As a fat but happy 32 year old estate agent who used to be able to play sport, Boodles Boxing is an amazing challenge that will take me some way from my comfort zone… not least for the chance to utterly humiliate myself in front of nearly 1000 people!
Having not been fit for a decade and a half, and starting the process at the dizzy heights of well over a tenth of a tonne… I need to shed 3 stone to reach my fighting weight, and hopefully the 4/5 training sessions a week will go some way to sort this ‘large’ issue!
However most importantly, it is great opportunity to raise some money for Starlight – this truly inspirational charity brings happier times to children and their families at their very lowest… this will more than spur me on during the gritty training sessions under the arches!
I would be massively gratefully for any donation (if alone for the thought of me out cold on the canvas!) that will go some way to granting a child’s wish. I was told by one of the trainers: ‘you may have played sport, but you don’t play boxing!’ – enough said, it’s going to be brutal!!