The thing about working out on a Wednesday and then not working out again till Tuesday is that it stinks. Now you know I tried really hard to fit in long walks with the kids, and doing what I could to stay active, but no workout compares to the boot camp workout. Throw in a bachelorette party and staying out to 3 am on Saturday and you get the picture. So getting back into the swing of things on Tuesday was rough!
Jacob started the week out by basically telling us week 3 means no mercy, shorter breaks, longer reps, and we better keep up. So you can pretty much imagine that Tuesdays workout just about killed me. By Wednesday, I honestly thought I wouldn’t make it through- it was so cold, so dark, I could barely breathe. Thursday was more of the same. Those damn burpees!! WHY do you do this to yourself Joy (I know this is what you are thinking!) The thing is- no matter how hard it is, or how tired, or sore, or cold you are, you are doing for YOU.
Being a wife, Mom, and now a working Mom (woohoo! I went back to work this week, just 2 1/2 days, but still woohoo!) you rarely get to do anything for you. So this is my ME time. Yes, it happens to be at 5:30 am, and my hair looks ridiculous and the mascara still smeared a bit (it’s dark out though people, so who cares?) So for someone who never really enjoyed working out, I have come to love the fact that as hard as it is, I am working on ME. For ME. And I deserve it.
How much weight have a lost? That’s a tricky question, and Jacob will tell you not to ask it. The first session of boot camp (and for me this is like a first session again since I took like 7 weeks off in between), your body is learning what you are doing to it. Muscle weighs more than fat right? So stepping on the scale is a no-no. It’s about how you feel in your clothes, and how you look, not what the scale says. I admit I peek, and I don’t love the number this week. BUT, I can see the changes in my arms, in my legs, and I keep getting into those smaller sizes. Here’s what Jacob says about it on his blog…
“Typically, your body takes about 4 weeks to adjust to any changes. Whether it be dietary changes, exercise routine changes or even a medication protocol. This is why most things are prescribed in 4 week increments. Ever get a prescription from the doctor? What is the usual time frame he prescribes you to take that medication? 4 weeks. Right? If you obtain an injury and it requires physical therapy what is the usual prescription? 3 times a week for 4 weeks? Right? Well the same goes for diet and exercise. Your body will take approximately 4 weeks to adjust to any changes in these components as well. Just be patient in that regards.”
So week four is here, and Friday is the big day. TEST DAY. I can’t wait to see how much faster and stronger I am. I can already feel it. My weights are getting lighter and the runs are getting easier. My husband told me this week my legs looked like “chicken legs”. So not true, but it sounded great! My boot camp girlies said I looked “skinny” on Saturday night. Again, not quite true, but I’ll take it. Somehow that just makes it all worth it. After all, it is all about ME right ;)?
So what happens next? Week four is here, which means the end of the session. There is a week break between sessions, but Epic offers all of us hardcore campers another option. On the off week, they will hold boot camp a few days so you can still keep up your workouts, and just pay by the day.
So who out there have I inspired to join? Why not take a risk and try a free session with Epic Boot Camp? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them Joy from Chescomoms or Montcomoms sent you. You can do it. You need it. You’ll thank me. I promise! Visit www.epicbootcamp.com today 🙂