We could all use a little more “kick” in our lives

At least I think so.

Last night, I came home from work after a chaotic, frenzied day and – while later than my normal workout – I had to get something done. Not just because I heart working out but because I felt “off.” Stressed. Sad. Anxious. Not really one thing in particular that set me off, really, just a combination of things.

So what’s a girl to do when running isn’t an option (too dark, sad, not ready for fall/winter!) to re-focus, re-energize, re-invigoriate, re-“me-if-y”?


I kicked it wicked hahhd last night.

I used every muscle in my upper body, my core to toss some fierce punches.

I used every leg muscle to kick my pretend “opponent” right out of my living room.

I felt alive.

I felt confident.

I felt strong.

I felt ME.

As my sister so wisely re-iterated to me over BBIM message, channeling the fierceness that is Kick, and you just never know how you might feel afterwards.

Always better than where you started, that’s for sure.

And usually much more sore, too (which I am – but you know me, I LOVE DOMS!).

Hence why I think we could ALL use a little more “kick” in our lives. Wouldn’t you agree?

(and BTW – for those of you always asking me what my motivation is for working out even after a long day?? It’s that natural high you get after a fantastic sweat-fest like Kick. Seriously, nothing compares…just sayin’)

What workout do you use to work off steam after a rough day? Do you ever use your workouts as a channel for stress, or is it just me (which I highly doubt)?? πŸ˜‰

9 thoughts on “We could all use a little more “kick” in our lives

  1. Nicely done! I love kickboxing, boxing, or running to blow off steam. One of the best perks for me about my job and living so close to work is being able to go home and getting in one of those workouts mid-day. It can make all the difference sometimes.

    • I am SERIOUSLY jealous that your work schedule allows for that – AND that you get out so much earlier than me. I’d get so much more done (and could split up my workouts like you do, sometimes) if I had that schedule. Quick – someone call the wahhhhbulance πŸ˜‰

  2. Kickboxing is definitely a great way to let off steam. I remember some nights being at class after a long day of work, pretending I was taking my aggression out on *certain* coworkers! Better than ACTUALLY punching them, right?! LOL!

  3. I have been saying that I need to try Kick for sooooo long, but I still haven’t! I guess a part of me is worried about how my knee will take it? I think I will drag a friend with me to a class soon, for motivation. πŸ™‚ It sounds like SUCH a great way to get frustrations out. And, um, who doesn’t need that?!

  4. Oh I love this. I wish I had a punching bag in our apartment where I could just kick and punch sometimes. Feels good to release those endorphins plus I feel like a total bad a$$! haha!

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