tranquility du jour tv: boxing 101

when debating what to share for my second vidcast, i decided bringing the camera into the boxing ring would be a fun change of pace. with a constant desire to learn new things (always been a little too curious), i took my pink gloves and headed to a boxing gym in january. and, i’m proud to say, i’ve been going weekly ever since! this is a clip of thursday’s session (um, still sore!) with my oh-so-patient trainer donte brown.

during one of our first sessions he asked me what my fitness goals were. i quickly replied, “i want to look like madonna!” now when i moan about running stairs (inhumane!) or doing crunches (doubly inhumane), he reminds me about madonna.

boxing has been humorous, challenging, and rewarding on so many levels. oodles of hand/eye coordination (not my strength) coupled with cardio and learning something totally out of my realm. i hope this makes you giggle (note the pink pumas) and inspires a spark of living outside your comfort zone – that’s where life happens whether in a boxing ring, on a yoga mat, or at an art easel.


  1. Amanda says:

    You are seriously ADORABLE. And I am inspired! Have been searching for a way to add more cardio to my life, but the gym & running both bore me to death… maybe I’ll try boxing, too.

  2. I know yoga is about *not* being competitive. Boxing, however, *is* competitive. So I feel okay saying that I had to chuckle when the yogini was a bit more flexible in that forward fold than the boxing coach. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Art Visions says:

    Wow, what a workout! No joke there! Your trainer is rather cute!
    I admire what you are doing…I wanted to try boxing myself but when I look at that stair workout…LOL! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Melita says:

    love, love, LOVE the vidcasts! i have a thought about a future video, i would love to see you do your ashtanga practice. please?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Carolyn says:

    And by “boxing” you meant intense, full-body, torturous workout! Wow i am uber impressed, and you look so adorable with your pig tails and candy pink gloves. ๐Ÿ™‚

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