Thursday, March 03, 2011
I just finished a month of training with Memphis Adventure Boot Camp. I found out about Memphis ABC through the Social Living emails and I was able to try it out for a whole month for only $20. What a deal!
I met the trainer, Dexter Tenison, a few days before I started so he could take my before picture and measurements. He weighed me and used the fat calipers to measure 3 spots: arm, waist and front of leg.
This was my first venture into boot camp training. I was gunho and ready to go to class 5 days a week. I wasnít really sure if I could do it but was going to give it all I got. I was just starting back to running again after a year of trail walking/race walking.
For the first few weeks, I was sore and tired and gaining weight. I was really getting frustrated with myself since I joined this to lose weight. I did notice that I was really getting stronger and things were getting easier. You never knew what you were going to be doing that day in class. If the weather was above 40 degrees then we worked outside but colder or bad weather we did inside. All you had to have was a set of weights and a mat.
If you donít like to do squats, push-ups, lunges and that sort of stuff, donít go! But if you are up to a challenge and want to get stronger and donít mind working your butt off for it, then this is the place for you! I did go for most of the classes except for a few because of the snow and then when I had my tooth pulled. If I didnít make a class I would go and run so I did workout at least 5 days a week.
I was able to keep up with the running but it did put a toil on my body, I donít feel like I was as strong as I could be because I worked out so much during the week. A few times after the 5:30 am class I would stop by the Farms on the way home and run/walk for about an hour. I liked that.
(A early morning run along the Wolf River on the Yellow trail. It was great to be done so early at BC to head out for a run before work.)
Finally by the 3 week I stopped gaining weigh and my measurements were getting smaller. The last week I finally dropped a few lbs at my weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers! In the last week, I changed up my diet just a little by eating more proteins and less carbs. I am eating more calories through out the day now but it is working for me. Its hard not eating all those carbs that I am used to for the walking/running workouts. I love my carbs!
It all came down to the last day of boot camp. I arrived early to have my weight and fat ratios measured. I had lost .7 lbs. according to his scale and went from 31.4% fat down to 29%. I had lost 3.13 lbs. of fat and gain 2.43 lbs. of lean muscles. On my home scales, I had lost 2.4 lbs. and 1.88Ē over all. The coolest thing was I lost the most fat in my thigh!
I plan on keeping up with my workouts at home. I think I learn enough from him and am disciplined enough to keep up with it. Today will be a running day and I will do my boot camp workout tomorrow!