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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 camp....no 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.
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