Friday, August 20, 2010
If you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done
This saying doesn't totally hold true for me, because I feel like it is something that I have had. For years I was thin and in shape, however...it has been so long that I have forgotten what it feels like. So last night was my first night of my small personal training "bootcamp" sessions. The workout was hard but the lady in charge is very nice. It is weird, you feel like you need to do what she says but she is definitely not all in your face or yelling at you. Then again, she could have been being easy on me for my first time. It was pretty much circuit training mostly doing activities using your body weight (lunges, push ups, squats, plank, etc) with the use of other equipment such as stability balls, cables, medicine balls, dumbbells, sliders and the bosu balance ball. It was a great workout, worked out your core as well as your arms and legs. There were several stations around the gym. She would show you the exercise and then we all went to a different station and did the exercise and then moved to the other station. All in all there was about 12 stations and we did each of them twice.
I am sore today. My quads mostly but I am sure that I will be hurting even more tomorrow. I have worked out on and off for a long time and would consider myself very familiar with most exercises done in the gym. Last night was different as most of them were exercises I had never seen before. I am going to try and take some pictures next time; many of the exercises could be done with minimal equipment at home. All the ladies in the group have been doing this for a while and are in super good shape. They were all very nice and encouraging. I will definitely be going back as I feel this will really help take me to the next level. It will build my strength and endurance and mix up my workouts. I am retaining a little water today so trying to drink more to flush it out.
Tomorrow is Weekend Warrior: Power Hour, I'll be posting again to let you know how it goes.