Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Adrenaline Rush

I was not into sports. Well, when I was younger I used to play tumbang preso, habulan, taguan, langit lupa, siato etc almost every afternoon. But real sports? Nah! Today, I’m into Muay Thai – a martial art developed in Thailand in which blows may be struck with the fists, elbows, knees, and shins (source: thefreedictionary.com). It’s a vigorous workout usually dominated by men. :D

I started two weeks ago. I promised to my coach that I would come back Tuesday the following week. But I didn’t show up. Because I suffered from massive muscle pain. I couldn’t even walk the normal way. So I started having doubts. Nonetheless I wouldn’t want to put my money into waste because I have already availed their promo package which is equivalent to 8 sessions (No refund). The recommended sessions are 2 to 3 times a week. In my case, I came back one week after my first session (Wink).

It was fun actually. However, I must admit I didn’t anticipate the horrors of Muay Thai. In my mind, I just wanted to lose weight and eventually become slender (I am not plump but I would be happier to have my old clothes fit me again). Next was to learn basic self-defense. But as the famous saying goes “Success doesn’t happen overnight.”

Yesterday, I had my third training. It was still arduous but at the moment my body is still in normal shape and condition. I have learned that the major key to counteract muscle pain is not to lie in bed and rest. Alaxan is not even necessary. Stretching is. Stand up and exercise. I will come back on Thursday for my 4th session. Need to work harder on my kick and balance. So if there is anyone who wants to try Muay Thai, I would love to have a sparring partner. :)

Photo grabbed @ chinadaily.com

7 Speak:

Glampinoy said...

So kick me! He he he...

Congrats sa bago mong pinagkakaabalahan Rej...Hope to learn later na pang-olympics ka na pala Ha ha ha.

Well walang impossible if you really put your heart and mind into it.

YULI said...

ha! you are so awesome. i inquired for arnis lessons kaso im too broke nowadays :))

ala robin padilla! have fun :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds exciting.

I would really encourage you Rej. It will be good for you not just physically but psychologically as well.

I used to do yoga pero hindi para lumiit ang tyan ko kundi para mapraktis ang aking concentration (nagiging malilimutin na kasi ako).

I think Muay Thai also has the same therapeutic advantage -- plus a lot more!

Good luck po.

Rej said...
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Rej said...

To all: Thanks :)

Hindi ko alam kung hanggang saan ako aabot. Basta sa ngayon nageenjoy naman ako. Kahit minsan paikaika pagkatapos ng training. And yes it's therapeutic. :D

Rowin and Family said...

Hi Rej,

Absolutely excited and happy to read about your Muay Thai lessons! Maybe later our Zek who is taking wushu lesson can be your student.

Keep it up, sis. Don't let the enticing bed and excruciating body pains stop you from achieving your goal. :)

Kuya Rowin

Rej said...

salamat kuya rowin. masaya naman kuya kaso talagang mababa pa yung kick ko. kailangan talaga magstretching araw araw. wow nagwuwushu din pala si zek. active talaga yang baby nyo kuya. keep it up! :D

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