Sunday, 13 July 2014

Enjoying working out?

Exercise. The dreaded E word, at least for me anyway. I'm not one of those who was born to work out, wear sweat pants and go for a run on the gloomiest of days. At school I used to suddenly have an unexplained tummy bug every P.E lesson and even now, when someone mentions Hockey I get flash backs of wearing shorts and a t shirt in the snow and my teacher blowing her whistle at me and telling me to get a move on. So you could say, I'm not one for exercise. I've never really had any issues about my weight, sure I'd love to be more toned but I really lack the self motivation to do sit ups instead of vegging out with a take away watching Eastenders.

I've been working in an office for the past 18 months, and if you work in an office you know it's always someones birthday, which means there is always cake working it's way round the room and you probably know you spend a good 8 hours of the day sat on your bum. All of this combined can mean the weight starts to creep on and before you know it, you're struggling to do your jeans up blaming the tumble dryer for shrinking them. A few months ago, something snapped in my head and I realised I needed to get active. We have a small gym at my work so I joined it, went a few times a week but never really saw a difference. I munched on salad everyday and before long, the thought of going to the gym after work filled me with dread. 

Then one evening while sat in Pizza Hut sharing a stuffed crust pizza with a friend, she suggested joining a bootcamp (the irony) and for some reason I jumped at the chance. Fast forward a month, I survived and absolutely loved every single moment, granted at the time I thought I was going to die but upon reflection it was an absolute blast!

I'm now going to share some photos, that really are not me at my best but we're all friends here, right?



I'm not going to lie, it was the most challenging month of my life. I was nearly in tears after the first session and numerous times I came close to throwing up because it was so intense. I experienced pain in places I never knew existed, walked funny for most of the month and surprised myself at every session. For the entire month I stuck to a pretty strict food plan and was determined to see some form of result. After the last session, I measured myself and was astounded to see I had lost 40 cm across my whole body! This is probably the most I have ever lost in my life and I was super proud of myself. Now it's over, I feel there is a void in my life, so we've signed up for another month! 

The message here, is that even if you think you can't do something, dig deep and do it! You won't regret it!

3 comments:

  1. I am SO jealous you have been to boot camp! Was it the one where you stay there, or where you go to a class each day? I really want to go but can't afford it. Congrats on the loss!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  2. So as soon as I finished reading this I started googling for bootcamps in my area! I'll have to find a friend to do it with me!
    Well done on your achievement

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​!

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  3. Bootcamps are popping up all over the spot at the moment and we're all bias to our own, but on a whole, they're such a brilliant thing! I love mine and love the little family that we're become. :) Plus, they're so addictive!
    Well donde on your cm's lost! That's amazing, you should be so proud!

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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