Not sure what she's doing, but it looks like she's trying to look at whatever it is I'm looking at (which would be my closet door)!
I couldn't have posed her like that if I wanted to!
When I finally set up my account, I was debating on whether or not I would just keep my account as a "social networking" tool and keep the weight-loss/fitness/nutrition part out of it, but then I thought WHY?! My weight-loss journey, as well as fitness and nutrition, has become a part of me so why wouldn't I want to include parts of that on facebook. I'm totally okay with posting my most recent Bejeweled score but not okay with talking about something that's giving me a better life? HELLO?!
So, at the protest of some of my friends who are tired of hearing about exercising and eating right, I write about anything I want on facebook: what I ate that day, how the gym was, the latest updates from Beach Body (gotta love that company), anything! And you know what, I'm so glad that I do because facebook has opened up a whole new world of inspiration, motivation, and accountability for me! Not only do I have to check-in with my MFD groups and my blogger peeps, but now I have to keep accountable to people who actually know and remember me from high school or my previous jobs.
I have to make sure I walk the walk, not just talk the talk!
Because I live on a small island, it's so easy to run into people who I haven't seen in months or even years, so if I'm spewing all this stuff about eating healthy, exercising, going to the gym, etc., etc., etc., then I have to make sure I'm still making noticeable progress. HUGE form of accountability... and I'll take it
Facebook has also opened up opportunities for me to help other people who want to lose weight or start exercising. Because I always post any specials my gym is having, I've signed up three people already (gawd... the gym should be paying ME) and I've had several people ask me where to get started. I've got a couple friends interested in P90X but no buyers yet.
... I never would have thought that blogging and facebook would help me along this new lifestyle.
Anyway, yesterday about an hour before the "camp" started, I was so nervous... almost wanted to back out because I didn't know what to expect. I made my boyfriend and a couple of friends sign up for the camp with me so I would feel a little better.
Well, the minutes were counting down and when I got the basketball courts (this is where they set it up) I was surprised to see that there were only a handful of people there... 15 people max. We dived up into three groups but somehow the numbers were wrong because my group only had three people and one of the other groups had like 6 or 7 people. Anyway, in the court, there were three stations set up where we would be spending about 3-minutes at each station and rotate through the circuits. The first station was a plyo section (thank gawd for P90X!), second station was an agility/cardio area, and the last station was a strength station.
The first circuit consisted of:
plyo: 1 min of jumping squats, 1 min of rockstar jumps, 1 min of burpees
agility: 3 minutes of skaters (jumping for side-to-side in a low,
strength: 1 min of squats, 1 min of lunges, 1 min of push-ups
Second circuit got a little harder:
plyo: kept the same 3 exercises... and those were hard enough
agility: 3 mins of ladder running
strength: 1 min 1-leg squats, 1 min sumo squats, 1 min of push-ups
Third circuit got even harder:
plyo: same 3 exercises
agility: 3 mins of faster ladder running/jumping
strength: 1 min jumping lunges, 1 min of open push-ups, 1 min jumping
1-leg toe touch
Last 15 minutes were spent on core work: crunches, bicycles, hip
raises, cobra/superman and boat hold.
So what was the best part of the boot camp... ME! (Warning: a little arrogance ahead!) Thanks to P90X, I could go through ALL three circuits without stopping. I could do the plyo moves but three minutes of non-stop plyo was hard so of course I threw in my own breaks. At the agility and strength stations, the trainers kept using me as an example for proper form and how to intensify the moves! For example, on the skaters it's just natural for me to only use one leg (vs. putting the back foot on the ground after the jump) and I wasn't even trying to do the harder version, but the trainer pointed out what I was doing and told the others "this is the advanced way". I was probably the "chubbiest" person there and to have the trainers notice my form/stamina/coordination felt so good! It was actually a little embarrassing.
Anyway it's good to know that I can hang with the "big dogs" at the gym... and even surpass some of them! BTW I was the last one standing in my group when circuit 3 came around... the one guy in my group dropped out after circuit 1 and the other girl in my group dropped out after circuit 2! :) Okay, I'll go deflate my head now!