In this blog series, I take inspiration from one of the day’s Olympic events. Today: boxing.
Just a quick one for you today cos I’m hungry and need my tea!
Today, I met up with a group of fellow natural bodybuilders at Bodybionic gym in Thatcham. Bodybionic is owned by Nick Openshaw, a bodybuilding competitor and all-round jolly nice chap, and he kindly opened the door (and tubs of protein powder) to a group of us.
After bashing up my chest and shoulders with figure competitor (and new friend) Helen Milton, I headed upstairs to the boxing area for a little bit of boxing coaching with Gym Manager Jacko.
Really? We were both far too tired (and depleted) to go one round, let alone several, but hey I put on boxing gloves and got in the ring!
There’s no women’s boxing on today but, like many of you, I was blown away by Nicola Adams‘s performance the other night and love her story. Whether you see boxing as a skillful, agile, technical sport or are one of those who “can’t watch it” (or don’t think women should box), you can’t deny the girl did great.
So, today was my celebration of Nicola’s history-making Gold medal. Got to go. Mo‘s on! Go, Mo, Go!
How have the London 2012 Olympic Games inspired you today?
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.