I absolutely love this picture posted by Train and Change on their Instagram. Of course I laughed at first, but then the lawyer inside of me soon took over as I interpreted it.
Many people see boxing as simply just punching, fighting someone else. When I box, I don't see it as "fighting" another person, but fighting everything that life has thrown at me that day. A stress reliever, a focus and a great way to release negativity.
To me boxing is a discipline. I love that it requires concentration and therefore enables me to drown out everything that is going on around me. It's easy enough to get on a treadmill and run, but are you really relieving stress? Your mind is still going ten to the dozen.
Imagine being in a ring instead. Ever notice how boxers don't just throw punches? The whole body moves as they swing a punch. The strength of the punch is not just about how strong you are, but the way you manage the movement from your feet upwards. What about the way boxers move, never crossing their feet over to always maintain balance? How about the way they move their head anticipating their opponent's moves ready to defend or find a gap; every move is calculated.
I can't sing or dance, but I can fight: I can fight negativity, I can release stress and I can learn abit of self defence as I go. The end result? I feel amazing!
At Breakfast by Bella, we are very excited to get stuck into Train and Change's 10 week training program which teaches boxing as a discipline and as a method for fitness. More information coming soon...stay tuned!
In the meantime, for more information on Train and Change, head to their website: www.trainandchange.com.