Monday, January 24, 2011

Boot Camp Aftermath

I used to be a gym rat.  5AM workouts, hours of cardio and weight training.

Then little man came along and I've not been the same since.

That was *gasp* 4 years ago and I'm finally gotten my gym mojo back.

To jump start my new found fitness routine, I went to an Operation Boot Camp class with a friend. It was a free session, no commitment and I knew at least one person. Plus it was early in the morning, which I really liked. 

I show up at o'dark thirty and participate in a fun class of running, push-ups, squats, variations of push-ups, sit ups and any number of things that require only your body weight for resistance. It was hard, but fun and if there is an OBC in your area, I'd highly recommend it. 

I did another boot camp class this past Friday with my OBFF (Other Best Friend Forever...thanks K!) and it was more of a rotation class.  Fun without being boring and again, a really good workout.

The problem is that I'm 4 years older and have had pretty severe back issues.  My doctor told me to nix the running and stick to biking or the elliptical.  

Phooey.  I can run. I can do all that stuff. 

Welcome to the "second day sore".  

My back aches so much I'm hunched over.  Think Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  I know, attractive, right? Plus it makes me feel old, old, OLD and I'm NOT OLD!!!

Enter modern pharmaceuticals. God Bless drugs.  Well, God bless the legal drugs that are prescribed by doctors for the treatment of whatever ails you. That was a good disclaimer, right?

I take said pharmaceutical and feel oh so much better. 

The messy house didn't bother me. 

The bickering kids didn't bother me.

The not-potty-trained-yet puppy didn't bother me- even after 2 mistakes in the house after we'd taken her out for the express purpose of NOT having mistakes in the house. 

I decide to hit the grocery store for some lunch supplies for the week.  

Sunday evening at the grocery store didn't even bother me...with all the people there on "dates", those strolling the cereal isle at a snail's pace or the people who have 5,421 coupons and are stopped in the middle of the isle organizing their coupons.  

Nope. I was good. 

I was so good that I think I saw two famous people in our grocery store. 

Ben Stiller at the movie rental box thingy by the door and Sig Hansen (from Deadliest Catch) bagging groceries.

I should have brought my camera....or maybe it was the pharmaceuticals.


  1. I did seriously see Zac Brown in Publix today! He lives of Ebenezer!

  2. Oohh....I'll need to use my iPhone for that covert shot.

  3. Hysterical! Thanks so much for listing my blog.,..I am so glad you found me.

  4. Very funny! I, too, love my local OBC that takes place for 8 weeks starting in October and another session in March. Summer is definitely out! Too hot in the South. LOL Hope you get to feeling better soon and can start running again!