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Bootcamp - a wobbly mammy's diary.

Postby Sabbi » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:22 pm

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Day -1....

Feeling a tad nervous about Bootcamp in the morning Labfitness
Tried to prepare this week by doing some brisk walking and a bit of light jogging - that was going fine but then got ahead of myself and tried to do some push up's. It did not go well - I could not even manage one decent full one!! Oh dear.....there may be trouble ahead!!

Will fill ye in after tomorrow's first session!

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Postby munchin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:29 am

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Well how did it go Sabbi?

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Postby Sabbi » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:37 am

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DAY 1:

Oh deary me....that was tough!! My body is in shock :shock: :shock:

I expected it to be a challenge but it really was much tougher than I thought it would be. I thought I was somewhat fit but its clear to me now that I am not!

I managed to go at my own pace and was able to do most of it (not very well, but just about managed it) but some of the exercises were very difficult for me. I literally could not do them properly due to the annoying extra weight in my tummy area.

If I learned one thing this morning, its that I need to be there. My mummy tummy needs major work and my overall fitness levels need alot of work too.

Cannot say I am entirely looking forward to 6.30am Wednesday morning but I am not a quitter - I am in for the long haul and by the end of 6 weeks, I hope to be feeling leaner and fitter. :P

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Postby munchin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:47 am

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fair play Sabbi - you should be well proud of yourself!

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Postby Sabbi » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:53 am

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I must look a wreck, my hubby is making me lunch with a cup of tea!

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Postby Sabbi » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:44 pm

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ah - its kicking in now, I am knackered. Think I'll be going to bed same time as the kids tonight...

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Postby Sabbi » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:14 am

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Ouch...under my arms. Ouch....my shoulders. Ouch....my bum and back of my legs. Ouch in general. :shock:

As my 21 year old sister said to me yesterday, 'no pain, no gain' - bit hard to listen to that coming from her as she is a fit little size 10 who reckons she understands what its like to get fit after having 4 babies!!! :lol:

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Postby Sabbi » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:17 am

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DAY 2:

Got up at the crack of dawn again and forced myself out the door. Its not easy getting up at 6am for bootcamp but have to say, it was not as bad as Monday morning.

Headed over to Lab Fitness and this morning we had Laura, who had promised to be nice but is actually very mean. She just looks sweet and smiles alot - but she is a drill sergeant!

We started off with some warm up (code for really tough) exercises and then she got us to pair up and one of us went for a jog while the other did TRX exercises. These are so hard - I was literally sweating buckets but I was able to do most of it.

I actually managed better today than I did Monday - I had my period Monday and was in bits with that so maybe that's why today was not as bad.

Feeling tired all over now but really feel like I've worked my muscles.

What I liked about today was that it was totally different to Monday and I am expecting something different again Friday. I am working different parts of my body and am really feeling muscles everywhere being worked.

Not dreading Friday as much now....I guess that's progress??!!

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Postby mammycool » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:03 pm

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Good for you Sabbi! Just the name Bootcamp is enough to put me off without mentioning 6.30am - arrrrgh
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Postby Sabbi » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:21 pm

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It sounds worse than it is mammycool. Its actually handy to get it done and dusted before the kids get up. Although, I have to confess, I had a little nap with baby earlier today and felt better after that!

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Postby munchin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:22 am

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lol Sabbi my kids are up at 6.30 :lol: :lol:
Have to say the boot camp does sound very good - i was doing the wii active there for a while and loved the fact that it was different combination of exercises all the time. Enjoy

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Postby Sabbi » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:28 am

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This morning my arms and abs (well under the many layers of mummy tummy where there are hopefully still some ab's in there!) are very stiff.

The TDX is brilliant - I would say a few classes of that would tone arms, legs and tummys really well. I enjoyed that yesterday. Great that there is such a mix of things at the bootcamp.

I wonder what tomorrow, Day 3 will bring...

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Postby Taylor5 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:07 pm

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Pain is a good sign.... oh im sooo jealous reading about the bootcamp, i would LOVE to do it but dh leaves for work at 6am, so not a hope of me making it.

Yes Laura look so sweet and nice but OMG she really works your ass off, but thats the reason why the place is so busy and you just have to look at the results you will get from her workouts, so it will be all worth it in the end. No 2 classes are ever the same, so much fun and crack while your dying and sweating buckets, I love the music in the place just makes you want to work harder.

You will be like twiggy at the end of camp
Be strong be different!

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Postby Sabbi » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:34 pm

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DAY 3 -

Day 3 was not as tough, ok don't get me wrong, it was very tough physically but I didn't feel like keeling over or passing out which is a first!!

The exercise were majorly hard physically but I was much more able to cope by Friday. I cannot believe that in less than a week I am starting to enjoy it. Its shocking to me that I actually had a bit of buzz after Friday's session....\i was delighted with myself after sweating my arse off for an hour!

There is a nutritional plan too which gives tips on what to eat and what to avoid and I have been sticking to it (fairly well) and I am starting to feel a difference in myself.

I still have a long way to go...but there is 5 weeks left for me to work hard at toning up and I am feeling excited about it now. For the first time in a long time I feel like I am getting back to me.... :D

Now, I am not saying I am looking forward to getting up at 6am tomorrow but I am not dreading it nearly as much as I was this time last week!!

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Postby Sabbi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:51 pm

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Day 4....

Its not easy getting up on a monday morning at 6am but it was much easier than this time last week. Hauled myself over to lab fitness and was surprised that it ws another completely diffrent class. This morning was resistanxe training and it was very tough. Did alot of bingo wing work and as l am geting into it now was able to manage better than last week. I am starting to feel better and have more energy and l feel a bit les wobbly already.
So glad l signed up for this - the hardest part was deciding to do it and then once you get into it it not as awful as you would imagine!
There are 4 & 6 week options so if you are thinking of it maybe start with the 4 week and see how you get on.
I have a dress l hope to get into after this is over...fingers crossed!

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Postby Sabbi » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:58 am

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DAY 5....

I hit the wall.... I had a bad sleep the night before and really did not want to get up at 6am to go exercising. I tried hard to remember why I decided to do this for some motivation as I pulled myself out of bed and over to Lab Fitness.

I spoke with the instructor before the class just to let her know I was feeling off that day and that I may need to take a few rests along the way. She was very nice about it and when it came time to do a run, I literally had no energy left for it, so she got me to do some exercises in class instead.

I was very glad I went and did not feel too bad after it. Its hard going if you don't have enough sleep, so my advice to anyone doing it is to try and get a good 7-8 hours in the night before. It makes s huge difference.

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Postby Sabbi » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:01 am

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DAY 6...

Two weeks down already. 6 sessions done and I am starting to really feel a difference in myself physically. After this morning's session I decided to weigh myself and see if there would be any difference yet and I was delighted to see I have lost half a stone already!

I know its mostly water and baby fat and should come off quickly but for me, it felt great to see that and I was delighted.

Every lunge, squat, crunch, bunny hop, burpee, run, sprint and all the other exercises we've been doing must be paying off for that kind of weight loss already.

I am so delighted. It is just the motivation I need to keep me going for the next 4 weeks.... :P :P

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Postby munchin » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:26 am

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WEll done Sabbi thats brilliant i lost 4lbs in 3weeks and thought i was doing well but half stone in 2 weeks is brilliant. Fair play for going on Wed even though you didn't feel like it - i bet you're chuffed to bits today and rightly so! :wink:

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Postby Yvonne » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:23 am

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Well done Sabbi you are doing great!

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Postby Sabbi » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:33 am

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DAY 7 -

This morning I was grand getting out of bed. I had a good sleep and am not feeling nervous about the bootcamp anymore (I was a bit nervous at the start and was not sleeping great before)

Felt fresh and ready to take it on today and just as well I had a good sleep because today, we had another TOTALLY DIFFERENT class!! The amount of creativity and work that goes into bootcamp from Laura and her team is incredible. No two classes have been similar at all yet - its always something fresh and new each time.

today we did spinning, up and down on bikes cycling as fast as my legs would carry me. I was a bit jellylike after a few minutes of that but it was a good work out, sweat was pumping out of me and it was nearly (only nearly) a relief to get out for the jog.

Its hard going but I am seeing results and that is just more motivation to keep going.

Well done to all the guys & gals doing it - we are all a bit fitter already and its only 2 weeks in!! :D

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Postby laura » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:34 pm

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Well done Sabbi...you are doing so well...it is still early days, but i can already see how your fitness is improving day by date... on the first day (like everyone new to exercise) most impact exercises I could see you struggled with..and today, 2 weeks later, you raised up to the challenge super well :)

I know as a mum (and i only have 1...so can only imagine how your life is with 4...total admiration)..that there is always something to do for the family, and we tend to forget to make time for ourselves. Exercise is such a vital and important part in keeping a healthy balance with a hectic family life that no one cannot afford not to do it!

I never sell our classes as 'you will loose so many pounds in so many weeks'. Exercise is not about loosing weight (yes it is a bonus) but it is about finding that balance in life where you actually enjoy it as oppose to see it as a chore.

I know many people will disagree with the following comment (apologies in advnace) but Ireland is such a dieting nation that sometimes it drives me mad!! points, sins, and anything along those lines drives me insane!!! healthy habits for life and exercise is the key for you to find your happy weight.

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Postby Sabbi » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:59 pm

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I agree with you Laura and before I had my babies I was a happy size 12 and did not like diets but in recent years with being pregnant and trying to lose baby weight etc I have tried many diets and hated them all!

Healthy eating, good exercise that makes you sweat and a little treat every now and then is what its all about. (and the odd glass of wine at the weekends too!!)

I definitely found it easier today, I managed to jog most of the way around (thats a big improvement for me as I have never been a natural jogger!).

I am really starting to enjoy it and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to kick start a healthier lifestyle. I plan to keep up with being active and eating well when the 6 weeks is up. :D

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Postby Sabbi » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:33 am

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DAY 9 -

Yesterday morning was tough!! Vanessa is such a drill sergeant....

We started off with our warm up (code for really hard moves that make you sweat buckets!) and then we had our first jog, then we had some skipping and lunges with dumbbells and finally another jog before getting down for some tummy exercises and a stretch.

I got through it all and managed to jog further than I had previously, so thats a good sign. I was feeling quite happy with myself when I left and dare I say it, on a little bit of an exercise buzz!!

I had no need or desire to take a nap at all yesterday so that progress!

This morning when I got out of bed I could really feel the places we worked yesterday. Stiff legs and upper arms - but not painful - just well worked. I feel like going for a little jog later on today to loosen up so its definitely having a good affect on me.

We are half way through the 6 week course now and I've lost 10 lbs and can feel myself toning up, I am so happy to see the weight coming off and feel my energy levels increase.

There were a few mornings in weeks 1 & 2 when I thought I could not (or to be truthful, did not WANT) to do it anymore but I am so glad I stuck it out and I suspect I will be very happy at the end of the 6 weeks. :D

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Postby Yvonne » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:08 pm

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Wow Sabbi, you are doing fab, well done!

And you making it sound very worth doing!

Where is this held??

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Postby Sabbi » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:54 pm

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Its in LabFitness in Mell, Drogheda. Its really good for anyone who wants to shift a few pounds and up their fitness levels over a few weeks.

There are 4 and 6 week options and I am doing the 6 week one. Have to say, the first 3 weeks have flown by and I am really feeling the benefits of it

The first week was hard and week two was tough as well but it is getting better and I am feeling my energy levels increase and fitness improve and also, my waist is really coming back - having been absent so long with pregnancies!

Its not easy but I suppose anything thats going to get good results is not easy! But it is definitely worth it. :D

You can find out more about it at www.labfitness.com or by contacting the girls in there on hazel@labfitness.com or 087 631 4752.


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