Today was the third day of Tina’s Boot Camp and I’ve got to say, it’s been a lot harder than I’d anticipated. Yesterday was a leg day and it included a move called the one legged sit to stand. You can probably figure out how to do it. This was so hard for me. First I tried to hold a weight in my hands but then ended up just doing the move with my body weight alone. My butt is super sore today.
Today was 30 minutes of intervals – 3 minutes on, 2 minutes off. I did them at 6.5 mph and 5.5 mph for recovery. Going into it, I thought this would be easy. I do intervals a lot when I run on the treadmill. But for whatever reason it was really, really hard and I felt like I was going to puke. (That might have had more to do with the Vitamin Water Zero that I had earlier in the day. I always think it’s not going to bother my stomach and then it does.)
For a long time, I’ve sort of had this woe is me attitude towards weight loss. I’ve felt like I’m working out regularly, I’m eating mostly healthy, why am I ten pounds over my ideal weight? It’s not fair. Well, doing these difficult workouts made me realize that maybe there’s hope after all. For years, I’ve been going to the gym but have I really been pushing myself? No. Sure, running for 3 or 4 miles is harder than not running for 3 or 4 miles, but I think my body is just used to that amount of exercise and I’m not being challenged.
So, puke-worthy is it may be, I really think this bootcamp is going to help me lose a few lbs.
That’s my “I’m a badass” face. And my super cool pink striped sunglasses. Aren’t you jealous? Don’t worry, I only wear them in the car. And they were free from work.
Even though it was at least 7:30 by the time I got home, I felt inspired to make a real dinner. Well, real as a dinner that contains a frozen veggie burger is. I am the queen of eating a side dish and calling it a meal, so whenever I make something that has multiple components, well, I feel kind of proud.
I sauteed some shredded Brussels Sprouts, roasted some red potatoes and had a bunless veggie burger. A main dish and two sides!
Now, I’m taking my sore butt to bed. I can’t imagine how much my abs are going to hurt tomorrow. Embrace it, right?