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Today was the start of Best Body Bootcamp 2. Yesterday, I went through my nifty binder I made of the plan and all the workouts to prepare for today. I made sure my stability ball was full of air and set out my weights. I was anxious to start! I even got my lunch and snacks together last night.
This morning I had to be leave earlier than normal, so I had an early breakfast of oatmeal and a bottle of water. The lunch and snacks I put together last night? I left them on the counter, all neatly packed in my lunch bag. UGH. This meant then a less than stellar lunch as I was on the road after my morning ran longer than expected. The rest of the day, I’ve done very well. I’ve been drinking plenty of water and had a snack of avocado slices when I got home. After my snack, it was time to get in my first workout of the bootcamp. I was ready to start, can you tell?
I did cardio first, taking the lead from Julie over at Peanut Butter Fingers. She is doing the bootcamp also and I just happened to notice her post before I started. She gave her version of today’s cardio and I changed it up a little for me. I’ve never done a a 60/60 HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout before but I loved it. It kicked my butt. My 20 minutes consisted of:
Minutes 0-5………3.0 pace………8.0 incline
Minutes 5-15……Alternate 60 seconds 6.0 pace and 60 seconds 4.0 pace………1.0 incline
Minutes 15-20……3.0 pace………4.0 incline
I was super sweaty when I was done and it really got my heart rate up. I am pretty proud of myself. Can you tell?
After the cardio portion it was time to work the upper body, 3 sets of supersets. Loved it. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any type of weight workout, but I do enjoy it. And in the past, my arms have always responded well to weights. When I work out and get the results I want, my shoulders are my favorite. Hoping to like my shoulders again at the end of the 8 weeks! I am very pleased with how the first day of working out went.
I am trying to decide if I want to do tomorrow’s workout in the morning or in the afternoon. I would love to do it in the morning, so we’ll see if I can make that happen.
Part of the bootcamp is to focus on 2 goals for the week, or duration of the bootcamp. They can change throughout, and I don’t know yet if mine will change. To start, my 2 goals are drink 64 oz. of water daily, and to plan my meals. I always do better when I plan ahead (unless I forget my packed lunch on the counter!).
I am really glad I decided to be a part of this and I will do my best to give it my all for the 8 weeks. Everything works together. The more I workout, the more mindful I tend to be of my eating. And with my half-marathon training starting no later than mid-August, I am determined to make some positive changes, and continue to be #fitfluential.
If you’ve taken park in a bootcamp before, whether a long-distance challenge such as this or through a gym, what was your favorite part of it?