I started kickboxing atthe end of May in 2018, and it was the best desision ever!
There are so many ways kickboxing at ILKB has changed my life, here are a few:
After I started counting calories combined with exercise I have lost almost 16 pounds since August! I weighed 106 pounds in freshman year of college. After I graduated my metabolism stopped, I was drinking too much, and without proper diet and exercise I weighed over 160 pounds! In August I limited my calorie intake to about 1,360 a day and I set a goal for myself to go to kickboxing at least four times a week.
I’ve been steadily losing 1 – 1.5 pounds a week the healthy way. I may splurge here and there on my calories at parties and special events, I’m only human. I’m not depriving my body of nutrients and I make sure I always feel satisfied after a meal! My realistic goal weight is 120 pounds and at this rate I’ll be there at the latest in May of next year!
I sometimes do double classes back to back. After my first class ever I was so sore that I could barely go up the stairs. I was able to complete my first full Tough Mudder (~10 miles, 20+ obstacles), something I never thought I would ever be able to do. Yes, it took me over four hours but I’m so happy that I finished strong.
After getting the heart-rate monitor I realized that my resting heart-rate was a little high (over 120 bpm). After getting into better shape it has lowered significantly. One lady who checks my heartrate when I donate platelets even said, “be a little more excited, why don’t you”.
Mindfulness and being more aware definitely helps. I work harder with the monitor on because I’m constantly trying to burn more calories than before. It’s very convenient to get the e-mails after every class that give you full workout summary. I’m in constant competition with the person I was the day before.
*Disclaimer this is a screenshot of a better than average class. I don’t burn this many calories everyday I usually burn around 600-700 on average*
It’s basically impossible to leave after class and feel negatively or in a bad mood. I feel so awesome and accomplished after each class because I’m getting closer and closer to my fitness goals! There is such a supportive group of kickboxing instructors and peers at my studio. We’re at different fitness levels with different lifestyles, but we all have a common goal: To be fitter, stronger, happier versions of ourselves!
20 thoughts on “How Kickboxing Has Changed My Life for the Better!”
I used to do kickboxing and I absolutely loved it. Thanks for the inspiration to try it again!
This is awesome! Glad you found something you enjoy + helps you lose weight.
Congrats on your weight loss! You are doing great! The tough mudder looks like it was a lot of fun too!
Wow ! Those are great results! I’m motivated to keep on my boxing sessions! So happy for you! Keep it up sis!
Those are some amazing results! I love kickboxing and staying active. Great work, enjoy all of those benefits 🙂
Congrats on your weight loss. I’m glad you found something motivates you and helps to reach your goal. You are doing great 👍
I use to do kick boxing when I was in high school and I loved it! You are doing great, your results are amazing!
Love how you describe the invigorating feeling you get after a kickboxing class. This is great and will influence others to try it.
Awesome job on the weight loss. I tried kickboxing once and didn’t really like it.
I wish I could find something to do around here to help me lose some weight. I live in a rinky-dink town and there are no activities. You look great and I love that kickboxing has changed your life for the better.
I have never tried kickboxing I think I need to find myself a sport that will work with my weightloss and not kill me.
Your dedication is very appreciative, Its a great motivation for me to workout again and get fit!
Wow! What a accomplishment! I haven’t heard of ILoveKickboxing but I’m thinking about Tough Mudder maybe next year. I agree with you how can you not improve your mood after workout and losing weight.
You go, girl! Such a motivating post!
This is a great post with happy and positive vibes. So glad that you get so many positive changes. It’s an inspiration for me.
I want to enroll my son for kickboxing lessons . Your post is inspiring
I’ve been meaning to try kickboxing for ages now. These are great reasons to finally take the leap.
That photo of you in the mud is GOLD! What a great time! Kickboxing is such a work out! Have fun!
I’m planning to do kickboxing also. I need to lose some pounds =(
Good luck on your fitness journey, girl! I’m excited to see more results 🙂