Kickboxing and Imagination – The Best Stress Relief
Think back to when you were a kid — when you had limitless energy, an active imagination, and the infinite potential of a lifetime in front of you. Now think about your kickboxing workout and your health. What would the younger version of you think about the way you take care of yourself? Would that kid be impressed with his or her future? Or would they be disappointed, like “getting clothes for Christmas” disappointed? There’s still time to change your attitude towards fitness and your health and make your adult life something you to be proud of!
When you were younger, everyone probably seemed really old, even people who are younger than you are now. Parents, teachers, and coaches seemed like they were in a place that was millions of years away! And yet, here you are! Do you feel old? Or do you still feel like that kid?
Your kickboxing workout doesn’t have to remind you of your age. Your state of mind can make you hit the mat as any person you want to be. It will also make that hour a lot more fun!
Did you want to be a dinosaur hunter? Show that velociraptor your left hook!
Did you want to be a firefighter? Kick that door down!
Did you want to be a superhero? Fight those evil villains!
Did you want to be a spy? Show those bad guys just how skilled and slick you really are!
Did you want to be a human fireball with the energy of the sun? Give every second your all and don’t stop until cool-down! (Because the sun is hot and is not scheduled to cool down for a long, long time.)
But the most important thing to keep in mind is how uninhibited you were as a kid. When you were wrapped up in a game or your own imagination, did you really care about anything else? Sure, you didn’t have the responsibilities you have now, like work, kids, or bills. But that’s the point of your kickboxing workout — that hour should take you away from those distractions for a little while.
Growing up doesn’t mean becoming someone you would have found embarrassing as a kid. That kid is still in there somewhere — you just need to let them out once in a while!