I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been participating in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp this spring. For the past eight weeks, I worked Tina’s bootcamp workouts into my own workout routine. And for just $25, it was the best money I’ve spent in a long time… even better than my weekly stock up on sugar, chocolate chips, and Greek yogurt.
In all seriousness, I think participating in Tina’s bootcamp has allowed me to sort of hit the reset button in the way I approach workouts. It’s very natural for me to just do 45 to 60 minutes of cardio as my daily workout everyday, probably because of my endurance from running. I could probably elliptical for 24 hours if you gave me some entertainment and a giant bag of Skittles. Anyway, because of this, I tend to shy away from things like weight training because it’s just different.
But through Tina’s bootcamp I’ve been able to embrace this different feeling and discover a real interest in workouts besides plain old running, cardio machines, and swimming. Most of the bootcamp workouts focused on strength training — weights, core, functional workouts. Things I never focus on enough, if at all. Beyond that, for whatever reason, I started doing different types of cardio workouts, most notably, walking! This probably deserves a separate post, but walking is really underrated.
I have to admit, this being the first Monday in eight weeks where I didn’t have a bootcamp workout to get through, I feel a little sad! It’s been fun to have a new, fun and challenging workout to tackle every Monday.
So with that in mind, I’m not going to stop. I feel like I’m just starting to get stronger, and I don’t want to lose that. Sure, I won’t have a workout written for me to follow, but that doesn’t mean I can’t use my own knowledge to create my own fun and challenging workouts. It’s time to stop the boring, mindless workouts and start making them meaningful. I have a brain full of ideas, and it can’t take more than 10 minutes to write up a fun workout. If I can take 10 minutes to whip up cookie dough — which you know I do way too often — I can take 10 minutes to write a workout!
We’ll see where this goes, but if I think of some good workouts, I’ll definitely be sure to post them here! Stay tuned…
Oh, and also, I believe Tina might be doing another bootcamp later this year. Keep an eye on her website, you’ll definitely want to try it out if she does a round two!