I joined a fun little bootcamp this week. (And by "fun" I really mean butt-kicking, blood-pumping, hard as heck, in the "I might have a heart attack" sort of way.)
I attended my first bootcamp workout Monday, and it was intense. It was also awesome. I was so hot and sweaty, I had to take my hoodie off. That's something I never (ever, ever, ever) do. I always wear a hoodie when I workout, because, honestly, I am extremely self-conscious. I like to keep all my bits and pieces fully covered. (And, yes, I realize I am my own worst critic. Aren't we all?)
Anyway, I took my hoodie off for two reasons:
- There's a pretty good chance I was about to drop dead from some kind of heat-related something or another. Well, not really. But geeeeeze, I felt like my face was about to burn right off my head. (Keep in mind, this "about to die" feeling is apparently a good thing. It's called "working out." Like, for real.)
- Exercising with an encouraging, supportive group of women is just awesome. I felt comfortable taking my hoodie off, because I knew my fellow bootcampers weren't judging me or my post-pregnancy "leftovers." These women are the kind of workout buddies I want to be around, thankyouverymuch.
That, and this awesome post-workout group photo...
|A bit blurry, but you get the idea. Awesome ladies!|
I'll most definitely post updates on the ol' blog to keep y'all in the loop with my progress.
(Knoxville friends: Here's Sarah V.'s Under Armour page. You can read her blog, here. And, finally, you can join the group on Facebook, here.)