My favorite day of the week is Saturday- specifically Saturday mornings. It’s on these early morning days that I get to go to my kickboxing class and learn new ways to keep myself healthy and strong.
As you may know from reading my About Me section, or from a previous post I’ve written on the subject, I have a heart condition known as Afib. So working out isn’t easy when your heart randomly forgets how to operate. But fitness has always been a part of my life, and it was important to me to find new ways to be fit now that I have this medical condition.
Though it took some time, I finally found a martial arts facility who was willing to train me despite the liability of my health issue. Plus, who would continue to train me knowing that I would always be the student who came in dead last at every activity. It’s not from lack of effort, but my poor heart just can’t keep up with all of the amazing people I workout with.
However, ever since my first day in class, my Sifu has been amazing at helping teach me techniques that even I can do. Now, this isn’t to say that there aren’t days when my heart gets the better of me, in fact, just this morning I had to sit out for a bit when my heart started acting up. But I love the challenge. I love pushing myself to my limit each class in the hopes of being able to go just a little but farther the next time.
And that’s what I hope to do with this blog, to help people like myself who want to take charge of their health and well being so they can feel empowered like I do after a good class. While I know I’m not as experienced or skilled as my Sifu, I still hope you will walk with me down this path and learn with me.
And remember, after a good workout session it is important to replenish your body with healthy food that it can use as fuel. I tend to gravitate to this pea protein shake that’s vegan and tastes good. But feel free to eat a salad with some chicken, have a whey protein shake, some nuts, or whatever suits your dietary needs.
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