not that i’m some expert. in fact, this morning was my first one. ever. so don’t read this like i’m preaching. i ain’t preaching. i’m just saying that here are some reasons to do boot camp or something similar.
#1 by showing up, you already started your day with one positive, healthy decision.
truly, who wants to get up at 5am, leave the house at 5:15am and run around a dark parking lot with a bunch of strangers who may judge you? not me. however, i am getting up that early on saturday morning to head out to a flea market to shop on saturday morning. see what i mean? you made a good choice just by showing up. mark that off your to-do list, babe.
#2 you learn quickly what your “inside voice” has to say.
are you an encourager to yourself or a hindrance? does it say “just take it at your own pace, you got this” or does it say “you’re a fat a**. no wonder you gained so much weight” why is this a reason to do a boot camp? because you force this voice to come out (well in your head, anyway, hopefully.) you can do something about that voice if it’s negative. if you don’t do something like a boot camp, that negative voice may be in your head influencing your thoughts and you’re not even aware of it. so if it’s there, now you know, now you can change.
#3 having other people there is good accountability.
i like getting on my treadmill and pounding out 45 minutes and a couple of miles but it is VERY EASY for me to talk myself out of doing it. however, if someone is picking you up in the morning (you know who you are…) and you show up and there are other people there too – there is just something that is encouraging in that. you don’t want to be the person with the excuses like i have when it is just me, myself and i on the treadmill.
i imagine it would be the same if you had a walking or running partner. built-in accountability. yea.
so now that i’ve written this blog post it would mean i REALLY need to show up now for my second “boot camp”, right?