Kicking Out The Family


This is a week I’ve been looking forward to for a long, long, time.  You see, my family is out of town for a hockey tournament.

I’m alone.  I think I can hear my keyboard echoing.

But I’m thrilled!  This means I don’t have to sneak around in the morning.  This means the TV is under my control (I don’t watch it much, but at least I have the power!).  And just maybe, this means that I’m sleeping in my parents’ enormous, ultra-luxurious bed.

My first morning of freedom began with some basic, lazy-girl overnight oats with Greek yogurt, banana, cinnamon, and blueberry puree.


I love when the yogurt container doubles as a bowl.


Then I kicked off my alone time with a Turbo Kick class.  Although I’ve done it a few times, it’s not one of the many classes I regularly take.  For me, it just doesn’t compare to Body Combat?

So what’s the difference?

According to the Turbo Kick website, “The unique Turbo Kick® movement patterns, combinations and techniques work together to give YOU the ultimate cardiovascular workout that will melt fat and reshape your body! Each full body workout consists of a sport specific warm-up, higher paced intervals, easy to follow combinations, kickboxing specific strength/endurance training and a mind/body like cool-down designed to maximize weight loss! No equipment is necessary, so there are no extra expenses.”

And then there’s Body Combat, “the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Supported by driving music and powerful role model instructors, you strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness.”

Both are fun, great cardio workouts, but I like the focus on skill and technique involved in Body Combat.  I feel like I’m learning while I’m working out, and having to focus on keeping proper form makes it easier to get through that killer hour. I think Body Combat has a higher intensity, too, and I love how tough it makes me feel!  BAM.

Now I’m in the mood for some Combat. Too bad there’s not a class today!


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