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It’s FRIDAY!!! I made it a straight five day run!! And, guess what?!?! I am still alive!
My body is sore, and tired… my brain has slowed down a little from the hyper-drive it was whirring at last Friday, when I was anticipation of my first day at Cheyenne Fit Body Boot Camp.
I have discovered that most of my anxiety was about attempting to make it to the 5 am class, and the need to have to set an alarm for that to happen. To solve that problem, I decided to commit to a time that is actually more conducive to my natural schedule; so now I can tell people I have got to go get, “My Nooner.” Yes, folks, this IS the MOST action I have seen or had in YEARS! (wink wink)
It has been a pleasant diversion to have something to look forward to on a daily basis that gets me out of the house, and around people with a common goal. It has been very interesting and insightful interacting with fellow Fitters in our private online accountability group.
This is something that most people who go to a regular gym probably have never experienced. We literally have access to 24 hour accountability… if you have the connection to the interwebs, you can get a pretty rapid response from some one. It’s pretty cool. Go to work and tempted by birthday cake? Someone will remind you of your goals. Eat the cake anyway? Some one will remind you, that you are human, and to get over yourself and get back on task for the rest of the day and week.
It’s not even tough love, it is a support group and a common unity. I haven’t been in one of those for a while.
Five days isn’t long in the greater scheme of things, but it does bring me five days closer to how I would like to look and feel.
On October 2, 2013 I made this blog post, I want a better body, I want a better mind.
Many of the things I wanted THEN, are attainable by going through the Fit Body Boot Camp. I didn’t know about the program then; and even IF I had… I probably wouldn’t have gone anyway. I wasn’t mentally ready, I hadn’t reached my rock bottom.
I have literally felt super high all week. I am excited at the fact that this is going to continue to challenge me for as long as I choose to continue… No boredom here folks! I look forward to getting more into the diet end of things, in order to systematically change my bodies current state of affairs.
I’m going to tell you another one of my reasons why this excites me; I am kind of addicted to “before/after” pictures. When I was in high school I was an average sized girl, I have always had big thighs and hips. I wanted to get all my gym credits out of the way, so I took a weight lifting class, along with regular phys. ed.
I found myself in the weights class with a bunch of football players and wrestlers. The coach had us all on one program; weekly maxing out. At my peak I could squat 320lbs. and dead lift 120 lbs. As proud as I was of my strength, I hated how I looked. I was building muscles and not burning fat. I later learned that I should have been doing more reps with less weight. And, that the coach wasn’t worried about the body prerogative his female students.
Eh, you live and learn I guess.
Lucky for all of us our bodies are pretty malleable things, and if we set them up for success, they will usually follow suit.
Back to those Before/After photos; have you ever seen yourself in an old photo and thought, “hey I didn’t look so bad back then, I was being hard on myself,” or the opposite “what the hell.. I don’t even recognize myself”? I sure do. Well I want a new one. One that I look at and say “DAMN!”
And with that, I can’t even think of an excuse you might have today.