Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It’s a Hate-Hate Relationship

One of the things Dr. Bundren’s nurse said would help me with my Lupron side effects was working out every day.  Man, am I trying!  I have a friend, Elizabeth Taylor (no, not the famous one), that lost something like 30 pounds doing boot camp five days a week.  So, I joined.  They actually had a Groupon going, so I’m still under that window.  However, I went ahead and signed up for my yearly membership with the gym because I enjoy it so much.  I have been five days a week for the last 3 weeks and twice this week (it’s only Tuesday).

At the end of every week that you go for at least five days, you get to sign and date the wall.  I love that part!  (I have three dates next to my name.)  AND, at the end of two consecutive weeks that you’ve gone five days each week, you get a coupon for a $25 hour-long massage.  I love that part even more!!  (I have earned one coupon.  Yay!)  If you check-in on Facebook 10 times in one month while at the gym, you get a prize at the end of the month.  Last month, it was a water bottle.  I know that in the past, it has been tshirts.  (I have already done my 10 check-ins, so I’ll get my prize on Thursday, I hope.)  I just love these little motivations.

I started out going at 5:35am (which means I’m getting up at 5am, and for those that know me well know that this is a huge deal for me to do this).  However, I’ve had a few evenings free, so I have started rotating between going in the morning and after work.  I actually feel like I get a better workout if I wait until after work, but I know you burn more calories in a morning workout.  Plus, some nights, I just can’t go.

So it sounds like I really love it though, right?  And I do.  Well, most of it.  Except the burpees.  I hate burpees, and burpees hate me; no hurt feelings.  If you don’t know what a burpee is, google it up.  They are no fun whatsoever!  However, if they will help me reach my goal weight, I’ll keep doing them.

I do love my bootcamp gym!!!
Oh, and I'm still taking yoga on Saturdays.  I convinced Todd to go with me once, he loved it!  He actually uses the breathing techniques when work gets stressful.  He even went back with me a second time and insisted we find time in our day to make it to class.  I love that he loves yoga!  I love my yoga man!!


  1. Um, I am still one of your yoga buddies too!! Can't wait until your back in town and we can all THREE go together :) I am SO proud of you for making it to boot camp so often (I always "like" your check-in if I see it) :) And you are right, burpees are the DEVIL!!!! My trainer makes me do them all the time, and it's definitely a love/hate relationship!!

  2. Yes, Nicho! You are definitely still my yoga buddy. I just expanded our group. :) Thanks for always liking my check-ins!! I think you rock! :)