My name is E-Quine (call me Quine - pronounced Quinn) and I’m the other contributor to this tumblog, and I go by the alias Stinky Pinky. There are several reasons for this…
a) Because I stink (sometimes)
b) Because I, at some point in my life, had pink hair. I don’t mean kinda pink. I mean burn-your-retinas pink. Toxic pink. Atomic pink. Hot pink. So pink even Nicki Minaj wouldn’t try it pink.
c) Because a while ago I was training at a gym (Rawai Muay Thai) in Phuket, and after one of the sessions, I was unwrapping my hands and sniffed the wraps and involuntarily contorted my face at the smell, at which point my friend laughed and called me Stinky Pinky (okay, so this is the actual reason)
ANYWAY! My main game is Muay Thai. I’ve been doing it for three years now and enjoy it tremendously. Prior to this I had seven years’ worth of Karate experience and a black belt as testimony to my powers of perseverance (but to be honest, not my skill). Earlier this year I picked up boxing as well and would like to do much more of it. Unfortunately these classes only run during term time. Whilst in previous years I’d do a bit of running and ‘general fitness’, this summer I’ve started doing more weights in order to gain some muscle and weight, and also to strengthen my leg muscles because I had a torn meniscus - which has sorted itself out, thankfully!
I’d not heard of Insanity until Smelly mentioned it to me. I’ll be honest - I always thought DVD workouts were a bit meh. I mean, aerobics-type dancercise routines with a female instructor in a 90’s aerobics get-up (complete with leg warmers) telling you to work those hips. Also, my ex-housemate had one such DVD and I tried it out with her and went to the gym immediately after because I still felt fresh (but it’s all relative). So yes, plenty of eyebrow raising on my part until I did some homework, read some crazy testimonials and decided to try it out for myself!
So that’s my introduction. Feel free to ask questions about whatever!