How Kickboxing Has Changed My Life for the Better!

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#girlsjustwannahaveguns💪 Turning my #jigglypuff into #wigglytuff 💖😜it was red carpet night at #iLoveKickboxing and I learned exactly how difficult it was to do burpees in a dress! I’ve definitely gained a lot more strength and endurance from kickboxing (in the beginning I couldn’t even do one pushup, but now I do double classes some nights just for fun like a cute psycho 😅🙃) I’m on track to hitting my goal weight this May🥊🥰❣️ • • • • • • #turningmypuffintotuff #kickboxlikeagirl #ilkbnation #ilkb #kickboxinggirl #redcarpetnight #sequindress #mermaiddress #forever21 #rosegoldgloves #kickboxing #rosegold #iridescentdress #iridescent #fitnessmotivation #newyearnewyou #weightlossjourney #changealife #goalgetter #ilkb #djnight

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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:

Weight Loss

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!

weight loss fitness pal app

Stamina

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.

tough mudder girl

Healthier Heart

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.

kickboxing heart rate

*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*

monthly kickboxing calories


Improved Mood

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!

holographic ilkb girl

I LOVE KICKBOXING –@honeybunnytwee

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lissa612
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lissa612

I used to do kickboxing and I absolutely loved it. Thanks for the inspiration to try it again!

Thatiana
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Thatiana

This is awesome! Glad you found something you enjoy + helps you lose weight.

The J Teem
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The J Teem

Congrats on your weight loss! You are doing great! The tough mudder looks like it was a lot of fun too!

AnythingRad.Com
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AnythingRad.Com

Wow ! Those are great results! I’m motivated to keep on my boxing sessions! So happy for you! Keep it up sis!

lattelindsay
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lattelindsay

Those are some amazing results! I love kickboxing and staying active. Great work, enjoy all of those benefits 🙂

Yonca
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Yonca

Congrats on your weight loss. I’m glad you found something motivates you and helps to reach your goal. You are doing great 👍

this1mommytries
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this1mommytries

I use to do kick boxing when I was in high school and I loved it! You are doing great, your results are amazing!

Keshia Richmond
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Keshia Richmond

Love how you describe the invigorating feeling you get after a kickboxing class. This is great and will influence others to try it.

Scott Gombar
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Scott Gombar

Awesome job on the weight loss. I tried kickboxing once and didn’t really like it.

Terri Ramsey Beavers
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Terri Ramsey Beavers

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.

joancajic
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joancajic

I have never tried kickboxing I think I need to find myself a sport that will work with my weightloss and not kill me.

sri
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sri

Your dedication is very appreciative, Its a great motivation for me to workout again and get fit!

soonjoo
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soonjoo

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.

tfrett6
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tfrett6

You go, girl! Such a motivating post!

Travel Parable
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Travel Parable

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.

Devyani Ray
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Devyani Ray

I want to enroll my son for kickboxing lessons . Your post is inspiring

Shanab
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Shanab

I’ve been meaning to try kickboxing for ages now. These are great reasons to finally take the leap.

playinspiredmum
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playinspiredmum

That photo of you in the mud is GOLD! What a great time! Kickboxing is such a work out! Have fun!

Iris Acosta
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Iris Acosta

I’m planning to do kickboxing also. I need to lose some pounds =(

Peng Desuyo
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Peng Desuyo

Good luck on your fitness journey, girl! I’m excited to see more results 🙂