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24 August 2011

Boot Camp, No Joke

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My birthday was at the beginning of the month and one of the gifts I was given was a voucher for 8 sessions of ClearFit Interval Training (read boot camp) by my flatmate.  You might be thinking that it's a backhanded way of telling me I need to get lose weight, but I thought it was an excellent gift as I have been really wanting to get back into shape. I know this is sort of contradicting what I wrote a few months back, but in the last 3 years I have put some extra weight and am not pleased about it.  I'm making a conscious effort to boot my ass back into shape and what's better than boot camp to do it?!

I'm not one to go to the gym by myself, spend an hour working all the right muscle groups and doing the right amount of cardio, then leave feeling accomplished.  I go to the gym alone and get bored after about 15 minutes.  When I lived in New York I had a personal trainer who would tell me what to do and what to work on that day, it was excellent! At boot camp I get the same thing, but I'm also busting my ass during the hour I'm there.  It's not a pretty sight when I leave that studio, my muscles are sore and I'm beat red, but I feel great mentally and I feel like I have accomplished something. 

I've been a lazy lump this past year, OK maybe I have taken part in a couple runs but I definitely could have done more. Now that I am in taking these classes, it motivates me to want to do more.  While I want to drop at least a dress size, I also want to get in better shape and be healthier. It reminds me of that quote from Legally Blonde...

Exercise gives you endorphins.
Endorphins make people happy.
And happy people just don't shoot their husbands...
they just don't.

Feeling good in the skin you're in always motivates me and it boosts self-confidence levels.  But you know what, I'm still going to indulge in a cupcake at times like I spoke about in my previous post.


Dolly Daydream said...

I think you deserve to indulge in that cupcake every so often! :)

Jean said...

I dont think you should deprive yourself of things. There has to be a happy medium! And working out hard, you always deserve a treat.
Thanks for reading along, I hope you continue to :)