After Bootcamp

Michelle and I finished our first month of Bootcamp yesterday and went out with most of the group afterward to Loca Luna in Amsterdam Walk for some drinks. It was cool to finally see everyone looking normal and, in a lot of cases, talking to some people for the first time.

So ends this first month of waking up every day at 5:10 and starting a workout in Piedmont Park at 6:00. We also get a reprieve from having to write down what we eat for each meal. This also means no laying in wet grass clippings and getting rashes/bites on knees and arms. It's all short lived, though, as we'll be starting another session in a week, along with at least 5 or 6 others from our camp.

I wasn't sure what to expect going into this. While we have always worked out 2-3 times a week, it's apparently not very intense and qualifies as little more than maintenance work. Over the course of this month, I've lost about 6 pounds (a lot of that occurs in the first week and then you get stuck, and muscle builds up and counterbalances the fat loss). I'll have to take another body fat percentage reading tonight at Tech's gym.

The PT test broke down like this:

PT TestFirst testFinal test
Push-ups (asst.)510
Sit-ups (asst.)2733
Dips (asst.)1412
Mile run8:236:43

For each test item (sit-ups, push-ups, dips), it was a test to see how many you could do in a minute. I wish they'd actually let you weight yourself (combined with a body fat percentage reading) before and after also. Some people don't lose any weight but I'm sure they're losing fat and they certainly get better at each test.

I'm most happy with my mile time, which I'm almost certain beats anything I've ever run since I was 11 or 12 (running for play, or PE--I've never been into cross country).