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. . .

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