This morning we woke up, and switched on the television immediately. The bed was adjusted to a sitting position, and we watched the first half of the Cardiff City, and Newcastle United game. Showered, and then had breakfast while watching the second half.
Off to the gym. Len went into the social room, sat on a sofa with coffee, and watched Tottenham Hotspur – Fulham game. I went into my Zumba class for an hour, and out in time for the second half. I pushed the standing punch bag down to the televisions. Watched 30 minutes of the second half, while killing the bag, boxing. Then went on a treadmill for 10 minutes to cool down.
Came home, got lunch, in time for the 12.30 match between Chelsea, and Arsenal. We have been on the edge of our seats, as Chelsea scored 2, then Arsenal 2. Sadly for Len Chelsea scored a third goal, and now we are in the 3 minutes of added time. I very much doubt Arsenal can score to draw the game.
I have had the honor to teach basic boxing to around 18 ladies over the past year or so. This is the first time I have had someone left handed.
I wrapped her hands and wrists with my spare wraps, and had an extra pair of gloves for her. We went into the boxing room first, and I was able to get her warmed up, and then start to show her the stance, and the basic jab, jab, punch. I am glad that I did before the next lady arrived. I am 70, and she is older than me, and found it difficult to follow instructions. I have the most patience I know, and had to spend a long time with her.
My lady from my last class remembered well, and between showing the new lady, I was able to teach her 2 more moves. She really impresses me, and is very determined. My lady I have been working with for 4 months didn’t manage to come.
The gym I go to would pay me if I worked with 5 at a time, but there is no way that seniors can do this in a group setting. They need individual attention, and that is why I volunteer my time. I love that I can give back to the community.
We took selfie photos, but unfortunately I can’t compress them, to allow me to put photos in my blog posts, so it’s an old boxing one.
Do you volunteer your time, and if so what do you do?
The TNT Pro Series Waist Trimmer Ab Belt is a perfect product for boxing, lifting weights, flipping tires, etc.
It is extra wide, and wraps around you. There is Velcro on the belt, and it will close where ever you need it on the belt. The inside of the belt is a ‘ non-slip interior grid to prevent slipping, bunching, or moving of any kind. Now you can feel rest assured that your belt will remain in place.’
It also states on the website that ‘MORE SWEAT, LESS STINK: We designed the interior to repel sweat and moisture to prevent sweat and bacteria build up. ‘
It comes in sizes from extra small to extra large, so there is a belt for everyone.
It is nicely made, and does stay in place, when boxing. My clothes are soaked after a workout, and have to be washed, but the belt can just dry out.
I was lucky enough to get mine at a discounted price, and can never have too many. I use one, and then let is air dry in the garage, allowing me to use another one when needed.
I already have a pair of boxing mitts for myself. My husband has held them a couple of times, but as my punching is getting harder, I don’t like asking him to do it.
The ones at Load More Plate, where I have my training sessions, the Velcro was not sticking, so I bought these PAMASE Boxing Leather Punch Focus Mitts and gave them to my trainer. They are thicker, and a much better quality had the ones they had. It was for my own benefit, as this is where I get to find more stamina, and can go much longer, even though I drive myself to my limits.
If you are in the market for mitts, for boxing, or martial arts, I highly recommend these. I purchased these at a discounted price, and decided to write a review, because they are a quality product.
I do Zumba 4 times a week, but every six months when my girlfriend has a meeting, I go to the Friday Zumba Toning class.
If you are not aware of this one, it is Zumba dancing with light weights. You do a couple of songs without the weights, then with them. Most of the ladies have the pretty 2 lb. weights, but as I do lifting, and boxing, I went with 4 lb. weights. They were certainly heavy enough for me, and I ended up with a great workout.
Followed that with some lifting, and then on the upside down Bosu to get a little more cardio in. I hate treadmills.
Today I did a variety of working out. First off, I went to the gym with my husband. I went to my Zumba class, while he had coffee in the social area. He still can’t get on the machines, after having the ear surgery.
This afternoon I went on my own, and did some boxing, and then continued with some strength training of my shoulders, on a machine.
Then a few minutes ago my husband and I decided to play a little table tennis. At almost 85, it is something that both he, and I can do together. I am 70. It’s so much fun, as the ball often doesn’t do what it is told to.
My husband has an Oral B Braun Electric Toothbrush, and it is really expensive to buy the replacement heads in my local pharmacy. That is why I wanted the 4 floss actions heads, and also 4 complimentary soft brush heads.
At age 84 he can’t spend a long time brushing his teeth, so the electric toothbrush is perfect for him. These heads are excellent quality, and he is really pleased with them.
Although these don’t have a brand name on them, they fit into my husband’s base of the brush, so this will give him around 2 years of use. The price is amazing at only $10.55. We would pay more than that for a pack of 3 heads.
I did receive these for free, and my husband is a very happy guy.
As you know by now we hit the gym 7 days a week, 3 of which I go in the boxing room which isn’t air conditioned. I live in Florida. The video shows what I do for the first 5 minutes. It is to give this 70 year old lady extra stamina.
My trainer had asked for 100 around 3 weeks ago. I did 60, and then went back for 60 more. The next day I did the 100. The following week 200 at the start of my session, and 200 at the end.
This past week I have been doing 300, and feel that by next week I will be up to 400. I push myself all the time, and if I can do it anyone can.
The P.A. had told us that it might take a day or two for my husband’s medication to go through his insurance. As I take the same pill just at night, I said to the P.A. that I am not saying this, but what strength, and how often will he need the pills. He gave me the answer, knowing that my husband needed it immediately.
Wednesday was the appointment, by Friday morning, we still hadn’t got his prescription so I phone the pharmacy. They told me the directions weren’t written up properly so were waiting on the doctor’s office. I phoned them immediately, and they said that it would be taken care of. Mid afternoon, I checked with the pharmacy, no, they were still waiting. I called the doctor again, and so did the pharmacy. At 4.45 and my doctor’s office closes at 5, and still nothing. Again I phoned the doctor, and so did the pharmacy. At 5.05 p.m. the doctor’s office phoned to say it had been sent through 3 times throughout the day.
At 6.30 I checked my emails, and there were 3 from Walgreens, saying 2 of Len’s meds were denied, and 1 accepted. Yes, they had received all 3. I had been stressed out all day because of stupidity.
The good thing is that they are working for him. I am 4 short on mine now, but that’s another story. I can’t take them back from his, as he will be short.