On one hand, I’m pleased that I was able to go 7 days with a workout plan and see some immediate results. On the flip side, once I make it public I now have the accountability factor.
Here goes nothing.
Being burned before by app hype, I was hesitant to purchase
Boot Camp Challenge. The reviews all looked like they were written by folks who worked for the company and too touchy feely lovey dovey to be taken seriously. After some hemming and hawing I decided that $3.99 was a small price. I could skip a trip to Wawa that day.
I’m pleased that I made the choice.
Trainer Lori Patterson takes you on a progressive journey through strength and cardio training. There’s three levels. I chose the Beginner level since my workouts became more of the fork to mouth lifting.
Each workout is about 20 minutes long. This is just enough to keep me from finding and excuse not to do it and for my body to ease back into the habit.
The first day is an assessment. After that, the days become a guided routine that targets each part of your body. I was sore the first few days. My body protested big time but it was a good feeling. This past weekend as I led a group of dancers doing The Cupid Shuffle, my left hip didn’t groan or prevent me from walking later that night. Also, my skirt kept slipping off my waist.
Can we say awesomeness!
Another feature I like is that I can upload my music from my iPod while I workout. The music changes beats depending on the exercise. For example, when I jog, the music switches to a faster paced song to keep me going.
There’s also some nutrition tips. But at thirty something something and a life long dieter, there’s not much new as the tips go.
So far I have seen my quads pop and a water gun* on my triceps. I’m sleeping a bit better and I’m easing into 20 minutes a day that’s just for me. On a scale of one to five I’d give 4 out of 5, but that could be amended.
This has also got me thinking about participating in a 5K next month. The stronger I feel the more I lean towards heck yes!
As Lori says after each workout: Hoowa!
*The Boy flexed his arms to make a muscle and asked if I liked his “guns.”
~ Posted on the fly by Mrsrkfj