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Friday, June 3, 2011

Boot Camp and Me - A Love/Hate Relationship

Hey guys! What's up?  It's been awhile.  How has everyone's week been so far? Short work weeks are, as  Tony the Tiger would say, "Greeeeat!"    As for me, my week so far has been good.  I'm settling in at my new place of employment and learning the ropes, new office programs, etc.  Boring stuff.

In other news, yesterday marked the beginning of my boot-camp adventure.  It's held three days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 6:15 a.m.  for 30 days. I must have been heavily medicated, or very intoxicated or just plain out of my mind when I agreed to sign up for this!  O.M.G.  It was pure and utter sweat, blood and tears.  No lie!  The instructor is a former Navy seal, a huge man, about 1000 lbs, stands about 6'4 and can pick me up with one hand.  Ok, ok, not really, but he is a huge guy and mean too!

Merciless. 

"Just what we need chica! A super strict trainer!"  so utters my friend.  The same friend who forced  talked me into doing this boot camp insanity.  First of all, waking up at the ungodly hour of 5:00 a.m. to go work out is enough to make me puke!  But I did it. The work out consists of heavy cardio in the form of running, sprinting, crawling, hopping, push-ups, jumping jacks, sit-ups and tug of wars.  If one person in the group messes up or slows the group down, then that person has to catch up to us and do it all over again.  It's held outside, at a park.  Did I mention it was 100 degrees today in Houston?  Um, yeah.  Yesterday it wasn't so bad though.   And after all was said and done, I limped  walked my defeated but invigorated body to the showers and then I cried.  Not because I was sad, no, I actually cried because I was so proud of myself for finishing the entire workout.  I didn't think I was going to be able to make it.  But I did!  And I'm back at it tomorrow. Friday's class is in the evening due to scheduling conflicts.  Don't worry, I know you're concerned for me and are wondering if I've packed my Advil yet.  Happy to report, it's in my gym bag, along with a bottle of Ibuprofen, for back up purposes.  This road to creating a better version of myself, mind, body and soul is daunting at best.  But it's something I have to do.  Mediocrity is not an option.  Alright, that's it for tonight.  My aching muscles and I are going to go pass out now. 

Be good.

11 comments:

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Better you then me as I do not think I could do it.......

Random Girl said...

Oh how awesome! I have always wanted to do a true kick-my-ass bootcamp work out series. Perhaps I will seek one out now and we can share advil?? Good for you girlie! Way to rock it!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

This sounds difficult but great! Love how proud you are of yourself. It's a great feeling to know that there are things you can do that you never imagined you possibly could. Good luck with the rest of this class.

Belle said...

Good for you, Yvonne! It does feel so good to set a goal and stick to it. I watch those shows on TV about people losing weight and I can't believe they don't all fall down with heart attacks the first day. But they don't.

David Batista said...

Cool -- congrats! I wish you all the best of luck. You're definitely showing that you have the go get 'em! attitude. :)

getyourselfconnected said...

Good luck! Just like back in the boxing days, train 15 rounds till your arms are dead, then spar a guy 3 weight classes heavier for 3 rounds. I can't believe I did that for so long.

Yvonne said...

Jo Ann- It wore me out!

RG- I highly recommend it! It knocks me on my booty but so exciting at the same time! I feel like an old lady, limping everywhere but I keep looking at hte bigger picture! And def will share my Advil! -You're gonna need it! ha!

YRJ- Thank you!

Belle - I felt that way today! Probably because it was 100 degrees again!

David - Thanks! I'm def fighting that's for sure! :)

GYC- I think I'll stick to the boot camp for now, thanks! hahaha! So why did you stop the insanity???

getyourselfconnected said...

6 broken noses, and broken hands that needed cortisone shots between boxing tournaments made me feel like it was too much, then I found out I could do science to make money! I switched to tennis and getting good grades, lol.

Yvonne said...

All valid reasons. Mine fail by comparison. Somehow, saying, "...because I'm tired" just doesn't sound right after reading your reasons. hahahaha!

The Frisky Virgin said...

Oh, you are amazing! Just be careful in that heat, okay? I tend to worry, I know. lol

Yvonne said...

FV- I'm keeping hydrated for sure! Thanks for worrying!!!