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Bootcamp Misery

Here we are – almost at the end of the week! I feel like a piece of meat that’s been thoroughly hammered with a mallet. I’m sore on top of my sore. ๐Ÿ™‚ But despite the pain, it feels really good to be back on a structured regime. We’re eating really well and having just completed our third workout last night I’m feeling pretty optimistic.

They really do a lot to welcome people and make them feel part of a community. We got handwritten welcome cards in the mail along with all our recipe suggestion books and bootcamp info guide:

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Yesterday was a big surprise though. We got home and found balloons tied down with Kind bars on our front door!! They were “Congrats” balloons for taking a step towards better fitness and a little snack – totally awesome! What fitness place does that?

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In class last night we picked up our swag bags with water bottles and journals to write down anything we want: food, weight, measurements, our class recap, muscle soreness, etc…

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Last night was Team Competition night. Since we’re part of the 28 day program, each class is a circuit of some kind and this class “competed” against the morning and afternoon class. We broke into teams ofย 3 and formed a line. They had stations along the way with a particular exercise and number of reps on it. Person 1 would move to the first station, complete the exercise, move to the next station, and then Person 2 could begin. You couldn’t pass anyone on your team and you had to wait for everyone to complete a full circuit before making a chalk mark on the ground and starting again.

It was 30 minutes of torture! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. 3 Burpees
  2. 6 Pushups
  3. 9 Squats
  4. 12 Situps
  5. 15 Wall Balls

You go up the station completing all 5 exercises, turn around and do them all in reverse order, and that’s 1 circuit. We got through 5 times in the 30 minutes and my quads were literally crying before it was even over. Ben and I were on the same team but we had a lady who has been a member for over 2 months and I didn’t want to hold her up. Luckily they didn’t put us with the more advanced people. I wouldn’t have made it!

Here’s a really good example of one of our dinners this week. You know we get an F when it comes to veggies – especially greens, so this is a gold star for us. We cooked a chicken breast on the grill, cut it in half, and piled a salad with a mix of baby kale, spinach and chard, red & yellow peppers, sunflower sprouts, green onion, and some balsamic vinegar dressing.

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Typically this hasn’t been quite enough to keep me full all night (especially if we eat early) so I’ll eat an apple with a tablespoon of almond butter later on.

I’ve been trying really hard not to weigh myself this week because I don’t want to possibly be discouraged and not want to keep going. It’s difficult for me to put the scale away for an entire week though. I don’t know how some people can go months without weighing themselves!

Tonight is an off night from bootcamp, and I have dinner plans. It’s always challenging to eat out and stay on diet, so I’ll research the menu ahead of time so I can make an informed decision.

Time to get my sore body out the door. Have a good one!

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4 Responses

  1. That’s one awesome bootcamp, inspiring such team spirit. You’re going to do great.

  2. I hate burpees. Hate them. So i rarely do them, although I am supposed to start with this next part of my lifting program.

    That sounds like a great group you got involved in! I love the stuff they are doing for you.

    • I can’t do full burpees. I drop down and do one foot back at a time and then push up and hop both feet back in before jumping up to clap. So almost there – and they are killer!!!

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