Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Testing Results

So tonight we did our final night of testing at boot camp, and I decided I want to record it all here so I can look back at the end and see how I did. Last night we did the situps, hop ups and pushups, two minutes of each with only thirty seconds of rest in between. Let me tell you after the hop ups I was dying, so my pushups sucked. It looked like this:

Sit Ups (full body, not crunching): 64 in two minutes
Hop ups (two legs at a time, not step ups: 57 in two minutes
Pushups (regular pushups, once you fall to your knees you're done): 7 in two minutes (yeah I need to improve on that)

Tonight we did tests on running. We ran up to Cheeseman Park and were timed at how fast we could run around. The loop around the park is 1.6 miles, and I did it in 17:38. That's a little over an 11 minute mile by my calculations. Which I'm pretty happy with actually. And hopefully by the end of the five weeks I'll do even better.

Food is going well, I'm eating more fiber than I had been and that's taking some getting some used to. Tomorrow I have a work lunch out and then its girls dinner night after boot camp, so I hope I can make good choices. I'm going to try to have a salad wherever we go for lunch, and then I think my friend I. is making fish tacos, so that should be of the fairly healthy variety anyway. Now that I'm back at boot camp I'm earning a ton of activity points, but I don't want to fall into the trap of thinking I can eat whatever I want just because I'm working out so much.

So yeah it's all good. It's amazing what workouts can do for your mood! Later taters.


M@rla said...

You are incredible doing a boot camp. I would never have the guts to try that! And I'm so impressed with your numbers, even the pushups. For no-knee pushups I think I could do... maybe two. On a good day.

I'm trying to increase my activity A LOT, so I'm also keeping an eye on what I eat. I know that my body might be needing more calories, so I want to make sure I don't starve myself, I'm just making sure that every single thing I eat is nutritionally useful. I learned this somewhere, maybe it was John Berardi, where no food is forbidden, but when you're going to eat something you look at it and ask yourself "Is this going to help me reach my goals or not?" I like that because it doesn't equate foods with being bad or good, just whether they're what you need right now.

Zara said...

You kick ass doing a bootcamp! I'm with Marla - I don't have the guts to try that, either.

Alea said...

I'm sorry I haven't been around in while... You're doing a boot camp? Kudos to you!!! Sounds like you're all fired up. Can't wait to hear how you like it! Take care.