Last week I started the Best Body Bootcamp created by Tina Reale of Best Body Fitness. I know some of you have your doubts I can complete a program due to my exercise ADD but Tina’s program kept me focused and I am proud to say I have successfully completed week one!!!!
This bootcamp runs for 8 weeks and I will recap each week but I will not be writing about every single exercise because this is a program that Tina put a lot of hard work into and I don’t think it would be fair for me to write out the entire workouts on my blog. I am sure if this is successful Tina will be hosting many more virtual bootcamps and if you like what you read you can always sign up!
Here is my week one bootcamp breakdown:
I will say that all three workouts A-C were awesome and each one was harder than the next with C being a killer!!!
Workout A was a stabilization full body circuit consisting of strength moves that incorporated balance into the equation. The circuit consisted of 7 exercises which I repeated for 3 sets total. The fact that I didn’t fall while performing these exercises was a miracle because I am not the most coordinated person in the world. What I loved about this series is that I was able to dust of my BOSU Ball which I happen to love but have neglected lately. I used 10 lb. dumbbells for the leg and back exercises and 8 lb. dumbbells for the biceps and shoulder exercises. Push-ups were modified (from my knees), my goal is to be pumping out full push-ups by the end of 8 weeks.
Workout B was also a stabilization full body circuit consisting of 7 exercises which I repeated for 3 sets. I found this circuit to be slightly harder than workout A. I used 10 lb. dumbbells for legs and chest, 8 lb. dumbbells for triceps and 5 lb. dumbbells for shoulders. Thankfully there were no pushups in this circuit.
Workout C was a functional and core circuit which equaled pure torture…..in a good way. This circuit was more of a traditional type bootcamp workout with jumping jacks (I supped deep squat pulses because I am still non-impact for another 2 weeks), mountain climbers, bear crawls, crab walks, etc. I barely made it through 3 sets and I was pretty much drenched in sweat. I didn’t wear a heart monitor, which I plan to do next week, but I am sure my heart rate was throughout the roof. I had issues with the bear crawl, apparently going backwards doing a bear crawl is super hard especially considering I am really uncoordinated, I still did it but I wouldn’t want to see a video.
After each of these workouts I used my spin bike for 20 minutes. After workouts A and B I did 20 minutes of spinning at a steady state and after workout C the 20 minutes of spinning was High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) just to add to my torture. I used my trusty Gymboss for the HIIT on the spin bike and it worked perfectly, I was able to focus on my workout rather than the time! If you don’t have a Gymboss you should get one, it is great for HIIT and Tabata amongst the many other workouts out there!!
Tuesday and Thursday were my 50 minute cardio days which I did the treadmill and spin bike. On Saturday I opted for yoga to stretch out my sore muscles. Sunday was a well deserved rest day.
I started the week at 134 lbs. and weighed in at 132.6 today!!! -1.4 lbs!!!! I also completed my 2 side goals which were to drink 64 oz. of water daily and to maintain my online photo food journal (check it out here).
Overall it was a successful week and I am looking forward to what week 2 will bring!!! I will say to everyone that may want to do an online bootcamp int he future is that it requires self-discipline. It is much easier to skip a workout when you are participating online rather than in person, so if you are someone that needs in person support then this may not be for you. I will say the online support during this bootcamp has been fabulous!!!
How was your week??