Before Caroline was born, I ran two half marathons, completed three sprint triathlons, one Olympic distance triathlon and numerous other road races—10 miles, 10Ks and 5Ks. I trained with Team in Training, I trained with a boot camp and I worked with a trainer leading up to my wedding.
I certainly went through times when I would be burned out and not work out very much but I always came back to it.
For the last 15 months, I’ve allowed my daughter to be my excuse. First when I was pregnant, I did not continue working out because I felt so sick during my first trimester and then, I will be honest, life was busy and I was lazy. I figured six weeks after giving birth I would be back at working out. But again, I used my daughter as my excuse. I figured I only had 5 months at home with her, why would I spend any of that time working out away from her? I noticed that even though I lost all of the weight I gained during pregnancy, I was also getting softer. My thighs were a bit thicker than they’ve ever been. And taking the stairs was no longer something I did with ease. After one month back at work I faced reality: I was completely and totally out of shape.
It’s not that I didn’t want to put in the effort to work out, I did, but I find getting back in shape on my own intimidating. I’ve learned that for me, support is key. In the past whenever I’ve been most successful with my fitness I have not been alone; I was on a team, in Team In Training, participating in boot camp or working with a trainer.
How excited was I when Tina Reale announced The Best Body Boot Camp??
Tina’s Boot Camp is perfect for me—I have the support of a trainer and the other 300+ people participating AND I have the flexibility to work out when I can each day.
Boot camp started on Monday and so far I am loving it. The workouts can be done at home and are challenging. My muscles are screaming at me so I must be doing something right!
I took baseline measurements so I can see how much progress I make over the next two months, but I’m not a blogger that’s brave enough to share my measurements with the world. You’re just going to have to take my word for it
I plan to update you every now and then on how it’s going, but until then, how do you find time to work out? As a relatively new mama I can use all of the advice I can get!