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Boot camp certificate

Friday, April 12, 2013

I have officially completed my first boot camp.
Its pretty dark when we arrive in the mornings

And it stays dark for most of our 1 hour session which means I don't "hear" a lot of what is being said because I do a fair amount of lip reading combined with listening and its impossible to see in the dark.

So I'm guessing that our trainer Rico did tell us that there would be certificates handed out after the session today, but it was a surprise for me.

This is my certificate. Each person who attended EVERY session no excuses, got a certificate and believe me, there were a couple of women who did not receive one because they skipped certain classes.

He started telling us that there are two awards for every boot camp.
One is miss congeniality and the other is miss G.I. Jane.
Miss congeniality is obvious, however the Miss G.I. Jane award goes to the person who put out the most effort throughout the month.
Imagine my utter shock and then delight when he called MY NAME out to receive the G.I. Jane award....oh my word!!!!!
I embarrassed myself be getting tearful. I know I worked jolly hard, but I didn't realize I worked harder than the others for my stage of being with boot camp. Not even my sister got that and she's usually much fitter than I am.

After it was all over we stood chatting and the woman who is now considered the fittest at this boot camp said when she started, she could not run the way I did today. Wow...she looks so awesome now after 23 boot camps. I must say though I have gotten much stronger in this month. The very first time we were told to run around the school field for warm up, I could only walk the entire way. Today I ran the entire way. I also could only do 3 sit ups when I started and today I could do 10 and all my numbers were up like that. So I am more than happy...and now I have a funky certificate to show for my hard work. I still don't have any photos emoticon because my son has been away the entire month.
Hopefully he will be back this Monday and I will get some photos of this boot camp. Next boot camp starts on the 22nd April and......

Gale and I with our certificates. Gales just says she attended her first boot gold stars lol. She should have got a "best buddy" award for always going along with all my mad cap ideas.

A kiss from my sister for staying the course.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GINA180847 4/21/2013 11:23AM

    What an outstanding participant of life you are! I lost you for a bit but really am glad that you made it and Oh my goodness, you are going to do another boot camp.

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RAINBOWMF 4/18/2013 9:07AM

    emoticon what fun and how happy you must feel.

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LYN-EDWY 4/12/2013 11:32PM

    CELEST!!! What an achievement! And you sound like you are having fun doing your boot camp! I'm proud of you dear sister.... emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/12/2013 7:12PM

    Way to go both of you!! I'm so proud of you. emoticon

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    that is awesomely awesome awesomeness!!!

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TRAILWALKERJO54 4/12/2013 5:39PM

    LOVE it!

woohoo I got tears in my eyes for you

go girl go!!

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BOOKWERME 4/12/2013 4:59PM

    I am not surprised in the least that you got the GI Jane award...You aren't being commended for the fitness level but for the level of effort applied with consistency. YOU DID IT! Have Gale give you a hug and kiss from me, too!!! emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 4/12/2013 3:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are my inspiration!

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CINA-MINI 4/12/2013 3:07PM

    That is great!!! You deserve the G.I. Jane! Congratulations!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/12/2013 2:44PM

    Look at your cheeky face.
You're lookin like your losing weight.

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AKATHLEEN54 4/12/2013 2:15PM

    You rocked it!!!! You must be so proud!! That is totally awesome.... Congratulations!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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