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Bootcamp...WINNING, pretty in pink and an apology

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

After much advice from all of you and rethinking the way I'm approaching things, I've decided to try and do things a little differently and it's made all the difference in the world. I've taken my cardio down to four days a week. The fifth day will be optional and something easy like a short walk just to be moving.

I tried this out last week and amazingly burned more calories and had more exercise minutes. I was less tired and more motivated to do my strength training. The most important aspect of this is that I rocked it at bootcamp! Yes, the same bootcamp I was evicted from a week earlier. Even the trainer noticed. It was to date the best I've done. I completed almost everything he asked us to do. And I seriously silenced that Negative Nancy b*tch before I went up there. It was amazing how much more calm I felt. I even noticed that I'm better at some things than a lot of people and that I'm stronger.

I think I've always been naturally athletic and never realized it. Haha. What a revelation. Things like form are intuitive for me. I'm really strong through my core and in my legs. I can only imagine where I will be after doing this for a year. Unfortunately I could not go today. My back and knees were hurting and I didn't sleep well last night. Part of my new approach is also listening to my body and not feeling lazy or guilty for sitting things out.

OK some of you may remember the villain of my "not sexy anymore" blog, Thing 1. Well, I got a call from him last Tuesday for something unrelated to that conversation. Then, much to my surprise, he says "Hey, Thing 2 told me I was really rude last time we hung out. He said I said some really rude things to you. I'm really sorry about that. I don't know what was wrong with me."

I was so surprised he apologized and even more surprised that Thing 2 stuck up for me. He's stealth like that. I love him.

And finally, I've reached one of my goals. I said before winter that I wanted to fit into my pink coat. I DID IT!!!!!!!!!! It's still a bit snug around the middle but I can put it on and button it. I'm so happy. Count this as a non-scale victory for me. Here it is.

My next goal is to track my food more. I'm terrible about this. I'm not going to stress too much though because I don't want to give up. One thing at a time. One day at a time.

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  • CANNIE50
    It was fun to read the follow-up to your bootcamp experience. Way to go. I am so glad you recognized your strengths. I find, during boot camp workouts, that it is good to look around and notice how others are doing - not to compare myself and feel worse, or see people struggling to feel better, but to get out of my head and realize that no matter what shape someone is in, most everyone is working hard and outside their comfort zone. PS Cute coat!
    2190 days ago
  • CHARITY1973
    Way to go!
    2195 days ago
    Sounds like you are making huge progress!!! Keep it up!! Never doubt you are worth it ! emoticon emoticon
    2199 days ago
    Thing 1 and Thing 2 stories are funny :) Go Thing 2 for standing up for you!!!

    Love the coat, beautiful color on you
    2201 days ago
    Yay!!! Love the coat!! I'm soo happy for you!!! Sometimes commenting on the computer just isn't enough, I wish you could hear my joy and see me jumping up and down for you!!

    2204 days ago
    I am glad thing 1 realized he was being an azz. He needs to be supportive,this is not an easy process for you and comments can be hurtful/ Take the time you need,just don't quit. I know how discouraging this whole,process can be,but look at the progress you have made. You are rockin that coat,so cute.
    Now get back to it,rest and re-focus and continue on. emoticon
    2204 days ago
    Such determination! Way to keep your eye on the prize! emoticon
    2205 days ago
    I am so glad you are finding what works for you! Listening to your body is a great step as well! Your body tells you lots of things if you just listen to it. 4 days of cardio is awesome! I am so glad to hear your class is going well! I told you you would ROCK IT!!

    I love your pink coat! I want one!! Pink is my favorite color lately! You look awesome in it!! emoticon
    2205 days ago
    You are doing GREAT, and your coat looks terrific! I'm glad the adjustment in your cardio is actually giving you more energy and more calories burned. It's so cool when each of us finds what works on our OWN, individual journey!
    2205 days ago
    Awesome, glad you are doing so well and you look great in your pink coat!
    2205 days ago
    Awesome! Keep up the great work!

    2205 days ago
    Woohoo!! Your refined plan sounds like a formula for success.
    2205 days ago
    Lovely picture. Anything you do to improve yourself, is great. You are number 1. Enjoy your journey. Joyce
    2205 days ago
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