Town vs Gown
Here’s a playlist of the night’s events.
I ended up losing on points. Had a great afterparty experience with all my friends, and it was the best feeling in the world being in the ring.
My First Loss + Relapse
Losing my first match was the nail in the coffin for a lot of things last week. My studies, which were already waning because of boxing in the first place, became non-existent in the days following Town v Gown.
I skipped classes, ate ridiculously (I’ve gained 5kg!), and just generally let myself down last week. I turned up to boxing but my head wasn’t in it.
It was easy for me to give up and slide down the spiral of guilt, depression, and hopelessness that the loss created. I felt like any effort was futile. The fatter I became the more I ate to make myself feel comfortable. I smoked and I drank.
The shame culminated in me skipping training on Monday, and eating ridiculous amounts of forbidden foods.
Countdown to Varsity
So varsity is 27 days away. That’s 4 calendar weeks to lose 5.5kg, to get my fitness up, and even less time to be an incredible boxer that the coaches can’t ignore.
The week I spent nursing my wounds and being a little b**** last week will be rectified. I am ready to start working hard again. All I need is a little structure, and to rediscover my determination.
I lost that night because I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t ready because I wasn’t fit enough, and because I hadn’t worked on my in-fighting game enough.
I will, through sheer dedication, and hard work, break through all my barriers. I will stick to my diet, and I will be the boxer, and the student, that I am supposed to be.
You heard it here first.