Friday, May 24, 2013

Boot Camp

The gym I where I work out has a class called "Boot Camp." I'm sure most gym's do. Last week, I finally took the plunge and signed up. I've been running and biking for awhile and thought the class would change-up my routine. Boy has it ever.

I have never sweat so much in my life. And we used to live in southern Mississippi! Where it is H.O.T.

But at the end of the day (really the morning, since it's a morning class) I feel like I've accomplished something. So no matter how much I sweat. No matter how hard my hands hurt from doing pushups on turf (I got smart and started wearing gloves). No matter how sore I am the next day- I will keep going.

I took my stats (weight and waist/hip measurements) before I started, so I can track my progress. No, at this time I will not be sharing that with the world. :)

When the going gets tough- the tough get themselves to Boot Camp! :)

Oh- and this afternoon, I fell through my outdoor chair. For the record, it was very weather worn, but still. I fell right through. That's ok, more motivation to get myself to class!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

It's Been A Long Time

So it's been a long time since I've posted here.... not because I haven't been working out- for the most part, I have. Woohoo!

Well, I should say that I go in spurts. I'll be awesome for a few weeks and then do nothing for a week. And then I'm back on again. But I think most people are like that.

With my schedule, for me to workout, I have to go at 6am- before my mind knows what I'm doing. I saw this on Pinterest..... for me, it's so true!

So when I get enough sleep, when I can get up and when I have the stamina to just "get out of bed,"  I exercise. Otherwise, I don't. I just get too busy, or too tired, otherwise. :)

But for the most part, I do.

What I've been doing lately is a mixture of running and biking. At my gym, there are exercise bikes in the track area. So I usually ride for awhile, then run a few laps and continue that for about 40 minutes. Last week I made myself keep moving for an hour.

I usually do it by song on my iPod. I run for a song, bike for a song, run, maybe walk (if I'm tired!), ride, etc. When I ride, I do various things. Sometimes I stand, I go really fast, turn the resistance way up, let it down, etc.

I just signed up for "Boot Camp." It's a training program my gym offers. I start Monday, I can't wait to see what kind of pain I'll be in. haha. But I am looking forward to it. I think it will offer a good change to my routine, as well as do more than just cardio. And me, being expected to be at a class, will help me be more motivated to go to bed early- therefore being able to get up early.

So that one day soon I can run my triathlon!! I saw this today, and thought it was fitting:

Sometimes, when I'm working out, and I'm really tired, I just envision myself crossing that finish line. That keeps me going, and I think it makes me run a little faster. :)