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Week 8 – The Final Week


It is hard to believe but this is Week 8, the final week of bootcamp.

What have I learned, I am stronger than I thought.  I am falling in love with weight lifting plus I have actually gotten stronger with my running and I am able to go further thanks to the speed workouts from bootcamp.  I must say if you ever get a chance to do a bootcamp, take full advantage of it.  It is worth your time, sweat and effort.  You will love yourself more for it.


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Week 4 Update


 I am a little slow this week on posting on my Week 4 Best Body Bootcamp  This week is the same as week 3 which is 3 days of supersets but instead of doing the rotation just 3 times you do it 4 times.  Wholly cow.  On Monday, my glutes were screaming by the end of the 4th set.   On Tuesday morning my glutes did not want to move.  I guess that is what I am doing this for, to make my muscles work.  Tonight was full body supersets and I increased my weights for my chest from 5 pounds to 8 pounds.  By the end of the 4th set my chest was a screaming.  So, all is going well with bootcamp.  Plus I am pushing myself to increase the weights.  No, it isn’t a huge increase but hey, I am making my muscles work harder.

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Busy Weekend

It seems like we have been going since Thursday afternoon.

Thursday afternoon Chickie had her Choir Concert:

Then on Thursday night Chickie had her volleyball game:

 I could not tell you from this picture if she is checking out the cobwebs in the ceiling or if the ball is actually coming to her?  She is getting better at volleyball and there is actually some volleying going on which makes for the games to be a little more interesting.

Friday brought the end of the work week, thank goodness.  The week at work was brutal but I did get quite a bit accomplished.  My mother ended up getting back from her cruise to the Bahamas, we ended up with a surprise overnight guest, my sister, she didn’t want to drive all the way home from college for spring break and my house was the half way point plus Bubba and I had to work at the high school jazz band concert.  They have a food table set up so we had to help keep the food stocked and pour the punch.  We got home at 9:00.  Talk about a long day.

Saturday morning got us up bright and early for a 8:00 volleyball game.

With the volleyball game also brought my sister with to see the game and the grandparents to drive down to enjoy the game as well.

The volleyball game was then followed up by a 10:00 meeting for Bubba.  He leaves in 1 week for his DC trip.  I am as nervous as they come  and am wondering how in the heck he is going to survive the week going from place to place and being up and ready on time.  No one is getting them up or making sure that they are on time in the morning for the scheduled day and I mean scheduled day.  They are up and ready to eat breakfast by 7:00 and go until 9:30 or 10:00 at night.  Glad I’m not helping on that trip.  The meeting was then followed up with lunch with the grandparents (which included talking to my mom about her cruise) and then when they left town it was off to wash the vehicles.  I did end up making myself quite a yummy omelete in between everything that was going on.

I had leftover roasted veggies (aspargus, mushrooms, onions and red peppers) that I heated up in the pan.  I then took them out and put in one egg + one egg white into the pan.  Once cooked I added back in my veggies and 1 wedge of Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese.  This hit the spot.  Defintely will continue to do this with the leftover veggies in the house.

Saturday night brought some family game time.

It was quite the game of hand and foot at our house.  We played until 9:00.  Then it was off to bed because with the sprining forward of the clocks, it messes up my sleeping schedule.  I always draft the day after.  It usually takes me about 2 weeks to get used to the time change.

Sunday morning brought about a bath for someone very special.

Needless to say she wasn’t too happy about being all cleaned up but let me tell you, I love how she gets all fluffy and smells oh so good.  The rest of the day has been committed to laundry.

Plus a bonus for the week:


Yep, I finished up the first week of bootcamp.  I absolutely love it.  I am also very proud of myself for sticking with it.  On top of a goal of doing all of the workouts every day, Tina also had us set 2 other goals for ourselves.  Mine was to drink 8 glasses of water per day and to not drink pop (soda – depending on what part of the country you are from).  I completed those 2 goals.  YEAH ME!!!  For me not to drink pop all week, I thought it would be brutual but it wasn’t at all – okay the first couple of days were brutual but after that I haven’t craved it at all.  Plus I love drinking all the water.  Who knew?  So I will continue these two goals plus I must think of 2 more goals for week number 2.  I am thinking one of them will have to do with my eating habits.  Tina wants us to eat better during bootcamp and this is a huge challenge for me because I have such a sweet tooth and let’s face it, I love junk food.  I figure I have eight weeks to accomplish bootcamp which will also give me 8 weeks to clean up my eating habits.

Well off to enjoy the rest of the afternoon.  Hope you had a fun filled weekend as well.

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Have you seen this?  I found out about in through the blog world and ordered it on iHerb.  It is powdered peanut butter.  Never heard of it before but I had to check it out.

So what I did was made Homemade Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter.  I combined 2 Tbsp PB2, 1 1/2 Tbsp almon milk, 1/2 teaspoon honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  It is wonderful but it has about 1/3 the calories as regular peanut butter.  Who knew?  The plus with the PB2 is that you can make it as thick or as thin as you want it.  I’m thinking it would be great thin as a syrup for pancakes.  Defintely going to have to try that next.

I put the PB2 on top of some overnight oats that I made up last night before bed.  I put together:

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Chobani yogurt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp chia seeds and
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

I must admit this hit the spot this morning.

So we were short at work so I got off an hour early because I ended up working through my lunch hour. So I headed home and knew I had to get my bootcamp workout in for the day because we had plans for this evening.  So it was 50 minutes of cardio so I jumped on the treadmill with the tv on:

Yep, I watched basketball while on the treadmill.  The Boys State Basketball Tournament is going on for the high school and the private school in town was playing in the semi-finals.  They ended up winning in OT.  It is amazing how fast 50 minutes goes on a treadmill when you are watching a close game.

I must admit I am loving this bootcamp.  This is the farthest I have ever went on the treadmill.  No, I am not the fastest runner and yes I did some walking but I went 3.713 miles in 50 minutes.  That is the farthest I have ever run.  I am thinking doing a 5K this spring is very doable.  I am so excited.

So the thing we had planned for tonight:

Yep, Chickie had a volleyball game tonight.  She hasn’t mastered the overhand serve yet but we are working on it.  They won the game tonight.  They are starting to get better with volleying so hopefully that will come.  She loves the game and it is fun to see her progress every week.

Now I am off to catch some Iowa State Basketball at the Big 12 Tournament.  Catch you tomorrow.

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Bootcamp Baby!!!

Yep, that’s right.  I’m going to bootcamp.



Tina from Best Body Fitness is having a bootcamp.  I am a day late in signing up but thankfully she extended the sign up for one more day.  What does that mean, well I missed Mondays workout but I am excited for today’s work out.  Since it is going to be 70° today (that is in Iowa in March, can you believe it?) I am saving my workout until after work.  It is 50 minutes of cardio so I see a run happening right after work today.  I am so, so excited for it.  The only plus is that I get off of work early today because I came in early so the run is going to happen before supper.

The bootcamp is awesome.  If you missed out on it, I am truly sorry, but I will keep you up to date with my workouts.

The reason I did the bootcamp?  Well, as you know I am trying to lose 40 pounds by my 40th birthday (which is the end of June) and I am having a terrible time with trying to drop weight.  With Tina’s plan she gives you exercises to do plus a list of good foods that you should be incorporating into your diet plus it is an 8 week bootcamp.  I should have results by the end if I follow the plan.  I will let you know how it goes.

Happy Monday!!!

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