Sunday, April 13, 2008

It's Dark & Cold at 6am

Well, it is dark and cold at 6am but I am toughing it out. I also don't think that developing frost on your sweaty back at 6am is a good thing either! I swear I was going to die the first day and all that we did was some baseline fitness testing - you know, the standard how many sit-ups in a minute, how many push-ups, how long you can hold a plank, wall-sit and a 1km run. And oh yah, just for fun at the end, we did lunges across the field - for fun I said! One thing that I have learned is that I am the fattest and most out of shape in my boot camp. I am also only 1 of 3 people who is only subjecting themselves to this hell 3 times a week. The rest of the people feel that it is completely justifiable to get up at 5:30am to go and sweat in the dark and cold 5 days a week - well not this chiquita! Seriously though, I am enjoying myself. I keep telling myself that it is only 60minutes of my day and that I can do this. Plus we have a kick-ass instructor - Rebecca - who is a good pusher/motivator. I found myself even doing lunges for fun yesterday while I was waiting for my bath (gotta stop that bad habit! ;))

On Tuesday I was sooo sore and had a hard time getting up out of my chair at work but it was the good pain - you know the pain where you feel like you have done something. Then on Thursday, my chest was sore from the push-ups. I want to know who the sadist was who invented push-ups. . .I mean, what is the point? If I am ever on the ground like that, then I am going to use my arms and my legs to get up off the floor - never would I ever fathom to think of only using my arms!

Well tomorrow is the start of week two. . .will try and keep more up-to-date on the blog. . .

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Let the Hell Begin!

Well, tomorrow I start boot camp - yes boot camp! What ever inspired me to want to get up at 5:30am to go and work my butt off for an hour 3 times a week? I don't know. . maybe it was the Biggest Loser or the fact that summer is coming and I have flabby arms. Rather I think it was a moment of boredom a couple of weeks back and I thought "hey - why don't I pay to have someone kick my ass early in the morning" - mental note - when bored, shop instead!

Speaking of shopping, as a gift to myself for embarking on this new (and most likely hellish) journey, I bought myself a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes this morning for Neiman Marcus. . .I can't wait for them to come in. Part of me really, really hopes that they don't fit b/c I am sure if they do fit, that I will want more and given that I am pavo. . .I really can't afford more. Yah, I know - really warped thinking!

Back to bootcamp. . .so what do I want to get out of this. . .hopefully some toned arms, maybe a small reduction in the girls, a higher level of fitness. . .or motivation to haul my ass out of bed for work before 7:20am each morning.

So yes, I am scared shitless at to what this is going to look like, but I see it this way - it is only for 1 hour or 60 minutes 3 times a week - that I can survive (I think!) So keep checking back here. . .you will probably get to read some rumblings of how much my ass hurts or how sore my abs are or even better, a picture of my new shoes! Yeah. . .I love new shoes!

Well gotta run and buy the yoga mat that I need to take with me . . .when I leave my house at 5:40am - ugh!!!!