As you might know already, I’m a graphic designer. On the one hand, I love my job and plan to do it for as much time as possible. On the other hand, sometimes it’s very difficult to stay in shape if you spend more than eight or nine hours in front of the computer, sitting on a chair. In spite of the many office chairs I’ve tried over the years, none of them managed to meet my expectations in terms of comfort. Regardless of this, the main thing that bothers me is that I don’t get enough exercise. I drive to the office and whenever I go out, I always use my car to get there. Usually, I avoid doing more than ten crunches or other simple exercises partly because I’m lazy and partly because I’m tired.
I’ve been trying to go to the gym regularly for some time. My friend Mike suggested I try out some mixed martial arts training, just take my workout to a whole new level, develop a new physique, and even learn some self-defense tactics. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to make a lot of effort once I joined the gym as I was able to avoid packing several pounds by sticking to a somewhat healthy diet. I make sure to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables so I get my vitamins and minerals, and once in a while I enjoy grilled or baked fish.
When Mike asked me about whether or not I wanted to give MMA a try, I didn’t know what to say, at first. I thought martial arts were a bit too much for me. Once I got back home and started to do a bit of research on the matter, I came across some videos that explained several beginners’ techniques. While it might not be the easiest type of martial arts out there, I am rather ambitious and willing to try new things, so why not give it a shot? I just bought a pair of MMA gloves for my first training session. I am looking forward to seeing how MMA makes me feel and hopefully, I will be able to stick to it. Getting into martial arts might take some time, especially if you’re not used to the kicks and movements, or even to the strenuous warm-up routines. Either way, I’m determined to do my best, and I’ll be sure to document as much of the experience as possible.