Cross, Lead Kick
{jumping jacks}

7) on pads- Reverse stance (south paw for me) Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Cross, Rear Kick, Teep
{jumping jacks}
8 ) holding pads- Reverse stance (standard for h) Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Cross, Lead Kick, Teep
{jumping jacks}

We were goofing off when taking pictures. So here you can see that.

Get out there and start working out so you can fight for what you believe in. Yay!

Saturday 06/06/2020: Thursday 06/04/2020: Workout: 1 hour of Muay Thai training

Thank you Khun Kru Krysta

I needed today’s training, punching and kicking a bag, punching and kicking a dummy was cathartic.

Training:

1) Jab, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}
2) opposite side stance (south paw for me) Jab, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}

3) Jab, Cross, Hook, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}
4) opposite side stance (south paw for me) Jab, Cross, Hook, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}

5) pad rounds- Jab, Cross, Body Hook, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}
6) I held pads feedin H -Jab, Cross, Body Hook, Rear Kick
{jump squats I did this with pads and belly pad on, woot}

7) Jab, Cross, Overhand, Hook, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}
8 ) opposite side stance (south paw for me) Jab, Cross, Overhand, Hook, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}

9) Jab, Cross, Body Hook, Head Hook, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}
10) opposite side stance (south paw for me) Jab, Cross, Body Hook, Head Hook, Rear Kick
{jumping jacks}

11) Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Uppercut, Hook, Rear Kick
12) held pads for H – Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Uppercut, Hook, Rear Kick
13) Opposite side stance (south paw for me) Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Uppercut, Hook, Rear Kick
14) held pads for H- Opposite side stance (standard for H) Jab, Cross, Uppercut, Uppercut, Hook, Rear Kick

It was a great training day. I am exhausted. Need to Thai oil my calves.


5 days of training and 3 of those days we are back to Muay Thai! Woot! We have Tuesday and Thrusday classes again. Yay!

This has been a crazy and emotional week. I have had people from my past out of the blue apologizing for racist remarks and things they did to me and around me. This had dredged up painful memories and thoughts from the past that I thought I was over with and dealt with. The news has had me in between tears and fits of anger. So getting into the gym and hitting the bag, dummies, and pads has been cathartic.

If I had to recommend anything right now. Learn a marshal art, learn how to defend yourself, and then you can defend others around you that can’t. It will help you feel more confident, and will help you get into shape. It gives you a goal to shoot for and allow you to work out say some of the anger you might have when you see idiots making idiotic choices and decisions in politics and in public.

I was able to get to a protest in my community that was supporting BLM. I brought water, and I am happy to say it was all peaceful in my area.

What ever you believe stay safe out there. Keep working on your goals and if you are starting out your fitness journey, or trying to figure out how to start, please feel free to comment. Comment about anything really if you want. Like and subscribe if you want to follow my workout journey, and listen to my thoughts.

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