Sunday, February 7, 2010

Boot Camp starts today!

We are half way through the weekend, and we are doing all right despite Cody having a very late night on Friday. Mike took him skating in town with some cousins and he had a blast, but he did not get home until after 9 p.m., much to my dismay! He was pretty grumpy yesterday, but is doing quite well today so far. I am doing all right. I too, am less grumpy today, which is nice. Micah slept very well last night, which likely helped me even though we messed up with our diaper laundry timing and were up until after midnight to finish it. Oops!

Today is when things are really going to get interesting around here. I don't even know how wise I am to broadcast this in here, but today we (Mike and I) are going to start a workout program called Chalean Extreme. Some of you have probably heard of it, but for those of you who have not, suffice it to say it is a very intense program based on muscle building. There is cardio too, which I hear is quite intense. It is apparently okay for beginners as well as advanced because you can customize it by using less weight, doing fewer reps...etc. Either way, I am quite scared about it. Sounds silly, I suppose, because I can always shut it down if it is too hard, but that is what scares me the most. I am not afraid of the pain. Okay, I'm a little afraid of the pain. What scares me the most is that I will quit. This is a three month program. Well, technically 12 weeks. It is three sections of 28 days each. So, I thought I would report in here that I am starting today and then I will (hopefully) be more likely to stick with it, seeing you all know about it now. I will report in here about my progress. I know I am in terrible shape right now, but I sure look forward to feeling strong once again. I just hope I can do this. In some ways, it is harder that I will be doing it with Mike because we will have to coordinate a time when we can both do it and the boys are somehow occupied...etc. I don't really want to do it in the evenings for fear of being kept awake at night, but I also don't want to do it first thing in the morning because I thought I had heard it is not best to do it when you first wake up because your body will not be able to give 100%. Ideally, I would do it in the afternoons when Jamie is sleeping and Micah is too, and Cody can just ignore me or participate...whatever he chooses. But I can't do that if I am waiting for Mike. We'll see. We'll have to work out some kind of a plan for week days.

So, that's all I'll say for now. I am nervous, excited...a little stressed, but I hope this will be good. I am not exactly brimming with energy these days, so it will probably be hard to motivate myself to do this every day, but I believe if I can force myself I will probably get my energy back. I have taken all my measurements, which I will most definitely not be sharing in here, and I will check in every week to see whether I have made any measurable progress. Maybe this will help me to pull out of my depression a bit. I have to get strong so I can handle a horse in the spring! Not to mention my own boys! Right now I can barely lift Cody. He is big for his age, but I would still like to be able to lift him without such a struggle. I better get going. Soon we'll need to prepare lunch for the boys and we still have a lot to do today because we are having company later. Sheesh. I forgot about that. I should be cleaning right now! I'm off!

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