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Session 1 of Bootcamp Workout

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wow. That is the best word that I can use to sum up my thoughts on today's workout. I was supposed to start session 1 of this workout on Tuesday, but due to a miscommunication over the location of the workout.....that session got canceled and today became the first session.

Let me just start out by stating the fact that I was no where near prepared for what was in store for me. I did not really stretch prior to the workout. I just assumed that the trainers (two of them by the way) would start my group off with a nice warm up stretch. Um..I was incorrect. The warm up consisted of a quick jog around a track. The jog was nice, but did not prepare me for what was next. Right off the bat the trainers had us do push ups against a picnic table. Those were ok. We then started doing step ups on the picnic table. I am not sure what they are called, maybe leg lifts. We had to take one leg, step up on the seat of the table and then lift the other leg up high towards our chest. We had to do 2 sets of 15. The first 15 were ok, but the second was not as friendly. We then immediately changed to doing backwards pushups on the table. Again, 2 sets of 15. Those were just fine. We then immediately (see a pattern yet. everything is "immediately") speed walked around the track. We then immediately kicked our knees up high towards our chest for 30 seconds. Those were fine. Those concluded the first half of the session.

The next half started with walking lunges and squats. We would do 10 lunges (5 per leg) and then switch to doing 10 squats all while moving forward around the track. This nearly killed me. Well, I didn't almost die...but I do believe that I came close to becoming comatose. We then immediately rolled out our Yoga mats and did "blurpies". Not sure how that is exactly spelled, but I do know exactly how they feel. I have not mastered the art of "blurpies" yet. I do plan on improving though. We then immediately moved off our mats and repeated a few of the exercises that we did earlier. More pushups on the table, more step ups on the table and more of me thinking that I might need to fill out a will. We then immediately started working on our lower abs while halfway sitting on the table. We then immediately moved back to our mats and continued ab work. We then immediately did "blurpies" again.

After my last painful blurpie, it was finally time for the cool down. We finally got to just sit back and stretch. I was very surprised that the hour had passed by so quickly. Yes, this session only lasted an hour.

This all occurred @ 7am today. It is now 10:40pm. My body is sore and my lower half is on strike, but I am so proud of myself for doing this. As painful as this session was, I know that it will reward me with the results that I so desperately desire. I believe there are 8 of these sessions. I will report back either midway or at the end. For all of you out there that are looking for the real thing, something that will kick your butt right into shape, well I do recommend this workout. It sounds just horrible, but maybe it is exactly what you need. Exercise should be fun, but when you are having real trouble losing weight, then maybe it is time to stop all the fun and games.

  
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GHK1962 10/1/2010 1:10AM

    Heh...I TOTALLY know how you feel. My wife finally guilted me into going to Boot Camp....and I was soooooooooooo NOT prepared for the pain and feelings of wanting to expel my lungs out! However, as you mentioned...once you are done...there is a feeling of accomplishment!

GREAT going! You SHOULD feel proud. And...the more you go...the more you dread it...but the more you like that feeling.

Yeah you.

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Boot Camp

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ok, this is my first blog on this site. I am not sure what I should be writing actually, but I will just keep typing thoughts until I run out I suppose. Finding a workout that actually works for me has been a problem. I live right on top of a green way trail. It is beautiful and relaxing, but yet I seem to find excuses to not go and take advantage of it. I have an eliptical in my living room, but yet it is closer to being a peice of artwork than a piece of motivation. Why do I waste the opportunities that surround me? I want to lose weight. Actually, I need to lose weight. I do not have any health related issues, but I know that I am meant to be somebody else. Not the person that I am right now. Not the person who feels insecure about her body image. Not the person who makes up excuses to avoid some social/intimate situations.

Well, an another opportunity has presented itself. A coworker has invited me to attend Boot Camp workout sessions. At first I attempted to make excuses for why I can't attend. After several excuses, I stopped myself and wondered why the heck I was lying not only to my coworker, but to myself. Why do I instantly run from weight loss challenges? I do not run from challenges at work. When it comes to my job, I excell at everything. So what is the deal? I want to lose weight, but yet I don't seem to try hard enough. Without any further thought, I went ahead and made a commitment. I committed to joining the Boot Camp workout. I hope that it really kicks my butt. I have no idea what it really is and for now, I don't care. I just hope that I have a trainer that could care less about any of my excuses.

This new challenge begins this coming Tuesday. I can do this.................I hope. I shall report back hopefully with positive results.

  
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FORU2C 9/25/2010 9:23PM

    good for you, good luck!

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MCONWA 9/24/2010 11:55PM

  You can do it! Believe in yourself! emoticon

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MCONWA 9/24/2010 11:37PM

  You can do it! Believe in yourself! emoticon

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GHK1962 9/24/2010 11:36PM

    I'd like to know how you do as well and hope you report back. How you did. What the work out was like. I do it too...it totally kicks my butt every friggin time! You might say...not doing it again...but try a few times...you'll be surprised how addictive it can get (cause after you're done...you'll feel that you've accomplished something!)

Way to go you for making a commitment to doing it!

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MYRTLEBOO 9/24/2010 11:23PM

    Good for you!

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JILBERE07 9/24/2010 11:21PM

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