Bootcamp, so far, has been a really interesting experience. Pretty much since I started taking fitness seriously, and especially since I started being a long distance runner, I’ve been a somewhat exclusive person. I had cardio (i.e.: running) days and I had strength training days, but I never combined the two. I also usually limited my weekday workouts to 30ish minutes, maybe 50 minutes on 4 miler days if you started timing the second I left my apartment and stopped timing as soon as I got back to my apartment. I’ve also become very used to having two rest days a week: Friday and Sunday. In fact, I haven’t worked out on a Friday since I moved to Chicago.
That’s not the case with bootcamp. Three of our five planned workouts included both cardio and strength training (though I suppose you could argue that the other two also incorporated both cardio and strength training), which has meant when I wrapped up my cardio on those three days, I was only halfway done with my workout. I also had to work out on Friday this week, which, if I’m being honest, I hated. I could have moved Friday’s workout to Saturday, but I really wanted to do “Cardio of choice” on Saturday (i.e.: run). I’m sure by the end of things I won’t mind working out on Fridays–I’ve just gotten used to my schedule, and I didn’t like having that thrown off.
That being said, though, I feel like the five workouts I had this work were easily the best workouts I’ve had since I finished my butt-kicking fitness class during my last semester of college. Tina knows what she’s doing, and I really feel like I got in some solid full-body training all week.
As for my goals, I did good/awful. Haha. I did stretch after every workout, and I think that’s been great for me. In fact, I haven’t dealt with soreness or stiffness all week, which was a wonderful surprise. The whole “eating well while away from home” thing, though, could’ve gone much, much better. I’m not beating myself up over it, but I would like to work a little harder on this next week.
Next week looks a little tougher than this week, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ll keep ya posted!