Post # 1
So I lost my mind a few weeks ago and signed up for a fitness boot camp. One of my moms good friends runs it and I always see him posting about it on facebook. Well I decided one day (the day I lost my mind) to sign up for the august class. I figured it was a great idea because he only charges 40 dollars for 2 classes a week for a month. in the photos he posted it looks like he gets great results as a trainer.
Im a fat kid to the core and jogging is a challenge for me. Im not even at a beginner level when it comes to working out lol. So I convinced my 2 best friends and my cousin to join with me. Yesterday was the first class. Turns out this is an insanity based workout. FUUUUU*******!!!!!! I swear I gave it my all and I still had to do the modified versions of stuff for part of the work out. We got through the warm up and I thought it was the damn work out! Not to mention that starting next week, instead of doing it on the grass we will be working out on the beach! on sand! that sucks! I haven’t attempted burpees or suicides or suicide lunges since….. well basically since I was a work out freak in high school and college. So I gave it my best shot yesterday and it was a sad sight lol. and today???…. yea…. I am so sore I can’t even think straight. I have sore muscles in places I didn’t even know there was muscles.
I am supposed to go for my second weekly class tomorrow evening and Im already thinking of ways to skip it 🙁 talk me into going again bees!!! tell me I won’t croak if I try and attempt this class again!
Post # 3
I also what to chime in and say F*&* you Burpees. Like what jackass invented that move? Who and where ever you are, there is a special place in HELL for you.
Now that is off my chest, OP just go. The first time is always the worst. It does get easier. As Nike says JUST DO IT!
Post # 4
@stardustintheeyes: GO, GO, GO!! What does not kill you makes you stronger, and working thru the soreness will be better, than quitting all together!! Give yourself your break…even if you can only do 1/2 the reps, or the modified versions…you are still doing it, and that is a beautiful thing!! And one day, if you keep working at it, you will be so proud that you can go thru the entire workout without wanting to die, because there will come a point where you will. Two days a week is a great start to a workout program, but I recommend adding in a day or two at home, or somewhere else as well.
And I promise you this, the human body is a powerful thing. Physically, it can do more than we mentally believe. So when you feel you NEED to give up, chances are it is your head telling you that, and not your body. I am not saying push it to the point of injury, but certainly, push yourself to keep going as long, and as hard as YOU can (not everyone else, but YOU). The results will be worth it, but it is not instant, it is a journey 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 5
@bklynbridetobe: I really hope it does get easier. In some strange way it was fun because I had some friends and my cousin there with me and we all were able to laugh at each other when we just looked ridiculous and motivate each other to keep going when one of us wanted to quit or slow down. I agree though that whoever decided “hey this would be a fun move!” needs a high five to the face.
Post # 6
@OUgal0004: We have “assignments” to do on the off days and my cousin and I are adding one more day of the work out we did yesterday so it will actually be 3 days of that and then other things on the off days. Part of the program is to commit to one hour of at home work every day besides the twice a week class. some of the off day stuff is not as intense but the idea is to make it a routine to fit in that hour of work out time every single day. I sure hope it gets easier because I really felt like I was going to just flop on the ground. My muscles are like noodles today.
Post # 7
omg, so I started boxing a couple years ago (I was in ok shape but I wanted to take it to the next level) and it’s basically the same workout with tons of lunges, burpees, pushups, etc.
Your butt is going to look AMAZING. Like, not even kidding. I had no idea my body could look the way it did after just a month. But don’t stop, I stopped and I’m kinda more flab than fab right now.
Post # 8
@stardustintheeyes: Yes, go! If you go twice a week like you’re supposed to, you’ll be amazed at what you can do after those 2 months are up.
Post # 9
@OUgal0004: Give yourself your break…even if you can only do 1/2 the reps, or the modified versions…you are still doing it, and that is a beautiful thing!! And one day, if you keep working at it, you will be so proud that you can go thru the entire workout without wanting to die, because there will come a point where you will.
This is what I had to come to accept. It is a mental battle. Okay I might not be the fitest girl in the class; sure I not executing the moves as well as I want, but thats okay. I’m here damnit! Instead of vegging out in front of my TV again. You have to give yourself credit. Getting out of shape took time and effort and so does getting into shape. But damn it sometimes is sucks to hell, but push thru anyway.
Post # 10
It really, really does get easier! I went to my friend’s bootcamp for the first time last summer, and after my first class on a Friday I took off to San Francisco for the weekend. I had to DEATH GRIP my husband’s arm to help keep me up because my quads were so sore that I thought they’d give out at any moment on the hills. I couldn’t walk right for like 4 days. After that, I had just a titch of soreness after each class the next day. Jogging became just a bit easier (though I’m still stuck in the “running a mile is hard for me” camp), and losing / maintaining weight was much easier.
Go – it’s worth it! It’s always hardest in the beginning!
Post # 11
@stardustintheeyes: Don’t hate me, I love Burpees. I did a death by burpees session last night and ack it hurts (but in a good way).
Okay so back to the motivation.
Bootcamps and Crossfit are incredibly beneficial and they burn fat like you wouldn’t believe. They are, as you have experienced, intense and a pain in the ass literally and figuratively speaking and even if I (being an addict that goes four times a week) take a week off find it hard for about another week to two weeks as I have to work myself back into it. In other words you need to give it time. It SUCKS at first…that is why they say you love/hate it. Give it atleast a week to two weeks of really pushing yourself. If you find that you dread 100% going than find something else. While working out should never be easy or pleasant and definitely not a walk in the park you shouldn’t hate what you are doing, otherwise you won’t remain committed to doing it. Bootcamps/Crossfit are NOT for everyone and it may be that you need to find another way to stay fit and motivated. That is absolutely okay.
Best of luck and let us know how it goes after a couple more sessions.
Post # 12
the guy who runs it is super motivational. He used to be 400 lbs and now weighs 200 lbs and is really in fantastic shape. He never did anything but eat clean and work out. No surgeries, diet pills, fad diets, juices, shakes, none of those things. Just good clean eating and working out and it took him a few years but hes in the best shape of his life and his goal is to help others look and feel great. That’s why he does these classes for so cheap. He’s also always willing to work with us on the off days if we want an extra session with him and he doesn’t charge for those days he just will invite us along on his work outs.
As for yesterday I actually had tears in my eyes at one point because mentally I was just done and physically I was tired but I really really wanted to at least finish the set I was doing. the trainer came by and saw how much I was struggling and he got all in my face and was like “this is for you, just push, keep pushing until you can’t anymore, come on just two more lets go!” having someone do that really really helped me to not break. I know I have to find that focus in myself and not rely on someone else to do that but at the point im at now, it really gave me that extra push I needed.
Post # 13
@stardustintheeyes: Just keep in mind – Giving 60% is better than giving 0%. Go out there and do what you can. Just have fun, and keep a big smile on your face. 🙂
Post # 14
I hate burpees too and can’t do them the ‘full range’. Plus they make my arse jiggle like J Lo’s 🙁