Tuesday, February 06, 2007

So my first day at boot camp...

Wow, 15 minutes into it, I thought I had made a HUGE mistake. No way in effing hell was I going to make it through the class. It was like gym class in HS all over again: the panting, the heavy breathing, the jumping jacks, the fucking lunges and crunches...plus you've got a surly drill sargeant (albeit a cute one) barking at you, there's far more laps around the gym than I care to remember and about 35 other people running with you (past you). Like a bunch of rabbits. Or in this case...bunnies. Beautiful ones.

Oh yeah, most were veterans of this camp, too. "This is my third year," confessed a lean, very tan blonde with startlingly white teeth and about 7% body fat. Speaking of fat...not one person there was what I consider "overweight" -- about 90% were very lean and athletic (talk about intimidating); the others may have a few pounds on them. But still fairly lean. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that the camp is held at a place called The Lodge, a massive, very upscale neighborhood facility that caters to doctors, lawyers and all the folks in town who earn 6-figures and higher. Aren't wealthier women known to be leaner? (Like tennis athletes? Yes! That's exactly what 90% of them reminded me of!) Or...maybe the camp really burns the shit outta fat. Hence the repeat clientele.

Somehow, I made it through and afterwards...I felt...completely fucking amazing! The tension, the heaviness in my muscles and the depression --- gone. I felt light. Like a tissue blowing around in the wind. That sounds so gay. But true!

I decided to grab some coffee and read a few magazines at Borders afterwards. I think I'll make going to Borders *after* camp a tradition. It was quite nice reeving my system with a strong, hot cup of Americano while paging through Dwell and ReadyMade magazines.

All in all -- a wonderful day. I go back on Thursday. Twice a week. For five weeks.

Man, the sprinting/running is gonna be a pain. If anything will help me lose the last 10 pounds -- boot camp will.


Blogger AJ said...

I don't know if you're welcoming visitors, but...hello, my friend!

Remember me? I still had your blog linked in my browser Favorites and just for the hell of it, decided to check to see if there was anything there.

Hope things are good with you; it sounds like they are.

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to see you back in Blogland!

Catch you down the road.

Take care, C.


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