Bootcamp - Days 2 and 3
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Day 2 of bootcamp was my first real strength training day. We had 10 strength circuit stations set up and did each circuit for 40 seconds. We went around the all the stations 3 times. I really enjoyed this workout - it went fast!
Day 3 (today) was another cardio day. Again he set up different stations and we just rotated around the room. All the stations were pretty intense - jumping, walking lunges, weighted rope waves.
I am surprised I have not really been sore this week. I have my normal "I am too old to be exercising with 20 year olds" soreness - back, knees; but not any major muscle soreness - glutes, thighs, arms. I know that any exercise routine like this is only what you put into it - so am I not working hard enough? Honestly, I am not sure I can work much harder at 5 am.
One of the younger ladies has friended me at bootcamp. She has been a great motivator - she keeps telling me to push through it and cheers me on. She is also in really good shape: we did a timed plank challenge and she had the longest time in our class - 3.5 minutes.
I have been tracking my food and keeping the calories between 1400 and 1600. I am being careful about only putting good food into my body - good proteins, veggies, lots of fiber; but man, have I been hungry this week. Hopefully my body will get used to it soon. I am a little concerned about the weekend - we have another big tailgate on Saturday. I have been doing so good this week - I don't want to waste it all on an afternoon full of beer and brats (my stomach just growled again... )
One more early morning this week! I can't wait until Saturday and Sunday where I can sleep in until 7:00 or so. That will be amazing :).