Friday, December 11, 2009

Boot Camp - 5AM

I got up at 4:30AM this morning to try a Boot Camp class at the fitness center, run by the personal trainer who lost 200 lbs. It is M W F. I can do a 5-6AM or 5-6PM class. The downside, besides the time, is it's an additional $100 a month. But it's still MUCH cheaper than working with the personal trainer 1 on 1. There were about 4 other people this morning.

On Fridays the Boot Camp is in the pool. We did swimming, water walking, balancing, used the bands for bicep curls, did wall push ups, dips, crunches, squats. I think my muscles are going to be tired later. I was much slower than others which made me a little sad, but they all aren't lugging around as much weight either. I didn't want to participate in the obstacle course that used the water slide. (I don't much like them to begin with, but I was forever terrified of how I looked when Eddie Murphy did that horrible movie being a FAT person and the trailer had the joke of him/her going down a waterslide in all her fat glory) I liked going early, but not sure if it is sustainable. I think I'll try another class next week to see what the non pool class is like.

I do know that when I exercise early it sets up my mind to eat better. Kind of like I'm not going to ruin what I've started on doing. Whatever works, right?

My weigh in today was 266.9 which means I've regained 4-5 lbs. I'd say at least 2 or so is water retention because I'm expecting TOM and I ate a half of canister of Pringles yesterday. But the other 2, I could legitimately say those are real. We shall see. So I'm resetting my goals. I'm going to do 1 lb a week for December (with all the food we are around during the holidays I think this is safer. If I do more - GREAT!) and then go back up to 2 lbs a week in January


  1. Amazing job getting up that early to exercise!

  2. Boot Camp sounds like fun. You have inspired me to sign up for 4 classes next month. Thanks!

  3. Wow, Jodie! You are amazing! I can't even imagine doing a class like that. Congrats! Keep up the good work!

  4. Great job at the class - it sounds hard, but so great! I'm an early exerciser myself and found it to be the only time that I will consistently get it done.

    Keep up the great work!

  5. wow, when they say boot camp, they mean it...4:30 was when we got up for bootcamp. of course, we had the additional incentive of jail if we refused to cooperate. Good on you for going. Don't look back, look forward. Set your attainable goals, attain them, and get a few victories under your belt. You'll feel pound at a time, one day at a time.

  6. 5 a.m. is HARD! Make sure you get a goood night's sleep first! It's interesting that one day is in the pool - I've never heard of pool boot camp. As hard as it was, did you like it?

  7. Wow, that is early. Awsome for you.
    Small goals are better I think. If you set big or long term goals, it is much easier to "give up". I have always done worse when my goals were large but I have done much better with the little goals. One at a time!
    Keep going!

  8. Well done for going to Boot Camp - long may it continue! I would LOVE to have something to go to at that time (providing there was a good creche!) because the place must be almost empty before 6am! I'm very self-conscious about exercising in public...

  9. Hi Jodie,

    Hope all is going well with you. I'm missing you again! Hope to see a new post soon.