Jen will be checking in twice per week with updates on her 50 day MuayThai challenge. Follow her posts to join Jen on her journey and cheer her on along the way!

Wednesday March 9 This Level 2 conditioning class is awesome, someone described it perfectly to me yesterday as “level 1 on steroids” and that is so true. Today’s class consisted of a challenging warm-up. We were split into 5 groups and were pushed through 5 circuits for 3 minutes at each station. The stations consisted of sprints, sit-ups, squats, pushups, and tricep dips. And just for good measure we went through each circuit a second time for one more minute each. The kickboxing stuff for the second half of the class was really fun. I went through my rounds and tired yes, but honestly for one of the first times ever, I had no concern or care for the time left on the clock. I enjoyed every second of it and when you’re enjoying something you don’t count the seconds you have left until it’s over. The class is a nice change from the level 1, thanks for inviting the us to try it out this month. Level 1’s if you have a chance, do yourself a favor and try a class.

Thursday March 10 Squat – jump– kick your own butt – leap frog – tip toe squat – jump – kick – squat on one leg, 100 kicks, burpee, burpee, burpee burpee and on it goes… I had a solid class today but my get away sticks are gonna be sore tomorrow!

Friday March 11 Today I don’t want to talk about my class experience or progress. I want to share with you some words that help to keep me inspired. This wasn’t initially written by me but it’s been modified by me as I see fit for myself. (Feel free to do the same for yourselves) It helps keep me motivated and inspired so I’m hoping you can get something from it too. Happy Friday everyone!

Plan ahead. Try your best. Some days are better than others. We all have our strengths. Work really hard and then take a rest. Listen attentively. Surround yourself with amazing people. Eat your veggies. Some things are gonna be hard as hell–don’t be scared. Commit to yourself. Follow directions. Sometimes you think you can’t make it, then you realize you just did. Don’t compare yourself to others. Be on time or you might miss out. Make everyone feel welcome. Drink your water. Point yourself in the direction you want to go. Quiet your mind. Keep setting new goals. Focus on you. When you fall down, get back up and try again. Small corrections can make big differences. Feel proud of even the smallest of victories and be humbled by your defeats, they only make us stronger. There are many things you cannot control. There are many things you can. Concentrate. Others will guide you, but only you can do the work. There’s always room for one more. Smile often. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

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