Well, we made it home!
And without any real problems (unless you count the “almost ticket” that Travis got – the SEVENTH time he’s been pulled over and not gotten a ticket. The cop said “I’m feeling generous. Happy Mother’s Day, ma’am.” Knew I forfeited my uterus for a reason.
We actually left Boulder around 10AM on Saturday morning because it was rainy and gloomy – drove all day and into the night and arrived in Franklin around 11 AM, Sunday morning.
Now I just have to get my body (and the children’s bodies) back on North Carolina time.
I’m giving us a week to get back into the swing of things. Then shipping them off to military school if they aren’t back to normal.
Speaking of the military, today marks the start of the fitmixer Bootcamp!!
I had the pleasure of rubbing elbows with many of the fitmixer crew at BLEND 2012, and let me just say, they were SO nice and down to earth! They participated in each and every event, sponsored the Bootcamp that I taught and took the time to talk to every attendee. I had already signed up for the Bootcamp before BLEND, but I was even more excited about it after meeting them.
So what exactly IS the fitmixer Bootcamp? Watch this little video:
When you sign up, you receive HELP so that you’re not going at this alone. For $150, you get:
- TONS of product! fitmixer® protein®, fitmixer® slim® and fitmixer® amino® (all combined, a $150 value!)
- Nutrition plan tailored to your own needs.
- Communication with a Registered Dietitian and Fitness Expert.
- Weekly conference calls
- Commitment to daily calorie goal
- Accountability to publish weight each week
- Commitment to a daily exercise regimen
- Support from other Boot Camp peers.
fitmixer really thought this through! For $150, they’re basically giving you product, then showing you how to implement it into a 12-week training regimen! That seems like a pretty good business model to me!
So I get a lot. But I also have to do some things on MY PART to make it work.
One requirement – take Before/After shots.
Since I’m pretty open with my life, I figure I’ll just go ahead and show you the pictures. These were taken 2 days ago.
Gotta say – I’m pretty happy with the way my back is looking! Secret = PULL-UPS!!
Another requirement that I’m not so thrilled about are the weigh-ins. As you know, I tossed my scale a few years ago. A number is just that, a number, and I have a tendency to let that number rule over how I feel about myself. Stupid. Now, I go off of how my clothes are fitting and how I feel during exercise. My self worth isn’t tied into a number.
So we’re supposed to weigh ourselves. I totally understand why. But I still haven’t decided if I’m going to adhere to that guideline (sorry, fitmixer guys). I will definitely comply with every other requirement in this Bootcamp. But I know myself well enough to be weary of the scale. The last time I weighed myself was at my annual gyno appointment about 6 months ago. I was happy with the number and I think I’ve added some muscle since then – so for the initial weigh-in, THAT’S the number I submitted.
We’ll see how that goes….
This particular Bootcamp is FULL, but if you’re interested, the next fitmixer Bootcamp will start up as soon as this 12-week period ends (dates to come)! I plan to give you guys a weekly update on how things are going, how I’m fitting these workouts in, and whether or not I like the supplements.
I think this little challenge is exactly what I need after 3 weeks of vacation and no real direction as far as diet and exercise is concerned. I want to make this clear – I am not looking to lose any weight. Like I said, I don’t really know how much I weigh. In fact, I’d be happy to gain a few pounds of muscle.
- Improve my diet and eat more calories earlier in the day.
- Maintain/increase lean muscle mass.
- Learn how to incorporate BCAAs into my pre/post workout regimen.
- Have FUN!
I’m excited! Reporting for duty…
QUESTION: Have you ever adhered to a structured exercise program? How did it go?