Monday, August 25, 2008

Boot Camp...


After much convincing and encouragement, I signed up for boot camp (thanks Katy). I arrived this morning at 4:50 and wondered if I knew what I had gotten myself into. The class is designed to be intense, with a mixture of cardio and weight training everyday. The atmosphere is similar to that of The Biggest Loser. There were three other girls in the class with one trainer, might I add that had such an incredible shape and she is probably only 25! Slightly intimidating...

For the next hour, we were constantly moving. We started by running on the treadmill for 1/2 a mile and then were in the middle of the room where there were 6 different exercises we had to rotate doing. After we would do 2 exercises for 2 minutes each (lunges, running with medicine balls, scissor kicks, stationary squats, etc), we were back on the treadmill sprinting for a period of 20 secs with a 10 sec break in between, repeated 4 times!

This activity of treadmill/floor exercises lasted about 50 minutes. We then did abs and stretches as the next class arrived. To make boot camp even more difficult, this entire week, I have to wear a 20 lb vest while working-out! I could hardly run, jump, or do lunges without falling over... This morning was pure torture! To top that off, if you forget to bring your towel or water bottle to class or with you during the floor exercises, there are consequences. In between each exercise, we have to run to the next event, if there is any walking, there will be push-ups or whatever the instructor feels like. Towards the end of the class, we all walked over to the treadmill and had to do 10 push-ups... I will never walk again in that class!

When I was leaving, there was a piece of paper with 3 names on it stating, "you owe me 2,000 ft on Jacob's ladder, 1,000 sit-ups, and 600 push-ups... do it when you arrive." I am not sure what those 3 people did, but it was a good lesson for me, to always listen to the instructor and do as I am told!

3 comments:

Katy Blommer said...

LOVE IT!!! This definitely brings back memories. You are AWESOME for making it through day one, so keep up the good work!! Did I tell you that day 3 is the absolute worst? Just give it a couple weeks, and you will be amazed at what your body can do!

Amy said...

good job! I am so impressed that you even signed up...keep posting updates. If you love it, i may have to give it a try :)

Brooklyn Norton said...

chanele did this and she looks AMAZING! she's even on her second run of it!

good luck!