Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Love/Hate Relationship

Ahhh- boot camp- Oh how I HATE and LOVE you!!

I seem to have a love/hate relationship with boot camp. This past week was rough. I am going to say it was worse than the first week. Wednesday it was pouring rain- and they would have had it in the rain- but I got lucky and it was lightening so it was canceled. WHEW! It rained all day so that meant Thursday was really muddy! And it was COLD and heavily misting. Not quite rain...but it was enough that my glasses were covered with water and I needed my windshield wipers for the ride home. NOT FUN let me tell you!!

I have also decided that I am a cardio girl. I love those work outs. I feel pretty good after wards. Give me weights and I am WIPED OUT the rest of the day. And on Thursday we did mostly weights. So for 45 minutes we sat against a fence post- in the mud and rain- and while we sat there trying not to fall into the mud we did various arm weights. And when I say we sat against a fence post there wasn't a bottom to the seat. Feel sorry for me yet? :) And technically it wasn't for 45 minutes straight. It was for about 1-2 minutes at a time and then we got a "break" by doing jumping jacks or high knees or something equally as horrible. Let me tell you I could barely stand after those squats and then to jump on those burning legs was TORTURE!! Then after a minute of that back to the fence post. By the end of the 45 minutes I would say I was mostly leaning againt the post rather than sitting. Needless to say I was asleep by 8:30 that night. Worst work out of my life!!

I have no pictures to post of boot camp -mostly because at 5:30am its still dark and you can't see anything anyway. Also at that time I don't think about taking my camera. :) The cool thing about boot camp is that its outside at Standing Bear Lake. In these work outs we have seen turkey and ducks and geese. Last Friday I saw 2 geese in the water swimming around with their babies. Super cute!!

Another great thing is that someone is pushing you. Not quite a personal trainer work out but its better than a class that you take at a gym. Every time has been a different work out. Jody (the instructor) has been giving us nutrition tips along the way. Its great. And I LOVE working out that early in the morning. Who knew?!? By the time I really wake up and think THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA the work out is half over. Some days I think I dreamed the workout and feel I should go running or something. Its great! Especially when I realize that it wasn't a dream and I really don't need to go work out! :)

So I am trying to figure out why in the world I would want to do this again next month? But I do. I really REALLY do. So I think that I am going to. (Mel you want to do it again with me?) Its so much better than the gym. Its the best exercise class I have ever done. And I feel good! I am excited to take measurements in 2 weeks to see the results. They took measurements before the class started so I could see the results. Its the best all over body work out ever!! Highly recommend it- especially if you can do it with one of your best friends!


  1. I really admire you for doing this. Hardcore, girl! I may have to check into something like this in KC. You are inspiring me!

  2. That is so cool you are doing boot camp!

  3. No. Thank. You. That sounds like exactly the kind of workout I'd hate! I'm pretty much a solo workout girl. I'm glad you love it though! :-)

  4. I love the idea of doing Bootcamp outside...there is something cool about having the early morning to yourself in natural surroundings (even if there is somethings "inclement weather")...good for you for doing this--we are continuing to root for you! Take care, Rachel