I'm Proving You Can Start Martial Arts Training at Any Age
There's a reason we are all on this site. We are female fight fans. Which means, we love the nitty gritty, heart pounding, bloody, rough, crazy, and of course sweaty sport of any type of fighting. We appreciate what it takes to get there and watch all as that dedication comes out in the ring. It motivates us to be as badass as them. I know it does for me. As I get more involved with this lifestyle, I get the hunger to train like a fighter. I've had this thirst for years. I was at one point, in the midst of the fitness world. Then like many things, life got in the way. But what do you do when you want to get back that life? What do you do when the itch to train a certain way is no longer something you can bear? Let's backtrack for just a moment. When I was in my young 20s and ready to take on the world.
I began my love for fitness in a very gradual way. I would go to classes occasionally but would stop after attending only a few. Then, I began a workout series at home and couldn't get over how it made me feel so amazing. After becoming more involved with this lifestyle, I decided I wanted to support others who were looking to join it as well. I became a personal trainer and away I started to go with this goal in mind. Like for most, life got in the way. This sadly meant I had to give up my goal of being a personal trainer. I still stayed active but as the years went on I slowly got out of my routine.
I'm 30 now. Engaged, full time mom, full time job, moving into a new house, and trying to find a different line of work. All things considered, I'm a very busy person. But there's a thirst inside of me. Something I can no longer ignore. I miss fitness. I miss the feeling of being strong and pushing myself to the edge. This time though, I have a different game plan. Thanks to the badass women we all love, I'm inspired to train like a fighter. To do what they do. To train as hard as I can. Want to know something that's definitely different this time? My fiance has the same passion. She is my fitness partner and ready to take on the challenge.
We have made a home gym in our garage and enlisted two other friends to join us. So that's what this is about. I'm going to share the highs and lows of training this way. To show you don't have to be in your late teens/early 20s to do this. You don't have to not have an outside life to achieve this goal. You don't have to spare hours a day to train as they do. Just hit the program hard but fit it into your schedule. Sadly, I'm not paid to workout for long sessions. Am I ever going to be a UFC fighter? Am I ever going to be part of the boxing circle? Nope. I will be on the sidelines, cheering those who are on. This doesn't take away my urge to train like them. To show myself how much I can do.
I'm asking you to sit back and watch this journey. Let's go on this roller coaster together. I can promise you, I will not sugar coat any of this. Blood, sweat, and tears all the way. So it begins.
Your fighter in training,