The Social Workout
|April 11, 2013||Posted by Carrie under exercise, Fitness Friday, Uncategorized|
Hi everyone! Where does the time go? – this week has been crazy busy – my kids were on spring break, I was working and the evenings were full of activities. No time for blogging.
I’ve been keeping up with Bootcamp 4 days a week and I’m really starting to love it. The instructor has gotten much better. I think that first week was a rough one for her. Our workouts are different every day and I love the variety. The group that goes at 5AM is a really nice crowd. I’m really enjoying the social aspect of the workout. My friends are all still going at 6AM, so we do see each other in passing, but I’m working out with strangers. I’m a pretty friendly person and happy to strike up conversations with whomever wants to chat, so it’s been fun making new friends.
As I’ve said before, I work in a tiny office. There are 3 of us. When my boss is around, my coworker and I don’t do much socializing, but we do chat a bit when we can. But, my days are not filled with nearly enough people for my needs.
So, I think I’ve found the answer in my social workout. I can bond with my 5AM workout buddies. We work up a great sweat and then get on with our day.
our workout from one day last week – yes, we did cartwheels – it was kind of fun
The instructor still can’t track a timer. Yesterday she said we’d do a 30 second plank, but we did a 1 minute plank. I guess it doesn’t really matter – the 1 min plank is better anyway. We haven’t done an interval workout in a while, and that was the one that really drove me crazy. We did do a cardio ciruit workout the other day, but she never actually told us how long the intervals were going to be, so that was helpful. I’m learning to not to worry about the time and to just do the workout. Shut up and sweat, right?
I’m noticing myself getting stronger. While the scale isn’t actually budging very much, my clothes are fitting completely different. Like almost a full size different.
I’ve got 3 more weeks of bootcamp and I have no idea what the financial commitment is to continue. I’m also not sure how long I can do this getting up at 4:30 AM thing, so it may not be the ideal solution. But, I do like the morning workout. Sigh – I think I’m kind of tired and can’t form coherent thoughts, so maybe it’s time to just hit publish.
Would you go crazy without very much socialization during your day?
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