Yes! I did it. I actually made it through my first boot camp class.
And I am still alive and kicking! Breathing even. Normally. But let me tell you OOOO…MMMM…GGGG!!! That was the toughest thing I have done in a long time. And I thought running was hard. That’s nothing compared to what I just went through. April and Brent, a husband and wife team, took us through the ringer. But they were so much fun.
Except for the fact that I don’t think I saw a lick of sweat on April. Seriously, she just did everything with such ease…AND, grace. It was fun to watch her as you can tell she loves what she does. She works out hard, but because she is so conditioned and in uber great shape, it really seemed like it was a walk in the park for her. She’s my new superhero! Well, so is Brent. He really did a great job, too. They kind of tag-teamed the workout, which way rocked. Seriously, that is so cool that they work out together like that. Thanks to Brent and April for making me sweat. And let me tell you, that was the most sweat that has ever come out of this body. Whew! My HRM said I burned 533 calories, so that’s kind of cool, huh?
Oh, also, a big thanks to Tina, my workout buddy, for doing it with me. She was a trooper.
Really, it was so AWESOME. Tina and I already made plans to attend next Saturday’s boot camp, which includes 30 minutes of the intense boot camp workout and 30-60 minutes of spin class. Yahoo, that should be interesting, as I have never done a spin class before. Seriously, what have I gotten myself into? This is nuts. Crazy, I say. All this working out is so not me, but let me tell you, I have having a blast. Seriously. It is so much fun.
Today’s class was very fast-paced and very intense. We were moving, mostly fast, the whole entire time. There were burpees (which by the way, I haven’t done since grade school), jumping jacks, running in place this way and that way, jumping like I was a slalom skier, push ups, squats, ab work, weights, push ups, squats, weights, ab work, balance ball stuff, resistance band stuff, push ups, squats and OMG, I can’t even remember everything. That hour went by so fast. The music really rocked, too. The music really helps, in my opinion.
There are a couple of things I learned about myself this morning – one, I have no upper body strength; two, I have no core strength; and lastly, I really need to concentrate on myself and not watch everyone else in the class who made it look so darn easy! Oh, and some how, some way, some where, I need to get, find, whatever some coordination. Wow. Really.
I am attaching a picture that Tina took after the class of Brent, myself and April. Seriously, aren’t they just cute? Enjoy!