Bootcamp? No… really?

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So here’s the deal. I’m not an athletic person… anymore. In high school I ran cross country and still don’t really understand how the scrawny twigs I called legs held me upright. Then I went to college. Specifically design school. And in case you were wondering, you don’t get up and walk around very much in design school. You sit. You sketch. You lay down. You draw. You sit at a computer and create vector shapes. You lay down in bed with a computer and set type. That’s your life for 4 years. At some point you might get up and get some food. Maybe you’ll fall asleep with your computer on your stomach in bed. But that’s about it.

So the point is. I’m not an athletic person… but it’s caught up to me. And I’ve finally gotten sick of it. So as of January 7th of this year, I’ve been going to… dun dun dun… bootcamp. I’d tried the whole Couch to 5k app, I’d tried the “Oh, I’ll just go cycling after work” routine and it just wasn’t workin’. I need a set time to be somewhere, and I need someone to yell what the heck I’m supposed to be forcing my body to do.

Enter: Google. Cue: Discovering Camp Gladiator, which takes place right across the street. Literally.

I was skeptical at first, but it’s now been 4 weeks and I’ve apparently signed up for 6 more months (what?!). All you need is a fitness mat, some dumbbells (I recently upgraded to 10 pounders!), and things to cover your feet with (these are called shoes). I’ve yet to do the same workout twice, and all of the trainers are insanely nice. My least favorite exercise so far is definitely reverse lunges. I’m just not coordinated enough and continually lose my balance. But hopefully that’ll get better in time.

So far I’ve lost 5 pounds and have a bit more energy after work. A lot of friends have been surprised I’m doing this, so I felt like it was worth explaining. Long story short, in 6 months, I will hopefully be fully capable of kicking your butt. Bring it.

one comment

Spenser Says:

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm

That's awesome, keep it up!

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