Week Two followed the exact same workout plan as Week One but added more reps on the strength training portion of things. The upped reps proved to be a bit of a challenge for me. I’m very limited in the equipment department–as in, I have two 10 lb. dumbbells, and that’s it–which made sets that involved 15 reps a little beyond me. I pushed through them, but rep #15 definitely did not look as pretty or go as far as rep #1 for me on a lot of the exercises we had to do.
I also started taking a hip hop class this week–I mean, obviously. I’m sure if you asked anyone who has ever met me to describe me in one word, the first word that would come to almost everyone’s mind is, “Swag-tastic.” Hahaha. Nottttt at all. Despite my distinct lack of swag and my even greater lack of dance training, I loved my first class. Everyone else in my class has taken dance classes before, but even though I’m the only complete rookie, I felt like I held my own relatively well. I also got an awesome cardio workout that was approximately 9329384 times more exciting than the elliptical or stationary bike. So, in summary: hip hop is all-around awesome, and my cool factor is definitely on the up and up 😉
On the goal front…well, yeah. Haha. I actually completely forgot to stretch on Thursday (see: yesterday’s post and the reference to teary workouts. Sometimes emotions get in the way of goal memory), but other than that I continued stretching. Healthy eating away from home, once again, could have been better (darn co-worker who brought in leftover cake from his daughter’s bat mitzvah…), but it also could have been worse, so there’s that. I am going to have MORE than enough chances to continue working on this as boot camp goes on.
Phase Two of boot camp starts next week, and my general reaction to seeing the workouts was one of sheer terror. Haha. The next couple of weeks are definitely going to be rough and push me even harder than the first two. It’ll be interesting to see how it goes!