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Training for Baby: Hit my trainer in the face

Posted January 4, 2011

I’m sure a lot of people trying to lose weight fantasize about hitting their trainer or exercise instructor in the face.

While Trainer Anthony is always very kind to me, I must have some pent up aggression toward him because the other day I hit him.

Let me explain: I was lying down on a workout bench (in the free weight area, which I never go in because it scares me!) and lifting two eight pound weights straight up and then bending my arms, dipping the weights toward my forehead. O2 Fitness trainer Anthony Harold Trainer Anthony recalls Kathy hitting him

I told Trainer Anthony that I was afraid I was going to hit him.

“Oh no, you won’t hit me,” he said.

Then, it happened. I didn’t even notice that I hit him in his little button nose until he said something.

“Oww, you hit me,” he said laughing and clutching his nose. There wasn’t any bloodshed, but he said it did hurt.

I just kept lifting my weights, oblivious to his pain. I felt bad, but I did warn him.

While I am talking about hitting things, I have been taking kickboxing classes lately. I really enjoy it.

There is something satisfying about punching and kicking an imaginary enemy. It really gets out your aggression and makes you feel strong.

Have you ever tried kickboxing or boxing? Who or what do you feel like punching?

Kathy is a web producer, entertainment expert and concert photographer for She has written a manuscript about her life as an entertainment reporter and pop culture. Learn more about Kathy on her website. On Wednesdays here on Go Ask Mom, she's chronicling her efforts to lose weight before she and her husband start a family.


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  • Khanrahan Jan 6, 2011

    It was an accident. Did you read the blogpost or watch the video?

  • Mugu Jan 6, 2011

    I agree, hitting anyone of the opposite sex, regardless of reason makes you an abuser.

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Jan 5, 2011

    Hitting a man is never acceptable, you are a bad person.

  • Mugu Jan 5, 2011

    At times, i feel like punting babies.

  • Killian Jan 5, 2011

    My kickboxing classes were the only way I made it through my first year of teaching in Guilford County. We used (stationary) heavy bags and I would move mine across the room and back. The instructor brought up the idea of sparring once or twice, but the other members of my class said they wouldn't spar with me. =)