I completed the first week of boot camp this week! Yay! It actually wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and honestly, that’s a bit disappointing. It seemed like a few too many times the instructor took time to modify segments for those who could not keep up – that’s not my fault….
We did get an email from the director of the program a) congratulating all the classes on completing the first full week and b) assuring us it was going to get way harder! I’m ok with that. Of course, we’ll see how I feel at the end of next week.
The last day of the first week is always “the fit test” – a test of endurance I guess, it consists of:
- how many push ups you can do in 1 minute – real push ups! (35)
- how many crunches you can do in 1 minute (54)
- how long you can hold the plank position (1 minute, 39 seconds)
- how much you can run in 12 minutes 1.1 miles
The run was tough because I forgot my watch and so I had no idea how I was on time, so I really could have pushed myself more. I was listening to my iPod and not paying attention to the teacher calling at the time.
The plank is the absolute devil I have determined. I hate it. I know it works and you can feel it working immediately, but I still really hate it – ALOT!
Here’s to 3 more weeks of Boot Camp and hopefully 10 more pounds gone!
Wow good job!
Hey, Gracie! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.
And good for you with the boot camp. I did that last year, and while I’m strangely talented at the plank, I about died during the mile run. Good think I never enlisted in the real army, I guess. 🙂