I am not going to waste this opportunity.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Today I started a new boot camp fitness program. It is an intense 4 week program held Monday through Friday at 5:00. That is 5 AM people, not PM! I have talked several times about trying to get into a morning workout routine and have been failing miserably the past two months. I am hoping having the accountability in a class setting will get me into a routine.
So today my alarm wakes me up at 4:30, I drag my butt out of bed, get dressed, shove something in my mouth for breakfast and head out the door. I honestly didn't know what to expect the first day - would we be doing an actual workout? Or will they be testing our fitness level? How about measurements? I will be honest. I was hoping for an easy day - just getting myself out of bed two hours earlier than usual was about all I think I could take on a Monday.
Once I got there, the boot camp instructor got all the 'veterans' started on their workout and then he told us newbies that he would be taking our measurements today and doing more informative stuff (I did a relief sigh at that point).
Body fat %: 30% - he said this was actually in the normal rage for my age.
Weight: 176. If you notice from my ticker, this is actually 8 lbs higher than from the last time I admitted what was on the scale to Spark. 8 fricking lbs... The weird thing is that I am actually wearing a size smaller jeans now than I was at that point, but whatever - it is still 8 fricking lbs.
My goal for these 4 weeks is to get the 8 lbs off and lose a percentage or two in body fat (I am not really sure what to expect since I have never really measured this).
He also does a point system to help motivate the clients to help lose weight. You gain points by doing 'good' things - track calories, eat in range, no eating out, work out, water, sleep, stretch.... and then you lose points for the 'bad' stuff: drink soda, not enough veggies, no workout, drink alcohol, ate over calorie goal. He also included one more negative item labeled "that one thing" that is worth more points than others. Here you can work on something that you know you have a problem with - like eating out of the candy jar at work.
The person who loses the most weight (I am not sure how this is defined) and the person with the most points gets the next month of boot camp free. How cool!
I am excited to officially get started on the workouts tomorrow. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are strength training days. Tuesday and Thursdays are cardio. I am not going to waste this opportunity. October will be a great month!