So I will not lie- I was nervous to join a boot camp for a few reasons * ahem * excuses.
- I didn’t know anyone. I was nervous.
- Severely overweight compared to the pictures I saw of the girls in the previous boot camps
- Afraid of not being able to do any of the exercises.
Well so my weight went up and down throughout he 6 weeks. It was stagnant, I lost 10, then some came back, then I am close to where I started. I was not feeling anywhere near happy when the last week rounded up to a close ( minus my parents were visiting from out of state and we did an early thanksgiving together – so I was ELATED to see them )
So the night before the last day I measured myself. Then I did it again. Then I had my husband do it without telling him what I got.
Its official in 6 weeks I lost 2 pounds and 24.5 inches.
So I really tried to have the EXACT same bra, shirt, and shorts. I tore my closet apart looking for those freaking shorts with no luck whatsoever. My husband pointed this out, but I decided you all could be in shock with me- I SEE THOSE MISSING INCHES NOW! the shirt actually fits, the sports bra isn’t killing me, and well I am sure those shorts would have shown the same results.
I am throwing the scale away until 2014. I give myself doctors office visits only- as they make you. I am not going to look at weight, at all.
Arms – Lost 3 right and los 3 left
Neck – Loss of 2
Bust- Loss of 3
Waist- loss of 5
Hips – loss of 3
Thighs- loss of 2.5 and loss of 2
Calves – loss of .5 and .5 =-1
Total : 24.5
Besides the inches, and finally accepting I made changes- I was the only one strong enough to lift a tractor tire by myself. Most did it in pairs, and it was still hard for them. I say that is disbelief of my own strength- not to sound like I am bragging. I literally could not do ANYTHING when I started boot camp. I was weak, no core strength, and crappy cardio.
So I started the boot camp :
9 Crappy Male pushups. in 60 seconds
11 *cheated* sit-ups in 60 seconds
and a “run” mile time of 13:19
I ended boot camp with :
21- awesome perfect male pushups in 60 seconds.
21- Perfect non cheated sit-ups in 60 seconds
and a run time of 13:14 for my mile.
Now I could have kept going on the test, but I decided I was only going to do perfect execution over repetition numbers. I was really upset about the run for one, I am faster than that. I was bad and went against the podiatrists directives, and I ran instead of walking. I would run the curve and walk the straight away on the track. So after being sad for a bit- I realized I DID improve. I was at the back of the line starting so that added some time, and I walked way more this time because my foot/leg was in agony. I can be proud that I improved in my own way. I was not out of breath like the last time, and the only thing holding me back was my foot.
Those are broken blood vessels I got just from the mile test. I have taken days off even from allowed activities like the bike and the elliptical – just to ensure I am not doing any more damage, and FINALLY listening to the doctor.
But what if..
So I started to be depressed over my results. Well not depressed, but really disappointed. (Again I am throwing the scale away until 2014- It really derailed my happy moment, while removing my focus from a pretty amazing transformation. )
I started to think, what if I would have been on a diet. Or “healthy eating” following the nutritionists recommendations.
What if I would have done this, or this , or that. I was also REALLY unsure if I even wanted to share my results. I mean, I was not even proud! It did not last long. I have amazing family and friends who snapped me out of it – told me in a non-creepy friend way that my butt looked amazing, and be PROUD of my transformation.
This is SO hard to remember when the doctors and world are talking about the scale so much. I am so proud of my body for the inches lost, the strength gained, and abilities I learned it can do!
I am proud of my results, and I decided I am going to try to challenge myself for a month to revamp my diet and cravings- and that overhaul be my focus by participating in a challenge. * more info to come soon*
I have a good base of exercise now, and will be maintaining it with friends at the gym, and now will focus on changing my body from the inside out.