Yesterday marked the end of my first week of Best Body Bootcamp. I spent quite a bit of time last weekend prepping for week 1, and really attribute my success to those plans. The highlights of my week included…
- Drinking at least 64oz of water a day
- Working out 6 out of the 7 days
- Eating lots of produce (thank you CSA)
- Staying on track while eating out
But let me break down the week for y’all a little more…
It all really started last Sunday when I completed the Best Body Bootcamp fitness test! I was honestly SHOCKED by how fast I ran the mile, while also seeing exercises I want to improve upon!
- Mile run for time (on treadmill) – 8:36.80
- Pushups in 60 seconds – 38
- Plank hold for time – 47 seconds
- Burpees in 60 seconds – 13
- Wall sit for time – 1:02.40
I’ll test again at the halfway mark and then one last time at the end of the 8 weeks. Here’s to improving!
On Monday, I kicked off the day with 20 minutes on the Arc Trainer and Best Body Bootcamp workout A. I felt great during the workout, but boy was 5AM rough!
I ended the day with a lovely dinner at Founding Farmers with Calee and Sarah. I enjoyed splitting an appetizer with the girls, a glass and a half of wine, and a delicious vegetable sandwich with a side of watermelon. I was proud of the choices I made at dinner Monday night.
Tuesday morning I planned to get up for a 40 minute cardio workout, but I made the mistake of staying up past midnight Monday night. I really struggle to get out of bed with that little sleep. I did however have a great day of eats and closed out the day with a 2 hour football practice.
Wednesday I closed out the day with 20 minutes on the spin bike and Best Body Bootcamp workout B. I loved workout B and left the gym feeling great! A healthy and delicious dinner was the perfect way to end the day; steak, asparagus, and mashed red potatoes were on the menu that night.
Thursday morning, much like Tuesday morning, I did not wake up to get my 40 minute cardio workout in. I really learned that if I’m going to get up to workout I’ve got to get to bed early. I did close out the day with a 2 hour football practice which made up for it!
I also strayed away from my meal plan Thursday, grabbing a Subway sandwich for lunch instead of eating the lunch I had packed (lentils, ground turkey, and vegetables). Long story short, I get REALLY bored eating the same thing day after day, so by Thursday, I wanted something different.
Friday was my rest day… and that seemed to permeate all areas of my day. I hit a will mid day and my diet was all over the place. The highlight though was staying on track while at the movie premiere Friday night. I stayed away from all booze, as I had a football game Saturday, and used moderation at the appetizer table. The day was all over the place, but it ended well.
Saturday was GAME DAY!! Neal and I kicked off the day with breakfast at IHOP (I had an order of pancakes) and enjoyed some whole wheat pasta before leaving for the game. The game was crazy… I can not even begin to tell you how crazy one of the opposing players was being towards me and my team mates… CRAZY! In the end though we beat Columbus 40-12 and are moving on to the next round of playoffs. We have a few weeks off, but we’ll head up to Boston on July 13 to play Boston.
Yesterday, Sunday, was a day of recovery. I enjoyed clean and healthy foods including a broccoli, turkey bacon, and bell pepper stir fry topped with eggs for breakfast, and a quinoa and pork tenderloin dinner. A full body workout was not doable yesterday, so Neal and I enjoyed some time at the dog park with Theodore and then a long walk at dusk. It really was the perfect end to my first week of Bootcamp!
I started week 1 (June 17, 2013) weighing 230.2 and today I weighed in at 230.4.
I feel like it’s a little unfair to weigh in a day after my football game as I retain SO much water but it is what it is. Much like when you’re marathon training, the body stores a lot of water for muscle recovery. Most Mondays I weigh 3-6 pounds more than I did on Saturday. Just an interesting factoid.
Either way I’m proud of Best Body Bootcamp week 1 and my accomplishments on the football field! Moving into week 2 I’ve created another weekly plan and am excited about the workouts I have planned out.
What’s one goal you have for the week ahead?
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