Boot Camp – The Last Night

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!

5 thoughts on “Boot Camp – The Last Night

  1. WOW, look at you! That is truly beautiful. I took a boot camp class once and it wasn’t nearly as interesting or productive. Your progress is fantastic, inside and out!

  2. I have goosebumps, Karen. I know how powerful it is to realize that you are not the slowest and fattest…and that you can do all these things that take great strength and coordination and perseverance. Amazing changes in body and mind. I celebrate with you these wonderful changes. Truly amazing.

  3. I just wanted to stop in and tell you how very proud we all are o you and of your progress. You are a true warrior and we are blessed to have in our midst.

    See you in the club!

    • Thanks, CJ! I am absolutely convinced that I would not be where I am today without Knuckleup Fitness and especially Stephen, Phillip and Mo. The classes, the boot camps, the Biggest Losers Challenges have all kept me not just in shape, but motivated and interested and having fun. When I joined in October last year I weighed around 250 pounds and wore a women’s size 18. Now I’m down to 174 and wearing a regular size 10. I couldn’t finish a whole class, now I’m able to not only finish the classes, but do pretty much all the exercises. You guys made it possible for me to start where I was and do as much as I could. You didn’t see my size, you saw my potential and helped me to see it too. I can’t thank you enough.

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