It has been years since the last time I had my real workout session. Hmmm.. Around 12 or 13 years ago, I guess. Way back college when I was playing Taekwondo for our school. Hahaha. Talking about throwbacks!
Anyway, I was really expecting intense and a one-hell-of-a-training it would be — and I was correct. I went to Elorde Gym in Mandaluyong right after my work, I arrived around 7am. I met my trainer Loy and told me to warm up by jogging a few laps. I finished 10 laps and I was still feeling fine, or I thought so.
We did some stretching to make sure my body is prepared for the upcoming training. And my nightmare started when he had me do jump rope for 5 minutes! Whuahh!! I couldn’t even remember when was the last time I did that and now I was asked to do it for 5 minutes!
I was really exhausted when I finished the jump rope, but I guess my trainer had just started the drills. We went up the boxing ring then taught me the basics when it comes to stances and positions in muay thai. A few rounds of shadow punching and kicking really drained me but he wasn’t done still! He took the kicking pads and started to command me to either punch or kick them and not stopping until I get the right stance.
My breathing was really at its thinnest, I thought I’d faint anytime — good thing I didn’t. I was hyperventilating then but I got the hang of it eventually and was able to rest a little. My trainer didn’t want me to rest while sitting, he said I should walk around or do some light jogs.
At last! After other gruesome rounds with the punching bag and inside the ring — we’re almost done! The very last thing we did was to do some core exercises which I hated the most since lying made me feel too sleepy and my body is aching that lifting it was really difficult. I felt like I was mobbed by a dozen people! Anyway, finally, that was the last of it.
I went home aching but I did feel refreshed and though I was really exhausted, I woke up on time and was still able to go to work. Exercise and workouts really make a difference, huh?