Monday, February 18, 2013

Day 5 - Bootcamp

"Girl, let's do something crazy?" Famous last words, right. What replies come to mind. "Girl, I am not wearing that, it's cut too low." ;-)  That wasn't quite my response when a good friend asked me that last August. Of course, I was intrigued. My reply "Sure, I'm down." Her reply "Ok, bootcamp tonight."

Bootcamp? That wasn't quite what I had in mind but I thought 'I'm good'.  Zumba twice a week, riding the bike a mile or two. But bootcamp was a game changer. I walked in -- feeling a little anxious -- I'm an overachiever on the DL -- meaning I could hurt myself being an idiot. But I was not prepared. My heartbeat was crazy -- I saw stars -- worried about adult on-set asthma and by the end of the class I could have very well drank from somebody else's water bottle cause I was just that tired.

I wouldn't quite say it was fun at first but -- on the inside I was pumped -- I would have bet a paycheck or two that I would have never been able to finish anything.  Everyone was encouraging - I loved the instructor, Tiffany of BNFIT rocks. I didn't finish every exercise but I attempted everything and that pleased me. That was enough for me. I went back again - this time I was prepared -- the girls were properly strapped down -- new sneakers and a sweat band to boot - I sweat a lot! And I've been going pretty consistently ever since. I love the energy and I absolutely love how it makes me feel - like if I can plank for 3 minutes then I could pretty much do anything. Now, let's be clear, my 'perfect' planks have nothing to do with where I'll go in life and what I will accomplish but what it does for how I view myself -- is priceless. After bootcamp, I feel strong, accomplished and excited about the next time we meet.

So on Day 5 of 40 days of gratefulness, I am grateful for bootcamp. #40daysofgratefulness #beblessed 

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