Every weekday at around noon, I don my workout gear, pop in a kickboxing DVD and proceed to roundhouse kick and uppercut my way to physical fitness. I’m well aware that I look like a damn fool; my legs can only lift up a few inches off the ground and my attempts at throwing jabs mostly result in my arms flailing helplessly about. Now that I think of it, it’s a good thing that I do this in the privacy of my home…an observer wouldn’t know whether to call an ambulance or an exorcist.  

What I lack in controlled movements and athleticism, however, I make up for in enthusiasm. I GET INTO IT. Man oh man do I get into it! Sometimes I get SO into it that I forget to watch what the instructor is doing and just go all freestyle NINJA for a minute, even shouting haiii-YAH! with my made up moves. It gets pretty intense up in here. I must have been a kung-fu master in a previous life. Never mind that the DVD is called Kickboxing for Dummies.


I also purchased a Pilates DVD. It has remained untouched since I took it out of the box. The lady on the cover looks way too limber. And happy. Also? I think childbirth turned my core into jello because I have zero core strength. Well, I probably had zero core strength to begin with…so, now I guess I have negative 100 core strength. I’m working up the courage to try it but in the meantime, it just sits there, taunting me.

On a completely unrelated subject (which, coincidentally, was my other choice for the name of this blog because my thought pattern is VERY erratic and you probably already know this because you’re reading this sentence right here) I want a new camera because I’ve been reading a bunch of blogs with some kick-ass photos and I’ve been gripped by blog envy. Just think, this post could have been accompanied by an AWESOME photo of me! Doing a kickboxing move! Oh, the possibilities.

P.S. -> At this point, I’m hoping that a camera company representative who is an AVID reader of this blog rushes to send me a kick-ass camera. Go ahead, you awesome Rep, you! Send it.

7 Comments on Kickboxing!

  1. wambui
    March 31, 2011 at 4:54 am (7 years ago)

    Good to hear that you have the time to take care of yourself. Kick box away. All the best in getting that free camera in the mail.

  2. enelesi
    March 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm (7 years ago)

    I envy you. Im enormous right now and unlike in America where everyone is polite and doesnt say anything, out here I got everyone and they mama telling me how ‘fat I have become’. They seem to forget I had a baby about 2 months ago. I dont think I eat much. I drink alot of water for breastfeeding but my biggest inhibitor is having to sit pretty much all day with my sweetheart on my lap or by my side coz she will scream the house down if Im not in her site. I need to invest in a workout DVD but out here they are so unnecessarily expensive.

    • greencalabash
      April 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm (7 years ago)

      I’m sure you are FINE. I susbcribe to the ‘it took 9 months to add the weight, it should take at least that much to lose it’ theory. You gave birth just the other day! If you’d like me to hook you up with a DVD, let me know!

  3. EK13
    March 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm (7 years ago)

    hehehehehe….wishful thinking with that camera. I pray you get it!!!

    As for you doing kick boxing, well done you!

    I have a pregnancy DVD for exercises to do before and after birth…..have I even removed the shrink-wrap from it since I got it?

  4. Dark Angel
    April 6, 2011 at 10:55 am (7 years ago)

    Dear GC,

    I am an avid readers of your blog and would like to take this opportunity to let you know that I We would be delighted to send you a camera. However, we would like to request that ALL your blogposts have something to do with our camera. It would be even better if you replaced ‘Ella’ with ‘this awesome camera’.

    If this is agreeable by you, please contact us at


    Camera Company Rep.

    (oh crap, there is a company called Camera Company! 🙂

    • greencalabash
      April 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm (7 years ago)

      #WIN – For that camera I’ll change the name of this blog in a hot second.

      • Dark Angel
        April 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm (7 years ago)

        Pray tell, what would you call it? 🙂

        Now that you are taking kickboxing classes, I better ‘disappear’ before I become your target practice for that camera joke 🙂


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