Friday, September 3, 2010

Let's GET IT IN!!!!!!

Hello all of my lovely readers and HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

I hope that everyone has Friday off and is enjoying their day, if not, then what better to do at work than read this here blog? Exactly. Nothing beats that!

Today was OFFICIALLY 3 weeks DOWN of bootcamp! I feel AMAZING, great, powerful and I'm positively GLOWING.

It's so weird for me. Seriously.

Today, my girl, Esq, drove up from Piscataway and attended bootcamp with me and it was truly a different experience for me. To have a friend there who is already in shape and athletic AND hasn't seen me in about 3 weeks? Amazing. Why you ask?

1. She told me she could definitely tell I lost weight. And believe me, Esq is a straight shooter. She doesn't bullshit.

2. Because she was totally worked out! She said it was INTENSE and was super proud of all I've accomplished.

I mean, I'm super proud too but it's nice to have someone come in and LIVE what you go through everyday of the week. TO have her approval and excitement over me finishing 3 weeks, well, it meant the world! And, today was a CORE day, I DESPISE core days. 3 weeks ago I couldn't have even told you which part of my body was core, I probably would have said "My back". Uh...yeah.

During the morning run, I ALMOST cheated. I was so frustrated with never coming in first or even close. You can have no idea how I feel until you've constantly came in last. Over and over and over again. It's almost like being picked last for a team in High School, only, in High School I was NEVER picked last. Ha!

Today both Esq and another girl from bootcamp, A, asked me why I get so upset about that. Esq said they aren't cheating anyone but themselves if they cheat and although it is true....I dunno. I can't honestly say why it bothers me. I probably need to work on that, that is definitely a personal problem. Now I have to figure out where it stems from.

All I know is that I HATE coming in last.

Needless to say, I finished the route as requested and came back to our instructor ready to go!

I am getting faster, I feel it! It's amazing, even if I can't run the full time, my endurance is building slowly but surely! I am really worried about the week off in between sessions but luckily I have at least one day (the rain day) to make up so that will be good.

Towards the end of our session W totally put me on the spot! He said if I could do high kicks (touching his hand as he stood in front of me) for the entire time, he would let everyone be out. I KNOW everyone was thinking "Oh great! Ask slow ass Kristin"! Guess who pushed through it?! ME! I totally pushed through it, even if I almost threw up after it was all said and done. I am just so proud of myself.

There is no feeling like the feeling of content I have in my heart for my mind body and soul. I'm not 100% yet, I'm not "skinny" yet, hell I'm not even a normal weight yet...BUT, I am HAPPY because I know there is a light!

Here is a picture of our FABULOUS group today! Well, a few of them with our instructor! =)

Love you girls!

Sorry it is so blurry and I'm also sorry for any typos or grammatical errors as I'm typing this straight from the heart and FAST!

With that said, I am off to enjoy my weekend and I hope you all enjoy yours as well!


Sidebar: Test yourself this weekend, try not to drink alcohol! Needless calories!


  1. Kristin, my first session of bootcamp I finished warm up runs (and pretty much every other run) dead last or close to it and it annoyed me too. In a few months you'll have moved up to the middle like me! Its amazing how fast your body responds to a change either for the better or for the worse.

  2. Happy 3 weeks, sis!! Keep up the good work.

  3. Thanks so much Francesca for those encouraging words!! I would have never guessed that man! I'm glad to know I am in good company and can improve eventually!

    Thank you Sister!!!

  4. Kristin--I am really proud of you for hanging in there. In fact I am jealous of you for having the courage to go out and do this in the first place. I wish I were that courageous. Keep on pushing yourself and you will surely see the results as you have already begun to see.


  5. Is wine really fattening? I have a glass maybe 2-3 times a week. Moscato only. I hope not. I looove my wine! Happy Labor Day!