TREP13
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 65,187
SparkPoints
 

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My gym recently started offering a boot camp on Tuesday nights. I've gone a few times so far and I definitely want to continue to go. They're also starting to offer a Ninja in Training class starting next week that sounds interesting. I mean, who wouldn't want to train to be a ninja? Anyway, as I was taking the class last night I started to process a list of pros and cons to being there. I thought I'd share them with you in no particular order.

Pros: I'm getting a great workout and pushing myself harder than I would on my own.
Cons: I'm sore for two days after the class is over and have problems running because of the pain.
Pros: Eventually that soreness will be more manageable.
Cons: Last night I was the only person in the class so the instructor was only focused on me.
Pros: Last night I was the only person in the class so I essentially had a free training session.
Cons: It's only 30 minutes long.
Pros: The workout is so intense that I'm not sure I could maintain that level for longer than 3o minutes.
Cons: I am lacking in upper body strength and have difficulty with some of the workouts.
Pros: Doing this class will help me strengthen my upper body. I can already see a difference.
Cons: The instructor is hot and it's distracting (think a younger version of Hugh Jackman, yes he's Australian too) and I don't want to look like an idiot in front of him AGAIN. The first class entailed me falling off and simultaneously getting stuck on the spin bike.
Pros: Eye candy is a good distraction. I don't want to embarrass myself again in front of him and I don't want to look like a wimp so I worked through a lot of the pain last night.

OK, that's a pretty extensive list. My conclusion is that I should obviously keep going to this class as long as my gym offers it. I wish I could go more than every other week but I have a real (non-gym related) class on alternating Tuesdays. What motivates you to do things you don't necessarily want to do? I need motivation to do ST type stuff on other days when the class isn't offered.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • BIRKIE528
    Love your list!!! Keep up the good job....by the end you will doing the workout like it's second nature!!!! emoticon
    2544 days ago
  • CHEETARA79
    Keep doing it! You can set the level you work at, right? I bet by the end of the bootcamp it won't be so challenging. I think it's a great opportunity. From what I know of you, you are more than capable of MAKING THIS HAPPEN!!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2550 days ago
  • REDWRITINGHOOD
    I'm still a beginner, so I can't offer you any advice. I can say that you are helping me formulate future steps in my work out goals. So, thanks!

    emoticon
    2550 days ago
  • CAROLYN_ROSE
    I love boot camp!! It is so hard, but you know that you got in an awesome workout!! I love having people push me past my limits and see what I can really do. The more you take the class, the better you'll get at it and you will have shorter time with the muscle soreness.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    2550 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by TREP13