Sanders Optimum Boot Camp (Day 11)

I’m sad.  Tomorrow is the last day of this session for boot camp.  Over the past 4 weeks I feel myself getting stronger.  I mean I am stronger and faster.  Who knew what a difference a month could make.  And guess what you guys?  Because of the need to have the energy for the workouts, I stopped drinking glasses of wine during the week.  That is PROGRESS for me because I have swapped out wine as a mood stabilizer to the rigors of all out exercise.  What I mean by that is – we are going so hard in boot camp, I come back with the rush that takes me through good and not-so-good work days so I can endure with a good attitude and mood.

But yes, this session is coming to an end.  But before it ends here are some of the improvements I made.

  • I ran a mile in under 10 minutes.  I shaved off over 1 minute off of my mile run from the first time I ran it back on August 6, 2012!
  • We do these sprint drills where we run a certain distance back and forth 15 times in under 1 minute.  I always hit 13 times.  Today I hit 14.5 times!  I almost made it to 15 before the minute mark!!!!

I am so proud of myself and happy that I have been able to really see results with this boot camp.  It works!  The next session begins in September – Wednesday, on 9/12/2012 but due to hubby’s work travel schedule I’m not sure if I will be able to attend this next session even though – I really want to.  My neighbor and I are trying to figure out how to make it work because it really does bring me a lot of happiness.  It is also a great outlet for frustration because you have to give 100% in everything we are tasked to do.

Lastly, we start with gospel music to accompany us on our normal 1 mile warm up and we praise the Lord before we leave.  Now THAT is the perfect way to start any day!!!!

To the new acquaintances I have met – I look forward to participating with you on this journey again.

This is where all of the hard work happens!

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    grapesgripesandgratitude August 29, 2012 (9:23 pm)

    This is all so great-well except the wine part-I loooove working out..but love my wine almost as much. However I hear ya! Hope you get back to it quickly. Cheers!

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      DSTPRL August 30, 2012 (5:03 am)

      I enjoy wine too but also realized I wanted my results in the boot camp more. I wanted my mile time to be lower. I wanted my sprints to be faster and know I can’t do that if I consume wine the day before my workout. My body is not at its optimal best so I just steered clear of it. My husband was like whaaaaat? LOL.