Today was my last day of Bootcamp. Some thought I was crazy for signing up, others couldn’t believe it. I’m not exactly the most active or fitness-minded person. But, despite getting up at 5:20 each morning, I really enjoyed bootcamp. I ran, I squatted, I bear-crawled, I lifted, I ran with weights, I sweat, I cursed those energetic instructors with washboard abs. I pushed myself and mostly surprised myself at what I could accomplish. Today, I pushed a truck! That’s pretty amazing, and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have done that three weeks ago. I often felt so proud knowing that I had run miles, lifted lots of weight, did tons of squats, push-ups, etc before I even got my day started.
I saw some improvement in my body, saw a few pounds go away, increased the number of push ups and sit ups that I can do, and greatly improved what I eat- but mostly, I learned that I don’t mind working out. And that it can be fun. I learned so many new exercises and ideas to make the workout interesting. I won’t be continuing bootcamp for in June, but will continue using my mornings to work out. It just won’t be quite as early…
There was a bootcamp picnic on Sunday, and I went to get extra credit. I found it ironic that even though two of the only things we were specifically told not to consume- hot dogs and beer- were served in abundance at the picnic. I passed on both- shocking, I know! Casey and I threw a Frisbee around for a while, then actually had to be more active to get our credit. We joined a game of ultimate Frisbee, and had so much fun. Our team started a little shaky, but in the end, we rocked and we won! What a workout- running, stopping, running the other way- but it was a blast. I could work out all day doing stuff like that.
It’s re-energized me, and I’m ready to keep the momentum going. Take advantage of the warmer and brighter days and get out and move! Play a game in your backyard, walk around the neighborhood, go swimming- just get out and move!