Monday, February 19, 2007


Boot camp is intense. And awesome! I love it. I was in serious pain all of last week, but it's a good pain. So it's Monday through Thursday - an hour and a half each night after work. The first day we did a bunch of tests - how many situps, pushups, jump ups, etc. can you do in two minutes time. Let's just say I have a long way to go. There are people in the camp who have done five and six and seven of these in a row. They are hardcore. One girl has lost seventy pounds (combination of course of diet and exercise).

The cool thing is - everyone is super encouraging. It's a hard core workout no doubt, but you never feel like you can't do it. You just keep on keepin on and then suddenly, it's over. Last week I was so sore. So freaking sore. Thursday was the last day and we did these pushup/pullup things - my pectoral muscles are still sore and its Monday! I took Friday, Saturday and Sunday off - and felt so lazy. I won't be doing that this weekend. Being that active felt so good, and then just to sit for three days felt like it was undoing all of that good. I know my body needed the rest, but still. I've got to keep it moving at least five days a week. So this week it's four of boot camp, then at least one long run/gym trip/spin class or something along those lines.

So with all this working out, I should be buff, right? Unfortunately the food portion of the equation has not been computing. So today I signed up for WW online - a free trial for a week. I've been tracking my calories on and off with Spark People, but it doesn't seem to be helping keep me accountable and I just don't track if I have an off day. That's not really the way it should work, you know?

I've done WW online in the past and done well with it. I've never been to meetings, but tracking points has been a good thing for me in year's past. And with a weeks free trial, tracking points should help keep me accountable when it comes to food. I'm going to see how this week goes and then decide whether or not I want to keep tracking points and whether or not I need to pay $15/month to do that. I'm pretty sure I can do that on my own, but having the tracker might help. And so far, I think I like the new beta version they have. And maybe for once, I'll actually lose weight this week.


Kim said...

I'm so happy that you are digging boot camp so much! It sounds awesome. I wish that we has something like that around here.

Keep up the great work!

Kelly said...

One of my friends did the boot camp a few years ago and she was the best gym motivator. She worked me through an ab routine a few times and the whole time she was saying, "That's it. You got it! One more! Come on!" Great motivation.

A co-worker and I are thinking about doing the boot camp thing once it gets warmer. I'm intimidated, but am hoping that if I can lose a little weight and keep up my exercise, maybe it won't kill me completely.

K said...

I know it's a cliché - but with all of that exercise, you're probably building muscle.

Good luck with the WW!