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Bootcamp kicked my BUTT

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

And I was right...the bootcamp was painful but I'm still going. The first night in the first 10-15 minutes of the camp we did 2 straight minutes of running (which wasn't horrible and I didn't have any troubles with) and 88 squats! Yep 88 squats in the first 10 minutes of an hour long work out with many more squats, lunges and other exercises of torture yet to go. At that point I knew it was going to be bad. Actually it wasn't bad I enjoyed the exercises and the instructors were kind, helpful and encouraging. However its needless to say I was sore. So sore that I couldn't walk properly for days, stairs were the worst and getting on the toilet was not a fun task either. You know its bad when you need to hold onto the walls in order to sit on the toilet. HAHA! It was so bad on the second day that I knew I couldn't go to class that night. No I wasn't trying to whimp out but I knew that if I did go I would definitely hurt myself. So once I was able to move normally again (which was 3 days later) I made a point of doing squats and other exercises daily to prepare me for the next week. After Monday night's bootcamp I wasn't really sore at all which was surprising. I'm actually looking forward to tonight's exercises although I heard the word Burpees as I was leaving the last class.....I just shuddered and kept walking.

Its a six week program that will probably continue for another six weeks. If I survive tonight and the next 4 weeks I may continue. The time is perfect and its close to home and I get to be with a great group of ladies, what more could I ask for in an exercise class. Now if I could see some major results like shed pounds I'd be more encouraged. Although I've made some changes to my diet and hopefully I'll be able to loose small amounts a week.

Since my husband passed away I'm the only one my kids have left I need to look after myself and my health. I know he's with me cheering me on. :)
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  • BOVEY63
    I am cheering you on too! GO GIRL!!!
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    2632 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9394210
    I "feel" your pain.
    I had a personal trainer for 18 sessions this spring, and after the first session I though I would die!
    The next day was exactly as you described it! emoticon
    But I stuck with it and the toning it gave my body was incredible!

    You'll see that even if you don't lose a lot of pounds, you will gain muscle and get toned like you could not have imagined.

    You go girl!!! emoticon emoticon
    2633 days ago
  • JLDACQ
    Nice job on the bootcamp! You're doing good. *hugs*
    2633 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    I love DOMS but not *that* much!! Holy cow that sounds rough, but I guess that is what boot camp workouts are like other wise they would call them "ease into fitness" camps instead. I hope it is encouraging rather than discouraging.

    I like that you prepped for the 2nd time you went. And that you forwent the burpees. Smart woman!

    Yep, your kids need you now more than ever.
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    2634 days ago
  • JANMARKUE
    Congrats on doing a bootcamp! I am also doing one -- it is 5:30-6:30 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 6 weeks -- we are in week 2. This is my third bootcamp (did an 8 week, and a 6 week before). Today our birthdays determined how many reps we did for different exercises. Everyone groaned when mine came around! I was born on the 31st. Yeah... 31 burpees!

    The best thing about each bootcamp session? The end! Ha ha! It is worth it though. I am a lot stronger now, and I have lost body fat and size, and yes... WEIGHT (yay!).

    Stick with it!

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    2634 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2013 9:15:57 AM
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