Ok, so over my staycation and my birthday weekend (plus the fabulous trip to NYC the week before….) it looks like I have gained back 5lbs. I am disappointed in myself for letting myself go and not tracking everything I am eating…but look at this cake my friend made for me – Peanut Butter & Chocolate…and in the centre icing layer there were mini Reese peanut butter cups that softened while baking. Let’s just say it was the most magical birthday cake I have ever had, it was stunning and I still think about it every single day. I happened to also eat it for about 5 days straight…plus the cupcake versions so it is no wonder why I gained. That plus making my own Sangria for the first time….YUM! Boy that stuff sure is refreshing!
I can’t be too mad at myself, I did enjoy but I was clearly a bit excessive so starting back at work this week, I have been getting back on track by eating Oatmeal every morning, lots of water, lots of fruit, salad and no sangria. The other major thing I have done because I need to get back on track is join a bootcamp (as you may have read in “Bootcamp Bitches”). Let’s talk about this, shall we?
Bootcamp makes me think back to when Montel Williams had those Drill Sargent’s get in the faces of unruly (slutty, trampy, foul mouthed, disrespectful) teens who behaved badly (like animals)…and whip them back to the innocent prepubescent girls they once were. Some would cry, some would laugh and then cry and essentially were changed for the better. I can see why they would want to apply this method to exercise…for those (ME) that can’t seem to behave properly and get their Phat ass to the gym, or on the road or in a park or anywhere really to not get bored from exercising.
I got a notice at work for this bootcamp that was happening near our office. It was called “My Favourite Bootcamp” (http://myfavouritetrainer.com/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=13) but the one by my office was at 12noon – which means I would come back to the office smelling funky for the rest of the day which wouldn’t be fair to my co-workers. So my friend at work agreed to join with me up near her place on Monday and Wednesday evenings so to have someone with me, makes it a. harder convince myself to not go and b. Awesome that I have a partner the whole hour to get through it with! The first class, well you know about that if you read my first post bootcamp class…about a few of the members…the trio of mean girls who on top of being mean and judgemental, find it difficult to decide on the best place for salad after class: Fresh or Freshii. Is there really a difference? To discuss the entire class which one to go to makes me think there isn’t much else going on upstairs. Luckily, the rest of the girls are awesome.
Class number two was amazing because the Mean Girls weren’t there and everyone else is so nice! Including our amazing trainer Kevin. Seriously, I have never worked with a trainer on more than one occasion in my life, and Kevin is AWESOME. First, he makes everything look effortless and easy showing us how it should look…but when I do it myself, it hurts like a bootcamp bitch and not even close to being effortless. I look like a donkey, let’s be real. He also makes it interesting because each class is different so there is no chance to get bored…the best thing is that he helps each person, the classes are intimate with 10 or less people which gives extra personal attention in order to get the most out of your own workout.
When I originally made the call to Kevin, he asked the question: “What was I looking to get out of the class?” and I was honest and told him that I am on the quest to lose weight. I told him I have lost 29.5lbs so far – this was before my birthday obviously and what made me decide to join at that specific moment was when he congratulated me on my loss. Just that one comment gave me the indication that it was the right decision for me and Kevin was the right trainer. Already reinforcing positivity? Sign me up! The other thing was that I asked if he would yell at me and I didn’t like that and he told me he doesn’t…he was being honest, he hasn’t yelled at all like those sargent’s on Montel, even after I requested him to the 2nd and 3rd class. I think the yelling would be funny…he whipped me, which was equally fun!
Just this past Wednesday, I worked really hard – the class used 15lb weights in most of the circuits and it was PAINFUL…I still feel it today…2 days later. So this is good progress and I look forward to the class this coming Monday. If you guys want an awesome teacher, with lots of times / locations in the city to choose from – join My Favourite Bootcamp with Kevin and you wont be disappointed..you will be in pain, but the really good kind. I just hope for your sake that you don’t get a class with any Bootcamp Bitches and if you do, you will laugh at them and still have a great experience like I am having!
Blog Soon, PFF
p.s. Follow Kevin on Facebook to get more information! http://www.facebook.com/#!/myfavouritebootcamp and check out his message back to me after I posted on his page!
LOVE! This is exactly why you should join too!