Boot Camp = Pain

I have not been so sore as I was after my first boot camp session in my entire life.

In fact, on Friday (I went on Thursday night) I could hardly walk.  I tried to run a Parkrun on Saturday, and given that my legs felt like lead and completely rebelled against me, I figured that I did quite well just finishing, never mind doing a personal best time.

On Sunday I had to take an anti-inflammatory.

My legs were sore.

But, you know what?

It felt great.  My body had a really good workout and I felt a great sense of achievement.  An accomplishment that I had pushed my body to new heights that I had never done before.  I go again tomorrow night – I am apprehensive, nervous, but also a little excited.  🙂

Am I a boot camp convertee?



I did it!

I actually went…

For a moment there I was actually considering bowing out – graciously, of course, but just simply not showing up!  Then I started to feel all nervous, and shy, and my tummy started to hurt, and I started to think of plausible excuses…  I really was very nervous about going.  I had no idea what to expect, and I am so out of shape and so unfit, and have gained so much weight, I didn’t know if I could actually do the exercises.  The last thing I wanted was to embarrass myself by not being able to do the exercise – not because the exercises were complex but because I am so out of shape – or to fall and not be able to get up or something equally silly but just as embarrassing.

But, then I just simply went.

And I loved it.

Okay, I am so sore and so stiff today, I can barely walk (which is testament to the fact that I am completely out of shape), but I loved it.  It is so different from gym and so different from just running.  We ran across the field, skipped back, did planks, squats, jumping jacks, and a lot of other stuff I didn’t know I could do.  Some of the class go every day – for me, I think that’d be a bit insane and a little too much too soon.  So, I’m only going once a week, and I am looking forward to next week.  Even though I can barely walk this morning, I am actually looking forward to next week’s class.

Now, why on earth did I put this off for almost a year???

I haven’t weighed myself yet again – too scared to.  I think I’m just going to focus on exercising and trying not to eat the entire house afterwards (seriously, I was starving when I got home last night) and then see how things go… 😉

Yay, for Boot Camp!