Post # 1
… and I feel great! I started a new rigorous “bootcamp” workout last week Thursday after a 1 year hiatus from all exercise and am proud to say that since last thursday, I’ve done 5 bootcamps (estimated to burn 500-800 calories per session), plus 1 Zumba, 1 dance class, and 1 cardio at the gym.
Since last Wed, my scale showed that I already lost 2.5 pounds. CRAZY! My diet, which normally consists solely of fried food and meat, has now shifted to an almost veggie, no-fried food diet. I’ll share the secret to working out and eating healthy that has motivated me:
JOIN AN BOOTCAMP PROGRAM OR “UNLIMITED” MONTHLY PASS SOMEWHERE AND STICK WITH IT. Dropping a lot of money (mine is $200/month) will motivate you to go often (how could you waste that much money?) and working out that hard will be a disincentive to eating poorly. Hey, I’m not going through that torture for a stupid french fry, NO THANK YOU!
Anyone else have a secret to sticking with their workout plan/losing weight? Let’s motivate each other!
Post # 3
that is so impressive!!! you go girl!
though i probably should be paying better attention to my diet and exercising, I haven’t been motivated at all lately.so i’m totally failing on my part.
but you keep up the AMAZiNG work!
Post # 4
For the past year I’ve been working out nearly every day. I don’t generally eat unhealthy food and I prefer relaxing workouts. I think that I’ve lost maybe 5 pounds, but I didn’t have much extra weight hanging on me anyway. Initially I needed to combine tv time with working out, so I would hop on the treadmill or crosstrainer for an hour while I watched tv. Then I got netflix and started experimenting with the workouts that they have on instant play. They have enough variety that I don’t feel like I need to join a gym, and I alternate between a few of my favorites so that I don’t get bored. I enjoy their 10-minute solutiones pilates and kick-boxing, one of their yoga videos with Baron Baptiste, and I also throw a Jillian Michael’s yoga dvd that I bought into the mix. While I’m by no means ripped, I’m completely satisfied with how toned I am. I think the key is to not push yourself too hard, but to slowly incorporate a workout in every day so that it becomes routine. It’s easy to say that you need a week or so break from a rigorous workout, and then that break may turn into an indeterminate amount of time. Congrats on your accomplishments! I don’t think that I could make it through an entire bootcamp session.
Post # 5
Wow, that sounds so intense that it makes me worried that it is unhealthy?!
Post # 6
you did 429 push ups? i am impressed
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! FI called Bull-s&*! when I told him, but then I explained to him what we did:
4 push ups, 4 crunches, 10 jumping jacks and 4 squats per minute…then each of the push ups, crunches and squats increased to 5,6,7,8,9,10, all the way up to 21
…and when we thought we were done, we had do go all the way down, 20, 19, 18 of each all the way down to where we started …4! It’s easy to keep up when everyone in the class is doing it and motivating each other. I can’t lie … I did the girlie push-ups on my knees!
@primp: I appreciate your comments, it really is about setting a lifestyle, not going crazy and being unable to keep it up. I’m really hoping I’ll be able to though. My fiance commented today about how my back and arms are already looking ripped! Yaaaaaaaa…
Post # 8
OMG! you gooo girl! i wish i could do 10 pushups. i guess you’re going to be my motivation…. 🙂
Post # 9
No bootcamp on Sunday so my fiance and I did a killer hike on Sunday. I burned him going up (it is practically a vertical hike, it is the most brutal hike I’ve done in my life) and he was so proud of me!
Today, my fiance decided to sleep in for the MLK holiday so I missed bootcamp. The wonderful thing about it was that we decided to work out together to P90X (our first time doing P90X)!
We had a GREAT time hiking together and today, doing P90X together. It made working out fun! My suggestion is that you find a workout to do with your fiance and you can have some quality bonding time and burn calories while you’re at it!
Post # 10
That is bada*s!!! You go girl, and keep up the awesome work!! >.,
Post # 11
WOW, i’m super-impressed!!
Post # 12
I wouldn’t say I love doing bootcamp, but it is a great workout. I’m doing one right now and it’s so intense that at times I feel light headed or throwing up. Yesterday we did 8 mins of intense intervals…of 8 different exercises including burpees (my least favorite). Then he made us planks for as long as we could…wthe class lasted 1 min and 30 sec…lol After it’s done, I feel awesome. I just signed up for a competition within the bootcamp to see how much fat and weight I can lose…hoping this will motivate me even more.