Week one done!

Week one of whole 30 (ish, I’ve kind of cheated this week) and boot camp is done. Boot camp on Wednesday kicked my butt. My asthma flared up and I had a really hard time breathing. Today I made sure to take a couple of puffs off of my inhaler and that helped. Or maybe the workout was easier? Guess we’ll see next week!

Tomorrow morning I’m starting back up with Couch 2 5k. I’d love to be able to run a 10k by October. I’ll do that on my days I’m not doing boot camp and take 1 day off a week.

How are you doing with your fitness goals?

Boot camp class #2

I attended my 2nd bootcamp class this morning. Man getting up at 5am to be there at 5:45 was rough. Not as hard as I thought it would be, but this is definitely a change for me.

There were 4 of us in class this morning so the atmosphere was a lot more exciting for me. I like the social aspect of the class a lot and I’m really glad it’s limited to 6 women.

I was pleasantly surprised that the exercises weren’t too hard for me to do, the hardest were the jump lunges. The easiest and most fun were the punching bag punches.  Lots of aggression to get out 😉 I kid I kid!

Next class is Wednesday and I can’t wait!

Back on the wagon

After eating not great for a week and drinking more than usual, I’m really looking forward to getting back to eating Whole 30 compliant tomorrow.  I’ve also got another boot camp class at 5:45 tomorrow morning! I’m sure I’ll be very sore come Tuesday, but it will be worth it in the long run.

Adding exercise

Now, obviously I’m never going to get in shape and fit with diet alone. So today I started boot camp classes with Bridgeport Fitness. I originally heard about Renea (the owner/trainer) from my neighbor Kristina. Kristina’s son goes to the same school as Renea’s son (the same my daughter will go to in the fall as well) and she’d attended some of the classes and really liked them.

I have to say, for the first time ever, I loved the class too. They’re 30 minute HIIT classes and have a limit of 6 women (women only to boot!) per class and you do 6 circuits in 1 minute intervals.  Other than the burpees (because really, no one likes burpees) it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed not having to deal with a lot of people and I felt like I was getting more individual attention as well.

I’m signed up for 10 classes total, so it’ll be interesting to see how I feel/look in a couple of weeks.

If anyone local is interested in checking out the classes, there is currently a Groupon running right now and it is quite a great deal!