I want to make my own bootcamp schedule
|March 26, 2013||Posted by Carrie under exercise goals, Uncategorized|
I haven’t had a chance to give a good update on my new Bootcamp. Partly because I haven’t been going that much. Over the first two weeks, I went three times. It’s a great workout. It’s really just not working in to my schedule. I want to make my own bootcamp schedule.
Here’s the first workout that we did – first, we ran laps around the parking lot for about 5 minutes and then we did this.
My friends that are going have shared a bunch of the workouts. They’re all good.
My problem is that I want to workout when I want to work out. The times sounded great when I signed up. I could go at 5AM, 6AM or 6PM, 7:30AM on Saturdays. There’s also a 9:30AM on M, W, F, but that would only work for me on Fridays.
So, I’ve now gone once on Saturday, once during the week at 6PM and twice at 5AM (yesterday was my 4th time). Scarily enough, the 5AM workout was the best one. In the mornings, they offer the workouts at a local gymnastics facility that is 3 minutes from my house. We don’t wear shoes and we workout on the bouncy floor. I wasn’t sure if I had enough time to get there and home and shower and get us all out the door in time.
So, I tried it last Friday when I didn’t have to work, just in case the timing didn’t work. But, it did. While getting up at 4:35 and drinking lukewarm coffee on my way is horrible, it wasn’t horrible to be done with my workout before work and then to be able to have the whole evening free to be with my family or do whatever else needed to be done.
The downside of the 5AM workout is the girl who leads the class is really annoying with timing us. Yesterday, we did intervals with the moves. When we were doing 30 seconds with 10 seconds of rest, I swear she wasn’t paying any attention to her timer. She’d say “20 seconds left” when we were doing a 30 second set, when she possibly meant 20 seconds down. And then she’d count down the last 5 seconds at double time, so she wasn’t actually counting down seconds. It was really annoying.
I got up early again yesterday and hit the 5:00 workout. I made it through the day at work without falling asleep and without really any more coffee than usual. Although I tweaked my big toe at some point in the workout. I guess I need the support of my shoes as I must have been standing/jumping/planking or something strangely. Ugh. It felt fine after a day of wearing shoes.
I’m 3 weeks in to my 8 week program. Part of me thinks I could just do the similar workouts at home on my own schedule, or pull out an old Best Body Bootcamp workout a few times a week, too. But, I know that I get more cardio in with the Bootcamp workout when I actually go. The sprints/cardio between rounds really makes a difference. And none of the friends I signed up with seem to be able to go at the same time as me. Many of them go at 6AM.
Although since one or two of them seem to put the workout up on FB every day, I could just grab the picture and follow along at home. We pretty much only do body weight workouts, so it’s not like I need any equipment.
I’m still up about 6 pounds from where I’d like to be, but I’m also happy with what I’m seeing in the mirror. I’m feeling strong – a woman at bootcamp said to me the other day, “you must workout a lot, you can really keep up”.
I just wish the evening class was at 6:30. That’d be perfect.