Thursday, June 3, 2010

Boot Camp!!

I have finally come to that point in losing weight where I better "fish or cut bait" or another not so lady like idiom "@#&$%* or get off the pot". I have spent years procrastinating, and so much money on exercise DVDs and diet books. I almost have a full library now!! My 36 birthday is just days away and I have remained roughly the same weight since my 10 year old daughter was born. I can sit here and give myself every excuse that pops into my mind. Like...I don't have time, I'm in pain, my plantar faciitis flared up, I had cancer ( that one is getting old now)I'm too tired, I'm fine the way I am ............. but,  frankly, I am so tired of being sick and tired. I need to make some big changes, not little ones. I don't want to say that I'll start Monday and then have Monday come and go again.


What better way to spend my 36 year than to finally get my rear in gear!!

My goals are no longer to lose 10 pounds in one month and to eat like a bird, but to live healthy. Eat right and exercise! I think "they" have been saying this all along and I am now just getting it.


This morning I made my first step in achieving this life long goal. I woke up at 4:45 a.m. to go to my first class of Brundage Boot camp!! Last Thursday I went to a meeting with my hubby who is fully supporting me in this in almost every way except to join me in the early morning workouts.(He says he will be cheering me on at home from his elliptical after he sleeps another hour.) I practically signed my life away on Thursday saying that I will be at every workout and if I don't- they will come show up on my front lawn. I knew when I heard this, there would be no excuses for me and I would get the accountability that I so longed for and needed.

I have never done anything of this kind before. I haven't even moved my muscles like I did this morning for who knows how many years. I left the workout this morning feeling so proud of myself for showing up and busting my rear end. I feel muscles I have never felt before. I am sore, shaky, and I can't believe that I can't wait to go back on Monday!!

I am looking forward to having a better outlook on life. I want to be able to keep up with my kids and not feel so out of shape. I want to feed my body healthy foods that give me energy! Plain and simple, I just want to feel the best I possibly can.


If I can lose some weight and look better along the way, then I say bring on the pain- good pain that is!!


Amanda Perko said...

Whoo-hoo! I hope this stays so fun for you Kristin and is so rewarding. I've been doing P90X and it took about 40 days before I started feeling so strong and good, so be encouraged for the first weeks...stick with it. I haven't, however, lost weight (of course) so now I'm South Beaching it too. Anyhow, keep us updated and have fun!

Cathy said...

You can do it, Kristin!!

I understood every word of this post. Truly.

I've been needing to get my rear in gear for many years now.

Better go find my motivation.:)

Alisa Johnston said...

You go girl!! I'm excited for you! I'm seeing great results from my Boot Camp...I just finished week 7 of the exercise...week 4 of being on the whole program.
Have fun!

runninggal said...

Go Kristin Go!!!!


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