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12 Thoughts You Have During Your First Kickboxing Class

1. Secretly, you're only at the class because you want to wear those badass gloves.

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Yet once you put them on your hands, you feel like an uncoordinated buffoon.

2. And everyone else has these things wrapped around their hands. Do you even need those?

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Answer: Yes, if you want to be able to type on your computer tomorrow, you definitely do.

3. You might feel fit going into it, but then the warm-up is crazy hard and you're basically dying.

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What the hell did I get myself into?

4. You finally get to start punching the bag (which, lets be honest, is the only reason you agreed to try this).

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And that first punch feels SO.GOOD.

5. You're feeling tough AF, even if you aren't making the biggest dents on the bag.

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Whatevs.

6. Then you start learning different punches and combinations and feel like your brain has no control over your limbs.

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No one told me this was going to work my brain as much as my body!

7. You get to start kicking—YAS—and it feels super awkward.

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And you now have a whole new appreciation for Charlie's Angels.

8. That 3-minute burnout of nonstop punching at the end feel like an eternity. And your arms are about to fall off.

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These stupid gloves have got to weigh like 20 pounds, right? That's the only explanation.

9. Also, how am i supposed to drink water? How do I pick my wedgie? Or scratch my back?

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So awkward.

10. You look around and the least-expected girl is going to town on the bag.

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Who knew that girl could kick so much ass? #Goalz.

11. You finally start to get a hang of that last hard combination when the buzzer goes off and—what? You're done?

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Perks of a workout keeping your brain busy too: the time goes by crazy quick.

12. By the time you pull off your sweaty gloves and high-five the kickass girl next to you, you're hooked.

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Watch out, Ronda. I'm coming for you.

 

Lauren Mazzo

Lauren Mazzo is a digital editorial assistant for FITNESS and SHAPE. She's an Ithaca College alumna, a Rochester, NY, native and an NYC transplant.  More →

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