Friends, excuse me, but I’m going to go Loreali Gilmore on you for a minute. I want to tell you about a very special relationship I have. I have felt strongly and passionately committed to this relationship for as long as I can remember. It brings me joy and happiness, and it makes everything seem alright with the world. I’m talking, of course, about my deep and abiding love for snow. That’s right, folks, we’ve got a real thing going here, and I don’t anticipate it going anywhere anytime soon. I love the way it makes everything seem magical, and some of the best memories I have were made on snow days. Snow makes me think of cozy days spent bundle up inside or joyus ones spent slicing through powder flying down a mountain as fast as I can. Snow and I go way back.
So why am I waxing poetic about my first true love today? Ladies and gentlemen, it snowed this morning! It was very brief and it didn’t stick, but there were actual flakes falling from the sky. I even got to walk in it as I made my way to the high school building to teach my class. It was glorious, and I just have this feeling that snow and I aren’t done yet for the season. I think I’m going to get one more big snow before it’s all said and done. If not, I’ll definitely be seeing some snow it March when I hit the slopes!
Alright, no more snow talk today, but I won’t promise it’s the last you’ll hear of it here! Today I want to give you guys a recap of my first week of Tina’s Best Body Boot Camp. It’s been an experience so far, and I want to share some of the insights and impressions the first week has given me.
First and foremost, I am loving this program. I know I mentioned how excited I was a few times last week, and that hasn’t gone away yet. I am a person that craves routine and structure. It’s just how I’m built. I find that I get so much more out of my workouts (especially strength workouts!) when all I have to do is follow what’s written on a piece of a paper. Going into it, I knew that this aspect alone would make my workouts better.
I’ll admit that intially I was a little skeptical of how well this would work for someone working out strictly from home. I guess I fall into the “I need big fancy equipment to get results” trap. So far that hasn’t been true at all! I haven’t had to modify anything because of lack of equipment. I have noticed that for some of the exercises I probably need to invest in a heavier set of dumbbells, but that is the only equipment “deficiency” I have right now. I’ve been seriously impressed by just how tough these workouts are! None of the exercises are anything too far out of the norm, but the way Tina has structured the workout insists that you get the most out of each one.
Let’s talk about goal setting for a moment. Tina encourages the participants to set two goals per week. I didn’t set any for the first week because I wanted to get comfortable with the program and see what’s what. I have, however, come up with two goals for this week, and I’m counting on you all to hold me accountable!
Have you guys heard of a scorpion? I hadn’t until I saw it listed on our workouts, and, let me tell ya, it’s tough! Due to my incredibly bad balance and the overall difficulty of the exercise, I wasn’t able to do it without the modification last week. So my goal this week is to do one of the sets of scorpions without the modifications. Those little beauties pop up in Wednesday’s workout so I’ll let you know how it goes!
Cue broken record. My goal this week is to not step on the scale until Sunday. This is such a struggle for me. I am so tied to that darn thing! But I’ve already made it two days so so far so good!
The first week of Boot Camp is in the books, and I’m so ready for the next seven. I have some pretty high hopes for this program, and I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed as long as I commit to the work. Have a great evening everyone, and if it’s snowing where you are, would you go build a snowman for me? See ya tomorrow!
How did your first week of Boot Camp go? What have your workouts looked like recently?