Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Boot Camp Bargain

I am now halfway through my Indy Boots Camp session—the numbers aren’t showing any changes yet, but I’m feeling pretty good. I am feeling stronger these days, plus I managed to kick a cold & sore throat faster than I ever have before. As sick as I felt when I woke up last Tuesday, I expected to wallow in bed for a few days and struggle all week.

Instead, I drank tons of water, kept up on my normal workload and felt well enough to continue exercising. I did not, however, feel well enough to stick with my Couch to 5K training. It’s easy to get off track now & then, but it’s a problem this time around since I’m running Wine at the Line on Saturday. I just don’t think I’m up to the level I need to be able to run the whole thing, but it should still be a fun time.

I’m going to jump back into the C25K next week, and pick another race. There’s a group of local Twitter friends who are the considering Jingle Bell Run in December—having another race on the calendar, with a support system around me, should be just what I need to finally cross “run a full 5K” off my list. At least boot camp is going well!

While I wouldn’t say I love tabatas, I do love how strong I feel when I leave boot camp. I need a lot of serious work on my core, though. I can handle bosu ball situps okay (when I’m not hitting my head on the pullup bar behind me), but I may or may not have fallen off the stability ball today. With only a week and a half left in the session, I was already planning to take up the $5 Saturday morning classes.

It wouldn’t be quite the kick that twice a week classes are, but it fits a little better into my current budget. So, I’m super excited about today’s Living Social deal for a month of fitness classes at only $40! Hopefully, another month of boot camp will give me the strength I need to finally conquer that stupid stability ball. Not to mention, the last 15 pounds I seem to be hanging onto.

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
This Week’s Weigh-In: 173 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss: 2.5 pounds
Total Mamavation Weight Loss: 22 pounds
BMI: 24.8

Sistahood Question: Where are you planning for your feet to take you before 2011 ends? Any races or training plans?

This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness and Iā€™m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation—a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women. I have also received a free month of fitness boot camp from Indy Boot Camps to facilitate a series of posts on my weight loss journey. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

6 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Boot Camp Bargain”

  1. Gosh, I’m so geeked for you and all the work you’re putting in this boot camp experience! Your core is going to be SOOO strong and ripped so soon!
    You’re doing an awesome job… keep it up!!!!! šŸ™‚

  2. wow you are doing so awesome! I’ve always wanted to try tabata… sounds like fun and a lot of work!

  3. Wow, sounds like you’re moving right along. Nice job!

  4. You are kicking some boo-tay. And there’s nothing quite like kicking a cold in the arse. Good for you!

  5. Sounds like you’re really kicking butt! Way to go and good luck at your run!!

  6. 2.5 lbs this week is so awesome! Congrats!!