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!

Monday March 21 With 4000 kicks behind me I’m looking forward to this week and getting to use my newly improved kicks in some drills. I feel brand new! Kelly and I worked on the technique of my jabs and crosses tonight, he had me practice against the wall to try to correct my chicken wing arm when I’m punching.  Old habits are hard to break. I took part in the level 2 class following as well, it really makes for a long night in the gym but well worth it. All though I’m confused a lot, I’m learning new things with this class; it’s such a different experience than what I’m used to but it’s exciting and interesting.

Tuesday March 22 Remember to Taste – When I started this challenge I also started keeping a daily food log on everything I munch on. This only takes me a couple minutes each day and I’ve found it to be very useful as it makes me conscious of what I put into my body. More often than not we will over/under eat because we are focusing on something other than what we’re eating. Knowing that everything I eat will be logged and reviewed has helped me stay aware of what I’m eating for my body and what I’m eating out of boredom or pleasure, I definitely recommend keeping a food log to anyone looking to be more aware of what they consume each day. I do still indulge in some goodies of course, but with awareness and moderation. When enjoying a treat or any food for that matter, think about it, and really enjoy it, be aware of how your food smells and how it tastes in your mouth. We are all so busy that often we are so hungry/excited to eat something that we scarf it down and forget to take the time to even taste what we’ve prepared.  So much thought, time and money goes into what our next meal is going to be and how easy it is to forget to enjoy it. Be mindful. Challenge yourself to be more aware of what you’re putting into your body and please remember to taste.

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