Friday, July 30, 2010

Boot Camp is Over, Now What?

As you all know, I have been singing the praises of Sacramento Downtown Adventure Boot Camp since I started in April. I even got a couple of friends to join in the "fun" and develop the same love/hate relationship. However, this last month was more of just a hate relationship for me, so I am hanging up my boot camp hat for now. I just got really burned out driving downtown and getting home late and dealing with the heat. The heat was a big issue for me as it kept me from having the energy to give my all. I would leave camp pissed off and frustrated with myself for acting like a little bitch. Not to mention, with other things I am currently saving money for, I don't have the funds to support this habbit.

I really wanted to try out Prime Time Boxing, since they have a location close to home and my work and they have morning camps I could actually go to before work (if I could get my ass out of bed). They do 4 week camps as well, all indoors that are focused on boxing training and workouts. It's non-contact, so I don't have to worry about breaking someone's face (okay, having mine broken). I really enjoy the kickboxing classes at the gym (although I realize boxing is a lot different), so I figured this would be a fun way to switch things up for a while. JB and I stopped in one day on the way home and checked the place out. The pricing was way too much for me to justify right now ($249 for one month) so until I can afford it, which will probably be next summer, I will have to figure out something else.

The boot camp we have been doing focuses more on functional strength training than it does on cardio. But since I get home so late 3 nights a week and am completely exhausted on the other days, I haven't really been able to work that in so much. My muscles are definitely there, now I just need to remove the layer that is covering them. So, for the next month I will be alternating the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred video, getting up in the morning to do it before work, and fitting in some cardio either at lunch or after work. This means I can still get my fitness in and get home at a decent hour to take care of the rest of my life.

I have enlisted JB's help to get me out of bed in the mornings, because I really can't seem to do it on my own. Since the workouts are only 25 minutes from warm up to cool down, I don't have to get up a whole lot earlier and I can start my day on an awesome note. I also have her cardio DVD to do on the weekends. :) Plus, I found a lunch buddy to do cardio with in the gym downstaris at our office. Everything is better with a buddy!

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