October 30, 2008

Punching is just so theraputic

Boxing Gym schedule for Central West End Location

465 N. Taylor Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Well, this past Monday, I decided that I need to find a type of gym that would suit my needs and I mean REALLY suit my needs. For a while I had been interested in joininng a gym that had boxing and kickboxing classes. So this past Sunday I did some research and came up on two gyms that were pretty popular here in St. Louis. One called Sweat Saint Louis and another called The Boxing Gym. I did some reading up for about a day and decided to try the The Boxing Gym in the Central West End.

So on Monday, I go in and I speak with one of the instructors. He is a really nice guy by the name of Tom and he gives me a tour of the facalities which happens to be a 2 level area. Main area when u walk in the door is the main area for class exercises. When you go down stairs there is another workout area with plenty of great exercise equipment. If you are a student, there are discounts as well. The schedule is just wonderful, they have so many classes a day and in the evening. It works great with my work schedule. They offer different types of boxing, kickboxing,and they also do martial arts. Oh Yea....... Well before I leave Tom hands me one of the owner's business cards and I look at the name..... You ever feel like karma hits you dead on the head every now and then? Well it seems to be getting me pretty good within the past 2 weeks. The name of the owner happens to be Kurt Engel. Now back in the day I used to know a guy by that name that I worked with at Compusa in Bridgeton. Tons of fun and just a kick ass crazy guy and boy did he know how to throw a party. So im thinkin to myself. I wonder if this is my Kurt......

So on Tuesday I go back for a trial workout and try out the Boxing class and I was working out with 4 other females. They let me borrow some gloves and I must say it was one of the best workouts I ever had. I was punching at the instructor and moving around doing footwork. By the time I was done I had worked muscles from head to toe I forgot I even had. So I told Tom, whom I had met the day before, that I would be back the next day (Wednesday) to sign up.

So on Wednesday I go back to sign up and I see Tom again I tell him that Im there to sign up. He signs me up under student discount (which by the way comes out to about $28 dollars a month for unlimited classes and use of the gym.) After I sign up I chillout after changing my clothes waiting for the next class to start, decide to do a boxing and kickboxing class. All of the sudden I see this famalier face at the counter. It's my Kurt!!!! I called his name and his ears and eyes just pop:) He's like I know that voice. He sees me and he goes, Jaz?. I just smile and he comes over and we talk for about a good 15 min. Just catchin up on each other.

Well apparently Kurt was suppose to teach the class that I was going to do, but one of the other instructors was going to do it. I told him that I was defintiely going to let a mutual friend of ours know about the place and then class started at 6pm. Boy you talkin about getting ur ass kicked!!! It was a great workout but I learned that I probably for now need to give myself a day in between until my body gets accustomed to doing these workouts.

So afterwards I go home and take a relaxing shower and get ready for massage class. I get there and enjoy some chocolate martini's with some friends before lessons start. Didn't get home till 1am. Slept like the dead till 6:30am then got ready for work.

(thursday) Had parent teacher conferences from 11am to 3pm. I worked from 8am till 3:15pm and then went to the loop to relax. Even reset the voicemail at work to reflect that there was no school for the next 2 days. yet you still have those who don't listen. Listening is such an important communication factor. WOW!!!! After I left work, I went to the loop to chill and unwind and then went home. So tommorrow I have a personal development day at work so most likely I will probably go boxing afterwards. Oh and by the way the reason I took up the boxin was that my stress level has gotten high that I needed to do something to relieve pressure. I think I found my calling:)

October 21, 2008

A day out for me

Well today I called off of work because I was having a migrane that didn't go away from this morning. So I came the conclusion that obviously me just lounging around the house wasn't going to make it any better. Other things on my mind as well. So I decided to go to the zoo and just relax. I walked around to the different exbits and left there around 11:30am. After walking around there I decided to go visit the Art Museum. Was looking forward to seeing the Egyptian exhibit, but the museum is going through a face-lift so unfortunately my Egyptian exhibit was one of the casualities as well as an African exhibit on the first floor. So stayed there for a while and left here to go to the Borders Bookstore to look up a few books I had read about last night in regards to excerice and eating right.

By the time I left there it was 3pm so I decided to head on home. had a special conference call that I was on for about an hour. Had signed up last night it was for people who were interested in losing weight and how to help them accomplish their goals. Really a powerful talk from a motivational speaker. She was pretty much stating that its not really about excercising, its more in what you eat and in what proportion not to mention how you feel about yourself. If you don't reflect a positive adittude inside you then it won't show through to your exterior.

So the phonecall was for about an hour 5pm CST and I must say it was quite an eye opener. The lady who was the main speaker was JoLynn Braley she has a blog, which talks about Weight Loss and Fitness for a Complete, Healthy Lifestyle - Fitness for Body, Mind, and Spirit. Listening to her i realize that it has to be a lifestyle change, not just do it for a certain period of time. Yet now I have to figure out for myself exactly how to do that.

October 19, 2008

what a weekend

Well this past Saturday I woke up early and went to the gym and worked out for 2 hours. I must say that it was great working out and not that many people being there. I wish i could have gone to the Obama rally but knew it would be pretty much close to impossible and still make it to work by 3:30pm. So I closed that night and went home. Sunday I had work from 10am to 3pm. So once I got off, I went home and unwind with talking with my mom and some other stuff. Left the house for a few hours to wind my mind and came back home later on this evening. So tomorrow I have work at the main gig. Say it ain't so Sam:)

October 16, 2008

double duty

Well today I worked at both jobs today. Hella busy at job #1 while at job #2, it was excactly the opposite. Beyond that nothing really exciting today. At home now relaxin. Have plans tomorrow. yippeee:)

October 14, 2008

nothin like a good burn

Well yesteday, I had work. So nothin new there except the regular stuff that happens day in and out. Afterwards I went home and chilled out. About 5pm I got up and went to UMSL gym and worked out until 7pm. Left there and went to the Galleria to get a present and card for Kamina. left there and went to Beauty first to get a hair product and then went to Diebergs to get some items. On way home forgot to pick up milk so stopped by the Walgreens by my house, got a gallion and finally went home. Took a shower and then watched HITMAN on cable.

Finally dozed off, but then this morning I woke up about 4:15AM, checked my Myspace messages. Then decided to take a walk to clear my head. Got back to the house about 5am and now just laying across my bed watchin some weird shit on tv. Good Mornin.

October 11, 2008

got to get better that this

Ok these posts are definitely coming every blue moon. Sorry been very busy with work to the point that I had to take off this past Tuesday because of a serious headache brought on from the main job. So what did I do that tuesday? Well I took myself to Forest Park and thought I would enjoy myself with an outing to the zoo. Even though the weather was my favorite, cloudy skys with light rain, by the time I got the insect house at the zoo, it had become a full monsoon. So while im in the insect house with over 20 little 5 years going crazy and screaming everywhere, I just smiled to myself and read a book until I thought the rain would calm down.

Well unfortunately 15 minutes went by and even though it slowed down some it wasn't enough to still enjoy my outing. So I made the decision to leave and I decided to go to the World's Pavillion and chillout there. So with blanket and pillow in hand I went to the Pavillion, found me a nice cozy spot and began to enjoy my book. I must say it's a great place to go if you want to enjoy yourself with a quiet place to be just by yourself. I definitely needed it that day:) Yet even that was too good to be true, within a few hours a school elementary class came through to eat their lunch, a couple came through with their baby boy to have pictures taken, and by the time I left there was another couple already there with their daughter.

So by then it was 1:00pm and about time for me to pack up. I must say that even though I wasn't able to enjoy the zoo, going to the World's Pavillion definitely was second best. I will try to go there more often and bring more blankets to be more comfortable:) So after that I head on to the Saint Louis Breakfast Company off of Clayton Road with my laptop but unfortunately it was packed with other people who also had the same idea. So got something to eat there but then left and went to their location off of Brentwood Blvd. Stayed there and surfed the net for about 2 hours and then finally went home.

Overall great day and way to relax and unwind after the stress that I've been through.
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