i can’t let the last post stay up any longer. i feel like a fake… a fraud.
yes, i went to boot camp and yes, i wrote a post about it the day i went. that’s all true. but i didn’t go back. i was in pain for a full five days afterwards. if my muscles would talk they would have sounded like this! here i was, all gung ho boot camp girl. wakin’ up at 4:50am to grab the 5:15am ride with a friend to ‘boot camp’. i’m all about the image. that image looked good to me, in my head. heck, i’ll even write a post about so everyone knows how warrior-like i am.
so i’m here to finish the image for you – although i’d be more than happy to just keep on keepin on with you thinking i was this boot camp convert. it’s kinda like looking smoking hot at a party but then posting an instagram photo of you mixing sweet & low in your coffee the next morning. the real image is that i need to share about my boot camp experience is that i took my fit bit watch off, threw it on my desk, limped and moaned over to the couch in my office and plopped down with my computer and didn’t move all day.
am i a quitter? maybe. or maybe i just didn’t find the activity for me. so here are my 2 reasons to quit boot camp. (this may be more for me than you, but again, it’s my blog)
1. be realistic about your commitment level
if it isn’t something you can commit to on a regular basis, move on. boot camp <or insert any activity here> may be for some people and not for others and that is why there’s 31 flavors. just don’t give up (amy!) look at the experience as a good trial run, rate it as something you could do often or not. if the answer is not, keep looking for what your thing is to do. the important thing is to move.
2. be encouraged, be motivated but don’t be pressured
i’m not talking about pressure from others – i’m talking feeling pressure from yourself. that ugly voice i spoke about here coming out and telling you negative things. like YOU COULDN’T HANDLE BOOT CAMP, JIGGLE ARMS!! if it’s not for you, fist bump yourself for getting a good one hour workout in and move on.
so there, i feel better now that i’ve come clean to you. has anyone else tried something like this and decided it was not their thing? i’d love to hear from you.
*photo of apple cider cupcake with nutmeg frosting courtesy of eatrunlive.com