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.
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.
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!