“Success is a marathon, not a sprint.”
(It’s a good thing too cause I suck at sprinting!)
Where to start!!! I’m a little behind in the blogging department, but it’s only because life has been crazy busy (with all good things!). I am happy to report that I am finally operating at 100% capacity, and it’s lucky because it is 65 degrees out and sunny!
Saturday we had an AWESOME boot camp session, which I have affectionately dubbed “Bad Ass Boot Camp”. I had found these bad ass socks online (through some of my Facebook/blog buddies) and got a pair not only for myself, but also two of my favorite boot camp ladies. We all decided to wear them to boot camp together and it was definitely beast mode on!
The workout consists of 5 min stations consisting of deadlift, clean and press, body saws, burpess, alternating toe touches, treadmill, and pushups. I deadlifted 95 lbs over 60 times in the allotted time AND managed over 100 pushups on my last station. That was more than Adam, but he insists his form was better. I ran further than him and did more burpees too…just for the record! I also pointed out to him that I was lifting a higher percentage of my body weight than him (mostly because he has been slacking off with the gym lately, and I was hoping to light a fire under his you-know-what… mission accomplished ;) )
I was SO ECSTATIC about completing that workout- particularly the pushups (I made this clear to Mike by putting a big smiley face on my paper next to the total and drawing stars around it). I used to really struggle with real pushups. When I first started boot camp I could barely do one! Now I hammer them out like it’s no big deal. It’s exactly what I remind myself whenever I struggle with another exercise- LIKE PULL-UPS!
Sunday, we followed up our kick ass boot camp session with some indoor rock climbing. Adam and I invited some of our boot camp buddies and his best friend to come too. We had a pretty good turn out and everyone totally rocked it. I was pretty impressed with how well everyone climbed, but not really surprised considering what kind of shape everyone is in.
While we were there I managed to knock out 3 (and a half) handstand pushups, which was a major achievement (at least in my mind) because I had done some serious upper body lifting earlier that morning to train for my pull-ups!
I was especially excited to see my girl Kelly kicking butt because she was a little nervous about it at first. It wasn’t long before she was killing it though. It was definitely a nice change to add some new people. Plus, it will be fun to have more of a crowd in the future. Going in a group added a whole new level of fun (and entertainment). It also helped everyone push just a little bit harder. ;)
Tonight I’m looking forward to getting back to boot camp. I already did my Insanity workout this morning, and am thinking about running to the gym to do my pull-up weight training. I hope everyone is having a great day!
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