Last fall I started to think that I wanted to add something to my workout routine (that consisted of mainly just cardio) to build strength and tone my body. I was concerned about trying to go about this on my own. I've always known myself well enough to know that I need goals and a start and a finish to help me get through a workout. If I go out to exercise without a start & finish already planned, I will work out for about 10 minutes and then think, "Whew! That was probably pretty good. Time to rest." This is why I like to run 5Ks and take classes such as spin. Having a start and a finish already defined helps me to keep motivated. And on top of that, I also don't know what the heck I'm doing when it comes to this stuff!
I thought about getting a personal trainer but was worried about the cost. Then, a friend told me about F.I.T. Boot Camps. She had been doing it with her husband for the past few months and loved it. It seemed interesting and I decided to give it a shot. Well, that was last fall and now, about 11 months later, I am still getting up at 5:00 a.m. three times a week to get my butt kicked by the trainers at the Albany F.I.T. Boot Camp!
|On the ropes! Something I'd only ever seen on The Biggest Loser before this class.|
|Kettle bell lifts. Ow.|
So, with those logistics out of the way. Let me say I LOVE this boot camp. It really has been exactly what I needed in my workout. It continually challenges me, it is fun, and I am not getting bored! The trainers there are really great. They provide the perfect amount of tough-ness and are always pushing me to do better. They are understanding and helpful when you need it. Despite it being an often PACKED class, I feel like I get one-on-one attention and the trainers have really gotten to know me and what I can do and want to do in the classes.
|My trainer, James, holding me back while running with the bands.|
My birthday photo shoot is below. You know I enjoy this if I even get up at 5:00 a.m. on my birthday :) Happy weekend everyone!