Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kickboxing = Death Sentence

Today I tried kickboxing. My friend encouraged me to join her, since it's an exercise class that she loves... Let's just say I lack the coordination for it. It's too fast for me, and mid-air punching to the sound of a dude belching over Lady Gaga songs isn't my cup of tea.

Perhaps this is because I'd never done it before, but it was too fast - I spent half the time watching the instructor and standing there like some idiot. Plus, the moves come up too fast, and I have NO CLUE what I am supposed to expect. Granted, we did end up doing some yoga moves at the end, but the bouncing techno prevented me from truly relaxing.

My neurologist first encouraged me to start exercising again to ease my headaches and exhaustion, because he said I wouldn't feel any better unless I try it. I'm pretty content doing yoga or some sort of meditative exercise, like running, because it can be done more or less at your own pace. While this isn't the case with yoga, it is so slow that I have no trouble keeping up. It also helps me with my anxiety.

Kickboxing, on the other hand, is like asking for a panic attack. My brain gets overloaded so easily that the hyperactive remixes of radio songs aren't exactly helping me. I'll admit that it was a good workout, but I don't think I'll be going back. It's too much for me, and I'm just not cut out for it.

Aspies, what do you like to do for exercise?

1 comment:

Kayla Schmult said...

Im sorry about that, you should have been put into a beginners class that goes over the basic kick boxing moves, it takes many months to learn them then work your way up to doing it faster, the instructor should have been clear with you not to go fast just work at doing each move correct, I know that when I bought my first video I didnt go through learning each move and I was completely overwelmed. I think that some palates and yoga would be great for you, also if you like dance you can get some dance workout videos, they generally used just music no words and you have a totorial for each video that teaches you the moves slowly then you can work your way up.... love kay please fallow me also

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