Monday, June 02, 2008

Boot Core Day 1

Boot Core Day 1- 198 lbs.

I woke up bright and early at 4:30 this morning. Probably a little earlier than I had to, but I didn’t want to be late on the first day of class. I was of course nervous and the thought of not going briefly floated through my mind. But I knew I just needed to get there. We warmed up with a little jogging. Then we did a timed one minute mile. Ok, so before the run I sized up my other 8 classmates. My only goal was to not be last. Success! I was the third girl and ran my mile in 9:06. Whoa! All I could think about was how in junior high I could hardly run a mile and my times were usually 13 or 14 minutes. I think my best time might have been around 12 minutes. After the mile we did the most excruciating balance/core exercise with a medicine ball. We did these walking pushup things over the ball in a plank position. I fell a few times as did others. After that hell was over we got the weight bars and did these windmill type things and I could feel the burn in my shoulders and neck. Next was partner pulls, which I found super easy because I do wall squats every time I go to the gym. Planks where we balanced on one arm and punched in front of us with the other arm were next. Oh and I forgot we threw the medicine ball 50 times on the ground starting with it above our head. The trainer didn’t count and we had to count our own. I was the last one done, some people obviously weren’t very honest because I was not the slowest at these, but I was the last one done. That’s ok, they are only cheating themselves. We finished with stretching for a few minutes.

Overall I was very pleased with the experience. 5 AM comes pretty early, but the trainer is super nice and not a hard ass. He still does a good job of motivating us. I am glad I picked the 5 AM class because there were only 9 members versus the 20+ in the 6 AM class. Plus, a lot of girls in the 6 AM class looked like Barbie. I smelled perfume when I walked by one of them. Who wears perfume to the gym!?!?

I am slightly sore right now, but I think that is from a few different things. On Saturday I did Wii boxing and yesterday I upped some weights and reps. After the class I did the stair climber for 20 minutes. I think this class will be good for me even though I am going to have to supplement it with more cardio. I would NEVER do these types of exercise on my own, because I just don’t push myself that hard, I am excited to see how the classes progresses and I hope to see some noticeable results in the fit of my clothes.

Some things that happened this past week that pleased me related to health/looks:
A lady stopped me in the grocery store to ask me where the health food section was. After I told her, she said I looked like I would know where it was. This means one of two things, either she thought I looked healthy or I looked like I hippie. I am going to go with healthy. A guy I know from my bar who I haven’t seen in a while called me gorgeous when he saw me. Yeah, it might be considered slightly creepy because he is about 20 years older than me, but he is an acquaintance so it felt nice. Plus I was looking good. Oh and the ex was sitting right beside me. My friends made fun of my long fingers. Now I know what you may be thinking, but I used to have chubby fingers. Now that I have lost some weight, then length is something I welcome. I exercised and ate well this entire week!

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