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Bootcamp kicked my booty

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I arrived at bootcamp a little early. I was chatting with the trainers, when one of them asked if it was true that I have lost 10kg this year. I told him it was 13 emoticon No biggie! The trainers were giving me heaps of positive feedback about my weight loss after that. That was a nice confidence boost right before class!

There were 7 of us in total, and 2 trainers. We were split into 2 groups, and we switched between the trainers. I was the fittest person there, by far, but the trainers were really good at scaling the workout to suit everyone's needs. When everyone walked, I jogged. When they jogged, I sprinted. It worked.

We did a lot of running shuttles and relays, broken up with some cardio based strength work (like fast squats), and some core. We were on the moved most of the time, with a quick water break every 10 minutes. They said it will be different every week, so the variety will be nice.

I'm glad I signed up for this bootcamp. I think it will give me an opportunity to push and challenge myself. Since there are small numbers the trainers can tailor the program to suit all of us. At the end of the night the trainer asked us all if we wanted it harder, easier or the same. When he got to me he said "What about you, harder, right?" Hehe, my reputation precedes me.

It was nice to be the fittest person instead of the fattest, for once. I am proud of how far I have come, and how fit I have become. So if this blog sounds braggy, then I suppose it is braggy.

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SALDAL1 9/19/2012 3:39AM

    emoticon because you are emoticon

emoticon on the awesome weightloss


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PAMATX 9/18/2012 11:14PM

    You brag, sister! You've earned it. Wooohoooo!

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LIVEDAILY 9/18/2012 5:25PM

Not bragging...reveling in the results of really hard work and perseverance!!
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LYNSEY723 9/18/2012 12:45PM

    BRAG!!! You deserve it!!! You are doing so great - and everyone around you can see it! Way to go! It will only help you push harder when you've got everyone thinking so highly of you. This class is going to be exactly what you need right now! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSTETSER 9/18/2012 12:45PM

    Brag girl, BRAG!

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/18/2012 12:34PM

    That's awesome!!

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/18/2012 7:52AM

    GREAT compliments :-) It makes all the hard work even MORE worth it!

Kris xx

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/18/2012 5:57AM

    WOW! Those are GREAT compliments, especially from trainers! Way to go on KICKING BUTT in your boot camp! I am sure the trainers loved having someone they could push hard, who wouldn't give in, and would ask for more. What an example you set for the others in the class, I am sure they look up to you and see you as someone they want to become! YOU ROCK GIRL!

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PATSYB7 9/18/2012 5:13AM

    You've earned your bragging rights! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/18/2012 5:12AM

    I think you're allowed to brag : p
That sounds so good. I've been considering signing up for a bootcamp, but I would definitely not be the fittest person there so I might wait for a wee bit.

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    Brag away! You deserve it!!

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I've signed up for...

Monday, September 17, 2012

... a 6 week bootcamp!!

The bootcamp is twice a week, on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. I wasn't going to do it, because I will miss 2 due to work (meetings). I told my trainer this and he said that he still had to charge me the full amount, but in exchange for the 2 sessions I will miss he will give me 2 personal training sessions. I love that my gym will work around me to a degree. It shows me that they value me as a customer. I am hoping this will help the scale move downwards a little, but also I am wanting a good challenge.

Wish me luck, I think I'm gonna need it!

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CARLA-216 9/17/2012 3:38PM

    Enjoy! And how nice to receive two personal training sessions in place of the two classes that you'll miss!

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LYNSEY723 9/17/2012 11:54AM

    That sounds awesome!! You are doing lots to keep yourself busy - very smart!! I can't wait to hear how bootcamp goes!!

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JJAQUES41 9/17/2012 8:05AM

    You go girl!

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JSTETSER 9/17/2012 5:52AM

    Enjoy the punishment! I live in a rural area with no gym. I miss that kind of stuff.

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PATSYB7 9/17/2012 5:48AM

    That is a great deal! There's nothing better than one-on-one with a good trainer. It's also great that you're shaking things up a bit! The body needs change every six weeks to continue making progress! Keep us posted on how it goes! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 9/17/2012 5:32AM

Yes you did get a great deal! Many places don't let you pro-rate a personal trainers
's fees. Two gyms I know of it's an all or nothing deal, and it starts at $500 for a 10 week session, so you did great!!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/17/2012 3:59AM

    I think so, too! PT sessions are more than $16.60 (how much each class costs). I think I got a great deal!

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    How wonderful that your trainer is going to give you 2 personal training sessions to make up for the 2 classes that you'll miss. I think this more than makes up for the 2 classes, and in fact could be an even better deal for you!

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I have too many workout tops

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I have a new workout top. This is an obsession! The fabric is sooooo soft. I wish it came in more colours, because I would buy more. The only other colour was red, and since I am a red faced exerciser I thought better of getting one. And, it is a size small. The medium was waaay too big on me. What a shame emoticon

I took it for a test drive today. 5 minutes on the treadmill, 25 minutes weights. The top didn't ride up, and it was really cool.

The rest of the day was spent with my friend, Tash. We had a long lunch, but not on purpose. They forgot about our order! They gave us a free brownie each for dessert to make up for it. Then we walked down to the local bar, that has a nice outdoor courtyard, and had a glass of wine in the sun, overlooking the ocean. Bliss. We have another date for the 11th of November (the day after her exams finish) to sit in the sun and drink wine all day. Can't wait.

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CARLA-216 9/17/2012 3:37PM

    Nice color and it looks great on you! I love green!

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PAMATX 9/16/2012 10:33PM

    Sounds like the perfect day. And, a girl can never have too many exercise shirts.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 9/16/2012 8:18PM

    Good for you!! I'll take your size mediums!! LOL

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LIVEDAILY 9/16/2012 5:16PM

    Can never have too many workout tops, especially if your arms look nice like yours do!! Maybe they do make it in more colours...have you tried finding it online? I know...I'm a terrible influence.

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    It's not possible to have too many workout clothes!! Or maybe it is, but don't tell my closet that!!

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Making choices

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Life is about making choices. Making decisions about everything. Then we have to accept, acknowledge, and live with our decisions. While I'm not ready to make a life changing decision just yet, I have made some choices with my eating today.

I ate an OK breakfast, toast (my usual Saturday 'treat'). Lunch was sushi and a mandarin. Snack was chocolate ice cream (not portioned, straight from the carton). That was the bad choice of the day.

Then I did some shopping therapy and walked out with a new workout top and a light jacket. The top is a nice green, and made of really nice, light, material. A size small, too! The jacket is fairly thin, so it won't be too hot when I run, but it will shield me from wind and light rain. I have needed one for ages, so I'm glad I finally got one.

Close to dinner time I text a friend. I don't like texting people, because I feel like I'm bothering them. But tonight I was unbearably lonely so I text her and asked if we could hang out. She suggested dinner, so I jumped at the chance to have some company. Turns out, she has been feeling just as lonely as me! We have made a pact to get in contact if we are lonely, and to be there for each other. We live only 10 minutes drive apart, so it is a good plan. Anyway, we went to a grilled chicken place. I ordered the grilled, BBQ chicken thighs (5 small pieces), the grilled corn cob with butter on the side, and a sprite zero. Not a bad dinner if you ask me.

Tomorrow I am going to the gym, having coffee with a friend, doing the shopping and doing some work. Busy, busy day!

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JSTETSER 9/15/2012 7:27PM

    Busy, busy Busy is the life of a teacher with a life!

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PAMATX 9/15/2012 2:42PM

    So nice that you and your friend were there for each other. Your chocolate card made me laugh.

Hope you have a terrific weekend!

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CARLA-216 9/15/2012 11:17AM

    I am like you with calling people. I won't call anyone unless I absolutely have to because I feel like I'm bothering them. I don't mind texting, though. Wish I had a friend to hang out with. All my friends have kids and controlling husbands. :(

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LIVEDAILY 9/15/2012 10:18AM

    Good food choices! Well...maybe not eating the ice cream right out of the carton, but it's not like you're going to do that every day!! You did it, now move on. Chocolate...when I was younger, I couldn't get enough of the stuff in any form. Now, I don't have the cravings I once did, and I prefer a good dark chocolate to anything else. I have a special candy dish for dark chocolate that's not in plain sight. I know its there, but that doesn't bother me. I can have 6 pieces at a time, but I never do; usually have 3, and that's maybe once every 2 weeks or so. SO, have hope! I'm glad you met up with your girlfriend! We women need to cherish our friendships with each other!

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AMSPARKER 9/15/2012 7:48AM

    Happy to hear about your day! Love your pix about chocolate...i actually feel the same way. xoxoxo

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    Friends are great!

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CSDAYS 9/15/2012 5:52AM

    Friends make life special.

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I've been quiet, but I'm still here

Friday, September 14, 2012

I haven't blogged for a few days. I have been having a few personal problems, mainly with my relationship. We are talking about breaking up. I really can't write more than that, because I am sick of crying. It is what I want, but it is still hard.

My weight is not moving this month. It just refuses to budge. Not much I can do, since I am eating fairly well and exercising regularly. Just one of those things. I lost 1.6kg last month, which is more than usual, so I must just be having a slow month to make up for it.

I have a weight lifting goal. I want to leg press more than my body weight by the end of the month. I weigh in the 74's, so I want to leg press 75kg. I am already up to 60kg, so another 15kg by the end of the month is very possible.

I wore my original 'goal' jeans today. From years ago, when I first became overweight. They were even a little big!

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THELOVELYBIRD 9/14/2012 11:41PM

    You fitting into your old jeans is a HUGE accomplishment.

As far as your struggles right now go, stay strong, you're doing a wonderful job and being honest with yourself, and that's what matters.

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LIVEDAILY 9/14/2012 11:18PM

Goal jeans!!

Life is rough sometimes. It sounds trite, but it does get better even though right now it really sucks.

That's an awesome goal to leg press more than you weigh!!

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LYNSEY723 9/14/2012 11:51AM

    Awesome job fitting into your goal jeans!!! That's exciting! And your goal sounds great! You are doing awesome!

As far as the personal stuff - I know how that goes. I was in a relationship that came to a more-or-less mutual end because we both knew we weren't right together anymore. It killed me. I was a wreck for a WHILE. There is nothing anybody can say to make it better - but I want you to know I am here for you. You can send me a venting, whining message any time. Or, if you need a word of encouragement I will always give you that! I hope things get better. emoticon

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CARLA-216 9/14/2012 10:14AM

    Sending good thoughts your way as you work through the relationship.

Congrats on wearing your original goal jeans! That's totally awesome!

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JJAQUES41 9/14/2012 8:27AM

    Talking about your relationship problem, is good, albeit hard. Breathe deeply, move carefully, and keep reaching for your goals.

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    Many hugs & support to you in this hard time. Just because it's what you want doens't mean it won't hurt. Change is stressful, and this is why you're not losing right now. That's okay.

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PATSYB7 9/14/2012 6:07AM

    Congratulations on fitting into your goal jeans! That is a great accomplishment. I'm on a plateau too--grr. Keep pushing--we'll get there! All will be well. emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/14/2012 5:55AM

    Great goals! Way to get into your original goal jeans, a great NSV!!!

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/14/2012 5:27AM

Good luck meeting your goal : )

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ANAJAK 9/14/2012 4:24AM

    Woohoo!! Goal Jeans... emoticon

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    I hope it all works out for you. BEST WISHES in reaching your goals.

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AMSPARKER 9/14/2012 3:22AM

    Hang in there, no matter how much you want the relationship to be over, getting there is the hard part, and at the end of it all, you had very deep feelings for your boyfriend, so I'm sure you're feeling the pain of letting all of your dreams for the future go...hugs, hope you have a great weekend!

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