I made it! 6 weeks (plus 2 make up days) of boot camp and nobody died! Whoo hoo! I got stronger, faster and more toned and I lost 3 pounds and dropped a whole dress size. I think some serious fat to muscle transformation took place. Some mental work happened, too. I stopped thinking of myself as the slowest, fattest person in the group. I stopped assuming that I couldn’t do things and started thinking, yeah, I can do that. And last night, I finished strong with a 1 hour, super intense workout:
Jogged 1/4 of a mile to warm up
Lower Body Stretch
Sprinted 1/4 of a mile for time (1 minute 47 seconds which equals under 8 minutes for a mile if I could keep it up)
Upper Body Stretch
Then 45 minutes of repeating the same 3 exercises: Med ball slam, russian situps with the medball and kettlebell combination squats.
The final exercise was 11 minutes of walking lunges. A year ago I could not do a single lung and last night I lunged 500 yards. I had good form, good balance and I can still walk this morning.
I’ve come a long, long way and I’m feeling very proud of that. Here are some pictures of me and the 5 people (out of 20) who made it through the end of the 6 weeks. Going for an EARLY morning swim and back to my morning routine.
Have a great day!