Isn’t it interesting how just when you decide to really commit yourself to something worthwhile that there tends to be obstacles thrown in your way to discourage you from going through with it? It can be frustrating when you have to adjust and change plans and finagle your life to make the important things work. But it’s also true that I feel like I’m already in a constant state of rearranging, adapting and looking for the bright side of a situation – we women are good at this juggling act that is our lives.
So last week my fabulous babysitter had some hiccups in the life of her little family and wasn’t able to watch Coleman. My other neighbor came to the rescue though. I dropped him off at her house at 8:45 am and hopped in the car to go to the gym. 45 minutes later she walked him back to our house (where Jason was) and put him down for his nap in his crib because Jason can’t do it himself. Jas took over from there, making sure he stayed asleep, for the 30 minutes till I got home.
Needless to say, I wasn’t able to go all five days to Boot Camp. In the meantime, I learned something. I didn’t realize that most of the women in my class only went three days a week anyway. Plus, after having to miss a day and then go back, I discovered that my workout was much better than when I was trying to do it every day. My body needed a rest in between in order for the exercise to be as effective as possible. Now, I know that there are many people out there who can do the hard core exercise every day – and let me tell you that I am thoroughly impressed. I, however, am not one of those people at this point in my exercise program.
So, in the continued spirit of having to adapt and adjust and reevaluate, I am tweaking my Boot Camp experience to three days a week. Now don’t think that I’m not still doing it 20 times! I am still very focused on 20 days of Boot Camp. But I have to admit that I am really excited about having those 20 days last a little longer than 4 weeks – doesn’t it seem like that makes sense in terms of the effectiveness of the program? It’s still intense. I still sweat like crazy and work my guts out, then recover for a day and I’m back at it again.
Those of you who have done this kind of exercising before: What do you think? Am I wasting my time going three days a week? Please say I’m not!
For your reading pleasure, here is the Quote of the Day:
Jim (in the middle of the workout): “Get on the treadmill for five minutes. Don’t change the speed and don’t hold on.”
Two minutes later (I know because I was watching the time with an eagle eye)…
Jim: “Kolette, that’s not just holding on, that’s a death grip!”