Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Boot Camp Day 1!


It appears that day 1 went over rather well!  

My starting weight- 264.4 pounds / 120 kg... Damn.  My goal is to be half that!

I didn't do the meal plan from the book but am following similar guidelines.  Breakfast- a bowl of steel cut oatmeal sweetened with stevia, lunch was a salad with balsamic vinegar on it, I had strawberries for a snack (almost a whole package, I was ravenous!) and for dinner a grilled chicken breast and steamed broccoli.  There was temptation though. At work- the coke machines (for me, diet coke) calling my name all day while I sat there drinking my water.  I miss my diet coke, but even more surprising was there was also a pizza party at work which I did NOT partake in! So proud of myself!

As for the exercise- I was able to do 20 reps of all of my muscle work EXCEPT that damn connection push up.  I think for now I am going to skip on that one or just do like, 3 because that's about as long as I can hold myself up.  Being really overweight has always made plank-type exercises for me hard to near impossible. When I was my younger skinny self, it was a cinch.  I was also a good girl and did my cardio.  Step touching to the first combination but hey, it made me sweat and I think for my fitness level it was just enough.

Advice- There are going to be a lot of moves she does that are almost impossible to do without jumping. DON'T do it. Instead, step touch to the side, or do those side kicks (or any move you like that doesn't jump) and USE YOUR ARMS! It will make it burn that much more and that's what you want! Even though it's low impact on your knees, it's not on your heart rate!

So to my fellow bootcampers (and everyone else) keep it up! If you can do one day, you can do 30! 


  1. Hey congratulations! You're on your way - tell all the naysayers you talked about to f the hell off!

  2. Hey girl, I will follow you every day!
    don't you follow the meal plan for some reason?
    I am finishing a total meal plan (non vegetarian) based on the book to follow it by the book.
    if you are interested i could mail it to you!
    keep going!!
    Following you from Italy.

  3. Oh I don't follow the meal plan this time because it's pretty expensive for me (I'm still in college, and groceries would be like, 100 USD a week) and my grocery store doesn't have quite all the ingredients. >.< If I could afford the food I would definitely follow her diet plan.