Back in September I received a punching bag from a friend. At first we thought we could hook it up somewhere in the garage, but I really don't have rafters that show - so I was going to need the stand - on the floor the bag sat. In December I was finally able to get the stand and well, one thing after another has kept me from putting that stand together - busy, too cold in the garage, I can't do it by myself...you name it, I have avoided it and well, just needed to do it.
This past Monday - my first Monday off from my son since January. He is gone for the week because of his school Spring Break. The tides turn while he is on vacation and I get him on the weekends - love my custody schedule when it comes to this - then I get good quality time with him on the weekends and don't have to worry about homework, meetings and well, if you are a parent you know what I mean. So, I have the week off - week off where I don't have to wear my Mom hat - time for me!! Monday it was - tackle that pile of nuts, bolts and stuff - put that punching bag together.
I did it all by myself. Screws went in - the tools were put to use - a little bit of confusion, but I did it in about 1 hours time. The funny part was trying to get the bag onto the hook - can't lift it that high by myself. So, a large sturdy storage container was first, that wasn't high enough, so I added another smaller box on top - it was funny to watch me try to position the bag in just the right way to get it to the right level - hooked up the hooks and the moment of truth - would this work - oh my goodness, don't let this bag fall on my feet - I pulled out the first box - down the bag went - locked into place - it worked - it worked!!!! WOO HOO!!!! Now for dinner, boy that was a workout in itself - laughing out loud....this is pretty much what it looks like...
Well, luck would have it - just less then 2 hours later I realized that I set up that bag in the nick of time!! One of the worst (in over 6 months) phone calls with Lemon. I won't and will not go into details - because you really have to know me better to understand that my phone calls with my ex are not out of anger, but pure frustration. I will say this - afterwards I felt very empowered!!!! Glad that my friend in Arizona knows my pain and was there to help me celebrate (and hear only one quick cry) - love her for that - and glad that we can talk about her Spring Cleaning all in the same phone call!!
Ok - Ok - back to the punching bag....
Tuesday morning - Time to Take out my Frustrations (I mean, have a good workout) - 5:30 am - I got up out of bed excited. I had treated myself at Christmas with the gloves as a gift and my family laughed - many wonder if I will put a picture of a Lemon on the bag (but I don't want my son to know). I started a load of laundry and thought this would be a good time frame to do my workout - when the laundry was done, I was done! Now, I won't say that I was Floating Like A Butterfly or Stinking Like A Bee like Muhammed Ali or even had the speed like Sugar Ray Leanord, but BOY DID IT FEEL GOOD!!!!!!! Jab, hit, smack - I kept my legs moving the whole time and when I got tired of hitting I would do a few good laps around the car in the middle of the garage - heck I even jogged a bit. I hit the heck out of that bag - over and over again!!! Boy, did it feel GOOD!!! I not only realized that this was a great workout for my whole body, but it was going to help me with stress, having a change up to my workout routine, get me motivated to do more and well, make me look GOOD!!! It has helped with work this week - the most on the go, don't know when it is going to stop kind of work week I have had in a very long time - glad that the punching bag was there to help - did several workouts with it this week!!
I am truly grateful for my borrowed (and hoping to keep) Punching Bag of Fun!!! You are going to see a new woman soon - stronger, thinner, fit and able to handle stress at a moments notice