Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tires and Treadmills

Well friends, day 1 of boot camp is COMPLETE and days later I'm still feeling it. This past Saturday was our first real session, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Here is a brief overview of what we accomplished:

Station 1:
20 air squats, 20 mountain climbers (repeat until station 4 is finished)

Station 2:
Get on the treadmill (DO NOT TURN ON) and push the belt until you are walking. Keep the belt moving until station 4 is finished. (This was the worst one for me. Serious burning in my calves)

Station 3:
10 squats with weighted bar, 20 jump ropes (repeat until station 4 is finished)

Station 4:
Running with tires. Run around the building and up to the road. Pick up a spare tire and run back. Drop off the tire and run to the road and back. Pick up the tire again, run to the road and drop it off, run back. (you could walk with the tire if needed)
After all of this was finished (35 minutes), we had a plank competition and did some ab exercises. I was super sweaty and happy all at the same time!

...then I woke up Sunday morning...and couldn't lift my legs enough to simply roll over in bed. That means it worked, right? Now it's Tuesday and I'm STILL walking like a wounded flamingo.

I have good news!! I've lost 4 lbs in a week! I've never lost that much weight so quickly EVER! I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I'm drinking a TON of water (we're talking 70-80oz a day) as well as eating every 2-3 hours. I have been meticulously tracking everything and have only gone over my allotted 1200 calories one day, which was Saturday and we were driving home from Jacksonville until 2 a.m. so I needed to eat.

I also had a big breakthrough this weekend. I went to the pool IN my swimsuit and didn't feel like I had to hide under a rock. That is a major accomplishment for me. It has been probably 2 years since I have been in a bikini. Granted, I was at a hotel pool in Jacksonville, FL with a bunch of little kids around me, but still!

Because Monday was a holiday, boot camp was rescheduled until Wednesday (thank goodness! I needed the rest), and I promise to keep all of your amazing readers up to date on what is happening.

Are you staying motivated? Have you reached any milestones, whether physical or mental? I'd love to hear! KEEP UP THE HARD WORK!

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