When I first thought about what to do I figured that swimming would be the next adventure, if I could learn how to swim I could compete in triathlons, which is something I would love to do. We all know that I'm weird, diabetics have done triathlons, it wouldn't be easy but it could be done. I love a challenge and as I headed to bed on Monday night I decided to checkout Being Mike Tyson on Fox Sports. I have always liked Mike Tyson the boxer, I love how he came from nothing and became the best boxer ever. I don't agree with his personal life but Mike Tyson the boxer is amazing. As I watched the episode I got this feeling as I laid in bed, I want to train like I'm going to box. I don't want to try and become some great amateur boxer, I doubt that is even possible, I want to have the fitness level that a boxer has. Other than Butterbean I have never seen an out of shape boxer.
I found an amazing training guide which you can read here, I plan on doing everything up to the boxing specific part of the routine in the month of November and December. I will see where I'm at physically and then take the next step of possibly putting on the gloves. My love of boxing and Mike Tyson was not what made me decide to try boxing, THIS made me want to box. I have people telling me that I can't do something, that makes me want to get in the ring for one fight more than anything. I'm sure many people living with diabetes have boxed but it is frowned upon. The physical nature of boxing is bad for someone without diabetes, you must be in peak physical shape and mentally must be just as strong. I may never get in the ring but right now the goal is to have one fight. The real goal is to get such great control of my diabetes that I will be told by a doctor that I can get in the ring to fight. What a winter this will be!!!