Saturday, May 30, 2009

Boot Camp Blast!

Roomie and I decided the other day that we were going to try out this local "Ultimate Bootcamp". They have a few different bootcamp programs, but we were going for the Ultimate Bootcamp Blast, which is a 90 minute class designed to challenge the intermediate/advanced bootcamper.

We definitely are not advanced bootcampers but the beginners class sounded way too easy, so we went for it. Plus it was a perfect time at 9:30AM on a beautiful Saturday morning.

WOW. That was probably the most intense workout I can remember...but in a good way, but also a-little-more-and-I-may-have-wanted-to-throw-up-way as well haha.

It started with:
  • jogging 4 laps around the park to warm up (I'd estimate that was total of maybe 1/3-1/2mile?
Let the sweat fest begin, we did drills up and down the field of:
  • butt kicks
  • side shuffles
  • front leg kicks/toe touch things
  • grape vines
  • high knees
Then along an approx. 1.5' high stone wall we did:
  • 45 sec. step up, step down
  • 45 sec. tricep dips
  • 30 sec. step ups
  • 30 sec tricep dips
  • repeat 30sec set
  • 20 sec set
  • 20 sec set
Then over at a railing along the water we used resistance, and with the band going around a rail for resistance we did:
  • 2 sets rows, hands in to each other, then hands facing down
  • turn around for chest flies
  • put band down, push ups
  • fast high knees
  • Repeat entire thing
Next "fun" thing...hard to explain where it was set up but I'll try
  • start with walking lunges up to a certain point, I'd guess about 15 lunges?
  • jog over to the bottom of this hill
  • sprint up hill
  • go down the stairs to the beginning
  • 10 push ups
  • Repeat 2 more times
I was dying by the last sprint.

This was all at a park in Charlestown (if your familiar), then we headed over (i.e. jogged) to the ship yard/docks area (where they keep the U.S.S. Constitution).

Ok so this "light jog" was NOT easy for was a pretty good distance and especially when its in between intense exercise only to go to an area to do more intense exercise, made it that much tougher...I was afraid of wearing out in the jog over. The jog was only a little over 1/2 mile but it felt so much longer at that point.

Once out at the ship yard, we did drills back and forth at the end of this pier.
  • suicide sprints back and forth 5 times
  • 10 jumping squats
  • side shuffles back and forth 5 times
  • 10 diamond push ups
  • run backwards, sprint forwards 5 times
  • 10 tricep dips
  • Repeat whole thing, but only 3 times back and forth of each set
  • Repeat again, but only 1 of each (no push up, squats, triceps)
OMG. This was legs were jelly so my form for the jumping squats was awful, and by the end I was joining those doing push ups against the railing. guessed it..jog back. A bunch of people did more walking this time and I totally joined in. I really wasn't trying to be a slacker but MAN this was ROUGH!

Once back we did some abs and stretching...ahhh relief!

90 minutes and 800 calories later (just under 800 according to my Polar HRM), we were sweaty, salty, and dirty...with jelly legs.

It was one of those laughing so hard because you thought your legs might give out any moment haha.

I will say it was a GORGEOUS morning out...sunny, about 70 degrees AND we got to witness the Esmeralda (tall ship of the Chilean Navy) leaving port at the Naval Yard!! SO COOL!! The WHOLE crew was out on deck, in uniform, with their band playing and they were all singing what I'm guessing was a patriotic song. That was really a sight to see...I LOVE big ships!

I had big smoothie plans for when we got back to the apt.
I made the roomie and I a GREEN smoothie!
  • 1.5c Almond Milk
  • 3 big leaves of kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 5-6 frozen strawberries
  • 1 spoon of Almond Butter
  • ground flax (about 1 T)
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder
SO FREAKING GOOD!I think the extra milk was key...sometimes they are so thick its almost too thick to drink from a straw!! I look like a fish trying to suck it out haha.

Well I'm officially SUPER sore today as expected and can't wait to see how it is tomorrow haha. But I am totally doing this again...that's the kind of kick ass work out I need all the time.

And to add a little yumminess to this post...a little quick dinner item from the other day:

  • spray pan with cooking spray (canola oil spray)
  • place 1 Joseph's whole wheat organic tortilla
  • sprinkle a little cheddar
  • place a couple strips of grilled zucchini leftovers
  • and some leftover grilled onion
  • 2 slices deli BBQ chicken
  • sliced avocado
  • BBQ sauce
  • til tortilla is crisp...
Perfect little BBQ quesadillaI'm thinking a Hot Yoga class may be in order tomorrow if my muscles are still uber sore. That actually sounds SO good right now!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I had ANOTHER shower today haha...its getting funny at this point.

Wedding Stuff:
My invites came in!! I LOVE THEM!! Can't wait to share a pic. Now I REALLY need to finalize the guest list because I am sending my envelopes off to be hand written by a calligrapher! I am not getting traditional calligraphy but this woman has the most AMAZING writing! I know it's just the envelope that people throw out, but I just think it adds that little something extra that people wouldn't notice if it wasn't done, but WOULD notice if it is done.

Back to work tomorrow :(


  1. What a crazy boot camp! I'm impressed!

  2. I am not sure I'd be able to walk after a workout like that. How are you feeling today?

  3. Hooray for the invites- very exciting! That boot camp sounds awesome- what a great workout!

  4. Wow, that workout looks killer!

    Yay for your invites. Can you post a picture?

    What do you make your smoothies in?

  5. That does sound very intense!! Way to go! Can't wait to see your invites :)

  6. Fun workout! I love workouts that leave me so sore I can barely walk for days. You just feel like you accomplished something.

  7. I was SO excited when the bars got here and your card was SUPER sweet. Thank you thank you!

  8. what a crazy awesome workout! I just tried almond milk for the first time yesterday and I love it!

    yay for wedding invites! we just had our 5 year anniversary and I remember all the excitement with the planning :)