40 Days and 40 Nights…Hop To It!

People keep asking about “boot camp” workouts.  Some fear them, others have no idea what they are all about.  After working in the fitness industry for 29 years (when I got old enough to say there is, yet, another topic) I have seen, attended, lead, and designed “boot camps”.  Several times.  It’s the way of the world; trends come and go.  These days I’m spending more time on the rehab side of boot camp than the participation side.  I mean…people keep coming in with all sorts of pulls and strains and bruises.  I just get a little tired of the “all or nothing” side of fitness.  Keeping the main thing the main thing:  exercising regularly, even if moderately, for the long haul is going to be a lot better for you.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good butt busting gut wrenching training session…in it’s time. 

Healthy breakfast; check. Now it's out to play!

It’s not “all vs. nothing”.  It’s not “perfect vs. failure”.  It’s not “joy vs. despair”

2/40     I will workout 5+ times a week.  I will not follow anybody else’s regime or training schedule.  I will move for the sake of moving.  I will have fun.  I will sweat.  I will refind the joy of playing.

For years I’ve been “bound” by training cycles and programs.  I’ve considered A-races and training races.  It’s strategizing, it’s about giving the best performance you can.  And I’ve really enjoyed that!  While trying to make my “comeback” this year I found that I was constantly living in a state of disappointment.  I should have been able to run 8 miles instead of 6.  I can’t believe I was so sore after that speed workout.  I got beaten by someone whom I used to beat.  It’s a choice, and I don’t want to feel like that right now.

It’s been a bit of a liberation for me to just…workout…again.  I make up the rules as I go along.  I change workouts at the last minute to accomodate a friend’s schedule.  I share a lane at the pool. 

Try differently, and be happy!

My breakfast was a little more on the fly today, but it was balanced.  Each day when I make coffee I pour the extra from the pot into my beautiful blue pitcher…for later.  Since I only have caffeine in the morning, I look at the icy pitcher in the back of the refrigerator a lot.  Today…no time to brew.  So it was a nice tall glass of strong stuff with some “protein balls”.  PowerBar makes it easy; the back of the package tells you how many of the nuggets to chew based on your weight.  Three sources of protein for sustained energy. 

QUICK breakfast of champion(s)!

For me:  6 out of the 8 in the package gives 225 cals, 15g protein, 7.5g fat.  (And then I eat the 2 leftovers while I’m riding…).

Good Day to all!

About Lisa Jamison

I'm a trainer, coach, massage therapist, educator, yogi, and all around great gal, not necessarily in that order. I thrive on watching people move. Professionally I can help you do that with more grace, ease, and efficiency...which translates to "faster" and "without injuries". It's about eliminating the stresses on your body and teaching you a new way. Physically. Cognitively. Emotionally. Body, mind, and spirit.
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