Boot Camp Day Two

Life List #45 - Get Healthy. 

So I got up again at 4:30 a.m. again today and went to boot camp.

Day two - check. Yay.

But I’m starting to believe that the challenge in completing this month will be less about the “getting up early” and more about “the intense workout”. Maybe it’s because it’s only five hours since I finished this morning’s 50-minute exercise and I’m having trouble walking.

And standing.

And exerting any kind of energy. It hurts to type this, for pete’s sake. And I don’t remember working out my fingertips specifically.

So I’m starting to worry a little. But I’m not giving up. I even purchased a new pair of running shoes yesterday since my previous pair were about four years old and made my arches hurt. (By the way - when did running shoes get so expensive?!) Anyways I was really happy to have them this morning when I was one of the first to fall out of the plank position and had to “run” a lap as punishment. Yes - I used quotes around “run”. Because I’m not sure you could call what I did a “run”. But I made it around a full lap. And I didn’t puke.

That was “fun”.

Day two of boot camp is also day one of summer vacation, by the way. So needless to say we haven’t had a chance to fall into our summer schedule/rhythm yet.  I’ve only had to put out three fights between my almost first-grader and almost fifth-grader.

Thankfully they don’t know that I can’t chase them yet. If they find out…I’m toast. Please don’t tell them.

How’s your summer going so far?! Moving any mountains? Making any progress towards your goals?

Day-by-day, my friends. Day-by-day.

(ouch. hand cramp)



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    Abra Alani says:

    I’m inspired - no pain no gain, right? (I always hated when people said that expression to me) What boot camp is this? I’m not good at self-motivating, so I’ve always wondered how I’d do with this type of thing.
    Do you follow written instructions on your own, or is it a class? (I’m going to read your first boot camp day post now, I’m sorry I didn’t do that BEFORE commenting here…)

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      Jennifer Patrick says:

      Hey there! It’s just a little class in Houston but kind of intense - all outside and random exercises but meant to be really hard and extreme. I’m going with a friend and if she wasn’t in my drive-way at 4:45 a.m. to pick me up I’m not sure I’d go!!! (Thanks Patti!) I have so much weight to lose, I was thinking a month of this might get me in gear. Thanks for visiting!!! Jenn

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    tess says:

    keep up the good work- it will get easier and easier!

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